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Historian David Saint-Pierre shows photos of the salvage operation from the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in 1914 at his home, Thursday, January 12, 2023 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Historian David Saint-Pierre shows photos of the salvage operation from the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in 1914 at his home, Thursday, January 12, 2023 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gu golden again in World Cup halfpipe, Canada’s Karker, Bowman finish on podium

Eileen Gu’s halfpipe is ready for the Winter X Games. The 19-year-old…

Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Giant Mine’s former mill is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski

Priciest territorial contaminated sites include abandoned mine, former town site

More than 2,600 contaminated sites found in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories

The Giant Mine’s former mill is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The ongoing affordability crunch and the threat of a looming recession will be front and centre as the federal Liberal cabinet holds a post-holiday cabinet retreat this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Federal cabinet set for 3-day retreat in Hamilton ahead of Parliament’s return

Trudeau says they’ll be looking at issues of affordability

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The ongoing affordability crunch and the threat of a looming recession will be front and centre as the federal Liberal cabinet holds a post-holiday cabinet retreat this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca

Canadian rugby women finish 11th while men place 14th at New Zealand Sevens

Women finished with huge win against Papua New Guinea, beating them 44-5

Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca
Discovery Hill near the Mistastin crater in Labrador is shown in a handout photo. When scientists determined in the mid-1970s that the Mistastin crater in Labrador had lunar-like properties, the last Apollo mission had flown and it was too late for astronauts to take advantage of the site for training.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gordon Osinski

Remote Labrador location potential training ground for astronauts

The Mistastin crater offers some moon-like properties for prospective space travellers

Discovery Hill near the Mistastin crater in Labrador is shown in a handout photo. When scientists determined in the mid-1970s that the Mistastin crater in Labrador had lunar-like properties, the last Apollo mission had flown and it was too late for astronauts to take advantage of the site for training.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gordon Osinski
Odelia Quewezance speaks to media outside the Court of King’s Bench in Yorkton, Sask. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lawyers for two women who spent nearly 30 years in prison are to argue why they should be released while they await the results of a federal conviction review at the second day of a bail hearing. Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Anthony Joseph Dolff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Judge reserves bail decision for Saskatchewan sisters who claim wrongful conviction

Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Anthony Dolff

Odelia Quewezance speaks to media outside the Court of King’s Bench in Yorkton, Sask. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lawyers for two women who spent nearly 30 years in prison are to argue why they should be released while they await the results of a federal conviction review at the second day of a bail hearing. Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Anthony Joseph Dolff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Google Canada employees return to the Google office in Toronto following a walkout in Toronto on November 1, 2018. Members of Canada’s tech industry say another wave of layoffs the sector saw this week is tipping the power dynamic back in favour of employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Wave of tech layoffs tips power back in favour of employers in sector

‘An employee can’t walk into the interview and ask for everything under the sun anymore’

Google Canada employees return to the Google office in Toronto following a walkout in Toronto on November 1, 2018. Members of Canada’s tech industry say another wave of layoffs the sector saw this week is tipping the power dynamic back in favour of employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Elizabeth May speaks as co-leadership candidate Jonathan Pedneault looks on after May was elected the new leader of the Green Party in Ottawa on Saturday, November 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Elizabeth May looks to grow the Green Party as she returns to leadership, with help

May is now ‘job-sharing’ the role with Jonathan Pedneault after pitching a co-leadership plan

Elizabeth May speaks as co-leadership candidate Jonathan Pedneault looks on after May was elected the new leader of the Green Party in Ottawa on Saturday, November 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Officials in Alaska say a mother and her 1-year-old boy were killed by a polar bear in the town of Wales, Alaska.

Rare attack in Alaska renews interest in polar bear patrols

For isolated communities at the top of the world, keeping the planet’s…

Officials in Alaska say a mother and her 1-year-old boy were killed by a polar bear in the town of Wales, Alaska.
A healthcare worker is pictured In the Emergency Department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Premiers and health ministers across the country have called on Ottawa to increase its share of health-care costs to 35 per cent, up from the current 22 per cent. Ford says all the premiers have agreed to work together and stay united. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Health ministers making progress on funding talks, finding common ground: Duclos

The impasse over a new federal-provincial health-care deal has broken as both…

A healthcare worker is pictured In the Emergency Department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Premiers and health ministers across the country have called on Ottawa to increase its share of health-care costs to 35 per cent, up from the current 22 per cent. Ford says all the premiers have agreed to work together and stay united. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office says it would be wrong if a staffer contacted Crown prosecutors about cases involving people who blockaded a U.S. border crossing at Coutts, Alta. The premier gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Smith’s office mum on investigating whether staffer contacted Alberta prosecutors

Premier Danielle Smith’s office says it would be wrong if a staffer…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office says it would be wrong if a staffer contacted Crown prosecutors about cases involving people who blockaded a U.S. border crossing at Coutts, Alta. The premier gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A patch is seen on the shoulder of a Canada Border Services Agency officer's uniform in Tsawwassen, B.C., Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. The Canada Border Services Agency says there are alternatives to holding immigration detainees in provincial jails after Alberta said it would no longer agree to do so. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Border agency can transfer Alberta immigration prisoners after agreement ends

The Canada Border Services Agency says there are alternatives to holding immigration…

A patch is seen on the shoulder of a Canada Border Services Agency officer's uniform in Tsawwassen, B.C., Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. The Canada Border Services Agency says there are alternatives to holding immigration detainees in provincial jails after Alberta said it would no longer agree to do so. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Darren Sandbeck, senior provincial director and chief paramedic with Alberta Health Services, says there is no evidence that the consolidation of EMS dispatch has led to any delays or inappropriate responses.
(File photo by Advocate staff)

Having EMS, fire and police in same room could help response: Former Calgary chief

A former chief of emergency medical services in Calgary says having medical…

Darren Sandbeck, senior provincial director and chief paramedic with Alberta Health Services, says there is no evidence that the consolidation of EMS dispatch has led to any delays or inappropriate responses.
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., as they use their laptops to participate in an emotional check-in at the start of the school day, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. The rural Kentucky school is one of thousands across the country using the technology to screen students’ state of mind and alert teachers to anyone struggling. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Get kids back to school sooner after concussion for a better recovery, new study says

A new Canadian study says that kids who have suffered a concussion…

Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., as they use their laptops to participate in an emotional check-in at the start of the school day, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. The rural Kentucky school is one of thousands across the country using the technology to screen students’ state of mind and alert teachers to anyone struggling. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Maria Sakkari of Greece waves as she walks from the court following her third round loss to Zhu Lin of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Is there a Netflix curse on Australian Open tennis players?

Tennis is abuzz with tongue-in-cheek talk about a “Netflix curse” during the…

Maria Sakkari of Greece waves as she walks from the court following her third round loss to Zhu Lin of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
A person walks by the Google booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center before the start of the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

Google is laying off 12,000 workers, or about 6% of its workforce,…

A person walks by the Google booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center before the start of the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Former astronaut and MP Marc Garneau, right, looks on as Astronaut David Saint-Jacques speaks during a government of Canada announcement supporting commercial space launches, at the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil, Que., Friday, January 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada hopes to position itself as future leader in commercial space launches

Canada is hoping to capitalize on its vast geography and space expertise…

Former astronaut and MP Marc Garneau, right, looks on as Astronaut David Saint-Jacques speaks during a government of Canada announcement supporting commercial space launches, at the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil, Que., Friday, January 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh delivers a speech at a three day caucus retreat, in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Singh says Canada's Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino should push back against the RCMP continuing to use a controversial neck hold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal government should direct RCMP to end use controversial neck hold: NDP leader

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino should push…

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh delivers a speech at a three day caucus retreat, in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Singh says Canada's Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino should push back against the RCMP continuing to use a controversial neck hold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The Canadian Armed Forces is shrinking its footprint in the Middle East to free up troops for missions in Europe and elsewhere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Military shrinking footprint in Middle East to free up troops for other missions

The Canadian Armed Forces is shrinking its footprint in Iraq and the…

Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The Canadian Armed Forces is shrinking its footprint in the Middle East to free up troops for missions in Europe and elsewhere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle