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Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced an investment of another $1.2 billion in its Ocean Protection Plan for 29 projects involving ocean safety, science and environmental safeguards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds announce another $1.2 billion for ocean cleanup and protection

National preparation for releases of hazardous or noxious substances from ships part of what’s coming

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced an investment of another $1.2 billion in its Ocean Protection Plan for 29 projects involving ocean safety, science and environmental safeguards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed “net pen” used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

California, Oregon and Alaska have already outlawed net-pen aquaculture

FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed “net pen” used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)
Steven Guilbeault, minister of the environment and climate change of Canada, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong

Canada won’t back call at COP27 to ‘phase down’ oil and gas production

First time a COP pact included any reference to reducing any kind of fossil fuel use

Steven Guilbeault, minister of the environment and climate change of Canada, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in the field, near the place where a missile struck, killing two people in a farmland at the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Deadly missile strike adds to Ukraine war fears in Poland

Vulnerability felt in a country where the ravages of World War II are well remembered

Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in the field, near the place where a missile struck, killing two people in a farmland at the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang, North Kora on Oct. 12, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

Unclear whether North Korea possesses functioning nuclear-armed missiles

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang, North Kora on Oct. 12, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
An Erie School District bus turns on Old French Road from East 33rd Street in Erie, Pa. on Nov. 17, 2022, following the region’s first lake-effect snow storm of the season overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The city saw about five inches of snow with many places in Erie County reporting up to a foot of snow. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Dangerous lake-effect snowstorm blankets Buffalo, western New York

Schools shuttered, Amtrak stations closed numerous flights canceled as snow continues to fall

An Erie School District bus turns on Old French Road from East 33rd Street in Erie, Pa. on Nov. 17, 2022, following the region’s first lake-effect snow storm of the season overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The city saw about five inches of snow with many places in Erie County reporting up to a foot of snow. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
Prince Rupert RCMP Coastal Unit assisted in a helicopter recovery operation on Nov. 9 when a man died in Kitsault. (Photo: supplied)

UPDATED: TSB investigating fatal helicopter crash in northwestern B.C.

Investigators dispatched to site of Nov. 9 crash near Kitsault

Prince Rupert RCMP Coastal Unit assisted in a helicopter recovery operation on Nov. 9 when a man died in Kitsault. (Photo: supplied)
Premier John Horgan makes his first public appearance since completing cancer treatment for Lunar New Year at the B.C. legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (John Horgan/Twitter)

Outgoing B.C. premier makes pitch to provinces and PM to end health gridlock

John Horgan not looking for a job, but told peers he’s happy to help any way he can

Premier John Horgan makes his first public appearance since completing cancer treatment for Lunar New Year at the B.C. legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (John Horgan/Twitter)
David Eby when he was B.C. Attorney General. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

David Eby to become B.C.’s new premier today in Vancouver ceremony

Swearing-in ceremony will be conducted by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin at the Musqueam Community Centre

David Eby when he was B.C. Attorney General. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Chile Gabriel Boric during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian Armed Forces to enhance engagement with Indo-Pacific, Trudeau says

News after gathering sidetracked by North Korean launch of a ballistic missile near Japanese waters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Chile Gabriel Boric during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Cars make their way among the elk at Omega animal park in Montebello, Que., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Two Quebec men will appear in a Gatineau, Que., court today after they were charged for allegedly breaking into the park and killing three wild boars and an elk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

2 Quebec men in court today for allegedly killing animals at safari park

Police found four animal carcasses inside a vehicle after a guard reported a break-in

Cars make their way among the elk at Omega animal park in Montebello, Que., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Two Quebec men will appear in a Gatineau, Que., court today after they were charged for allegedly breaking into the park and killing three wild boars and an elk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Aquatic science biologist Howie Manchester picks a salmon to collect samples from during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Writing on the wall for West Coast fish farms, conservationists say after closures

Washington joins ranks with Alaska, California and Oregon in not having industrial fish farms.

Aquatic science biologist Howie Manchester picks a salmon to collect samples from during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Military bans uniforms from civilian trials following Fortin criticism

An exception being made for troops representing the Armed Forces in court

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Indigenous leaders thank John Horgan for leadership on premier’s last full day

An organization of British Columbia Indigenous leaders is thanking the outgoing premier…

B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A U.S. Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies during the NATO military exercises Crystal arrow 2022 at the Adazi military range, Latvia, Friday, March 11, 2022. About 2,800 soldiers from Albania, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Latvia and the United States attend the training for interoperability during tactical military operations, including the demonstration of winter capability. (Martins Zilgalvis/F64 via AP)

Canadian commander says NATO battle group in Latvia could beat back Russian attack

Threat constant in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

A U.S. Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies during the NATO military exercises Crystal arrow 2022 at the Adazi military range, Latvia, Friday, March 11, 2022. About 2,800 soldiers from Albania, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Latvia and the United States attend the training for interoperability during tactical military operations, including the demonstration of winter capability. (Martins Zilgalvis/F64 via AP)
RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Man accused of first-degree murder of B.C. Mountie appears in court

Jongwon Ham, 37, appeared virtually in court on Wednesday

RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Living on B.C.’s below-poverty levels of disability assistance and already in debt means every treatment brings a Vancouver woman closer to running out of money and choosing the option to die. (Pixabay photo)

‘Jump or burn?’: B.C. woman is chronically ill, but dying of poverty

System will fund Medical Assistance in Dying but not treatments that help chronic fatigue syndrome

Living on B.C.’s below-poverty levels of disability assistance and already in debt means every treatment brings a Vancouver woman closer to running out of money and choosing the option to die. (Pixabay photo)
British Columbia’s incoming premier David Eby arrives for a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Eby says he will lead a government push to transform Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside into a neighbourhood that’s healthy and safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Incoming B.C. premier Eby vows to make Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside healthy, safe

Resolving contentious, complex issues is what governments should do, Eby said

British Columbia’s incoming premier David Eby arrives for a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Eby says he will lead a government push to transform Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside into a neighbourhood that’s healthy and safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Former President Donald Trump arrives to announce a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Trump, bruised by midterms, vows to bring down Biden in fresh bid for U.S. president

‘A Trump presidency would be a terrible situation for Canada’: political scientist

Former President Donald Trump arrives to announce a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)