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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Experts call on Canada to take harder line with U.S. at Three Amigos summit Thursday

It’s the prime minister’s first visit to Washington since Biden was sworn in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Needles are seen filled with the vaccination for COVID-19 at a truck stop along highway 91 North in Delta, B.C., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Unvaccinated federal employees not granted exemptions to be put on unpaid leave today

More than 1,000 workers could be without pay or access to employment insurance benefits

Needles are seen filled with the vaccination for COVID-19 at a truck stop along highway 91 North in Delta, B.C., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A wild caribou roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Quebec builds fences around caribou as experts decry lack of habitat protection

Biologist said enclosing animals, killing predators is a last ditch attempt to save species

A wild caribou roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative MP Tim Uppal is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tory brand with racialized communities still hurt by divisive 2015 campaign: MP

Conservatives also ran on an election platform which didn’t contain the words ‘racism’ or ‘Islamophobia’

Conservative MP Tim Uppal is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Nabati Foods CEO Ahmad Yehya sits with his plant based products in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Nabati Plant Eggz are a plant-based liquid egg product that was designed to mimic the same consistency, taste, and texture as you get with traditional chicken eggs,THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Edmonton’s Nabati Foods racing to bring plant-based ‘egg’ to global markets

U.K.-based food technology company Crackd has also developed a pea protein-based liquid egg product

Nabati Foods CEO Ahmad Yehya sits with his plant based products in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Nabati Plant Eggz are a plant-based liquid egg product that was designed to mimic the same consistency, taste, and texture as you get with traditional chicken eggs,THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browses her smartphone as a masked woman walks by the Huawei retail shop promoting its 5G network in Beijing. As the Liberal government prepares to unfurl its policy on next-generation mobile networks, global security experts say all signs point to the exclusion of Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies from the long-awaited blueprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andy Wong

Canada has no choice but to bar Huawei from 5G mobile networks, security experts say

Huawei insists it is a fiercely independent company that does not engage in espionage for anyone

In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browses her smartphone as a masked woman walks by the Huawei retail shop promoting its 5G network in Beijing. As the Liberal government prepares to unfurl its policy on next-generation mobile networks, global security experts say all signs point to the exclusion of Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies from the long-awaited blueprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andy Wong
A Steller’s sea eagle is shown in this recent handout photo taken through a telescope near Falmouth, N.S. A rare eagle that is a long, long way from home in Nova Scotia has birdwatchers in this part of the world both flummoxed and spellbound. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Phil Taylor

Rare eagle sighting in Atlantic Canada like palm tree in the tundra, expert says

The Steller’s sea eagle is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

A Steller’s sea eagle is shown in this recent handout photo taken through a telescope near Falmouth, N.S. A rare eagle that is a long, long way from home in Nova Scotia has birdwatchers in this part of the world both flummoxed and spellbound. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Phil Taylor
Britain’s Alok Sharma, President of the COP26, second left, gestures as delegates applaud, flanked by Patricia Espinosa, left, UNFCCC Executive-Secretary, during the closing plenary session at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Environmental groups and politicians in Canada are reacting with a mix of hope, discouragement and determination to news that a last-minute deal had been reached at the United Nations climate change conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali

Green groups greet climate deal with hope, frustration after last-minute compromise

Climate Action Network Canada warned Canadian politicians they will be held to the deal’s pledges

Britain’s Alok Sharma, President of the COP26, second left, gestures as delegates applaud, flanked by Patricia Espinosa, left, UNFCCC Executive-Secretary, during the closing plenary session at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Environmental groups and politicians in Canada are reacting with a mix of hope, discouragement and determination to news that a last-minute deal had been reached at the United Nations climate change conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali
French language advocates protest Air Canada’s chief executive Michael Rousseau’s inability to speak French in front of the airline’s head office during a demonstration in Montreal, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Roughly 100 demonstrators are demanding the departure of Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau, enduring the November rain to stage a protest in front of the company’s head office in Montreal this afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Protesters tell Air Canada CEO to pack his bags, demand more French from management

The CEO told reporters he did not need to learn French to get by in Montreal

French language advocates protest Air Canada’s chief executive Michael Rousseau’s inability to speak French in front of the airline’s head office during a demonstration in Montreal, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Roughly 100 demonstrators are demanding the departure of Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau, enduring the November rain to stage a protest in front of the company’s head office in Montreal this afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
People start to gather near the Action Zone inside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant

COP26 to accelerate climate action already underway in Canada, experts say

Climate activists may have to continue to push the government along

People start to gather near the Action Zone inside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Internal government documents are providing the clearest picture yet of the impact that emergency aid is having now on federal support to low-income seniors and families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Documents detail impacts of federal aid on benefits for seniors, families

Federal officials say about 83,000 low-income seniors have lost out on the guaranteed income supplement

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Internal government documents are providing the clearest picture yet of the impact that emergency aid is having now on federal support to low-income seniors and families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Lawyer Paul Champ listens during the Military Police Complaints Commission during the Public Interest Hearings into the allegations regarding Afghan Detainees in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday, October 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa to allow return of Canadian who spent years in Syrian prison camps

Woman said she has no identity documents, little cash, and feared for her safety

Lawyer Paul Champ listens during the Military Police Complaints Commission during the Public Interest Hearings into the allegations regarding Afghan Detainees in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday, October 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Exit lanes from Point Roberts, Wash., sit empty at the local Canadian border station, which was shut down to all but essential travel during the pandemic. Richard Read | Los Angeles Times

Unvaxxed students face unwelcome reality when considering travel

As borders open there remains fine print that Canadian families should be aware of

Exit lanes from Point Roberts, Wash., sit empty at the local Canadian border station, which was shut down to all but essential travel during the pandemic. Richard Read | Los Angeles Times
A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Subtype of COVID-19 Delta variant spreading in Western Canada: health officials

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, said the public shouldn’t read too much into the subtype

A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Atmospheric river bringing rain and snow to southern B.C.

Expect rain on the coast, and snow as system heads east

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A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant

Canada, U.S. call to end fossil fuel subsidies as COP26 draft called ‘weasel words’

Draft calling for phasing out ‘unabated coal power and ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies criticized

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 12 years old sits ready for use at a vaccination site in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero

Canada could authorize vaccine for kids 5-11 in ‘one to two weeks’

Under-12 age group continues to have Canada’s highest incidence rates of COVID-19 across all ages

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 12 years old sits ready for use at a vaccination site in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
Indigenous families are grossly overrepresented in birth alerts in B.C. File photo of reporter Anna McKenzie and her daughter taken by Captured Memories Photography. Bayleigh Marelj, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous lawsuit seeks damages from B.C. for disproportionate birth alerts

Suit alleges alerts motivated by discriminatory and harmful stereotypes about parenting capabilities

Indigenous families are grossly overrepresented in birth alerts in B.C. File photo of reporter Anna McKenzie and her daughter taken by Captured Memories Photography. Bayleigh Marelj, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Mink look out from a pen at a farm near Naestved, Denmark on Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Nova Scotia will help pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for mink, but the British Columbia government says more research is needed to determine if immunization is an option for thousands of animals that will be prohibited on farms by April 2023 as part of the province’s permanent ban of the industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Nova Scotia pays for COVID-19 vaccines for mink, B.C. says no before closing industry

Nova Scotia’s vaccination program will be launched soon at five farms until the end of December

Mink look out from a pen at a farm near Naestved, Denmark on Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Nova Scotia will help pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for mink, but the British Columbia government says more research is needed to determine if immunization is an option for thousands of animals that will be prohibited on farms by April 2023 as part of the province’s permanent ban of the industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP