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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says Ottawa looking at bail reform after letter from premiers demands action

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly”…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Smith says no COVID-19 pardons because Canadian system doesn’t work like the U.S.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is no longer pursuing amnesty for…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Two charges withdrawn against woman in Alberta border blockade case

Two charges have been withdrawn against a woman involved in last year’s…

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jody Young and her family are having to use bottled water after their well became so contaminated by lead it's no longer drinkable, near Red Deer, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta investigates Red Deer County family’s lead-contaminated water well near gravel mine

Alberta Environment is investigating how a family’s water well near a gravel…

Jody Young and her family are having to use bottled water after their well became so contaminated by lead it's no longer drinkable, near Red Deer, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The Calgary-based oil company says its refinery throughput for the third quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 will be weaker than expected.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cenovus says extreme winter weather affected refinery production

Cenovus Energy Inc. says its refinery throughput for the fourth quarter of…

Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The Calgary-based oil company says its refinery throughput for the third quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 will be weaker than expected.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Union calls CRA labour complaint hypocritical ahead of strike votes and tax season

The union representing more than 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees said…

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the province will add 20 more ambulances to Edmonton and Calgary during peak hours and implement other reforms to reduce bottlenecks hampering front-line care. Copping speaks in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta adding 20 ambulances for Edmonton, Calgary peak hours as part of EMS reforms

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the province plans to add 20…

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the province will add 20 more ambulances to Edmonton and Calgary during peak hours and implement other reforms to reduce bottlenecks hampering front-line care. Copping speaks in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a backhand return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Canada’s Andreescu, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime win Aussie Open openers

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., who missed last year’s Australian Open to…

Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a backhand return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
An index screen at the TMX Market Centre in downtown Toronto is photographed on Friday, November 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Tech, energy and industrials help lead S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading

Gains in the technology, energy and industrial sectors helped lead Canada’s main…

An index screen at the TMX Market Centre in downtown Toronto is photographed on Friday, November 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new lithium mine in northern Quebec can go ahead with more than 270 conditions to protect wildlife and respect Indigenous use of the lands of traditional purposes. A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warehouse at a lithium facility, in Silver Peak, Nev., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher

Guilbeault gives green light to James Bay lithium mine with 271 conditions

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new lithium mine in northern Quebec…

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new lithium mine in northern Quebec can go ahead with more than 270 conditions to protect wildlife and respect Indigenous use of the lands of traditional purposes. A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warehouse at a lithium facility, in Silver Peak, Nev., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
The Canadian Real Estate Association says it expects home prices this year to fall six per cent from 2022 levels. A real estate sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

CREA predicts 2023 home sales to edge down 0.5% from 2022 mark

The Canadian Real Estate Association expects home sales to edge down less…

The Canadian Real Estate Association says it expects home prices this year to fall six per cent from 2022 levels. A real estate sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP

Kraemer’s 4-goal effort leads Canada past Sweden 10-0 for women’s under-18 gold

Kraemer scored 2 goals within first 6 minutes of the game

Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP
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 PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Military concerned by Canada’s absence from American-British-Australian security pact

Decision could cost Canada access to cutting-edge military technology

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 PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Madeline Schizas of Ontario performs during the senior women free program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Oshawa, Ont., on Saturday, January 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Madeline Schizas holds off 16-year-old Ruiter to win Canadian figure skating title

‘The end of that program wasn’t easy but I pushed right to the end and I’m happy with that.’

Madeline Schizas of Ontario performs during the senior women free program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Oshawa, Ont., on Saturday, January 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Stores launch Lunar New Year sales during typically slow shopping season

Western retailers grasping onto holiday as means to make money

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Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Jagdish Baldevbhai, was found dead along with his wife and children on Jan. 19, 2022, near a border crossing between Manitoba and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil
Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Jagdish Baldevbhai, was found dead along with his wife and children on Jan. 19, 2022, near a border crossing between Manitoba and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil
Commuters wait to take the subway at Ossington Station in Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Public transit struggling to lure back riders amid deficits, rising costs of living

Many transit systems hiking fares in attempt to cover their own pandemic losses

Commuters wait to take the subway at Ossington Station in Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
This June 19, 2017 file photo shows a person working on a laptop in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elise Amendola

Trust essential in work-from-home era, experts say, after B.C. ‘time theft’ ruling

More and more companies using technology to monitor their employees’ every move

This June 19, 2017 file photo shows a person working on a laptop in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elise Amendola
A Hockey Canada logo is seen in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Hockey Canada logo is seen in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Chicago Blackhawks centre Max Domi (13) skates with the puck as left wing Jujhar Khaira (16) and center Colin Blackwell (43) follow during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jessie Alcheh

NHLers discuss thankless role of warmup puck distributor: ‘It can be a dangerous job’

Max Domi didn’t want the job. In truth, not many do. But…

Chicago Blackhawks centre Max Domi (13) skates with the puck as left wing Jujhar Khaira (16) and center Colin Blackwell (43) follow during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jessie Alcheh