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Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews, and Brian Jean, attend the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta UCP leadership hopefuls split on idea of provincial police to replace RCMP

The seven candidates running to be the next United Conservative Party leader…

Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews, and Brian Jean, attend the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
OPP officers prepare to bag a firearm after Ontario Provincial Police host a news conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Federal agencies are trying to boost efforts to trace the origins of guns used in crimes, but it appears jurisdictional hurdles could prevent the measures from going as far as some would like. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Feds stop short of mandatory national crime gun tracing, citing provincial control

Federal agencies are trying to boost efforts to trace the origins of…

OPP officers prepare to bag a firearm after Ontario Provincial Police host a news conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Federal agencies are trying to boost efforts to trace the origins of guns used in crimes, but it appears jurisdictional hurdles could prevent the measures from going as far as some would like. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)

‘Very powerful” Fiona forecast to bring severe winds, heavy rain to Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Fiona is poised to become a “very powerful” post-tropical storm by…

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)
Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Canadian women down Fiji 24-7 in final test before Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Tyson Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench…

Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**
A house fire in Mirror, Alta., Sept. 21, resulted in the total loss of the home. (Photo submitted)

Mirror, Alta., home total loss after fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

A house fire in Mirror, Alta., Sept. 21, resulted in the total loss of the home. (Photo submitted)
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays…

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from "Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)

James Cameron turns to Earth before release of new ‘Avatar’

There’s a new nature documentary series that promises to show viewers incredible…

This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from "Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)
People travel at Pearson International Airport, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. A cabinet order enforcing mandatory vaccinations at the Canadian border will be allowed to expire at the end of the month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing…

People travel at Pearson International Airport, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. A cabinet order enforcing mandatory vaccinations at the Canadian border will be allowed to expire at the end of the month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to media at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals say Russia visa ban would trap dissidents, as more Canadians blacklisted

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she does not support following European…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to media at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A sign welcomes visitors to Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The city is launching a four-day work week pilot program in hopes of attracting, recruiting and retaining staff for the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Merritt, B.C., to pilot four-day work week at city hall to attract workers

The City of Merritt in British Columbia’s Interior is launching a four-day…

A sign welcomes visitors to Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The city is launching a four-day work week pilot program in hopes of attracting, recruiting and retaining staff for the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Red Deer RCMP are investigating a deadly attack on a cat in the Michener Hill neighbourhood earlier this week.  (Advocate file photo)

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million stolen in 2022 through grandparent scam

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million has been stolen this year…

Red Deer RCMP are investigating a deadly attack on a cat in the Michener Hill neighbourhood earlier this week.  (Advocate file photo)
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OPINION: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

While I love the magic of the holidays and the invigorating energy…

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Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Alberta has introduced legislation to give municipalities more flexibility to offer tax breaks to businesses to boost their economies. The changes were introduced today in the house by Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kenney declines comment on cabinet minister lauding “freedom convoy” protesters

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is declining to weigh in on one of…

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Alberta has introduced legislation to give municipalities more flexibility to offer tax breaks to businesses to boost their economies. The changes were introduced today in the house by Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told…

FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition stands at the Gamescom computer gaming fair in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Online streaming giants YouTube and TikTok are asking Canadian senators to take a sober second look at an online streaming bill that they say would cause significant harm Canadian digital creators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martin Meissner

YouTube, TikTok say Liberal online streaming bill fails to protect digital creators

Online streaming giants YouTube and TikTok are asking Canadian senators to take…

A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition stands at the Gamescom computer gaming fair in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Online streaming giants YouTube and TikTok are asking Canadian senators to take a sober second look at an online streaming bill that they say would cause significant harm Canadian digital creators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martin Meissner
Carolyn Bennett rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 10, 2022. Canada’s minister of mental health and addictions says more doctors across the country should be willing to prescribe a safer supply of drugs instead of fearing they will be investigated by their regulatory colleges.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds to look at public-health impact of cannabis legalization in mandated review

Federal ministers are expected to launch a long-awaited review of the government’s…

Carolyn Bennett rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 10, 2022. Canada’s minister of mental health and addictions says more doctors across the country should be willing to prescribe a safer supply of drugs instead of fearing they will be investigated by their regulatory colleges.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to media at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Banning Russians from visiting Canada would trap dissidents, Liberals say

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she does not support following European…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks to media at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer estimates new taxes on banks and life insurers will generate more than $5 billion in revenue over the next five years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New taxes on banks and life insurers will generate $5.3 billion over five years: PBO

The parliamentary budget officer estimates proposed new federal taxes on some financial…

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer estimates new taxes on banks and life insurers will generate more than $5 billion in revenue over the next five years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Hockey Canada CEO Nicholson among those summoned to testify before committee

The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings…

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. <i data-stringify-type="italic" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);">Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years as of Wednesday, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented. </em>THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky

Five years into Canada-Europe trade deal, full ratification not guaranteed

Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft…

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. <i data-stringify-type="italic" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);">Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years as of Wednesday, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented. </em>THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky