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Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pope Francis travels to Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Will then make brief stop in Iqaluit Friday before returning to Vatican

Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian flag flies near the Peace tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2020. The body representing interpreters working on Parliament Hill is warning a pilot project meant to address a shortage of professionals in their field risks jeopardizing the quality of translation services throughout the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bilingualism in Parliament threatened by unaccredited, off-site hires: translators

House leader says bringing in outside translators necessary to fill demand

The Canadian flag flies near the Peace tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2020. The body representing interpreters working on Parliament Hill is warning a pilot project meant to address a shortage of professionals in their field risks jeopardizing the quality of translation services throughout the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Rory Lidster, 55, right, and Amanda Marshall, 41, unpack after checking into a cooling center in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees F (37.8 C) on Tuesday and wide swaths of western Oregon and Washington are predicted to be well above historic averages throughout the week. “I don’t know how long they’re going to be doing this, but I hope it’s for a little while. As long as we can be, I will be here,” Lidster said. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Forecast: Scorching heat wave extended in US Northwest

Climate change is fueling longer heat waves in the Pacific Northwest

Rory Lidster, 55, right, and Amanda Marshall, 41, unpack after checking into a cooling center in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees F (37.8 C) on Tuesday and wide swaths of western Oregon and Washington are predicted to be well above historic averages throughout the week. “I don’t know how long they’re going to be doing this, but I hope it’s for a little while. As long as we can be, I will be here,” Lidster said. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
A person holds the flag of Argentina as Pope Francis greets the public following a service at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton on Monday, July 25, 2022, as part of his papal visit across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘Missed opportunity’: Mixed reactions to Pope’s public mass in Edmonton stadium

About 65,000 free tickets were available for the mass but many rows of seats were empty

A person holds the flag of Argentina as Pope Francis greets the public following a service at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton on Monday, July 25, 2022, as part of his papal visit across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Richard Elliott makes his way into a Toronto court, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2019. Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say the start of an international AIDS conference in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Elliott, a former executive director of the HIV Legal Network, a Toronto-based advocacy organization, says that not only has funding been frozen but money is increasingly being used to fight other sexually transmitted diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Richard Elliott makes his way into a Toronto court, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2019. Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say the start of an international AIDS conference in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Elliott, a former executive director of the HIV Legal Network, a Toronto-based advocacy organization, says that not only has funding been frozen but money is increasingly being used to fight other sexually transmitted diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. Canadian infection experts are taking note after U.S. officials reported last week that an unvaccinated American was diagnosed with the country’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Poser-Meredith Boyter Newlove-CDC via AP

Canadian doctors urge vaccination after first U.S. case of polio in a decade

A single case of polio triggers a response and is reportable under international health regulations

This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. Canadian infection experts are taking note after U.S. officials reported last week that an unvaccinated American was diagnosed with the country’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Poser-Meredith Boyter Newlove-CDC via AP
Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

VIDEO: Pope visits Edmonton church that blends Catholic and Indigenous rituals

Pope on 6-day tour apologizing for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

First Nations leaders, members react to Pope’s apology on residential schools

Pope said he was ‘deeply sorry’ to thousands gathered in Maskwacis Monday

Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana
Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana
FILE - Phyo Zeya Thaw arrives at the Myanmar parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Aug. 19, 2015. Myanmar has carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years. Phyo Zeya Thaw, a 41-year-old former lawmaker from ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party also known as Maung Kyaw, was convicted in January by a closed military court of offenses involving explosives, bombings and financing terrorism. (AP Photo, File)

Myanmar executions of 4 activists spur global outrage

Hangings were country’s first official executions in decades

FILE - Phyo Zeya Thaw arrives at the Myanmar parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Aug. 19, 2015. Myanmar has carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years. Phyo Zeya Thaw, a 41-year-old former lawmaker from ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party also known as Maung Kyaw, was convicted in January by a closed military court of offenses involving explosives, bombings and financing terrorism. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024

Country will focus on building its own orbiting station

FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope set for historic apology for abuses against Indigenous children in Canada

Pope set to speak in Alberta community of Maskwacîs on Monday

Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
FILE - Wildfires burning hundreds of miles away create smoky conditions Monday, June 13, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska’s remarkable wildfire season includes over 530 blazes that have burned an area more than three times the size of Rhode Island, with nearly all the impacts, including dangerous breathing conditions from smoke, attributed to fires started by lightning. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska experiencing wildfires it’s never seen before

530 wildfires already recorded this year, worst of season yet to come

FILE - Wildfires burning hundreds of miles away create smoky conditions Monday, June 13, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska’s remarkable wildfire season includes over 530 blazes that have burned an area more than three times the size of Rhode Island, with nearly all the impacts, including dangerous breathing conditions from smoke, attributed to fires started by lightning. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Tony Staffieri speaks at the Rogers annual general meeting in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Sherwood

Rogers pursuing deal with competitors to juggle 911 calls in case of outage

July 8 outage left millions unable to use phone for emergency services

Tony Staffieri speaks at the Rogers annual general meeting in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Sherwood
Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone

Translators to deliver Pope’s words in languages forbidden in residential schools

Indigenous children were punished for speaking their native languages

Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MPs look into alleged political interference in N.S. shooting probe

Feds were announcing gun control legislation at time initial shooting info was released

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

No immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns

This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)
Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini

Pope flies to Canada for ‘penitential trip’ aimed at Indigenous reconciliation

Catholic Church’s leader expected to make apology at the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini
From left to right, U2 singer Bono, Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron congratulate each other on stage during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon’s congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Laurent Cipriani

Advocates say Canada should commit $1.2 billion to fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

Investment, with other countries’ help, could save 20 million lives over next few years: advocates

From left to right, U2 singer Bono, Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron congratulate each other on stage during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon’s congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Laurent Cipriani
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.2 per cent to $62.2 billion in May, led higher by sales at new car dealers and gas stations. People fuel up their vehicles at a Shell gas station, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.2 per cent to $62.2 billion in May

Much of the gain in May is due to higher prices, particularly at the pump

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.2 per cent to $62.2 billion in May, led higher by sales at new car dealers and gas stations. People fuel up their vehicles at a Shell gas station, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck