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Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The governments of Canada and Alberta have signed an agreement on an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

Ottawa is providing $290 million over four years and a one-time investment of $56 million

Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The governments of Canada and Alberta have signed an agreement on an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

Criticism from local Indigenous leaders about the 2021 response suggests some of the same problems remain

The Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.

Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for 2 weeks

Squamish RCMP says the hiker missing in the park for two weeks was found safe on Thursday

Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.
A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada to resettle Afghans who worked with military, embassy

It will also include cooks, drivers and other staff employed at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul

A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

About 4,300 properties were under evacuation orders Thursday due to wildfires

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Incoming governor general Mary Simon has 1st audience with Queen

The Queen and Simon met virtually on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)

Chilliwack near capacity for accommodating displaced wildfire evacuees

400 fleeing wildfires sought help at emergency reception centre in Chilliwack since June 30

Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)
A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)

‘The need is so high’: B.C.’s period poverty crisis combatted by free-supply campaign

More than half of people asked by United Way have struggled to buy period products

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)
Richard and Linda Davis hug their grandchildren Miles and Linda Carnegie at their home in Winnipeg, Sunday, July 18, 2021. The couple were able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in fifteen months when Manitoba lifted some COVID-19 restrictions this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’: Canadians hug loved ones in post-vaccine reunions

Linda Davis, 72, worried that her grandchildren wouldn’t be able to ‘feel my love’

Richard and Linda Davis hug their grandchildren Miles and Linda Carnegie at their home in Winnipeg, Sunday, July 18, 2021. The couple were able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in fifteen months when Manitoba lifted some COVID-19 restrictions this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Annamie Paul says ‘small group’ of party execs behind court case against Green leader

‘I am not feuding with anyone,’ she told reporters outside her new Toronto office

Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Justice Department said that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records

NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. The popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (Chinatopix via AP)

Man defrauded Chinese pop singer with Vancouver link in sex scandal: Police

Announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement contracts with brands such as Porsche

Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. The popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (Chinatopix via AP)
Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Newly released documents show Sajjan personally directed the military last year to take the unprecedented step of providing him with an assistant in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver

McCullough was hired to support Sajjan in March 2020 despite an external investigation

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Newly released documents show Sajjan personally directed the military last year to take the unprecedented step of providing him with an assistant in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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People hold up a banner during a ‘Unity Vigil’ against racism and Islamophobia in reaction to Wednesday’s attack, backdropped by the gates of Downing Street in London, Friday March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Feds host Islamophobia summit after series of deadly attacks across Canada

Nusaiba Al-Azem, a vice chair of the London Muslim Mosque, says Muslim communities expect tangible change

People hold up a banner during a ‘Unity Vigil’ against racism and Islamophobia in reaction to Wednesday’s attack, backdropped by the gates of Downing Street in London, Friday March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Will B.C. see a 4th wave? Researcher says it’s a battle of vaccines versus the variants

Sarah Otto recommends that even fully vaccinated individuals wear masks in crowded indoor areas

Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Green party execs end ceasefire with leader Annamie Paul, as battle heads to court

Court filings show the Green party is trying to overturn arbitration orders that stymied threats to Annamie Paul’s leadership

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - In this Monday, July 12, 2021, file photo, Karen Martin receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic hosted by James River Church West Campus in conjunction with Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion in U.S.

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths are nearly all among the unvaccinated

FILE - In this Monday, July 12, 2021, file photo, Karen Martin receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic hosted by James River Church West Campus in conjunction with Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)
In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo U.S. Air Force F-35 A-fighter jets from 31st Test Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB fly over Levi’s Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the stealth fighter and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ben Margot

Canada spends another US$71M on F-35 amid calls to cancel fighter jet purchase

The F-35, which is built by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin, is competing against American rival Boeing’s Super Hornet

In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo U.S. Air Force F-35 A-fighter jets from 31st Test Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB fly over Levi’s Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the stealth fighter and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ben Margot
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston