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Taika Loo, 16 months, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Preventable diseases like measles could spread quickly in Canada like elsewhere in the world due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure their kids are fully immunized.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors urge parents to get routine vaccines for kids following pandemic disruptions

Rates for non-COVID vaccinations have dropped dramatically among kids

Taika Loo, 16 months, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Preventable diseases like measles could spread quickly in Canada like elsewhere in the world due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure their kids are fully immunized.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Notes of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former interim Conservative leader sheds more light on a discussion they had about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Inquiry document says Bergen, PM talked about setting ‘bad precedent’ with convoy

Notes taken during a conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former…

Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Notes of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former interim Conservative leader sheds more light on a discussion they had about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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 premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is defending new rules ordering schools to provide…

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
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says he’s ‘absolutely serene’ about invoking Emergencies Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s famous ‘wage premium’ rapidly eroding, experts say

Worker paycheques in the province that once led the country in wage…

Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham and Stephen Rawlinson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian brothers make like Mounties on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to World Cup

The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham…

Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham and Stephen Rawlinson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An artist’s concept image is seen in an undated handout composition. A new project from the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library is creating 3D digital records of some Alberta residential schools. In consultation with Indigenous communities the library has created accurate virtual and physical models of three former residential schools in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Taylor Family Digital Library, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Witnesses to history’: University makes 3D virtual replicas of residential schools

A new project from the University of Calgary is creating 3D digital…

An artist’s concept image is seen in an undated handout composition. A new project from the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library is creating 3D digital records of some Alberta residential schools. In consultation with Indigenous communities the library has created accurate virtual and physical models of three former residential schools in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Taylor Family Digital Library, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced 1 million units of imported kids' pain relievers are hitting some pharmacy shelves now, while an additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Federal health minister says 1M units of imported kids’ pain meds are starting to hit pharmacy shelves

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced one million units…

Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced 1 million units of imported kids' pain relievers are hitting some pharmacy shelves now, while an additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says ‘Freedom Convoy’ reminded him of anger during 2021 election campaign

Canada’s Governor General was getting “bombarded” with calls from protesters looking to…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

The Alberta government says school boards can’t require students to wear masks…

Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
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A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

An economic threat is a national threat, Freeland tells inquiry into Emergencies Act

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a direct link between Canada’s economic and…

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta projects $12.3B surplus for budget in latest fiscal update

EDMONTON — Alberta is revising down this year’s budget bottom line as…

Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20…

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming dead at 71 after battle with ALS

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple…

Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff
Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Herdman looked to former astronaut Chris Hadfield to launch Canada’s World Cup ride

While no slouch as a motivational speaker himself, John Herdman looked for…

Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The organization representing Canada's oil and gas drilling sector says it expects more activity in 2023. A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil and gas drilling sector wants federal tax credit to help it decarbonize

The organization representing Canada’s oil and gas drilling sector is asking the…

The organization representing Canada's oil and gas drilling sector says it expects more activity in 2023. A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Alberta to deliver update on whether province still on track for $13B surplus

Albertans are to get an update on whether the province is still…

Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Damage from post-tropical storm Fiona at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government's new national adaptation strategy seeks to help Canadians withstand the floods, fires and heat waves climate change is expected to unleash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

Climate Changed: Adaptation strategy commits funds to fight heat, floods, fires

The federal government has released a climate adaptation strategy that includes $1.6…

Damage from post-tropical storm Fiona at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government's new national adaptation strategy seeks to help Canadians withstand the floods, fires and heat waves climate change is expected to unleash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz delivers a keynote address to a business conference, Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Effect of rate hikes on economy will be more powerful than people think: Poloz

Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the effect of interest…

Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz delivers a keynote address to a business conference, Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld