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A man sits in front of a destroyed building, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Canadian assessment team deployed to Turkey as earthquake rescue efforts close

Ottawa will match funds donated to Red Cross relief efforts up to $10-million

A man sits in front of a destroyed building, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Anand and Economic Development Minister François-Philippe Champagne are headed to the U.S. capital tonight to remind lawmakers and military contractors about the economic virtues of collaborating with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Defence, innovation ministers team up to sell D.C. on merits of working with Canada

Pair selling the idea that critical minerals industry makes it an ideal partner in defence

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Anand and Economic Development Minister François-Philippe Champagne are headed to the U.S. capital tonight to remind lawmakers and military contractors about the economic virtues of collaborating with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Charlie Cragg and Troy Pearson lost their lives in the sinking of the tug boat Ingenika on Feb. 11, 2021. Wainwright Marine Service Ltd. and James Geoffery Bates have been jointly charged with eight counts in the Prince Rupert Court on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: supplied)

Tug company, senior official charged in fatal 2021 sinking off northwest B.C. coast

The Ingenika sank near Kitimat, killing Troy Pearson and Charlie Cragg

Charlie Cragg and Troy Pearson lost their lives in the sinking of the tug boat Ingenika on Feb. 11, 2021. Wainwright Marine Service Ltd. and James Geoffery Bates have been jointly charged with eight counts in the Prince Rupert Court on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: supplied)
Inflation has eroded purchasing power for many Canadians, but the experience with rapidly rising prices has been far from uniform. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who’s hurting the most

A closer look at how the climbing cost of living is affecting people across the country

Inflation has eroded purchasing power for many Canadians, but the experience with rapidly rising prices has been far from uniform. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
The many pressures on B.C.’s forests and the rural and northern communities that directly depend on them are coming to a head this spring, with sawmill, pellet and pulp closures set to affect hundreds of workers in different corners of the province. Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mill closures threaten to punch holes in the fabric of rural B.C. towns

Sawmill, pellet and pulp closures are affecting hundreds of workers

The many pressures on B.C.’s forests and the rural and northern communities that directly depend on them are coming to a head this spring, with sawmill, pellet and pulp closures set to affect hundreds of workers in different corners of the province. Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vant Hayes, 88, visits a cemetery in Breton, Alta., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Originally called Keystone, which was established in 1909 by a group of African-American immigrants. The new Black Canadian homesteaders arrived from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, just four years after Alberta became a province in 1905. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘The only Black one left:’ Alberta village remembers its African-American roots

The early 1900s saw an exodus of African Americans to four tiny communities in Alberta

Vant Hayes, 88, visits a cemetery in Breton, Alta., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Originally called Keystone, which was established in 1909 by a group of African-American immigrants. The new Black Canadian homesteaders arrived from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, just four years after Alberta became a province in 1905. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Pierre Poilievre pledges to honour Trudeau’s health-care funding offer to premiers

Trudeau proposed increasing health-care transfers by $17 billion above previous commitments

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Parents and their children are loaded onto a warming bus as they wait for news after a bus crashed into a daycare centre in Laval, Que., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Two children dead after city bus driven into Quebec daycare, driver charged

Driver has been arrested and faces charges of homicide and dangerous driving

Parents and their children are loaded onto a warming bus as they wait for news after a bus crashed into a daycare centre in Laval, Que., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Khalil Hamra

‘It was a chaotic situation’: Canadian stuck in Turkey recounts earthquake

Zein Almoghraby ran outside his hotel room in southeast Turkey when the…

A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Khalil Hamra
Hinatinyis Coté and Larry Johnson drum and sing with Donna Samuel at Spirit Square, Harbour Quay prior to the opening ceremonies for the Orange Shirt Day walk on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Hinatinyis Coté and Larry Johnson drum and sing with Donna Samuel at Spirit Square, Harbour Quay prior to the opening ceremonies for the Orange Shirt Day walk on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

How Truth and Reconciliation Day is marked across Canada

B.C. would become the 6th province or territory to designate Sept. 30 as a holiday.

Hinatinyis Coté and Larry Johnson drum and sing with Donna Samuel at Spirit Square, Harbour Quay prior to the opening ceremonies for the Orange Shirt Day walk on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Hinatinyis Coté and Larry Johnson drum and sing with Donna Samuel at Spirit Square, Harbour Quay prior to the opening ceremonies for the Orange Shirt Day walk on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Aerial photo shows the destruction in Hatay city centre, southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Donations are pouring into a Vancouver warehouse for those affected by Monday’s devastating earthquake in Turkey but a volunteer organizer says the country could most benefit from professional search and rescues teams.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, IHA

Vancouver’s Turkish community unites to collect donations for quake survivors

City’s Turkish community flocked to warehouse in the industrial area of Vancouver on Tuesday

Aerial photo shows the destruction in Hatay city centre, southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Donations are pouring into a Vancouver warehouse for those affected by Monday’s devastating earthquake in Turkey but a volunteer organizer says the country could most benefit from professional search and rescues teams.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, IHA
A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians still see the United States as their country’s closest ally, even in an age of isolationism and protectionist policies. President Joe Biden delivers his first state of the union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool via AP

The state of the union? Unapologetically pro-American, to hear Joe Biden tell it

President didn’t just defend Buy American, he doubled down on it

A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians still see the United States as their country’s closest ally, even in an age of isolationism and protectionist policies. President Joe Biden delivers his first state of the union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool via AP
B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond listens during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday Nov. 13, 2015. A statement from Royal Roads University says it has accepted the return of an honorary doctorate from Turpel-Lafond, who was the subject of a CBC investigation about her claims of Indigenous heritage last fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Turpel-Lafond returns second honorary degree after being told of identity review

Royal Roads University says it initiated a review in response to public concerns

B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond listens during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday Nov. 13, 2015. A statement from Royal Roads University says it has accepted the return of an honorary doctorate from Turpel-Lafond, who was the subject of a CBC investigation about her claims of Indigenous heritage last fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Alberta Premier Smith meets Trudeau; awkward handshake ensues

Leaders met during larger discussions on healthcare in Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Houses are seen in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A new Indigenous housing coalition is calling on the federal government to invest $6 billion in its upcoming budget to develop an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy and create Canada’s first national Indigenous housing centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Coalition calls on Ottawa to invest $6B in Indigenous housing

‘Canada has a problem and we have a solution’

Houses are seen in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A new Indigenous housing coalition is calling on the federal government to invest $6 billion in its upcoming budget to develop an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy and create Canada’s first national Indigenous housing centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada’s premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laid out the proposal to the premiers near Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters in the foyer as he arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Trudeau is joining Canada’s premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Money is removed from an ATM in Montreal, Monday, May 30, 2016. A new poll finds one-third of Canadian households say their financial situation has worsened over the last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

1/3 of households say they’re financially worse off compared to year ago: poll

‘People … in lower income brackets are finding the pinch particularly difficult…’

Money is removed from an ATM in Montreal, Monday, May 30, 2016. A new poll finds one-third of Canadian households say their financial situation has worsened over the last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

OPINION: Why the drug poisoning crisis in B.C. won’t be addressed by decriminalization

On Jan. 31, B.C. began a three-year pilot project under which simple possession of some drugs

Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Suspected shooting accomplice Trayvon Newsome’s attorney, George Edward Reres, gives his opening statement during the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Emerging rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was killed during a robbery outside of Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach in 2018 allegedly by defendants Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Suspected shooting accomplice Trayvon Newsome’s attorney, George Edward Reres, gives his opening statement during the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Emerging rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was killed during a robbery outside of Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach in 2018 allegedly by defendants Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Prosecutor: XXXTentacion’s accused killers set out to rob

‘For Broward County, for everyone involved, this was a nightmare’

Suspected shooting accomplice Trayvon Newsome’s attorney, George Edward Reres, gives his opening statement during the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Emerging rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was killed during a robbery outside of Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach in 2018 allegedly by defendants Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Suspected shooting accomplice Trayvon Newsome’s attorney, George Edward Reres, gives his opening statement during the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Emerging rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was killed during a robbery outside of Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach in 2018 allegedly by defendants Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Former actor Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, right, also known as Nathan Chasing Horse, appears in North Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in North Las Vegas, Nev. A former actor in the Academy Award-winning movie “Dances With Wolves” who is facing eight sex-related charges in Nevada is also facing a charge in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bizuayehu Tesfaye /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

Dances with Wolves actor facing sex charge in 2018 B.C. incident

Nathan Chasing Horse was charged last week with one count of sexual assault in Keremeos

Former actor Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, right, also known as Nathan Chasing Horse, appears in North Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in North Las Vegas, Nev. A former actor in the Academy Award-winning movie “Dances With Wolves” who is facing eight sex-related charges in Nevada is also facing a charge in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bizuayehu Tesfaye /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP