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Image credit: Facebook/Iditarod Trail Committee/Julien Schroder                                Image credit: Facebook/Iditarod Trail Committee/Julien Schroder

Mushers hit the snowy trail as Iditarod kicks off in Alaska

Sixty-seven teams are signed up for the 1,600-kilometre trek over mountain ranges, frozen rivers and other dangerous terrain.

Image credit: Facebook/Iditarod Trail Committee/Julien Schroder                                Image credit: Facebook/Iditarod Trail Committee/Julien Schroder
Self-driving ‘sailbot’ returns to Vancouver after being lost at sea

Self-driving ‘sailbot’ returns to Vancouver after being lost at sea

The self-navigating “sailbot” was rescued off the coast of Florida in December

Self-driving ‘sailbot’ returns to Vancouver after being lost at sea
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump tweets that steel, aluminum tariffs stay unless there’s a new NAFTA deal

Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
‘Shape of Water’ Oscars wins called a ‘watershed moment’ for Canadian film

‘Shape of Water’ Oscars wins called a ‘watershed moment’ for Canadian film

“The Shape of Water“’s Oscar wins on Sunday highlighted Canadian talent

‘Shape of Water’ Oscars wins called a ‘watershed moment’ for Canadian film
UPDATE: Seventh set of remains linked to alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

UPDATE: Seventh set of remains linked to alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

Toronto police have scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. today to provide an update on their investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

UPDATE: Seventh set of remains linked to alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur
Canadian who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks asks for ‘second chance’

Canadian who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks asks for ‘second chance’

Police say he was part of a plot by Islamic State sympathizers to attack New York City

Canadian who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks asks for ‘second chance’
Roger Bannister. (Canadian Press photo)

Roger Bannister, first to run sub 4-minute mile, dies at 88

Bannister ran the “Miracle Mile” at the Empire Games in Vancouver in 1954

Roger Bannister. (Canadian Press photo)
Canadian Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury wins two silvers at World Cup

Canadian Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury wins two silvers at World Cup

Kingsbury has won six straight World Cup season titles and is on track for a seventh

Canadian Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury wins two silvers at World Cup
A White House official says President Donald Trump plans to announce Thursday whether he’ll impose tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House official: We can’t exclude Canada from tariffs

Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs would apply to everyone

A White House official says President Donald Trump plans to announce Thursday whether he’ll impose tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Wenjack’s sister evokes memory of Gord Downie at school opening

Wenjack’s sister evokes memory of Gord Downie at school opening

With help of Downie’s “Secret Path” project, story of Chanie Wenjack’s death in 1966 has gone national

Wenjack’s sister evokes memory of Gord Downie at school opening
Elusive Greenland sharks caught on camera in Nunavut

Elusive Greenland sharks caught on camera in Nunavut

A first for researchers involved in the study

Elusive Greenland sharks caught on camera in Nunavut
‘The crisis is now’: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped

‘The crisis is now’: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped

Sluggish pace of federal infrastructure spending persistent, despite promises for bridges, transit

‘The crisis is now’: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped
Nav Canada says not enough air traffic controllers are women, minorities

Nav Canada says not enough air traffic controllers are women, minorities

Less than 25 per cent of the workforce at the Montreal control centre are women

Nav Canada says not enough air traffic controllers are women, minorities
UPDATED: Memorial for Dave Barrett draws tributes for underdog champion

UPDATED: Memorial for Dave Barrett draws tributes for underdog champion

New Democratic Party swept to power in the B.C. for the first time in 1972 under Barrett’s leadership

UPDATED: Memorial for Dave Barrett draws tributes for underdog champion
Washington Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming

Washington Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming

Bill targets Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in U.S.

Washington Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming
Finance Minister Bill Morneau spoke at a breakfast event co-hosted by the Canadian Club and the Empire Club in Toronto, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Morneau says he has told his American counterpart that Canada believes its steel and aluminum exports should be exempt from new tariffs on steel and aluminum that are planned by President Donald Trump. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Trudeau sounds alarm bell as U.S. inches toward tariff war

‘Makes no sense’: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sounds alarm bell as U.S. inches toward tariff war

Finance Minister Bill Morneau spoke at a breakfast event co-hosted by the Canadian Club and the Empire Club in Toronto, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Morneau says he has told his American counterpart that Canada believes its steel and aluminum exports should be exempt from new tariffs on steel and aluminum that are planned by President Donald Trump. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Damage caused at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in Vernon, B.C. by northern flickers, a medium-sized brown-spotted woodpecker common across North America is seen in this undated handout photo. They have been pecking holes in the side of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in the North Okanagan city of Vernon in an effort to break through the siding and stucco to reach the insulation beneath, which they rip out to create a comfortable burrow-like nest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Regional District of North Okanagan *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Woodpeckers perform havoc-wreaking encore on B.C. arts centre

The birds have been pecking holes in the side of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in the North Okanagan city of Vernon

Damage caused at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in Vernon, B.C. by northern flickers, a medium-sized brown-spotted woodpecker common across North America is seen in this undated handout photo. They have been pecking holes in the side of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in the North Okanagan city of Vernon in an effort to break through the siding and stucco to reach the insulation beneath, which they rip out to create a comfortable burrow-like nest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Regional District of North Okanagan *MANDATORY CREDIT*
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman listens after announcing the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Vancouver, during a news conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Bettman says the Calgary Flames’ financial situation “continues to deteriorate” as the team continues to operate out of the aging Scotiabank Saddledome but maintained his position that he doesn’t foresee the situation changing soon.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bettman: Calgary Flames’ financial situation ‘continues to deteriorate’

Bettman says the Calgary Flames’ financial situation “continues to deteriorate” due to aging Scotiabank Saddledome

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman listens after announcing the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Vancouver, during a news conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Bettman says the Calgary Flames’ financial situation “continues to deteriorate” as the team continues to operate out of the aging Scotiabank Saddledome but maintained his position that he doesn’t foresee the situation changing soon.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island as seen from a federally permitted research vessel Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (Elaine Thompso/The Canadian Press)

Conservationists want emergency order to save killer whales

Several groups, such as Ecojustice and David Suzuki Foundation, sent petition to fisheries minister

A female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island as seen from a federally permitted research vessel Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (Elaine Thompso/The Canadian Press)
Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson. (B.C. Government)

Delays slow B.C.’s promised plan to reduce poverty: minister

Plans to table legislation this spring delayed to the fall

Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson. (B.C. Government)