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Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Big bank economists say the surprisingly resilient economy is likely headed for a mild slowdown in the year, ahead but that recent events show how difficult it is to predict the future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Resilient economy may muddle inflation fight, recession still expected: economists

Canadian households and the overall economy have proven surprisingly resilient in the…

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Big bank economists say the surprisingly resilient economy is likely headed for a mild slowdown in the year, ahead but that recent events show how difficult it is to predict the future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
The House of Commons industry and technology committee is planning to hold another study into the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger. Rogers and Shaw applications are pictured on a cellphone in Ottawa on Monday, May 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

House of Commons committee plans to take another look at updated Rogers-Shaw deal

The House of Commons industry and technology committee is planning to initiate…

The House of Commons industry and technology committee is planning to hold another study into the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger. Rogers and Shaw applications are pictured on a cellphone in Ottawa on Monday, May 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta's top court has heard the appeal of a man found guilty of trying to extort a businessman of $1 million and killing a random stranger. The Calgary Courts Centre on Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court hears appeal of Alberta man found guilty of murder, extortion

Alberta’s top court has heard the appeal of a man found guilty…

Alberta's top court has heard the appeal of a man found guilty of trying to extort a businessman of $1 million and killing a random stranger. The Calgary Courts Centre on Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Calgary facility that offers respite and end-of-life care to children is set to reopen after a surge in patients at the nearby pediatric hospital saw its staff redeployed for more than a month. The South Health Campus adult acute care hospital in Calgary is seen on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Respite care staff to return to Calgary facility after helping at children’s hospital

A Calgary facility that offers respite and end-of-life care to children is…

A Calgary facility that offers respite and end-of-life care to children is set to reopen after a surge in patients at the nearby pediatric hospital saw its staff redeployed for more than a month. The South Health Campus adult acute care hospital in Calgary is seen on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Lee-Anne Richardson poses in this Jan. 9, 2023 handout photo. Richardson supports a change in Canada's national low-risk drinking guidelines, to be released next week, and says a dramatic shift in alcohol guidance would be in line with younger people's attitudes, many of whom are open about the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lee-Anne Richardson

Researchers consider how to ‘denormalize’ drinking culture ahead of new alcohol guide

Lee-Anne Richardson is celebrating the three-year anniversary of a support group she…

Lee-Anne Richardson poses in this Jan. 9, 2023 handout photo. Richardson supports a change in Canada's national low-risk drinking guidelines, to be released next week, and says a dramatic shift in alcohol guidance would be in line with younger people's attitudes, many of whom are open about the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lee-Anne Richardson
Canada’s Connor Bedard scores his third goal of the game during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action against Germany in Halifax on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Bedard tops NHL Central Scouting's mid-season rankings of North American skaters ahead of the 2023 draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Bedard tops NHL Central Scouting’s mid-season draft rankings among N.A. skaters

Connor Bedard tops NHL Central Scouting’s mid-season rankings of North American skaters…

Canada’s Connor Bedard scores his third goal of the game during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action against Germany in Halifax on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Bedard tops NHL Central Scouting's mid-season rankings of North American skaters ahead of the 2023 draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. As Canada plans to significantly ramp up its immigration levels in the coming years, some policy experts are worried about potential effects on health care, housing and the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal minister says Canada needs more immigration as targets get mixed reviews

As Canada plans to significantly ramp up its immigration levels in the…

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. As Canada plans to significantly ramp up its immigration levels in the coming years, some policy experts are worried about potential effects on health care, housing and the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience after coming out onstage to open the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Sept. 8, 1994. Presley, singer and only child of Elvis, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, after a hospitalization, according to her mother, Priscilla Presley. She was 54. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and a singer-songwriter…

FILE - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience after coming out onstage to open the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Sept. 8, 1994. Presley, singer and only child of Elvis, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, after a hospitalization, according to her mother, Priscilla Presley. She was 54. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who promised less than three months ago to seek pardons for COVID-19 health violators, now says she will let justice take its course. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier backs off on promise to seek pardons for COVID-19 health violators

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who promised less than three months ago to…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who promised less than three months ago to seek pardons for COVID-19 health violators, now says she will let justice take its course. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Toronto Police Services logo is shown at headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. Toronto police say they have not confirmed whether a group of teen girls who allegedly assaulted several people at public transit stations are the same ones that allegedly stabbed a homeless man on the same night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Pandemic isolation, social media could be factors in violent crimes by teens: experts

Violent crime committed by teenagers could be increasing in Canada’s most populous…

A Toronto Police Services logo is shown at headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. Toronto police say they have not confirmed whether a group of teen girls who allegedly assaulted several people at public transit stations are the same ones that allegedly stabbed a homeless man on the same night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

‘Not hiding’: Transport minister says Ottawa will be accountable on travel mess

Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Thursday the Liberal government is “not…

Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The Star Blanket Cree Nation, northeast of Regina, has announced the discovery of possible graves after a ground-penetrating radar search of the former site of the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School. Aboriginal students, principal Father Joseph Hugonnard, and staff, including the Grey Nuns, of the industrial School are shown in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., in this May 1885 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada/O.B. Buell - PA-118765

Radar shows 2,000 areas of interest at former residential school site in Saskatchewan

A First Nation in Saskatchewan says ground-penetrating radar has discovered more than…

The Star Blanket Cree Nation, northeast of Regina, has announced the discovery of possible graves after a ground-penetrating radar search of the former site of the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School. Aboriginal students, principal Father Joseph Hugonnard, and staff, including the Grey Nuns, of the industrial School are shown in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., in this May 1885 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada/O.B. Buell - PA-118765
A member of the First Nations Indigenous Warriors raises his fist toward the doors at Winnipeg City Hall, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. A leading human rights group says Canada is failing to address long-standing abuses, delivering a scathing rebuke of what it calls the federal government’s inadequate climate policy and violations of the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Daniel Crump

Rights group releases scathing report on Canada’s violations of Indigenous rights

A leading human rights group says Canada is failing to address long-standing…

A member of the First Nations Indigenous Warriors raises his fist toward the doors at Winnipeg City Hall, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. A leading human rights group says Canada is failing to address long-standing abuses, delivering a scathing rebuke of what it calls the federal government’s inadequate climate policy and violations of the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Daniel Crump
Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Sunwing CEO apologizes for chaotic Christmas travel as MPs probe transportation woes

The president of Sunwing Airlines says he is sorry the company failed…

Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Kathleen Ganley speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The energy critic says there should be public consultations, in regards to a government plan that would subsidize oil and gas companies fulfilling legal commitments to clean up old wells. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta Opposition NDP calls for public input on plan to subsidize well cleanup

Alberta’s New Democrat Opposition wants public consultations on a government plan that…

Kathleen Ganley speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The energy critic says there should be public consultations, in regards to a government plan that would subsidize oil and gas companies fulfilling legal commitments to clean up old wells. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Department of National Defence has awarded a grant to University of Alberta professor Andy Knight, shown in a handout photo, to conduct a deep dive into the extent of white supremacy in the Canadian Armed Forces. Over the next year he will assess just how entrenched radicalization, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and anti-Black sentiments are in Canada’s military and come up with a suggested policy to respond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-John Ulan

‘A raw nerve’: Alberta professor to assess level of white supremacy in military

The Department of National Defence has awarded a grant to a University…

The Department of National Defence has awarded a grant to University of Alberta professor Andy Knight, shown in a handout photo, to conduct a deep dive into the extent of white supremacy in the Canadian Armed Forces. Over the next year he will assess just how entrenched radicalization, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and anti-Black sentiments are in Canada’s military and come up with a suggested policy to respond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-John Ulan
A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection after being in contact with a bat. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Fatal bat fungus White Nose Syndrome makes first appearances in Alberta

A disease that has been nearly wiping out bat populations in Eastern…

A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection after being in contact with a bat. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A passenger ferry, operated by Halifax Transit, makes its way across the Halifax harbour to the Woodside ferry terminal in Dartmouth, N.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Statistics Canada says that Moncton, N.B., and Halifax were the fastest-growing urban regions in Canada in the past year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Moncton, Halifax top list of fastest-growing urban regions, Statistics Canada says

Atlantic Canada led the way among Canadian cities when it came to…

A passenger ferry, operated by Halifax Transit, makes its way across the Halifax harbour to the Woodside ferry terminal in Dartmouth, N.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Statistics Canada says that Moncton, N.B., and Halifax were the fastest-growing urban regions in Canada in the past year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
Hand sanitizer, face masks and wipes are available at the entrance of a Service Canada office Tuesday July 7, 2020 in Gatineau, Quebec. Provinces are awash with expired hand sanitizer that Ottawa sent them during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Provinces look to cleanse storerooms of expired hand sanitizer sent by Ottawa

Provinces are awash with expired hand sanitizer that Ottawa sent during the…

Hand sanitizer, face masks and wipes are available at the entrance of a Service Canada office Tuesday July 7, 2020 in Gatineau, Quebec. Provinces are awash with expired hand sanitizer that Ottawa sent them during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Notley says she wants to see a plan with practical, achievable greenhouse gas emissions targets while supporting jobs in the oil and gas sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Premier, sovereignty bill are barriers to progress on emerging energy: Alberta NDP

Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader wants to see more details of Ottawa’s proposed…

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Notley says she wants to see a plan with practical, achievable greenhouse gas emissions targets while supporting jobs in the oil and gas sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson