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Commissioner Paul Rouleau listens to counsel question a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. A public inquiry is turning its attention to the role of online misinformation this morning as it continues probing Ottawa's use of emergency legislation to quell last winter's "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Social media tools were key to ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest, expert tells inquiry

Cybersecurity experts say a federal inquiry should think of social media as…

Commissioner Paul Rouleau listens to counsel question a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. A public inquiry is turning its attention to the role of online misinformation this morning as it continues probing Ottawa's use of emergency legislation to quell last winter's "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This photo taken in October 2016 shows an aboveground section of Enbridge's Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station. A judge in Wisconsin is ordering Enbridge and an Indigenous band to confer about "imperfect" alternatives to a "draconian" shutdown of the cross-border pipeline.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Flesher

Line 5 shutdown ‘draconian,’ both sides must consider ‘imperfect’ alternatives: judge

A judge in Wisconsin is ordering Enbridge Inc. and an Indigenous band…

This photo taken in October 2016 shows an aboveground section of Enbridge's Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station. A judge in Wisconsin is ordering Enbridge and an Indigenous band to confer about "imperfect" alternatives to a "draconian" shutdown of the cross-border pipeline.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Flesher
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays tobacco in front of a grave of one of the victims of a mass stabbing at James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Trudeau visits First Nation in Saskatchewan rocked by stabbings that killed 11

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told leaders of a Saskatchewan First Nation on…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays tobacco in front of a grave of one of the victims of a mass stabbing at James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Mendicino is accusing the Conservatives of "whipping up fear" that the Liberal government is outlawing ordinary long guns and hunting rifles.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives are ‘fearmongering’ over assault-style gun ban: public safety minister

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is accusing the Conservatives of “whipping up…

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Mendicino is accusing the Conservatives of "whipping up fear" that the Liberal government is outlawing ordinary long guns and hunting rifles.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta not proceeding with Premier Smith’s bill to protect COVID-19 unvaccinated

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rolling back on a promise to introduce…

United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime, centre, celebrates with teammate after defeating Australia's Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort

“It was time for Canada” — Davis Cup team tennis trophy finally in Canadian hands

Robert Bettauer was Tennis Canada’s director of tennis development some three decades…

Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime, centre, celebrates with teammate after defeating Australia's Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Dr. Christian Carrer and his partner Tetyana Grebenchykova, heads of the organization AICM, give a special emergency kit bag for first respondents to Paulina, an emergency room manager in the region of Balakliya, recently liberated by the Ukrainian army, on Friday Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

Aid group with Canadian funding leads mission to deliver medical supplies in Ukraine

As the Toyota Tundra following a tractor trailer loaded with humanitarian aid…

Dr. Christian Carrer and his partner Tetyana Grebenchykova, heads of the organization AICM, give a special emergency kit bag for first respondents to Paulina, an emergency room manager in the region of Balakliya, recently liberated by the Ukrainian army, on Friday Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron
Camels are lead by a tour guide in Mesaieed, Qatar, Nov. 26, 2022. Throngs of World Cup fans in Qatar looking for something to do between games are leaving Doha for a classic Gulf tourist experience: riding a camel in the desert. But the sudden rise in tourists is putting pressure on the animals, who have almost no time to rest between each ride. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

World Cup frenzy puts strain on Qatar’s camels

Shaheen stretched out on the sand and closed his eyes, but there…

Camels are lead by a tour guide in Mesaieed, Qatar, Nov. 26, 2022. Throngs of World Cup fans in Qatar looking for something to do between games are leaving Doha for a classic Gulf tourist experience: riding a camel in the desert. But the sudden rise in tourists is putting pressure on the animals, who have almost no time to rest between each ride. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Commissioner Paul Rouleau presides over the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests

Experts who study the Canadian Charter say the limits around the freedom…

Commissioner Paul Rouleau presides over the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A patient died over the weekend while waiting in the emergency department at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary to open heated trailer next to busy ER

Alberta’s health-care delivery agency says it’s preparing for surges in patients at…

A patient died over the weekend while waiting in the emergency department at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A pumpjack draws out oil from a well head near Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

E3 Lithium gets $37M from feds to support oilfield lithium extraction

An Alberta-based company aiming to extract lithium from the province’s old oilfields…

A pumpjack draws out oil from a well head near Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada fans cheer ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action between Canada and Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Watch parties are planned across the country today as soccer fans gear up to watch Canada’s second World Cup matchup against Croatia — a do-or-die game for the team in its first tournament appearance in 36 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada fans cheer ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action between Canada and Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Watch parties are planned across the country today as soccer fans gear up to watch Canada’s second World Cup matchup against Croatia — a do-or-die game for the team in its first tournament appearance in 36 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why anti-poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Addressing hunger requires systemic changes, researchers say

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Canada defender Kamal Miller (4) dives to defend as Croatia defender Josip Juranovic (22) plays the ball during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada defender Kamal Miller (4) dives to defend as Croatia defender Josip Juranovic (22) plays the ball during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort

Canada beats Australia to claim its first Davis Cup tennis championship

Canada has automically qualified for the 2023 Davis Cup Finals

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘This is just the beginning’: Canadian bobsledders confident heading into season

International teams competing in Whistler, B.C. this weekend

Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski

Canada’s top 5 federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers billions to clean up

Sites include B.C.’s Esquimalt Harbour, where hundreds of millions are expected to be spent in total

The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski