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Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray points to a video display of a UAP during a hearing of the House Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee hearing on “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress dives into UFOs, but no signs of extraterrestrials

‘We want to know what’s out there as much as you’

A pedestrian walks on a bridge above vehicle traffic in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, as the city is enveloped under thick smog. The air quality index exceeded 400, about eight times the recommended maximum. A study released on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

As many deaths as cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke combined

Jason Kenney speaks in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. Albertans are to learn Wednesday whether the premier has enough support from his party to keep his job, but political observers say whatever the result, it won’t end the rancorous political melodrama. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier to learn fate Wednesday in party review of his job performance

Province should learn Jason Kenney’s fate via live feed on the United Conservative Party website

Vaping devices are displayed at a store in New York, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The Canadian government is in the midst of reviewing the legislation that legalized vaping for the first time since it was passed in 2018, and appears to be veering away from the narrow path between treating vapes as a harm reduction tool and danger in and of itself. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer

Government’s changing vape strategy shifts focus away from cigarettes, advocates fear

Harms of vaping relative to smoking tobacco cigarettes are still something of a mystery

Vaping devices are displayed at a store in New York, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The Canadian government is in the midst of reviewing the legislation that legalized vaping for the first time since it was passed in 2018, and appears to be veering away from the narrow path between treating vapes as a harm reduction tool and danger in and of itself. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022.The Canadian Airports Council is asking the federal government to do away with COVID-19 protocols at customs to clear up the chaos that international travellers experience when they arrive in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Regular travel and public health measures can’t coexist: Canadian Airport Council

Council wants federal government to do away with random tests and public health questions at customs

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022.The Canadian Airports Council is asking the federal government to do away with COVID-19 protocols at customs to clear up the chaos that international travellers experience when they arrive in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Burned cars and structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. A report on the wildfire concludes the disaster couldn’t have been stopped, even with an area-wide emergency response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Report into Lytton wildfire says more community fireproofing needed

Best possible fire response would have been “overwhelmed” due to easily ignitable structures and homes

Burned cars and structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. A report on the wildfire concludes the disaster couldn’t have been stopped, even with an area-wide emergency response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals move to bar sanctioned Russians from Canada through immigration amendments

Changes would enable Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials to deny visas

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Over half of young people see racist content online about immigrants, poll suggests

Leger survey an indication that younger people are more likely to see this sort of content

An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in St. John’s to begin a three-day Canadian tour, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Prince Charles offers remarks about reconciliation as Canadian tour begins

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon welcomed Charles and Camilla to Canada in Inuktitut

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in St. John’s to begin a three-day Canadian tour, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fight

Biden plans to call for stricter gun laws, urge Americans to reject racism following fatal shooting

FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
Talal Amer, 29, is seen in an undated police handout photo. Calgary police say they have issued Canada-wide warrants for Amer, the man they believe is responsible for the death of a woman after a shooting led to a crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service

Canada-wide warrant issued after Calgary mother of five killed in crash

Warrants for Talal Amer include attempted murder, manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm

Talal Amer, 29, is seen in an undated police handout photo. Calgary police say they have issued Canada-wide warrants for Amer, the man they believe is responsible for the death of a woman after a shooting led to a crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service
Candidate Pierre Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Poilievre is denouncing the "white replacement theory" that is believed to be a motive for a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., over the weekend as "ugly and disgusting hate mongering." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tory leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre denounces ‘white replacement theory’

Conservative interim leader: ‘‘white-replacement’ conspiracy theory is peddled by racists and bigots’

Candidate Pierre Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Poilievre is denouncing the "white replacement theory" that is believed to be a motive for a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., over the weekend as "ugly and disgusting hate mongering." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign at a gas station displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline after it reached a new high of $2.28 in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Average price for gasoline in Canada tops $2 a litre for first time

Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average…

A sign at a gas station displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline after it reached a new high of $2.28 in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - This June 25, 2019, photo shows the sign outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald’s said higher U.S. menu prices and easing COVID restrictions elsewhere helped offset troubled markets like China and Russia in the first quarter. The Chicago-based burger giant said Thursday, April 28, 2022 its revenue rose 11% to $5.66 billion in the January-March period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

De-Arching: McDonald’s to sell Russia business, exit country

Buyer sought who will employ chain’s 62,000 workers in nation

FILE - This June 25, 2019, photo shows the sign outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald’s said higher U.S. menu prices and easing COVID restrictions elsewhere helped offset troubled markets like China and Russia in the first quarter. The Chicago-based burger giant said Thursday, April 28, 2022 its revenue rose 11% to $5.66 billion in the January-March period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
A fast food restaurant employee is accused of urinating into a milkshake mix that might then have been served to dozens of people in Washington state. (pixabay photo)

Police: Arby’s manager in Washington urinated in milkshake mix

Suspect told police he was “almost sure” he threw the bag out

A fast food restaurant employee is accused of urinating into a milkshake mix that might then have been served to dozens of people in Washington state. (pixabay photo)
A doctor draws out vaccine during a drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Will B.C. be rolling up its sleeves for a fourth vaccine dose?

Officials still undecided on whether that is a necessary step in province’s pandemic-fighting path

A doctor draws out vaccine during a drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
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Alberta man pleads guilty to killing woman and her 16-month-old son

Four years earlier, Edmonton police warned Robert Major could harm ‘a female, including children’

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Catherine McCarthy-Martin holds a yellow rose in honour of her niece Chantel Moore during a healing gathering at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A jury of three women and two men has been chosen in the coroner’s inquest into the death of Chantel Moore — a 26-year-old Indigenous woman fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B., during a wellness check on June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Mother of Chantel Moore tells inquest about night N.B. police shot her daughter

Inquest underway into what happened the 2020 night Tla-o-qui-aht mom was shot and killed by police

Catherine McCarthy-Martin holds a yellow rose in honour of her niece Chantel Moore during a healing gathering at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A jury of three women and two men has been chosen in the coroner’s inquest into the death of Chantel Moore — a 26-year-old Indigenous woman fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B., during a wellness check on June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. A swearing-in ceremony is set for this afternoon in Victoria as B.C.'s new Liberal leader enters the legislature as Leader of the Opposition. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon to be officially sworn-in, take seat in legislature

Falcon will be sworn in and sign his oath of office in a brief ceremony at 12:45 p.m.

B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. A swearing-in ceremony is set for this afternoon in Victoria as B.C.'s new Liberal leader enters the legislature as Leader of the Opposition. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, 2022. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital in an effort to convince Capitol Hill lawmakers that his province is their best bet for North American energy security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier visits U.S. capital to talk North American energy security

Kenney a champion of the role Alberta plays as a reliable source of energy to the U.S.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, 2022. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital in an effort to convince Capitol Hill lawmakers that his province is their best bet for North American energy security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh