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Icebergs are seen from outside Croaker Bay on Devon Island, Canada, on Friday, July 11, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Arctic Ocean acidifying up to four times faster than any other sea on Earth

Acidification linked to the loss of sea ice and will have unknown repercussions for life in the area

Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota looks on during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The Conservatives’ cheeky catch phrase for inflation under the Liberals has gotten some MPs into trouble in the House of Commons, where saying “Justinflation” has been ruled as verboten. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Justinflation’ can’t be said in the House of Commons, but MPs are trying anyway

Speaker Anthony Rota chastised Tory MPs this week for breaking the rules with their ‘play on words’

NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona Heather McPherson is seen during a news conference about nuclear disarmament, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Ottawa. Opposition parties and aid groups say the Trudeau government is dragging its feet in carving out exemptions to anti-terrorism laws to allow humanitarian groups to reach desperate people in Afghanistan.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada terror rules hamper aid as Afghans face humanitarian crisis and winter looms

Humanitarian groups helping Afghans could be charged with assisting the Taliban

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Surprisingly for a sequel based on a mediocre film, Hocus Pocus 2 is actually pretty fun

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
Children play outside their tent at a relief camp, in Jaffarabad, a district in the southwestern Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

Canada matching more donations for Pakistan flood aid, will raise cap to $5M

Recovery difficult after severe monsoons put more than one-third of Pakistan underwater

Children play outside their tent at a relief camp, in Jaffarabad, a district in the southwestern Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)
Brandon Cairney was declared missing in October 2017. He was found alive in September 2022 in Burnaby, B.C., but claims he is not Cairney. (RCMP PHOTO)

Port Alberni man missing for five years resurfaces, but denies he is Brandon Cairney

Mystery unfolds in Island Crime podcast update on men missing from Vancouver Island

Brandon Cairney was declared missing in October 2017. He was found alive in September 2022 in Burnaby, B.C., but claims he is not Cairney. (RCMP PHOTO)
GasBuddy’s price tracking map shows the cost of gas at some pumps in Metro Vancouver Sept. 29 has hit a record high of $2.339 per litre. (GasBuddy/screenshot)
GasBuddy’s price tracking map shows the cost of gas at some pumps in Metro Vancouver Sept. 29 has hit a record high of $2.339 per litre. (GasBuddy/screenshot)
Cpl. Owen Donovan of the Cape Breton Highlanders removes brush under the direction of Nova Scotia Power officials along Steeles Hill Road in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Some in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia won’t get electricity back until next week: utilities

Storm knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes and business in the four Atlantic provinces

Cpl. Owen Donovan of the Cape Breton Highlanders removes brush under the direction of Nova Scotia Power officials along Steeles Hill Road in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
A border officer walks past security cameras at the Thousand Islands border, near Gananqoue, Ont., Monday, March 16, 2020. The federal privacy watchdog says a data breach at a contractor for Canada’s border agency involved as many as 1.38 million licence plate images. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Data breach at border agency contractor involved up to 1.38 million licence plates

Report tabled Thursday in Parliament as part of privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne annual report

A border officer walks past security cameras at the Thousand Islands border, near Gananqoue, Ont., Monday, March 16, 2020. The federal privacy watchdog says a data breach at a contractor for Canada’s border agency involved as many as 1.38 million licence plate images. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
An airplane overturned by a likely tornado produced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian is shown, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save…

An airplane overturned by a likely tornado produced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian is shown, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Fraser Health offering ‘exciting’ bivalent booster vaccine against COVID-19

Doctor says ‘it should help your body to mount an immune response against a variety of strains of COVID-19’

Photo courtesy SFUSD
Pharmacists in B.C. will be able to prescribe certain medications beginning in spring 2023, under the province’s new Health Human Resources Strategy. (Credit: Unsplash)

B.C.’s new 5-year health-care strategy promises to breakdown barriers, expand powers

Pharmacist prescribing, reduced hurdles for international grads, more medical seats among promises

Pharmacists in B.C. will be able to prescribe certain medications beginning in spring 2023, under the province’s new Health Human Resources Strategy. (Credit: Unsplash)
Teachers gather students together for a group photo at Bernard Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The school’s parent advisory council bought an orange T-shirt for every single student at Bernard. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PAC buys orange T-shirts for every student at Chilliwack elementary school

285 Chilliwack kids given orange T-shirts to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Teachers gather students together for a group photo at Bernard Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The school’s parent advisory council bought an orange T-shirt for every single student at Bernard. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Southern resident killer whale L89 has been pronounced dead after not being seen at all in 2022. The male is seen here in a photograph taken in 2020. (Courtesy of the Centre for Whale Research)

Southern resident killer whale population falls to 73: U.S. researchers

Three males pronounced dead since mid-2021, at least two calfs born since

Southern resident killer whale L89 has been pronounced dead after not being seen at all in 2022. The male is seen here in a photograph taken in 2020. (Courtesy of the Centre for Whale Research)
A sign depicting a hopeful message is seen amidst downed tree limbs near Lower Barneys River in Pictou County, N.S. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 following significant damage brought by post tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada

At least 99 harbours only partially operational and 5 no longer functional

A sign depicting a hopeful message is seen amidst downed tree limbs near Lower Barneys River in Pictou County, N.S. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 following significant damage brought by post tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A pedestrian walks past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. A tight labour market and elevated savings during the pandemic will cushion the impact of a recession on Canadians, says a new report from Deloitte. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Labour shortage, pandemic savings to soften blow of short-lived recession: report

Deloitte forecasts Canada will enter a short-lived recession by the end of the year

A pedestrian walks past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. A tight labour market and elevated savings during the pandemic will cushion the impact of a recession on Canadians, says a new report from Deloitte. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation, strong U.S. dollar will weigh on snowbirds’ plans, experts say

Some snowbirds are opting for a shorter travel period or eyeing different destinations

A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Average home price 67 per cent higher than affordable level in August: PBO

National average home price reached a peak of $839,600 in February 2022

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
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