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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)
A lobster boat grounded on the rocks at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government is providing up to $40 million over two years to shellfish farmers in Atlantic Canada to help them recover from damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

Ottawa gives $40M to Atlantic shellfish farmers hit by post-tropical storm Fiona

The federal government is providing up to $40 million over two years…

  • Jan 20, 2023
A lobster boat grounded on the rocks at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government is providing up to $40 million over two years to shellfish farmers in Atlantic Canada to help them recover from damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
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
A memorial, shown on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in the back alley of a Capitol Hill home in Calgary where an 86-year-old woman was attacked by dogs. She was taken to hospital and later died. An independent review into why it took an ambulance 30 minutes to get to the woman is to be released today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Alberta Health Services to release report on ambulance response for dog attack victim

An independent review into why it took emergency crews 30 minutes to…

A memorial, shown on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in the back alley of a Capitol Hill home in Calgary where an 86-year-old woman was attacked by dogs. She was taken to hospital and later died. An independent review into why it took an ambulance 30 minutes to get to the woman is to be released today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh listens to a question during an availability on Parliament Hill, Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Ottawa. New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says it will be a deal-breaker if the Liberal government doesn't introduce a pharmacare bill in Parliament this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

No pharmacare bill this year would be a deal-breaker, says NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says if the Liberal government does not…

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh listens to a question during an availability on Parliament Hill, Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Ottawa. New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says it will be a deal-breaker if the Liberal government doesn't introduce a pharmacare bill in Parliament this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Preston Manning. Photo Manning Centre/Jake Wright

Preston Manning to head panel reviewing Alberta’s COVID-19 response

The Government of Alberta is working to establish a panel that will…

Preston Manning. Photo Manning Centre/Jake Wright
Maddison Pearman, of Ponoka, skates in the 1000m Div B race during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, on Feb. 7, 2020. (speedskating.ca)

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman named to provisional team for the Long Track World Cups

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman from Ponoka, Alta., has been selected for the…

  • Jan 19, 2023
Maddison Pearman, of Ponoka, skates in the 1000m Div B race during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, on Feb. 7, 2020. (speedskating.ca)
(File photo by Advocate staff)

‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

(File photo by Advocate staff)
B.C. Premier David Eby speaks in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. A B.C. First Nation and the provincial government have signed what's being called a historic agreement towards jointly managing land, water and resource development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. signs ‘historic’ deal with First Nation after court fight over treaty rights

A B.C. First Nation and the province have signed what the government…

B.C. Premier David Eby speaks in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. A B.C. First Nation and the provincial government have signed what's being called a historic agreement towards jointly managing land, water and resource development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Trainer Jack Darling works Bulldog Hanover during workouts at Classy Lanes Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont., in a September 2021 handout photo. Another prestigious honour for Bulldog Hanover. The world-record harness racer captured the 2022 Cam Fella Award, Standardbred Canada announced Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns **MANDATORY CREDIT**

World-record holder Bulldog Hanover captures 2022 Cam Fella Award

Another prestigious honour for Bulldog Hanover. The world-record harness racer captured the…

Trainer Jack Darling works Bulldog Hanover during workouts at Classy Lanes Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont., in a September 2021 handout photo. Another prestigious honour for Bulldog Hanover. The world-record harness racer captured the 2022 Cam Fella Award, Standardbred Canada announced Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns **MANDATORY CREDIT**
U.S. Border Patrol agents Katy Siemer, left and David Marcus stand outside the Customs and Border Protection facility in Pembina, N.D., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. A year after a family of four from India froze to death while trying to walk to the United States from Manitoba, the agency tasked with patrolling the border says others have not been deterred from attempting the same treacherous journey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James McCarten
U.S. Border Patrol agents Katy Siemer, left and David Marcus stand outside the Customs and Border Protection facility in Pembina, N.D., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. A year after a family of four from India froze to death while trying to walk to the United States from Manitoba, the agency tasked with patrolling the border says others have not been deterred from attempting the same treacherous journey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James McCarten
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