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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second from right, and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, at Rideau Cottage, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

UPDATE: Biden, Trudeau pledge deal by summer on B.C. cross-border mining toxins

Indigenous groups wary of Canada-U.S. promise to ‘reduce, mitigate’ Kootenay pollution

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second from right, and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, at Rideau Cottage, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks briefly with reporters as she makes her way to a cabinet meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Clean electricity grid, new tax credits will be among highlights of federal budget

Finance Minister intends to limit new spending, but also has made clear clean technology a priority

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks briefly with reporters as she makes her way to a cabinet meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport ahead of an official state visit in Ottawa, Thursday, March 23, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Trudeau hopes to advance policy as pomp surrounds Biden’s whirlwind visit to Ottawa

Green energy, migration and Haiti expected to be among the topics up for discussion

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport ahead of an official state visit in Ottawa, Thursday, March 23, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Deputy Chief Devin Laforce speaks about the details of the shooting that killed two police officers during a press conference in Edmonton, Friday, March 17, 2023. Edmonton police say a 16-year-old boy who shot and killed two officers on March 16 had been apprehended in November under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for assessment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Boy who killed Edmonton officers had been apprehended under Mental Health Act: police

Mother remains in hospital, unable to speak but able to communicate through writing

Deputy Chief Devin Laforce speaks about the details of the shooting that killed two police officers during a press conference in Edmonton, Friday, March 17, 2023. Edmonton police say a 16-year-old boy who shot and killed two officers on March 16 had been apprehended in November under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for assessment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the State Funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jack Hill/Pool Photo via AP

Trudeau stayed in $6,000 London hotel suite for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

The Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the State Funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jack Hill/Pool Photo via AP
A petition to the federal government aims to ban cephalopod farms in Canada. (Credit: Pixabay)

There are no octopus farms in Canada. BC SPCA, experts call on feds to keep it that way

Experts say practice not only morally questionable, but environmentally destructive too

A petition to the federal government aims to ban cephalopod farms in Canada. (Credit: Pixabay)
The Woodfibre LNG project site is seen on the waters of Howe Sound near Squamish, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Squamish LNG facility plans to achieve net-zero emissions at operation’s start

Company says it’s implementing a strategy that will result in the world’s first net-zero facility

The Woodfibre LNG project site is seen on the waters of Howe Sound near Squamish, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen at sunset after a rainstorm and a day-long ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announcement of the detection of the remains of 215 children at an unmarked burial site at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Feds give Kamloops First Nation $12.5 million for healing centre

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc found 215 suspected unmarked graves near former residential school

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen at sunset after a rainstorm and a day-long ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announcement of the detection of the remains of 215 children at an unmarked burial site at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An Atlantic salmon is seen collected for 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

B.C. salmon farm closure decision was necessary, says DFO amid court challenges

DFO: recent science suggests uncertainty about risks posed to wild salmon by the area’s farms

An Atlantic salmon is seen collected for 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
FILE - A pile of challenged books appear at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. Attempted book bannings and restrictions at school and public libraries continue to surge, according to a new report from the American Library Association. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

American Library Association reports record book ban attempts in 2022

‘The last two years have been exhausting, frightening, outrage inducing’

FILE - A pile of challenged books appear at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. Attempted book bannings and restrictions at school and public libraries continue to surge, according to a new report from the American Library Association. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
A banner is fixed on the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie Major that reads, “general strike,” during a rally in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, march 23, 2023. French unions are holding their first mass demonstrations Thursday since President Emmanuel Macron enflamed public anger by forcing a higher retirement age through parliament without a vote. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

No red carpet: French unrest impacts King Charles III’s trip

French anger over their president’s resolve to increase the retirement age clouding visit

A banner is fixed on the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie Major that reads, “general strike,” during a rally in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, march 23, 2023. French unions are holding their first mass demonstrations Thursday since President Emmanuel Macron enflamed public anger by forcing a higher retirement age through parliament without a vote. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Beijing says it has nothing to say about ongoing allegations that China has meddled in Canadian affairs, including about a Liberal MP resigning from the party Wednesday night. Provincial Liberal candidate Han Dong celebrates with supporters while taking part in a rally in Toronto on Thursday, May 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Beijing denies meddling after MP Han Dong’s resignation from Liberal caucus

‘We have no interest in and will not interfere in Canada’s internal affairs’

Beijing says it has nothing to say about ongoing allegations that China has meddled in Canadian affairs, including about a Liberal MP resigning from the party Wednesday night. Provincial Liberal candidate Han Dong celebrates with supporters while taking part in a rally in Toronto on Thursday, May 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, not shown, at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, not shown, at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An end slide area sign just before the Cottonwood River on Highway 97 South is shown just outside of Quesnel, B.C., on Thursday, March 9, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Logging, forest loss may have awakened ancient B.C. landslides, at cost of about $1B

UBC professor concerned money being spent on rebuilding roads could be wasted

An end slide area sign just before the Cottonwood River on Highway 97 South is shown just outside of Quesnel, B.C., on Thursday, March 9, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Attendants hold their devices as they walk during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A federal source says the coming budget will detail how the Liberals plan to go after hidden or unexpected consumer fees, following the United States announcing its own crackdown on these charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Emilio Morenatti

Budget 2023 to detail crackdown on ‘junk fees’ for consumers: federal source

Feds expected to take aim at tacked-on fees that hide, and inflate, the total cost

Attendants hold their devices as they walk during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A federal source says the coming budget will detail how the Liberals plan to go after hidden or unexpected consumer fees, following the United States announcing its own crackdown on these charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Emilio Morenatti
A patient is attached to a ventilator in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Canada’s race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working “night and day” to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada’s stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Public Services and Procurement Canada says total cost was more than $807 million

A patient is attached to a ventilator in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Canada’s race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working “night and day” to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A surgery is performed in the operating room at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Surgery wait times for cancer, joint replacement patients still lagging amid backlog

Pandemic created a backlog of surgical procedures providers still haven’t been able to catch up on

A surgery is performed in the operating room at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake not natural, from oilsands wastewater: study

Peace River area rocked by series of quakes in November culminating with one at 5.6 magnitude

Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon
Pope Francis and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon watch a traditional dance during the final public event of his papal visit across Canada as he prepares to leave Iqaluit, Nunavut on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon watch a traditional dance during the final public event of his papal visit across Canada as he prepares to leave Iqaluit, Nunavut on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 9, 2016. U.S. President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated first trip to Ottawa this week is expected to put Canada’s defence spending back under the microscope.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 9, 2016. U.S. President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated first trip to Ottawa this week is expected to put Canada’s defence spending back under the microscope.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
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