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An area on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Pacific Terrace is cordoned off May 8 to protect a nesting mother goose. (Courtesy of the Vancouver Convention Centre)

Soon-to-be mother goose receiving VIP treatment at Vancouver Convention Centre

Staff cordoned off outdoor area, re-routed helicopter landing to protect goose on Mother’s Day

An area on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Pacific Terrace is cordoned off May 8 to protect a nesting mother goose. (Courtesy of the Vancouver Convention Centre)
Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Majority of police-involved civilian fatalities involve mental health or substances, says study

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Perrin Beatty speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday October 5, 2015. Former defence minister and author of the Emergencies Act Beatty says the extraordinary powers granted under the act were intended to be met with extraordinary accountability on the part of the government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Trust us’ isn’t enough to win confidence in Emergencies Act inquiry: law’s author

A mandatory inquiry into Trudeau’s use of the act to quash anti-COVID-mandate blockades is ongoing

Perrin Beatty speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday October 5, 2015. Former defence minister and author of the Emergencies Act Beatty says the extraordinary powers granted under the act were intended to be met with extraordinary accountability on the part of the government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy May 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada’s PM Trudeau makes surprise visit to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy

He is taking part in a meeting of G7 leaders, according to public itinerary

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy May 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 2022 PNE Prize Home ready for occupancy in Langley

Langley contractor crafts this year’s lottery home in his own backyard

Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Turkeys are pictured at a farm near Sauk Centre, Minn., on Nov. 2, 2005. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a small flock of poultry in Richmond, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Janet Hostetter

Turkeys on farm with ‘bird flu’ to be culled, poultry group says

Canada Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of H1N1 on the farm this week

Turkeys are pictured at a farm near Sauk Centre, Minn., on Nov. 2, 2005. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a small flock of poultry in Richmond, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Janet Hostetter
Conservative MP for Abbotsford Ed Fast rises during Question Period, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ed Fast out as Tory finance critic after criticizing leadership candidate Poilievre

Fast is co-chairing the leadership campaign of former Quebec premier Jean Charest

Conservative MP for Abbotsford Ed Fast rises during Question Period, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Two people have been arrested in the murder of Dontay-Patrick Lucas in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Two people have been arrested in the murder of Dontay-Patrick Lucas in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of May 8

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
This image released by Sony Pictures Television shows Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Canadian contestant on the game show “Jeopardy!” (Tyler Golden/Sony Pictures Television via AP)

Latest ‘Jeopardy!’ mega-champ’s win streak snapped at 23

Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, earned $560,983 during her run

This image released by Sony Pictures Television shows Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Canadian contestant on the game show “Jeopardy!” (Tyler Golden/Sony Pictures Television via AP)
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats in Ottawa, Thursday May 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Retired general Jonathan Vance loses military honour at his own request

Order of Military Merit was created in 1972 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats in Ottawa, Thursday May 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Anyone with information about this murder can contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock file photo)

RCMP seek witnesses after man dies from stab wounds in Williams Lake

A man suffering from stab wounds was found on Midnight Drive after 11 p.m. on May 5

Anyone with information about this murder can contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock file photo)
(Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Police say man seen in video punching, kneeing teen on Surrey bus has been arrested

Metro Vancouver Transit Police released video of the suspect in the April 1 incident

(Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ukrainian refugee’s long, cold trek away from war ends in B.C.

Newly arrived Anastasiia Vanzhura is one of millions of Ukrainians whose lives were shattered by war

Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

’Dramatic imbalance’ between supply and demand at core of B.C.’s housing problem: analyst

Rising interest rates likely to have only a temporary cooling effect on housing demand

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)

Canada a G20 leader in green pandemic recovery initiatives, UVic study finds

Still roadblocks ahead on hitting emission goals find University of Victoria researchers

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)
A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. Thirteen years after Canada first signed an international agreement to eliminate “inefficient” government subsidies to the fossil fuel sector, and four years since launching a peer review with Argentina to identify what subsidies exist, the federal government is still working to define what an inefficient fossil fuel subsidy actually is. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Definition of ‘inefficient fossil fuel subsidy’ still elusive in Canada

It’s the “inefficient” part where there is disagreement

A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. Thirteen years after Canada first signed an international agreement to eliminate “inefficient” government subsidies to the fossil fuel sector, and four years since launching a peer review with Argentina to identify what subsidies exist, the federal government is still working to define what an inefficient fossil fuel subsidy actually is. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson