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Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization now recommends immunocompromised kids between the ages of five and 11 be offered a third dose of an mRNA vaccine to protect them against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI

Health advisory committee strengthening its endorsement of vaccination

Facebook employees unveil a new logo and the name “Meta” on the sign in front of Facebook headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Menlo Park, Calif. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images

Digital giants must pay media for using news: Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez

Federal government consulting opposition about a bill modelled on action taken in Australia

There were 307,205 deaths in Canada in 2020, representing a 7.7 per cent increase from 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

StatCan: COVID-19 led to more than half-a-year drop in life expectancy in 2020

National life expectancy was 81.7 years for those born in 2020

A serviceman stands holding his machine-gun in a trench on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants at frontline with Ukrainian government forces in Slavyanoserbsk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Ukraine’s leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and prepared to accept a shipment of American military equipment Tuesday to shore up their defenses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alexei Alexandrov

Canada faces criticism for ‘soft’ response to Ukraine amid Russia threat

Ukrainian Canadians amplifying the requests by Ukrainian leadership in Kyiv for several key asks

A serviceman stands holding his machine-gun in a trench on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants at frontline with Ukrainian government forces in Slavyanoserbsk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Ukraine’s leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and prepared to accept a shipment of American military equipment Tuesday to shore up their defenses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alexei Alexandrov
A paramedic helps load medical equipment into an ambulance at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., Friday, April 3, 2020. Paramedics across Canada are calling for improved mental health services amid staff shortages and unprecedented call volumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Paramedics, dispatchers call for more resources as mental health issues spike

Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. estimates paramedics responded to more than a million calls last year

A paramedic helps load medical equipment into an ambulance at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., Friday, April 3, 2020. Paramedics across Canada are calling for improved mental health services amid staff shortages and unprecedented call volumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Trucks sit idle before a cross-country convoy departure for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Delta, B.C., on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

GoFundMe withholding $4.5 million from trucker convoy until plan presented

Funds raised from 58,300 donors, according to the GoFundMe page of the ‘Freedom Convoy’

Trucks sit idle before a cross-country convoy departure for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Delta, B.C., on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Salmon Arm RCMP use a spike belt to ground a vehicle after it was reported driving into oncoming lanes on Highway 1 on Thursday night, July 7, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

‘It’s solvable’: Banff RCMP hoping to identify man’s remains recovered decades ago

Skeleton discovered by a tour guide on the backside of Sulphur Mountain in 1998

Salmon Arm RCMP use a spike belt to ground a vehicle after it was reported driving into oncoming lanes on Highway 1 on Thursday night, July 7, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto. One member of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force says the timing of the Omicron outbreak in Canada may have hurt the uptake of pediatric vaccines to fight the virus, just when kids need them most. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Kids’ vaccine rate still low despite rampant spread of Omicron variant

In the two months since approval, 51 per cent of kids between 5 and 11 have had at least one dose

Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto. One member of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force says the timing of the Omicron outbreak in Canada may have hurt the uptake of pediatric vaccines to fight the virus, just when kids need them most. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James's trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Spending a ‘marked departure’ from former B.C. legislature clerk’s duties, Crown says

Wood splitter, cushion, beekeeping book among items under microscope in Craig James trial

Craig James, the former clerk of the B.C. legislature, makes a statement to the media in Vancouver on Monday November 26, 2018. James's trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
President Joe Biden responds to reporter’s questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden caught on hot mic swearing at Fox News reporter

The White House did not immediately responded to a request for comment

President Joe Biden responds to reporter’s questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

Officials working to determine the identities of the four people who froze leaving Manitoba

A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Opponents of a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, gather in the Indiana House balcony, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, during a House Education Committee hearing at the Statehouse. Opponents maintained that Hoosier youth would be unfairly discriminated against by the bill, which Indiana lawmakers advanced to the full House. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)

Indiana lawmakers advance bill banning transgender athletes

Bill: Students born male but who identify as female can’t participate in a sport designated for girls

Opponents of a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, gather in the Indiana House balcony, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, during a House Education Committee hearing at the Statehouse. Opponents maintained that Hoosier youth would be unfairly discriminated against by the bill, which Indiana lawmakers advanced to the full House. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson in Calgary, Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend but denied killing her daughter is scheduled to receive a verdict in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We got justice’: Man who killed girlfriend also found guilty in her toddler’s death

Court did not believe Robert Leeming’s explanation of how Aliyah Sanderson died

Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson in Calgary, Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend but denied killing her daughter is scheduled to receive a verdict in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

‘Freedom Convoy’ says it has raised more than $3.5 million from some 46,500 donors

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An instructor trains members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

NATO outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

Statement made under the NATO banner aimed at showing the alliance’s resolve

An instructor trains members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after he was sworn in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A retired judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is to determine whether Madu, now suspended as justice minister, interfered with the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former judge to review call from suspended Alberta justice minister to police chief

Adele Kent will investigate call made 10 months ago regarding a traffic ticket

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after he was sworn in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A retired judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is to determine whether Madu, now suspended as justice minister, interfered with the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police vehicles are parked on the grounds of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. German police say a lone gunman wounded several people at a lecture theatre in the southwest city of Heidelberg on Monday. Police said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead but didn’t give details of how that happened. (R.Priebe/Pr-Video/dpa via AP)

Student kills 1, wounds 3 in shooting at German university

Lone gunman opened fire during a packed lecture at Heidelberg University before killing himself

Police vehicles are parked on the grounds of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. German police say a lone gunman wounded several people at a lecture theatre in the southwest city of Heidelberg on Monday. Police said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead but didn’t give details of how that happened. (R.Priebe/Pr-Video/dpa via AP)
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Nesika Services calls itself a grassroots, community-led group of Alberta and B.C. communities

Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials during the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

New report suggests Alaskan fisheries are overharvesting plummeting B.C. salmon stocks

Alaska criticized report, calling it was an “unfair and biased attack on Alaska salmon fisheries

A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials during the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Jessica Wiebe poses for a photo at Long Lake in Halifax on Friday, January 21, 2022. Halifax artist Jessica Wiebe served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery gunner, often the lone woman in a male-dominated environment. Now she draws on that experience, and her mental and physical struggles after leaving the military, to create her art.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Women are a growing group of Canadian military veterans, but services are lagging

Women more likely to leave with medical releases, and experience steeper declines in income

Jessica Wiebe poses for a photo at Long Lake in Halifax on Friday, January 21, 2022. Halifax artist Jessica Wiebe served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery gunner, often the lone woman in a male-dominated environment. Now she draws on that experience, and her mental and physical struggles after leaving the military, to create her art.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark