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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

Trudeau said the agreement lays out the next steps for the Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia

An elderly couple eat ice cream cones near a large Canadian flag during Canada Day festivities in West Vancouver on Monday, July 1, 2019. It’s a long weekend that ushers in the unofficial start of summer with potato salad and grilled food, popsicles and lemonade, swimming and fireworks. Yet Canada Day entertaining will come with a bigger price tag this year as inflation surged to its highest level in nearly 40 years, Statistics Canada said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta and Quebec most likely to support separation from Canada: poll

51 per cent of survey respondents said a new prime minister would improve life in their province

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Canada Day celebrations at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, on Friday, July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

VIDEO: In Canada Day message, Trudeau says Canadian flag represents promise of a better life

“It’s also a promise — a promise of opportunity, a promise of safety for those fleeing violence and war…”

Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

After ‘Freedom Convoy,’ Canadian flag has taken on new meaning for some this year

‘It’s getting a connotation of: People who are the loudest are always the ones waving the flag’

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘It saves lives’: Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes, too

Tenecteplase shown to be an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke

Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reimagining Canada Day: Celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous people

Celebrations of Canadian pride balanced with country’s difficult history with Indigenous people

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials is shown at the Junction Chemist pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadians urged to catch up on vaccinations, prepare for fall boosters

Canada’s chief public health officer stressing importance of up-to-date vaccination status

A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials is shown at the Junction Chemist pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Lynn Constantine leads a group of protestors along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, Washington, to protest the possible US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 50 year old Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed women the right to abortion. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

TikTok invitations to abortion-seekers well-intentioned but misguided, say advocates

Canadians posting online invites to their homes, welcoming abortion-seekers from U.S. states

Lynn Constantine leads a group of protestors along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, Washington, to protest the possible US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 50 year old Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed women the right to abortion. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announces new food labelling in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to require nutrition warnings on front of some packaged food

Ground meat will be exempt from the labels, after ranchers groups objected

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announces new food labelling in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

‘Sense of future’ for Lytton if homes rebuilt by this time next year: B.C. minister

Debris removal is underway, possibly allowing rebuilding to start in September

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
A barge that drifted loose on English Bay sits grounded on rocks during a massive windstorm, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. A timeline has finally been announced for the removal of a huge barge that wedged itself onto a beach in Vancouver’s English Bay last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver plans for removal of beached barge, months after it washed up during storm

Pile driving firm will set up fences and barricades around the barge this week

A barge that drifted loose on English Bay sits grounded on rocks during a massive windstorm, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. A timeline has finally been announced for the removal of a huge barge that wedged itself onto a beach in Vancouver’s English Bay last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

Canada has signed an agreement to upgrade the NATO battlegroup it leads…

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station after the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline reached a new high of $2.28, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Canada’s new emissions standards for gasoline and diesel will allow oil companies that get a federal tax break for installing carbon capture and storage systems to generate credits based on those systems, which they can then sell to refineries and fuel importers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to allow companies to get tax credits and sell carbon credits

Cabinet approved the final regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard last week

People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station after the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline reached a new high of $2.28, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Canada’s new emissions standards for gasoline and diesel will allow oil companies that get a federal tax break for installing carbon capture and storage systems to generate credits based on those systems, which they can then sell to refineries and fuel importers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some cities rethinking Canada Day parades amid rising costs, funding challenges

Montreal not the only city concerned about Canada Day parade costs and security

People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

NATO embarks on greatest overhaul since Cold War, but Canada’s role remains uncertain

NATO leaders have gathered for landmark summit to discuss Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
Former Olympian Donovan Bailey, left, speaks to a fan during a rally in support of the 2026 Winter Olympic bid in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Bailey is among the dozens of performers, athletes, advocates and experts newly named to the Order of Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sandra Oh, Donovan Bailey among dozens appointed to Order of Canada

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon announced 85 appointees to the Order of Canada on Wednesday

Former Olympian Donovan Bailey, left, speaks to a fan during a rally in support of the 2026 Winter Olympic bid in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Bailey is among the dozens of performers, athletes, advocates and experts newly named to the Order of Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New flood watch, high stream advisories, evacuation alerts as rains swell B.C. rivers

‘Sharp rises’ in Nechako River system water levels near Vanderhoof and west of Prince George

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this photo released by Rocket Lab, Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket sits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on May 17, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

Capstone CubeSat satellite only about the size of a microwave oven

In this photo released by Rocket Lab, Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket sits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on May 17, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)