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Canada’s special interlocutor for unmarked graves at former residential schools, Kimberly Murray says the fight is not over to obtain records needed to answer “hard questions,” including who the missing children were, how they died and where they are buried. Murray speaks at a news conference in Ottawa June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Residential school records needed to answer ‘hard questions’: special interlocutor

National Truth and Reconciliation report detailed at least 4,100 deaths at the institutions

Canada’s special interlocutor for unmarked graves at former residential schools, Kimberly Murray says the fight is not over to obtain records needed to answer “hard questions,” including who the missing children were, how they died and where they are buried. Murray speaks at a news conference in Ottawa June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Representatives from Canada’s alcohol industry say mandatory warning labels are not needed on booze containers as suggested in guidance that greatly reduces the amount Canadians should be drinking due to health risks including seven types of cancer. Bottles of British Columbia wine on display at a liquor store in Cremona, Alta., on Feb. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

New alcohol guidance focuses on continuum of risk, suggests warning labels

Report updates Canada’s guidelines set in 2011, when two drinks a day were considered low risk

Representatives from Canada’s alcohol industry say mandatory warning labels are not needed on booze containers as suggested in guidance that greatly reduces the amount Canadians should be drinking due to health risks including seven types of cancer. Bottles of British Columbia wine on display at a liquor store in Cremona, Alta., on Feb. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A girl wearing a face mask rides on a man’s shoulders as they walk along a tourist shopping street in Beijing on Oct. 7, 2022. China has announced its first overall population decline in recent years amid an aging society and plunging birthrate. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

China records 1st population fall in decades as births drop

Experts say demographic change will be difficult to manage in China’s developing economy

FILE - A girl wearing a face mask rides on a man’s shoulders as they walk along a tourist shopping street in Beijing on Oct. 7, 2022. China has announced its first overall population decline in recent years amid an aging society and plunging birthrate. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
A team of experts have released a highly anticipated set of standards to prevent the spread of infection in Canada’s long-term care homes. A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals mum on bill to codify standards in long-term care, despite new guidelines

Pandemic-fed crisis in long-term care prompted a feds to promise safety legislation in such settings

A team of experts have released a highly anticipated set of standards to prevent the spread of infection in Canada’s long-term care homes. A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says Ottawa looking at bail reform after letter from premiers demands action

Poilievre says repeat offenders pose the biggest risk to public safety

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
New guidance from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction suggests Canadians should be seriously cutting back on their drinking if they want to avoid serious health risks. (Pixabay photo)

Worried about Canada’s new alcohol guidance? Try a damp January

New guide suggests 1 to 2 drinks a week is low risk, while more start to increase chance of cancer

  • Jan 17, 2023
New guidance from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction suggests Canadians should be seriously cutting back on their drinking if they want to avoid serious health risks. (Pixabay photo)
At a three-day retreat in Ottawa this week, New Democrat members of Parliament are expected to focus discussions on getting more wins out of their confidence-and-supply agreement with the federal Liberals. NDP MP Jenny Kwan speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As NDP gathers to talk strategy, MPs vow to keep Liberals at their word on pharmacare

‘We’ll absolutely be watching very carefully to see where the government is at’

At a three-day retreat in Ottawa this week, New Democrat members of Parliament are expected to focus discussions on getting more wins out of their confidence-and-supply agreement with the federal Liberals. NDP MP Jenny Kwan speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A NATO AWACS aircraft is directed to a parking position at the Baza 90 Romanian air force base in Otopeni, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Two of three NATO surveillance planes arrived at an air base near Romania’s capital Tuesday where they are set to undertake regional reconnaissance missions to “monitor Russian military activity” within the 30-nation military alliance’s territory. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

NATO surveillance planes temporarily deployed to Romania

Deployment meant to monitor Russian military activity on the alliance’s eastern flank

A NATO AWACS aircraft is directed to a parking position at the Baza 90 Romanian air force base in Otopeni, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Two of three NATO surveillance planes arrived at an air base near Romania’s capital Tuesday where they are set to undertake regional reconnaissance missions to “monitor Russian military activity” within the 30-nation military alliance’s territory. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Lawyer James Lockyer attends a session at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18, 2020, in Halifax on July 14, 2022. Lockyer is representing two Saskatewan sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say are wrongful murder convictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Lawyer James Lockyer attends a session at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18, 2020, in Halifax on July 14, 2022. Lockyer is representing two Saskatewan sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say are wrongful murder convictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A tentative contract has been reached for 21,700 people who work in B.C.’s private homes, group homes, residential living centres, child development and mental-health centres. (pixabay photo)

Tentative contract reached for thousands of health support workers in B.C.

Details of three-year contract being withheld pending ratification vote

A tentative contract has been reached for 21,700 people who work in B.C.’s private homes, group homes, residential living centres, child development and mental-health centres. (pixabay photo)
Provincial Health Department workers stop traffic that has crossed the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., Sunday, March 22, 2020. The premier of Prince Edward Island is asking the federal government to lower the tolls for the Confederation Bridge to make the trips to the mainland more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

P.E.I. premier asking Ottawa to reduce tolls for Confederation Bridge and ferry fares

Tolls for cars now $50, King wants them cut to $20 to encourage travel.

Provincial Health Department workers stop traffic that has crossed the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., Sunday, March 22, 2020. The premier of Prince Edward Island is asking the federal government to lower the tolls for the Confederation Bridge to make the trips to the mainland more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Wounded Warriors runners arrive in Port Alberni during an awreness event on March 3, 2022. The organization offers support programs for veterans, first responders and their families. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Course aims to fill gap by training therapists on needs of veterans, first responders

Many front-line workers say the practices of conventional therapists aren’t working for them

Wounded Warriors runners arrive in Port Alberni during an awreness event on March 3, 2022. The organization offers support programs for veterans, first responders and their families. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A statement from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces says they’ve confirmed remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, in northern France are those of Corporal Percy Howarth, who is believed to have died in the Battle of Hill 70 in 1917. The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

A whistle, a watch and DNA identify B.C. soldier 106 years after death in France

Remains discovered in 2011, but it would be another decade before Cpl. Percy Howarth was identified

A statement from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces says they’ve confirmed remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, in northern France are those of Corporal Percy Howarth, who is believed to have died in the Battle of Hill 70 in 1917. The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CRA files labour complaint against union amid bargaining impasse ahead of tax season

Union’s move toward strike position would affect the tax filing season, revenue agency says

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Police in India say two men are facing charges in the deaths of a family who froze a year ago while trying to cross from Manitoba into the United States. Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Police in India charge two men in deaths of family who froze crossing into U.S.

Pair arrested Sunday, other suspects are also wanted in Canada and the U.S.

Police in India say two men are facing charges in the deaths of a family who froze a year ago while trying to cross from Manitoba into the United States. Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil **MANDATORY CREDIT**
In this photo released by State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, Jan. 16, 2022, Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters carry a wounded woman out of the rubble from a building after a Russian rocket attack on Saturday in Dnipro, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (Pavel Petrov, SESU via AP)

Ukraine strike deaths hit 40; Russia seen preparing long war

Reported death toll made it deadliest single attack on Ukrainian civilians since before the summer

In this photo released by State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, Jan. 16, 2022, Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters carry a wounded woman out of the rubble from a building after a Russian rocket attack on Saturday in Dnipro, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (Pavel Petrov, SESU via AP)
Today, federal public servants are beginning the transition to return to in-person work. Pedestrians make their way along Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As federal workers return to the office, some decry lack of direction, long commutes

Purpose of new hybrid work model is to increase collaboration between colleagues

Today, federal public servants are beginning the transition to return to in-person work. Pedestrians make their way along Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Military concerned by Canada’s absence from American-British-Australian security pact

Decision could cost Canada access to cutting-edge military technology

Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Emergency workers clear the rubble after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Emergency workers clear the rubble after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Locals watch the wreckage of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Sunday, Jan.15, 2023. A passenger plane with 72 people on board has crashed near Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, the daily newspaper Kathmandu Post reports. The plane was carrying 68 passengers and four crew members. (AP Photo/Ashish Puri)

68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal resort town

‘I heard a man crying for help, but because of the flames and smoke we couldn’t help him.’

Locals watch the wreckage of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Sunday, Jan.15, 2023. A passenger plane with 72 people on board has crashed near Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, the daily newspaper Kathmandu Post reports. The plane was carrying 68 passengers and four crew members. (AP Photo/Ashish Puri)