The Canadian Press

A loonie is pictured in Vancouver on April, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation picks up steam in March to hit 6.7% amid war in Europe, supply chain woes

Highest reading since inflation hit 6.9 per cent in January 1991 when the GST was introduced

A loonie is pictured in Vancouver on April, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Trudeau says heavy artillery coming for Ukraine, but stays mum on details

Prime Minister said he wants to be careful about what he publicizes for security reasons

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Duck breeders load ducks into a truck to bring them to a slaughterhouse at a poultry farm in Saint Aubin, southwestern France, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. France’s agriculture ministry had ordered all remaining 360,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Avian flu: Quebec duck farm says it has to kill 150,000 birds, lay off 300 staff

Company says it could take a year and several million dollars to fully restore operations

Duck breeders load ducks into a truck to bring them to a slaughterhouse at a poultry farm in Saint Aubin, southwestern France, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. France’s agriculture ministry had ordered all remaining 360,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Mandalena Lewis poses for a photo at her home in Victoria on Monday, April 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. high court certifies former flight attendant’s class-action suit against WestJet

Ruling says the case centres on alleged failure to uphold the company’s anti-harassment promise

Mandalena Lewis poses for a photo at her home in Victoria on Monday, April 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A collapsed bridge on the Griffiths Mxenge Highway after flooding in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestrial wildlife species at risk, according to biodiversity experts. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

Climate change investments now reduce future costs, report finds

By 2050, two-degree warming is forecast to cost Canada $21 billion a year

A collapsed bridge on the Griffiths Mxenge Highway after flooding in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestrial wildlife species at risk, according to biodiversity experts. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
RCMP attend the scene of a sightseeing bus rollover at the Columbia Icefield near Jasper, Alta., Sunday, July 19, 2020. A final RCMP report into the crash is now in the hands of prosecutors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

RCMP investigation complete: Prosecutors have report on fatal icefield bus rollover

Tours of the Icefield resumed last year, seatbelts have been added to the tour buses

RCMP attend the scene of a sightseeing bus rollover at the Columbia Icefield near Jasper, Alta., Sunday, July 19, 2020. A final RCMP report into the crash is now in the hands of prosecutors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Members of the Mill Bay Conservation Society have helped thousands of salmon pass human barriers to their spawning grounds in Shawnigan Creek. The group will celebrate Earth Day on Friday by carrying a record-breaking 7,300 returning Coho salmon in a single season — 30 times more than 15 years ago when the society started counting the fish they carry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mill Bay and District Conservation Society **MANDATORY CREDIT**

B.C. conservation group moves thousands of salmon that will produce millions of eggs

Human-propelled salmon run, carrying thousands of spawning salmon from a fish trap in the Salish Sea

Members of the Mill Bay Conservation Society have helped thousands of salmon pass human barriers to their spawning grounds in Shawnigan Creek. The group will celebrate Earth Day on Friday by carrying a record-breaking 7,300 returning Coho salmon in a single season — 30 times more than 15 years ago when the society started counting the fish they carry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mill Bay and District Conservation Society **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Members of the Mill Bay Conservation Society have helped thousands of salmon pass human barriers to their spawning grounds in Shawnigan Creek. The group will celebrate Earth Day on Friday by carrying a record-breaking 7,300 returning Coho salmon in a single season — 30 times more than 15 years ago when the society started counting the fish they carry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mill Bay and District Conservation Society **MANDATORY CREDIT**

B.C. conservation group moves thousands of salmon that will produce millions of eggs

Human-propelled salmon run, carrying thousands of spawning salmon from a fish trap in the Salish Sea

Members of the Mill Bay Conservation Society have helped thousands of salmon pass human barriers to their spawning grounds in Shawnigan Creek. The group will celebrate Earth Day on Friday by carrying a record-breaking 7,300 returning Coho salmon in a single season — 30 times more than 15 years ago when the society started counting the fish they carry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mill Bay and District Conservation Society **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Chickens are seen at a chicken farm that was flooded but now getting back up and running in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Poultry farmers in British Columbia are under pressure to protect their flocks as a highly contagious strain of avian flu sweeps over North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. poultry farmers uniquely equipped to respond to possible avian flu

578 poultry farms in B.C., about 80 per cent of those are located in the Fraser Valley

Chickens are seen at a chicken farm that was flooded but now getting back up and running in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Poultry farmers in British Columbia are under pressure to protect their flocks as a highly contagious strain of avian flu sweeps over North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour and MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl speaks at the Confederation Building in St. John’s on Monday February 14, 2022. Ottawa and the Newfoundland and Labrador government have signed terms for two key pieces of a $5.2-billion financing agreement aimed at staving off a spike in provincewide electricity rates due to the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Law combating modern slavery and child labour a priority: minister

Bill would make Canadian firms make sure none of their products or components are made in sweatshops

Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour and MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl speaks at the Confederation Building in St. John’s on Monday February 14, 2022. Ottawa and the Newfoundland and Labrador government have signed terms for two key pieces of a $5.2-billion financing agreement aimed at staving off a spike in provincewide electricity rates due to the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Steam rises from buildings in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Priced out of Ontario, homebuyers turn their eyes to the Calgary real estate market

Alberta realtors buzzing about what they say is an unusually high number of inquiries from Ontario

Steam rises from buildings in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An alcoholic beverage is seen in a drinking establishment in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The council of a southern Alberta town that has been dry for more than a century has voted against a motion to allow restaurants to serve alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Southern Alberta town council votes against ending century-old alcohol ban

Dry community will stay dry, in terms of allowing restaurants to serve alcohol

An alcoholic beverage is seen in a drinking establishment in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The council of a southern Alberta town that has been dry for more than a century has voted against a motion to allow restaurants to serve alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Houses are seen on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in Canada fell in March, while prices were up 11.2 per cent compared with a year earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CREA reports home sales down in March, average price up 11.2 per cent from year ago

Drop in sales came as the number of newly listed homes fell 5.5 per cent on a month-over-month basis

Houses are seen on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in Canada fell in March, while prices were up 11.2 per cent compared with a year earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Sunwing aircraft is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Sunwing Airlines Inc. says thousands of passengers remain stranded and the start of vacations delayed as the company continues to struggle with a technical problem that has grounded flights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Technical issue continues to disrupt travel plans for thousands of Sunwing passengers

About 15 out of the more than 40 scheduled flights have been processed since issue surfaced

A Sunwing aircraft is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Sunwing Airlines Inc. says thousands of passengers remain stranded and the start of vacations delayed as the company continues to struggle with a technical problem that has grounded flights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)

Jerry Doucette, known for hits “Mama Let Him Play” and “Nobody,” dies at 70

Montreal-born performer spent most of his professional career in B.C., final years in Delta

Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)
Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe, left, and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, right, show off their gold and silver medals from women’s freestyle moguls after the medal ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Sunday, February 9, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Money, medals putting pressure on Canadian high-performance sport culture

Athletes, observers raising questions about how some Canadians are treated in the pursuit of medals

Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe, left, and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, right, show off their gold and silver medals from women’s freestyle moguls after the medal ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Sunday, February 9, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A paramedic loads a stretcher back into the ambulance after bringing a patient to the emergency room at a hospital in Montreal on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Hospitals across Canada are facing a resurgence of COVID-19 patients that some health officials say will continue for another month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘We should be able to manage:’ Provinces experiencing rise in COVID hospitalizations

Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Prairies have all reported an increase in the past week

A paramedic loads a stretcher back into the ambulance after bringing a patient to the emergency room at a hospital in Montreal on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Hospitals across Canada are facing a resurgence of COVID-19 patients that some health officials say will continue for another month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)

Extreme heat should be labelled a natural disaster, new report urges

University reports says 17 million Canadians live in urban areas most at risk of extreme heat issues

Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)
Ki Yun Jo, the victim of a gas-and-dash robbery, is shown in an Alberta RCMP handout photo. (RCMP handout)

Man guilty in gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner out on day parole

Jo was killed when Sydlowski sped off in a stolen cube van without paying for $198 of fuel

Ki Yun Jo, the victim of a gas-and-dash robbery, is shown in an Alberta RCMP handout photo. (RCMP handout)