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Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to make ‘important announcement’ with B.C. on overdose crisis

Public health approach focused on reducing harms and saving lives to be revealed

Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People cast their shadows as they walk in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Canada’s auditor general has released a report on access to benefits among hard-to-reach populations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Feds not doing enough to make sure hard-to-reach groups access benefits: auditor

Report says government not doing enough to make sure the money goes where it’s needed

People cast their shadows as they walk in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Canada’s auditor general has released a report on access to benefits among hard-to-reach populations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) ties up Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, March 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) ties up Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, March 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Barry Moore, of Saskatchewan, places his hand on his handgun as he waits to compete during the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Canada National Championships in Pitt Meadows, B.C., on Thursday July 31, 2014. freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns is a central feature of Canadian firearm-control legislation tabled Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National handgun freeze key feature of federal Liberals’ new firearm-control bill

Bill would allow removal of gun licences for domestic violence or criminal harassment

Barry Moore, of Saskatchewan, places his hand on his handgun as he waits to compete during the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Canada National Championships in Pitt Meadows, B.C., on Thursday July 31, 2014. freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns is a central feature of Canadian firearm-control legislation tabled Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough rises during question period, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Ottawa. The federal government has announced nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 new apprenticeship positions across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa announces $247 million to create 25,000 apprenticeship positions across Canada

Government expects about 700,000 skilled trades workers to retire in Canada by 2028

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough rises during question period, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Ottawa. The federal government has announced nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 new apprenticeship positions across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Review: past time for Canada’s military to scrap harmful traditions, structures

Arbour: some ‘more at risk of harm, on a day-to-day basis, from their comrades than from the enemy’

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Full-scale Canada Day celebrations to return to Ottawa in new location

Juno Award winners Charlotte Cardin, Chantal Kreviazuk, DJ Shub and Walk Off the Earth scheduled

DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
A drop of maple water drips out of a spile from a tree that was just tapped at the Vanier Museopark sugar bush in Ottawa on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Maple syrup producers see climate change as a threat to industry’s future

Syrup producers are recording declining yields due to increasing global temperatures

A drop of maple water drips out of a spile from a tree that was just tapped at the Vanier Museopark sugar bush in Ottawa on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Mendicino is expected to table legislation that will address at least some of the outstanding promises the Liberals have made about controlling access to firearms in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

New handgun restrictions expected in federal firearm-control bill today

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will present the bill in Ottawa

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Mendicino is expected to table legislation that will address at least some of the outstanding promises the Liberals have made about controlling access to firearms in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner

Finland defeats Canada in overtime 4-3 to win world hockey championship

Canada took Finland into overtime with 2 last-minute goals, before losing

Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner
Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine arrive at the Richardson International Airport, in Winnipeg, Monday, May 23, 2022. A second charter flight of Ukrainians who've been approved for emergency travel to Canada is scheduled to arrive in Montreal today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Second federal flight carrying Ukrainians bound for Canada lands in Montreal

There were 306 refugees and more than 20 animals on board

Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine arrive at the Richardson International Airport, in Winnipeg, Monday, May 23, 2022. A second charter flight of Ukrainians who've been approved for emergency travel to Canada is scheduled to arrive in Montreal today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Quebec’s use of notwithstanding clause in language law opens constitutional debate

Critics say the clause shuts down debate and prevents a proper judicial review of the legislation

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta. on June 13, 2017. The officially disclosed carbon footprints of Canada’s largest oil companies could balloon in size if tough new climate rules proposed earlier this year by a U.S. regulator come into effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

U.S. proposal could change the way oil companies report their carbon footprint

Companies would have to include greenhouse gases they produce indirectly through customer use

Suncor’s base plant with upgraders is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta. on June 13, 2017. The officially disclosed carbon footprints of Canada’s largest oil companies could balloon in size if tough new climate rules proposed earlier this year by a U.S. regulator come into effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Handguns present in majority of firearm-related violent crimes, says StatCan report

Proportion of homicides where firearm was present rose 11 per cent between 2013 and 2020

Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Kelvin Redvers, left, is seen being ejected by a security guard, right, from the Cannes red carpet, in Cannes, France, in a May 22, 2022, handout photo. Redvers, a Dene filmmaker, says he was turned away from a Cannes Film Festival red carpet for wearing moccasins. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kelvin Redvers, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Indigenous filmmaker says he was refused entry on Cannes red carpet for his moccasins

Kelvin Redvers was eventually able to wear his mocassins on the red carpet

Kelvin Redvers, left, is seen being ejected by a security guard, right, from the Cannes red carpet, in Cannes, France, in a May 22, 2022, handout photo. Redvers, a Dene filmmaker, says he was turned away from a Cannes Film Festival red carpet for wearing moccasins. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kelvin Redvers, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)
A person navigates to the online social media pages of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on a cell phone in Ottawa on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Smaller telecoms cautious on Ottawa’s new CRTC policy directives

Government says 2019 rates included multiple errors and it would be “irresponsible” to implement them

A person navigates to the online social media pages of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on a cell phone in Ottawa on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick