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People hold pictures of the victims at a vigil to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. A ceremony will be held this evening to mark the sixth anniversary of Quebec City’s deadly mosque shooting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Emotional prayer room ceremony marks 6th anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

6 were killed, 19 were injured during 2017 attack

People hold pictures of the victims at a vigil to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. A ceremony will be held this evening to mark the sixth anniversary of Quebec City’s deadly mosque shooting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A condo project is shown in Langford, B.C., on October 22, 2021. The federal government has set aside billions of dollars to quickly build affordable housing across the country, but delays in construction suggest many of the projects approved for funding are missing their deadlines. The Rapid Housing Initiative is a federal program launched in 2020 that provides funding to cities and non-profit organizations to build affordable homes for vulnerable Canadians, including people experiencing homelessness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Majority of affordable homes approved under federal program not yet constructed

Just 1,449 units have been completed, according to November document

A condo project is shown in Langford, B.C., on October 22, 2021. The federal government has set aside billions of dollars to quickly build affordable housing across the country, but delays in construction suggest many of the projects approved for funding are missing their deadlines. The Rapid Housing Initiative is a federal program launched in 2020 that provides funding to cities and non-profit organizations to build affordable homes for vulnerable Canadians, including people experiencing homelessness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Inuvialuk sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun sits in front of his piece entitled “Thar She Blows!” at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, ahead of his exhibition “Radical Remembrance: The Sculptures of David Ruben Piqtoukun.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungC

‘Make peoples’ jaws drop:’ Inuvialuk sculptor shaped by cultural stories

David Ruben Piqtoukun says his work is inspired by Inuit stories and environmental issues

Inuvialuk sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun sits in front of his piece entitled “Thar She Blows!” at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, ahead of his exhibition “Radical Remembrance: The Sculptures of David Ruben Piqtoukun.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungC
TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Many small municipalities, not oil companies were the ones left hurting last time

TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Monique Toutant poses for a portrait in Quebec City, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Toutant is eligible for Quebec’s new basic income program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon.

Quebec basic income program begins, but advocates say many low-income people excluded

Increase only available to people who can prove ‘severely limited capacity’ to work

Monique Toutant poses for a portrait in Quebec City, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Toutant is eligible for Quebec’s new basic income program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon.
Training of surgeons in Canada has taken a heavy knock from the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some doctors say their clinical education has been delayed again in recent months as many hospitals across the country cancelled elective procedures to keep up with emergency care. A surgery is performed in the operating room in Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Doctors say surgical training, delayed by the pandemic, continues to be affected

A delay on surgeries has meant a delay on surgery trainees getting the hands on experience they need

Training of surgeons in Canada has taken a heavy knock from the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some doctors say their clinical education has been delayed again in recent months as many hospitals across the country cancelled elective procedures to keep up with emergency care. A surgery is performed in the operating room in Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Dairy cows are seen at a farm, Friday, August 31, 2018 in Sainte-Marie-Madelaine, Que. A pair of senior U.S. senators are urging the Biden administration to get tough with Canada for “flouting” obligations to its North American trade partners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

U.S. senators call for trade crackdown on Canada over dairy quotas, digital policies

Two U.S. senators are calling on the Biden administration to get tough…

Dairy cows are seen at a farm, Friday, August 31, 2018 in Sainte-Marie-Madelaine, Que. A pair of senior U.S. senators are urging the Biden administration to get tough with Canada for “flouting” obligations to its North American trade partners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The World Health Organization's emergency committee, will vote today on whether to maintain the emergency designation. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, gestures as he speaks to journalists during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martial Trezzini-Keystone via AP

WHO decision on COVID-19 emergency won’t effect Canada’s response: Tam

On Monday, exactly three years from the day he declared COVID-19 to…

The World Health Organization's emergency committee, will vote today on whether to maintain the emergency designation. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, gestures as he speaks to journalists during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martial Trezzini-Keystone via AP
Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Alberta budget set for Feb. 28, with focus on funding for health, school growth

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews says the 2023 budget will be delivered…

Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
A government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors has taken a confusing turn, with duelling statements from two Alberta Justice spokespeople on what was investigated. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

An Alberta government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered…

A government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors has taken a confusing turn, with duelling statements from two Alberta Justice spokespeople on what was investigated. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about…

Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in "Shrinking," embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy ‘Shrinking’

When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he…

Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in "Shrinking," embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren’t hurrying to…

A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae

Slow-burning, independent Canadian horror film yields international success

The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of…

A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

Pierre Poilievre tells Tory caucus cities are turning into ‘crime zones’

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre doubled down on his belief that “everything feels…

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
FILE - The logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1, 2021. Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, after the oil company announced that it would repurchase $75 billion of its stock, one of the largest-ever stock buyback plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chevron’s buyback boosts stock, get rebuke from White House

Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday after the oil company announced that it…

FILE - The logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1, 2021. Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, after the oil company announced that it would repurchase $75 billion of its stock, one of the largest-ever stock buyback plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Affordability top of mind at Liberal retreat, but Indigenous MP has focus elsewhere

The cost of living will be top of mind for Liberal members…

Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

NDP says Alberta premier’s prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation…

Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta halts rate hikes on auto insurance for private passenger vehicles for 2023

The Alberta government says it will not approve any more rate hikes…

Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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