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Spawning sockeye salmon are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Logging in watersheds among stressors for declining Pacific salmon, experts say

Clear-cuts have disrupted the landscape’s natural mechanisms for mitigating floods and landslides

Spawning sockeye salmon are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson speaks to reporters during a press conference in Iqaluit on Monday, May 31, 2021.The latest wave of COVID-19 is bringing some remote communities in Canada to the breaking point, as case numbers explode. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Remote communities locking down, banning outsiders as COVID-19 spreads

Nunavut is discouraging all non-essential travel within the territory

Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson speaks to reporters during a press conference in Iqaluit on Monday, May 31, 2021.The latest wave of COVID-19 is bringing some remote communities in Canada to the breaking point, as case numbers explode. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
British playwright J.B. Priestley greets Canadian actors Murray Davis and Barbara Chilcott on their arrival at London airport. (Associated Press)

‘A pioneer, a real national treasure’: Theatre actress Barbara Chilcott dies at 99

She was a fixture of Crest Theatre in Toronto and frequent player at Stratford Festival in its early years

British playwright J.B. Priestley greets Canadian actors Murray Davis and Barbara Chilcott on their arrival at London airport. (Associated Press)
Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec government wants to bring an NHL team to the capital, but fans skeptical

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a January meeting with ‘someone high up’ from Quebec

Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
A house sits on high ground surrounded by flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Premier John Horgan acknowledged an “exceptionally challenging” year in a statement on New Year’s Eve. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. farmers ‘white-knuckling’ their way through extreme cold after floods, heat dome

Remaining moisture in structures on Sumas Prairie may lead to even more damage from frost

A house sits on high ground surrounded by flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Premier John Horgan acknowledged an “exceptionally challenging” year in a statement on New Year’s Eve. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man collects sewage samples from the dorms at Utah State University Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Logan, Utah. Experts say daily COVID-19 case counts aren’t painting a true picture of viral activity in communities as testing decreases in parts of the country. But what we flush down the toilet might give us a better understanding of COVID-19’s prevalence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Flushing out COVID spread: wastewater signals can be useful tool as testing declines

Many provinces are limiting PCR tests due to supply concerns

A man collects sewage samples from the dorms at Utah State University Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Logan, Utah. Experts say daily COVID-19 case counts aren’t painting a true picture of viral activity in communities as testing decreases in parts of the country. But what we flush down the toilet might give us a better understanding of COVID-19’s prevalence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Ontario and Quebec are heading into a new year with record-setting COVID-19 case counts, more deaths and more hospitalizations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Parts of Canada begin 2022 with record COVID-19 cases after low-key New Year’s Eve

Dr. Kevin Smith tweeted about ‘the rapid and concerning growth’ of hospitalizations

A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Ontario and Quebec are heading into a new year with record-setting COVID-19 case counts, more deaths and more hospitalizations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the south coast of British Columbia with 2 to 15 cm expected from Sunday to Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More snow, heavy winds expected across B.C.: Environment Canada

Snow is expected to intensify over the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the south coast of British Columbia with 2 to 15 cm expected from Sunday to Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Red-hot Canucks score 3 in third period to topple Seattle Kraken 5-2

Vancouver improves to 8-0-1 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Brian ‘Red’ Hamilton, Vancouver Canucks assistant equipment manager. (Vancouver Canucks Instagram photo)

Canucks employee thankful after Seattle fan alertly points out cancerous mole

‘She’s the person that did this. She saved the life’

Brian ‘Red’ Hamilton, Vancouver Canucks assistant equipment manager. (Vancouver Canucks Instagram photo)
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough speaks during a news conference on the state of emergency in British Columbia, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review, minister says

‘It’s something I’m super keen to figure out how to address’

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough speaks during a news conference on the state of emergency in British Columbia, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Save-On-Foods confirmed all shipments in and out of the Lower Mainland are on hold due to current road conditions, and said and all avenues are being explored to get products to their stores as quickly as possible. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Some Save on Foods combo meals recalled due to Salmonella risk

They all have best before dates ranging from Dec. 31, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022

Save-On-Foods confirmed all shipments in and out of the Lower Mainland are on hold due to current road conditions, and said and all avenues are being explored to get products to their stores as quickly as possible. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
People watch the New Year’s celebrations before midnight at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Canada’s major cities are set to ring in the New Year with more of a gentle chime than a resounding clang, with many official celebrations cancelled or moved online for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

New Year’s Eve parties cancelled, moved online in cities across Canada

New Year’s Eve is coinciding with a wave of record-setting daily COVID-19 cases

People watch the New Year’s celebrations before midnight at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Canada’s major cities are set to ring in the New Year with more of a gentle chime than a resounding clang, with many official celebrations cancelled or moved online for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

L.A. Kings edge Canucks 2-1 in shootout as Vancouver’s 7-game win streak ends

B.C. squad has points in 8 straight games under new coach Bruce Boudreau

Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa criticizes police raid on Hong Kong news outlet that saw Canadian arrested

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended the raid amid a wider crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous city

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vice-Admiral Craig Baines, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, stands in his office at National Defence Headquarters (Carling) in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadian navy needs to recruit 1,000 sailors to crew new warships

The navy has deployed ships over the past year to the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Caribbean

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, stands in his office at National Defence Headquarters (Carling) in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Yukon territorial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. Yukon is increasing camping fees in parks next year for the first time in two decades. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yukon raises 2022 camping fees for territorial parks, first jump in 20 years

An annual Yukon resident camping permit will increase from $50 to $100

The Yukon territorial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. Yukon is increasing camping fees in parks next year for the first time in two decades. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A sign is seen advising a capacity limit for skaters on the ice due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant at the Rink of Dreams at City Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

As COVID-19 cases rise, Ontario study suggests Omicron is less severe

Provinces have seen surging case counts as a result of Omicron

A sign is seen advising a capacity limit for skaters on the ice due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant at the Rink of Dreams at City Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A child’s dress is seen on a cross outside a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Finding unmarked graves put spotlight on reconciliation in 2021

‘It’s important to remind Canadians (not to) let reconciliation become a performance’

A child’s dress is seen on a cross outside a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. Ontario and Quebec are both reporting new COVID-19 case records today as Canadian provinces explore changing their isolation rules to keep health systems afloat amid an unprecedented wave of infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New COVID-19 health measures announced amid another record-breaking day in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that people who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for a minimum of 10 days

People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. Ontario and Quebec are both reporting new COVID-19 case records today as Canadian provinces explore changing their isolation rules to keep health systems afloat amid an unprecedented wave of infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes