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Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt

Iranian-Canadian director prevented from leaving Tehran to attend London film fest

Mani Haghighi had criticized Iran’s mandatory hijab law a couple weeks earlier

Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt
Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Tough ruling against former cannabis execs could send message: experts

CannTrust found to have been growing thousand of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms

Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Small boats make their way through the Frobisher Bay inlet in Iqaluit on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Small boats make their way through the Frobisher Bay inlet in Iqaluit on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Toys and other keepsakes are offered for the victims of a mass killing attack gather for a Buddhist ceremony inside Wat Rat Samakee temple in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. A former police officer burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers before shooting more people as he fled. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Families leave offerings for children slain at Thai day care

36 people, mostly preschoolers, were murdered in Thailand’s deadliest mass killing

Toys and other keepsakes are offered for the victims of a mass killing attack gather for a Buddhist ceremony inside Wat Rat Samakee temple in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. A former police officer burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers before shooting more people as he fled. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. A new poll suggest Trudeau’s Liberals have gained several points in support this month, after the Conservatives enjoyed a surge when Pierre Poilievre became leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories maintain slight lead over Liberals in new poll, but with smaller gap

Survey asked people which federal political party they would most likely vote for if an election were held today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. A new poll suggest Trudeau’s Liberals have gained several points in support this month, after the Conservatives enjoyed a surge when Pierre Poilievre became leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sandy Hook family attornies Matt Blumenthal, left, Chris Mattei, Josh Koskoff and Alinor Sterling, confer with each other on how to answer a question posed by the jury in the deliberation phase of the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Alex Jones ordered to pay $965 million for Sandy Hook lies

The verdict is the second big judgment against the Infowars host

Sandy Hook family attornies Matt Blumenthal, left, Chris Mattei, Josh Koskoff and Alinor Sterling, confer with each other on how to answer a question posed by the jury in the deliberation phase of the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre, left, smiles as he takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Who’s in and who’s out as Conservative party critics under Poilievre’s leadership

Well-known caucus members Ed Fast and Michelle Rempel Garner are off the list

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre, left, smiles as he takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The much-anticipated public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter begins Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Trudeau, convoy leaders expected to testify at inquiry into use of Emergencies Act

Emergencies Act requires a public inquiry examine the government’s decision-making any time it is invoked

Police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The much-anticipated public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter begins Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
A police car drives by debris thrown in the aftermath of Hurricane Julia in San Andres island, Colombia, Sunday, Oct.9, 2022. Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua’s central Caribbean coast on Sunday after lashing Colombia’s San Andres island, and a weakened storm was expected to emerge over the Pacific. (AP Photo/Daniel Parra)
A police car drives by debris thrown in the aftermath of Hurricane Julia in San Andres island, Colombia, Sunday, Oct.9, 2022. Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua’s central Caribbean coast on Sunday after lashing Colombia’s San Andres island, and a weakened storm was expected to emerge over the Pacific. (AP Photo/Daniel Parra)
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino arrives at a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino arrives at a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A resident wades through floodwaters, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. Authorities in Thailand are warning of possible serious floods in Bangkok and central areas, ahead of expected heavy seasonal rainfall through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving down from flooding in the north of the country and from discharges from brimful dams. (AP Photo/Sukanya Buontha)

More rain feeds floods in northeastern and central Thailand

More than 200,000 households have been hit by the floods so far

A resident wades through floodwaters, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. Authorities in Thailand are warning of possible serious floods in Bangkok and central areas, ahead of expected heavy seasonal rainfall through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving down from flooding in the north of the country and from discharges from brimful dams. (AP Photo/Sukanya Buontha)
Spain’s Vox party leader Santiago Abascal speaks to supporters during a rally in Madrid Spain, Sunday Oct. 9, 2022. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Spain’s far-right in a video shown at a rally in Madrid that also featured messages Italy’s Giorgia Meloni and Hungary’s Viktor Orban. The annual rally comes just weeks after Abascal and the rest of Europe’s far-right celebrated the victory of Meloni’s neo-fascist Brothers of Italy Party. (Jesus Hellin/Europa Press via AP)

Trump speaks via video at rally of global far-right in Spain

Former president said they must ‘do lots of very good conservative things’

Spain’s Vox party leader Santiago Abascal speaks to supporters during a rally in Madrid Spain, Sunday Oct. 9, 2022. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Spain’s far-right in a video shown at a rally in Madrid that also featured messages Italy’s Giorgia Meloni and Hungary’s Viktor Orban. The annual rally comes just weeks after Abascal and the rest of Europe’s far-right celebrated the victory of Meloni’s neo-fascist Brothers of Italy Party. (Jesus Hellin/Europa Press via AP)
Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Andrea Skinner resigns as interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors

Organization under fire for handling of widespread sexual assault allegations against players

Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A woman walks in an all-gender washroom at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Competition Bureau probe of ‘flushable’ wipes goes down the drain

Bureau said it’s unclear what exactly is meant by ‘flushable’

A woman walks in an all-gender washroom at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Workers are seen around a cafe-style bar in Lightspeed’s Montreal office in an undated handout photo. When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. staff headed back to the office this year after a pandemic hiatus, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lightspeed

Canadians companies turning to amenities to lure staff back to offices

Catered lunches, workout spaces, childcare among perks being offered by some

Workers are seen around a cafe-style bar in Lightspeed’s Montreal office in an undated handout photo. When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. staff headed back to the office this year after a pandemic hiatus, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lightspeed
B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Climate Changed: Communities on edge of catastrophe face choice of fight or flight

Some communities choose to move on, while others stay, rebuild and prepare for the next disaster

B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person walks their dog past the storefront of a Spirit Halloween on Avenue Road, in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions curbing Halloween festivities, some Canadians may be willing to open their wallets wide for a trendy costume or candy for trick-or-treaters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

‘Huge demand’: Supply issues could haunt Halloween amid trick-or-treating rebound

Canadians expected to pounce on the holiday after a couple years of subdued celebrations

A person walks their dog past the storefront of a Spirit Halloween on Avenue Road, in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions curbing Halloween festivities, some Canadians may be willing to open their wallets wide for a trendy costume or candy for trick-or-treaters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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