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A member of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) inspects the wreckage of a plane at a crash site in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The small plane crashed on Ile Sainte-Helene near Montreal’s Old Port on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Plane at centre of deadly crash in Montreal was carrying marriage proposal banner

The board dispatched investigators to the scene to gather details on the cause of the crash

A member of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) inspects the wreckage of a plane at a crash site in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The small plane crashed on Ile Sainte-Helene near Montreal’s Old Port on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Reaching pre-pandemic levels, ‘Venom’ debuts with $90.1M

The result constituted the best news for movie theaters in more than 18 months

Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A bull elk bugles in a field in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Alberta game ranchers are lobbying governments in the province in a renewed attempt to legalize hunt farms, an industry they say could bring millions of dollars to rural communities but is strongly opposed by wildlife scientists and fish and game groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kayla Renie/Jackson Hole News Guide via AP

Alberta elk ranchers want province to OK hunt farms despite disease, ethical concerns

Proposal comes as Alberta’s United Conservative government begins a wide-ranging review of wildlife legislation

A bull elk bugles in a field in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Alberta game ranchers are lobbying governments in the province in a renewed attempt to legalize hunt farms, an industry they say could bring millions of dollars to rural communities but is strongly opposed by wildlife scientists and fish and game groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kayla Renie/Jackson Hole News Guide via AP
Senator Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the Independent Senators Group (ISG) speaks with the media in the foyer of the Senate in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Senator accused of being China’s ‘mouthpiece’ worries about rise of anti-Asian racism

Sen. Yuen Pau Woo voted to defeat a motion decrying China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims as a genocide

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the Independent Senators Group (ISG) speaks with the media in the foyer of the Senate in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 near Kelowna, B.C. Strength in season pass sales has been one bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for big mountain resorts in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Strength in season pass sales a rare silver lining for ski resorts post-pandemic

Resorts near cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton have more to gain from strong season pass sales

A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 near Kelowna, B.C. Strength in season pass sales has been one bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for big mountain resorts in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Government lawyers told a Federal Court judge that she should not reinstate Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin as the head of Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign because if he wasn’t happy with the decision, he could have filed a grievance with his commander.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Military’s grievance system plagued by backlog, needs urgent reform: retired judge

Many service members wait years before their issue is resolved

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Government lawyers told a Federal Court judge that she should not reinstate Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin as the head of Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign because if he wasn’t happy with the decision, he could have filed a grievance with his commander.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pfizer submits trial data on vaccine use in children aged 5 to 11 to Health Canada

Pfizer submitted the preliminary data for children aged five to 11 Friday afternoon

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Military to ‘be in position’ Monday to decide where to deploy nurses in Alberta

Alberta is dealing with a COVID-19 crisis that has seen well over 1,000 new cases a day for weeks

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
New Volkswagen SUVs for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. Canadian auto sales fell 19.6 per cent in September from a year earlier as supply shortages caused by semiconductor supply issues continues to weigh. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadian auto sales down 19.6 per cent in September as shortages weigh

Canadian light vehicle sales totalled 136,584 in the month, down from 169,876 last year

New Volkswagen SUVs for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. Canadian auto sales fell 19.6 per cent in September from a year earlier as supply shortages caused by semiconductor supply issues continues to weigh. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine expansion

Wilkinson repeated his warning that new thermal coal projects will have a high bar for approval

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sharon Durham of Wynyard, Sask., is seen in an undated handout photo. Durham says she is worried she will lose her eyesight or possibly die after a surgery scheduled in Edmonton for a rare cancer in her face was cancelled because she’s not a resident of the province where hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sharon Durham,

Saskatchewan woman who was scared after Alberta surgery cancelled says it is back on

Last month, AHS announced non-essential surgeries were being cancelled due to COVID

Sharon Durham of Wynyard, Sask., is seen in an undated handout photo. Durham says she is worried she will lose her eyesight or possibly die after a surgery scheduled in Edmonton for a rare cancer in her face was cancelled because she’s not a resident of the province where hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sharon Durham,
Calgary Flames fans have their COVID-19 vaccination proof checked before entering the Saddledome for pre-season NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Canadians overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring vaccine passports to gain admittance to public places such as restaurants, bars and gyms, a new poll suggests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Almost eight in 10 support proof-of-vaccine requirement to visit public places: poll

Fully 78 per cent of respondents say they support vaccine passports

Calgary Flames fans have their COVID-19 vaccination proof checked before entering the Saddledome for pre-season NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Canadians overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring vaccine passports to gain admittance to public places such as restaurants, bars and gyms, a new poll suggests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Maverick Party logo (Image contributed)

‘Run everywhere’: Fledgling Maverick Party intends to up its game after poor results

The party advocates for Western independence or constitutional changes that would benefit the West

Maverick Party logo (Image contributed)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes reaches for the puck as it bounces off the glass after being shot around the boards during first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Reports: Canucks sign stars Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes to new deals

Pettersson reportedly gets a 3-year deal, Hughes signs for six

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes reaches for the puck as it bounces off the glass after being shot around the boards during first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Electronics plugs are seen on a power bar in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2018. A report from British Columbia’s main electricity distributor says many B.C. residents are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

BC Hydro report says residents unaware of best choices when cutting carbon footprint

Survey finds many are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost-effective choices

Electronics plugs are seen on a power bar in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2018. A report from British Columbia’s main electricity distributor says many B.C. residents are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Premier Andrew Furey poses for a picture outside Woodward Aviation Hangar at the St. John’s Airport awaiting the departure of the second team of medical professionals who left St. John’s, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, en route to Brampton Ont. to assist with caring for COVID-19 patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Newfoundland sends team to help Alberta battle COVID-19

Fort McMurray home to thousands of people originally from the eastern province

Premier Andrew Furey poses for a picture outside Woodward Aviation Hangar at the St. John’s Airport awaiting the departure of the second team of medical professionals who left St. John’s, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, en route to Brampton Ont. to assist with caring for COVID-19 patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Passengers wear protective face masks and are physically distanced on a flight from Calgary to Vancouver, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The union representing flight attendants at Canada’s major airlines says reducing on-board food and drink service might help combat passenger bad behaviour in the skies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Union blames food, booze for rise in passenger misbehaviour in the air

Return of in-flight services making it harder for airline staff to enforce restrictions

Passengers wear protective face masks and are physically distanced on a flight from Calgary to Vancouver, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The union representing flight attendants at Canada’s major airlines says reducing on-board food and drink service might help combat passenger bad behaviour in the skies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Silke Lohmann of Summers Place Auctions stands on the original Poohsticks Bridge from Ashdown Forest, featured in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books and E.H. Shepard's illustrations, near its original location in Tonbridge, Kent, England, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The adventures of the honey-loving bear “Winnie the Pooh” have captivated children and their parents for nigh on 100 years. Fans now have a chance to own a central piece of Pooh’s history, when a countryside bridge from the south of England goes up for auction next week. The author of the hugely popular Pooh series of books, A. A. Milne, often played with his son, Christopher Robin, at the bridge in the 1920s. The bridge became a regular setting for the adventures of Pooh and his friends in the series that launched in 1926. The auctioneers have said there’s been interest from around the world, but hoped that it stays local. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Pivotal bridge from Winnie the Pooh series to be auctioned

Poohsticks Bridge can be yours for several thousand pounds

Silke Lohmann of Summers Place Auctions stands on the original Poohsticks Bridge from Ashdown Forest, featured in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books and E.H. Shepard's illustrations, near its original location in Tonbridge, Kent, England, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The adventures of the honey-loving bear “Winnie the Pooh” have captivated children and their parents for nigh on 100 years. Fans now have a chance to own a central piece of Pooh’s history, when a countryside bridge from the south of England goes up for auction next week. The author of the hugely popular Pooh series of books, A. A. Milne, often played with his son, Christopher Robin, at the bridge in the 1920s. The bridge became a regular setting for the adventures of Pooh and his friends in the series that launched in 1926. The auctioneers have said there’s been interest from around the world, but hoped that it stays local. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Pay-what-you-feel’ grocery store opens in Vancouver, aims to combat food insecurity

People can choose whether to donate money to help keep the market running

The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Student advocacy group says 10 per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)