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Canada’s Skip Jennifer Jones throws a rock as Jocelyn Peterman, left, and Dawn Mcewen, right,  sweep  during preliminary round curling action against Japan Friday, February 11, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics  in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Curling Canada says pregnancy exemption to be expanded in 2024

Curling Canada says it is opening up its pregnancy exemption eligibility to…

Canada’s Skip Jennifer Jones throws a rock as Jocelyn Peterman, left, and Dawn Mcewen, right,  sweep  during preliminary round curling action against Japan Friday, February 11, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics  in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Drake did not submit his 2022 album "Honestly, Nevermind" to the Grammys, but he still managed to pick up three nominations this year for collaborations with other performers. Drake leaves the court after the first half of NBA basketball action between Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets in Toronto on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Drake, Justin Bieber and the Canadians behind recent pop hits head to Grammys

Several Canadians could leave the Grammy Awards with an armful of trophies…

Drake did not submit his 2022 album "Honestly, Nevermind" to the Grammys, but he still managed to pick up three nominations this year for collaborations with other performers. Drake leaves the court after the first half of NBA basketball action between Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets in Toronto on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. China's ambassador to Canada has been called onto the carpet to explain a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is hovering over the U.S. Global Affairs Canada says Ambassador Cong Peiwu was summoned on Thursday after the balloon was spotted over U.S. airspace. THE CANADIAN PRESS/The Billings Gazette via AP-Larry Mayer

Canada summons Chinese envoy as Ottawa, Washington express displeasure over balloon

Canada announced that it had called China’s ambassador onto the carpet as…

A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. China's ambassador to Canada has been called onto the carpet to explain a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is hovering over the U.S. Global Affairs Canada says Ambassador Cong Peiwu was summoned on Thursday after the balloon was spotted over U.S. airspace. THE CANADIAN PRESS/The Billings Gazette via AP-Larry Mayer
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Freeland is hosting an in-person meeting Friday with the provincial and territorial finance ministers in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Freeland meets with provincial, territorial finance ministers in Toronto

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is hosting an in-person…

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Freeland is hosting an in-person meeting Friday with the provincial and territorial finance ministers in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, center, gestures after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Defensemen are in very short supply at NHL All-Star Game

There have been 296 players listed as defensemen who have appeared in…

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, center, gestures after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that it will continue to ban police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year ban it announced last year.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon beats Q4 revenue estimates, but profits slump

Amazon on Thursday reported worse-than-expected profits, but its revenue beat expectations boosted…

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that it will continue to ban police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year ban it announced last year.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Notley says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its long-running dalliance with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan and come clean on its plans.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

NDP urges Alberta government come clean on long-running aim to pull out of CPP

Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its…

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Notley says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its long-running dalliance with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan and come clean on its plans.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Drivers work to move a gravel truck after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘The eyes of the world’: Trial starts for Calgary pastor charged in border blockade

A court has seen video of a Calgary pastor encouraging truckers to…

Drivers work to move a gravel truck after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London, on March 8, 2022. Global energy giant Shell said Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, that its annual profits doubled to a record high, as oil and gas prices soared after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Shell profit doubles to record as war drives up energy costs

Global energy giant Shell said Thursday that its annual profits doubled to…

FILE - A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London, on March 8, 2022. Global energy giant Shell said Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, that its annual profits doubled to a record high, as oil and gas prices soared after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Wiarton Willie sits in his cage in Wiarton, Ont., on Friday, Feb.2, 2018. Famed and furry forecasters of spring are set to make their predictions this morning. It's Groundhog Day, and as folklore goes, a groundhog will emerge from its burrow and if it does not see its shadow, then spring is just around the corner, while if it does and retreats, then we can expect six more weeks of winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Conflicting groundhog calls: Willie and Sam at odds over spring prognostications

Two of Canada’s most famous groundhog prognosticators have made conflicting calls about…

Wiarton Willie sits in his cage in Wiarton, Ont., on Friday, Feb.2, 2018. Famed and furry forecasters of spring are set to make their predictions this morning. It's Groundhog Day, and as folklore goes, a groundhog will emerge from its burrow and if it does not see its shadow, then spring is just around the corner, while if it does and retreats, then we can expect six more weeks of winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tax on share buybacks to raise $3 billion in government revenue over five years: PBO

The parliamentary budget officer says the federal Liberals’ planned tax on corporate…

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

Canadians whose sole condition is a mental disorder will not be eligible…

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Delissio frozen pizzas are shown in the frozen food aisle at a grocery store in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza business in Canada over the next six months. The four brands that will no longer be sold in the freezer aisle at Canadian grocery stores are Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O'Connal

Nestle Canada to wind down frozen meals and pizza business including Delissio

Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza…

Delissio frozen pizzas are shown in the frozen food aisle at a grocery store in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza business in Canada over the next six months. The four brands that will no longer be sold in the freezer aisle at Canadian grocery stores are Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O'Connal
The corporate logo of Helly Hansen is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Helly Hansen

Thousands of Helly Hansen sweaters recalled in Canada due to ‘flammability hazard’

Health Canada says consumers should stop wearing certain Helly Hansen sweatshirts, sweaters…

The corporate logo of Helly Hansen is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Helly Hansen
Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the media at the COP15 biodiversity conference Monday, December 12, 2022  in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Wilkinson says ‘just transition’ bill for energy workers isn’t expected for months

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says legislation to oversee the government’s plan…

Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the media at the COP15 biodiversity conference Monday, December 12, 2022  in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update in Edmonton, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, has a new role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former Alberta top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, finds temporary public health post in B.C.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw — Alberta’s former chief medical officer of health who…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update in Edmonton, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, has a new role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday, April 28, 2008. A report by the Alberta Women's Health Foundation says pain and discomfort around conditions such as menopause, periods and endometriosis can limit access to knowledge and care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle

Report finds taboos in women’s health can limit access to knowledge and care

Taboos around menopause, periods and conditions like endometriosis can limit access to…

A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday, April 28, 2008. A report by the Alberta Women's Health Foundation says pain and discomfort around conditions such as menopause, periods and endometriosis can limit access to knowledge and care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle
Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Connor McDavid continuing to raise the bar: ‘We need to talk about it more’

Jay Woodcroft is in a unique position. The Edmonton Oilers head coach…

Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Higher grocery prices are expected to hit some stores in Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

Higher grocery prices are expected to hit stores across Canada soon as…

Higher grocery prices are expected to hit some stores in Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university ‘woke’ free speech standoff

The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech…

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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