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Wild Card 1 skip Selena Njegovan delivers a rock as they play Wild Card 2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Feb.1, 2022. Njegovan will be able to serve in a support role at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after all despite initially being told she'd have limited access on site while on pregnancy leave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Njegovan will be able to support Team Lawes at Scotties while on pregnancy leave

Team Lawes vice Selena Njegovan will be able to serve in a…

Wild Card 1 skip Selena Njegovan delivers a rock as they play Wild Card 2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Feb.1, 2022. Njegovan will be able to serve in a support role at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after all despite initially being told she'd have limited access on site while on pregnancy leave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada's premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta Premier Smith meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith met face to face with Prime Minister Justin…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada's premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Khalil Hamra

Canada announces $10 million in aid to Turkey and Syria after deadly earthquake

Ottawa will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and…

A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Khalil Hamra
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa spending $2M for international commission to offer advice on unmarked graves

Ottawa is spending $2 million for an international organization to provide Indigenous…

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada's premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care offer to premiers

The federal government has presented a new health-care funding offer that would…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada's premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Comedian Samantha Bee arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on April 24, 2022, in Washington. Bee is returning home to Toronto to host the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. Organizers for the ceremony celebrating the best in Canadian film and television released the news this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Kevin Wolf

Comedian and former talk show host Samantha Bee to host the Canadian Screen Awards

Toronto native Samantha Bee is returning home to host the 2023 Canadian…

Comedian Samantha Bee arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on April 24, 2022, in Washington. Bee is returning home to Toronto to host the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. Organizers for the ceremony celebrating the best in Canadian film and television released the news this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Kevin Wolf
A man walks by a boarded-up storefront in Montreal, Sunday, May 3, 2020. The number of insolvencies filed by Canadian businesses in 2022 was up 37.2 per cent compared with 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadian business insolvencies up 37.2% in 2022, consumer insolvencies up 11.2%

The number of insolvencies filed by Canadian businesses in 2022 was up…

A man walks by a boarded-up storefront in Montreal, Sunday, May 3, 2020. The number of insolvencies filed by Canadian businesses in 2022 was up 37.2 per cent compared with 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Money is removed from an ATM in Montreal, Monday, May 30, 2016. A new poll finds one-third of Canadian households say their financial situation has worsened over the last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

One-third of households say they’re financially worse off compared to year ago: poll

A new poll finds one-third of Canadian households say their financial situation…

Money is removed from an ATM in Montreal, Monday, May 30, 2016. A new poll finds one-third of Canadian households say their financial situation has worsened over the last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada's premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

Canada’s health-care system is not working as well as it should and…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada's premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that's well its second week in the nation's capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Emergencies Act commission report to be delivered Feb. 20

The federal commission looking into the Liberal government’s decision to use the…

A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that's well its second week in the nation's capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
This photo provided by Jason Sellers shows U.S. air force fighter aircraft shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Opposition parties say the public deserves answers about a Chinese balloon’s incursion over Canadian territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jason Sellers via AP

Opposition parties demand answers as Liberals say little about Chinese balloon

Opposition parties say the public deserves answers about a Chinese balloon’s incursion…

This photo provided by Jason Sellers shows U.S. air force fighter aircraft shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Opposition parties say the public deserves answers about a Chinese balloon’s incursion over Canadian territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jason Sellers via AP
People take part in a march on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Montreal, Friday, September 30, 2022. Canada's first commissioner of Indigenous languages says he hopes to have his office fully operational by summer—about two years after it was first announced. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s first Indigenous languages commissioner hopes to be operating by summer

Canada’s first commissioner of Indigenous languages says he hopes to have his…

People take part in a march on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Montreal, Friday, September 30, 2022. Canada's first commissioner of Indigenous languages says he hopes to have his office fully operational by summer—about two years after it was first announced. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott listens after she and British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake announced the province and the federal government had reached an agreement on health care funding, during a news conference in Richmond, B.C., on Friday February 17, 2017. Former health minister Philpott says the targeted funding agreements Ottawa signed with the provinces six years ago have not provided the "transformational" change everyone hoped they would. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer the provinces a “significant” increase to…

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott listens after she and British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake announced the province and the federal government had reached an agreement on health care funding, during a news conference in Richmond, B.C., on Friday February 17, 2017. Former health minister Philpott says the targeted funding agreements Ottawa signed with the provinces six years ago have not provided the "transformational" change everyone hoped they would. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lindsay Sutherland Boal smiles in this undated handout photo. Boal’s daily alcohol consumption was a secret even to her family members, but she says a women-only group she founded after kicking the habit is helping others who are also struggling with their own battles with booze as Canada’s latest guidance on alcohol has become a hot topic.

How women face unique alcohol-use challenges, from physiology to stigma and child care

Lindsay Sutherland Boal was so gripped by shame about her dependence on…

Lindsay Sutherland Boal smiles in this undated handout photo. Boal’s daily alcohol consumption was a secret even to her family members, but she says a women-only group she founded after kicking the habit is helping others who are also struggling with their own battles with booze as Canada’s latest guidance on alcohol has become a hot topic.
The Law Society of Alberta has voted in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture. Almost 3,500 lawyers voted on the motion, which would have struck down the society's right to require such courses. A courtroom is seen at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in…

The Law Society of Alberta has voted in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture. Almost 3,500 lawyers voted on the motion, which would have struck down the society's right to require such courses. A courtroom is seen at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighter smokes as he takes a break following Russian shelling that hit an industrial area in Kherson, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)

Russian forces keep up pressure as Ukraine anniversary nears

Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with attacks in the…

A Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighter smokes as he takes a break following Russian shelling that hit an industrial area in Kherson, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss-Invision-AP

Michael Bublé and Drake win Grammys while songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. takes home two

Canadian pop favourites Michael Bublé and Drake each have a shiny new…

A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss-Invision-AP
A resident and search and rescue worker examine the destroyed remains of a home in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept.26, 2022. Three tupperware bins hold all that remains of Peggy Savery's life and home since post-tropical storm Fiona ravaged her Newfoundland community and swept away most of her possessions last September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Newfoundland family finds hockey jerseys lost during post-tropical storm Fiona

Three tupperware bins hold all that remains of Peggy Savery’s life and…

A resident and search and rescue worker examine the destroyed remains of a home in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept.26, 2022. Three tupperware bins hold all that remains of Peggy Savery's life and home since post-tropical storm Fiona ravaged her Newfoundland community and swept away most of her possessions last September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
People try to reach trapped residents in a collapsed building in Pazarcik, in Kahramanmaras province, southern Turkey, early Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful earthquake has caused significant damage in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. Damage was reported across several Turkish provinces, and rescue teams were being sent from around the country. (Depo Photos via AP)

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

A powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring…

People try to reach trapped residents in a collapsed building in Pazarcik, in Kahramanmaras province, southern Turkey, early Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful earthquake has caused significant damage in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. Damage was reported across several Turkish provinces, and rescue teams were being sent from around the country. (Depo Photos via AP)
A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators continue to block the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Lit a match’: Prosecutor says pastor’s fiery speech at Coutts blockade was criminal

The blockade began in late January 2022 to protest COVID-19 health restrictions

A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators continue to block the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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