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The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)

Alberta surgeon handed 4-month suspension for hanging noose on operating-room door

Rope had been put on a door leading to an operating room in Grand Prairie, Alta., in 2016

The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)
File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Burned vehicle in Port Moody linked to Coquitlam, B.C., shooting, police say

Nine-year-old boy who was in the back seat was not injured

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Tributes to victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting

Dec. 6 has become a day to call for more action to fight violence against women.

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A hotel worker is seen in a hotel window in Mississauga, Ont. by the Pearson International Airport on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian traveller forced to stay in quarantine facility after negative COVID-19 test

Canadians travelling from one of 10 African countries required to stay at a designated facility

A hotel worker is seen in a hotel window in Mississauga, Ont. by the Pearson International Airport on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
People pull up to the United States border as the land border opens to non-essential traffic, in Saint Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Since the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are ready to brace for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Most Canadians support strong border measures amid new Omicron COVID-19 variant: poll

68 per cent said they would approve of reintroducing social distancing and temporary lockdowns

People pull up to the United States border as the land border opens to non-essential traffic, in Saint Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Since the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are ready to brace for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh

U.S. to mount ‘diplomatic boycott’ of Beijing Olympics; Canada contemplates similar

Trudeau equivocated when asked if Canada would follow suit

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) covers up the puck as Quinn Hughes (43) checks Los Angeles Kings’ Phillip Danault (24) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Demko records 30-save shutout, Canucks beat Kings 4-0 in Boudreau’s debut

Victory comes less than 24 hours after Vancouver fired Green, Benning

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) covers up the puck as Quinn Hughes (43) checks Los Angeles Kings’ Phillip Danault (24) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller

The minister says the reports will be provided to the centre within 30 days

`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario’s first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Lululemon vs. Peloton: The fine line between inspiration and imitation in fashion

The dispute comes at a time when athleisure is booming

People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario’s first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Take steps to fend off ransomware attacks, federal ministers urge Canadians

Known ransom payments, after increasing rapidly from 2019 to 2020

A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

VIDEO: Tributes planned for victims of Ecole Polytechnique shooting on 32nd anniversary

École Polytechnique has held a number of tributes over the past week which will culminate today

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Dominic Barton, Canada Ambassador to China, wearing a face mask gestures after meeting with Canadian Michael Spavor at a detention center in Dandong, China, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ng Han Guan

Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton tenders resignation

Move comes three months after the release of two Canadians who were arrested and detained by China in 2018

Dominic Barton, Canada Ambassador to China, wearing a face mask gestures after meeting with Canadian Michael Spavor at a detention center in Dandong, China, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ng Han Guan
The Elephant Hill wildfire burns in the distance near Clinton, as seen from behind a mountain on Kamloops Lake in Savona, B.C., Sunday July 30, 2017. An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in British Columbia’s southern Interior four years ago has produced 30 calls to action to improve wildfire management and recovery practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Indigenous report calls for change in B.C. wildfire response, recovery

Report alleges poor communication that left communities feeling like they were on their own

The Elephant Hill wildfire burns in the distance near Clinton, as seen from behind a mountain on Kamloops Lake in Savona, B.C., Sunday July 30, 2017. An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in British Columbia’s southern Interior four years ago has produced 30 calls to action to improve wildfire management and recovery practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

No evidence Liberals knew appeal over residential school payments was dropped: Miller

Miller says there’s no evidence Wilson-Raybould or anyone in cabinet was made aware of the decision

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. is shown on May 1, 2018. Merck Canada announced it plans to manufacture it’s oral antiviral COVID-19 drug in Canada, making the country a global hub for the production of the potentially game-changing treatment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig

Canada to manufacture Merck COVID-19 antivirals if regulator approves

Merck’s clinical trial showed a 50 per cent reduced risk of hospitalization or death

Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. is shown on May 1, 2018. Merck Canada announced it plans to manufacture it’s oral antiviral COVID-19 drug in Canada, making the country a global hub for the production of the potentially game-changing treatment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig
People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green stands on the bench behind Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, and Alex Chiasson (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Travis Green, GM Jim Benning

Bruce Boudreau to step behind Vancouver bench

Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green stands on the bench behind Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, and Alex Chiasson (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to the West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs on finance committee ready for review of Liberals’ latest pandemic aid package

Proposed aid includes lockdown support and rent and wage subsidies for hard-hit businesses

Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to the West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Kilted Scotsman completes 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk from B.C. to Newfoundland

The 32-year-old has raised more than $60,000 for the Trees for Life charity

(Michael and Luna - A Rewilding Journey)
A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Canadian military’s fleet of maritime helicopters is undergoing special inspections and repairs after cracks were recently found in the tails of four CH-148 Cyclones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

Tail cracks were first detected in one of the maritime helicopters during a routine inspection

A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Canadian military’s fleet of maritime helicopters is undergoing special inspections and repairs after cracks were recently found in the tails of four CH-148 Cyclones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan