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The World Health Organization says it is expecting to reject the COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Canada’s Medicago because of the company’s ties to big tobacco. A vial of a plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by Medicago, is shown in Quebec City on Monday, July 13, 2020 as part of the company’s Phase 1 clinical trials in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Medicago *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The World Health Organization says it is expecting to reject the COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Canada’s Medicago because of the company’s ties to big tobacco. A vial of a plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by Medicago, is shown in Quebec City on Monday, July 13, 2020 as part of the company’s Phase 1 clinical trials in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Medicago *MANDATORY CREDIT*
People take cover from shelling inside an entryway to an apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

‘Why? Why? Why?’ Ukraine’s Mariupol descends into despair

2 AP journalists have been the only international media present in besieged Ukraine city of Mariupol

People take cover from shelling inside an entryway to an apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Brian Jean set to return to Alberta legislature, gears up for showdown with premier

Jean has been buttonholing party members to sign up and vote against Kenney in a leadership review

Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal government extends amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until 2023

Government says this gives officials more time to implement a mandatory buyback program

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 7, 2021, in Washington. Markey couldn’t contain his excitement this week when the Senate unanimously passed a plan that would make daylight time permanent across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alex Brandon
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 7, 2021, in Washington. Markey couldn’t contain his excitement this week when the Senate unanimously passed a plan that would make daylight time permanent across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alex Brandon
An attendee enters an Airbus A380 passenger aircraft, operated by Etihad Airways, during the 15th Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 13, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Natalie Naccache.
An attendee enters an Airbus A380 passenger aircraft, operated by Etihad Airways, during the 15th Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 13, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Natalie Naccache.
The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver to restore $5.7M withheld from 2021 police budget, but tax hike looms

Province ordered the city to restore $5.7 million to the department’s 2021 budget

The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. privacy law applies to federal political parties, commissioner’s office finds

University of Victoria prof says first time independent regulator asserted jurisdiction over parties

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ukrainian children, who fled from war in Ukraine, draw in a reception center, where they are staying with their mothers in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Ukraine’s child refugees a huge challenge for host countries

Children account for about half of the more than 3 million Ukrainians who have fled their country

Ukrainian children, who fled from war in Ukraine, draw in a reception center, where they are staying with their mothers in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on July 8, 2020. Montreal police say they are investigating the assault of a 10-year old girl who was beaten and dragged in the streets by a man on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

10-year-old girl seriously injured after being beaten on Montreal sidewalk

Montreal man faces charges after girl grabbed while walking home from school

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on July 8, 2020. Montreal police say they are investigating the assault of a 10-year old girl who was beaten and dragged in the streets by a man on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Bev Pausche poses for a photograph in West Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Can’t we have lives too?’: High-risk Canadians feel forgotten as COVID rules lift

Experts and disability activists say it’s a familiar disappointment after 2 years of the pandemic

Bev Pausche poses for a photograph in West Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Firefighters extinguish an apartment house after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022. A new poll suggests nearly three quarters of Canadians believe NATO allies should prepare for military intervention as Russian aggression escalates in Ukraine, even as half hold out hope for a diplomatic resolution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Pavel Dorogoy

Canadians believe NATO should prepare to fight Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: survey

About half of the Canadians surveyed still believe a diplomatic end to the war is possible

Firefighters extinguish an apartment house after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022. A new poll suggests nearly three quarters of Canadians believe NATO allies should prepare for military intervention as Russian aggression escalates in Ukraine, even as half hold out hope for a diplomatic resolution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Pavel Dorogoy
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Avalanche Canada warns of risks on B.C. South Coast following storm

Warning covers alpine, treeline and below-treeline sections on south coast mountains

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The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canada’s average home price hit record $816,720 last month as supply began to rebound

National average home price climbed by more than 20 per cent since last year: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook early Saturday, March 12, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

Imagine the war in your cities, Zelenskyy says as he pleads for more help from Canada

President appeared by video link from Ukraine where the Russian invasion is now in its 20th day

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook early Saturday, March 12, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP
Currently, the only available remedy when a court case is deemed to have taken too long is a stay of proceedings. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Courts will have to consider reasonableness of delays during COVID-19, experts say

Backlog created by the pandemic is causing officials to rethink what constitutes reasonable delays

Currently, the only available remedy when a court case is deemed to have taken too long is a stay of proceedings. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Firefighters work in an apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian cities and edging closer to the capital,…

Firefighters work in an apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Judge orders Prince George nightspot closed until COVID restriction lifts

Lambda Cabaret to re-open April 8, same day proof of vaccination requirement gone in B.C.

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A police officeer photographs protesters as they gather at the Foothills Hospital to oppose COVID-19 related public health measures in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police chief says officers in no-win situation at weekend protest clash

Some are concerned police have allowed weekly protest to grow by not enforcing the law

A police officeer photographs protesters as they gather at the Foothills Hospital to oppose COVID-19 related public health measures in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
St. Jean Baptiste Parish Catholic church is shown in Morinville Alta, on Wednesday June 30, 2021 as firefighters put out hot spots. Alberta is more than doubling the amount of funding for a program it announced last summer for security improvements at religious facilities to protect them from hate crimes and vandalism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta boosts funding to improve security of churches, religious buildings

Program originally offering $2 million annually will now distribute $5 million

St. Jean Baptiste Parish Catholic church is shown in Morinville Alta, on Wednesday June 30, 2021 as firefighters put out hot spots. Alberta is more than doubling the amount of funding for a program it announced last summer for security improvements at religious facilities to protect them from hate crimes and vandalism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson