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Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Numerous Indigenous nations reported unmarked graves at former residential school sites

Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Members of Tseshaht First Nation are joined by School District 70 representatives for a song before the unveiling of Tsuma-as Elementary School’s new name on Sept. 29. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

B.C. school renamed from racist figure in reconciliation ceremony

Tsuma-as is the new name for Port Alberni school formerly known as AW Neill

Members of Tseshaht First Nation are joined by School District 70 representatives for a song before the unveiling of Tsuma-as Elementary School’s new name on Sept. 29. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada as a group of candidates and supporters marched towards a discussion on climate in Toronto on September 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Greens should investigate Annamie Paul’s racism claims, says leadership contender

Annamie Paul is the first Black, Jewish woman to lead a mainstream federal party in Canada

A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada as a group of candidates and supporters marched towards a discussion on climate in Toronto on September 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on September 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Put down your sword’: Federal Court dismisses feds’ Indigenous child-welfare appeals

Indigenous leaders have criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to fight both of these rulings

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on September 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson looks on during an interview with The Canadian Press in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Detailed plan to meet emissions targets coming in ‘months’: environment minister

Canada’s original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 30 per cent less than in 2005

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson looks on during an interview with The Canadian Press in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet speaks to the media during a press conference Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet speaks to the media during a press conference Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, File

New life in Canada for family that helped Edward Snowden flee to Hong Kong

The family’s arrival in Canada is the culmination of a long saga going back to 2013

In this Oct. 11, 2013, file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, File
Office towers are photographed in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Banking regulator planning for more frequent volatility ahead in financial sector

The regulator is working to better understand the risks and to increase disclosures

Office towers are photographed in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teaching Canadians to observe solemn new Truth and Reconciliation Day could take time

The holiday grants a paid day off to federally regulated employees and public servants

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamila Telendibaeva, wife of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen being held in a prison and serving a life sentence in a Chinese prison holds news conference on behalf her husband, Thursday April 26, 2007 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Family of Canadian Uyghur advocate held in China upset, outraged he remains detained

It wasn’t until Tuesday morning, when Kamila Telendibaeva saw the footage and…

Kamila Telendibaeva, wife of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen being held in a prison and serving a life sentence in a Chinese prison holds news conference on behalf her husband, Thursday April 26, 2007 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Kenney is set to speak to reporters later today as COVID-19 continues to surge in the province, pushing intensive care wards to the breaking point. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

VIDEO: Alberta’s Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

More than 90 per cent of COVID-19 patients in critical care are either partially vaccinated or not vaccinated

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Kenney is set to speak to reporters later today as COVID-19 continues to surge in the province, pushing intensive care wards to the breaking point. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. seeks forfeiture of $2.8M condo owned by alleged COVID-19 violator

Civil claim seeks all proceeds from sale of the condo, once a mortgage of about $2 million is repaid

Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

VIDEO: Joyce Echaquan’s loved ones urge action on racism on anniversary of her death

Mother of seven was mocked by staff as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital

A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)

Acclaimed B.C. artist’s new image honours children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau pledges to ‘foot the bill’ for provincial vaccine passports, create federal version

New government will be sworn in next month, House of Commons recalled in the fall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., is shown on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

33 trapped miners safe after rescue, 6 more on long trek out of mine near Sudbury

No one has been physically injured in the incident or in the evacuation

The Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., is shown on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington. The White House is playing down the links between the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig and last week’s decision to abandon the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Evan Vucci

White House says Biden pressed China’s Xi to release Canada’s two Michaels

Presidential press secretary played down any link between the release and the Meng Wanzhou case

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington. The White House is playing down the links between the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig and last week’s decision to abandon the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Evan Vucci
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. Six candidates seeking to become the next leader of British Columbia’s Liberal Party will face each other Tuesday in the campaign’s first debate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates to participate in campaign’s first virtual debate

Candidates are: Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Val Litwin, Renee Merrifield and Ellis Ross

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. Six candidates seeking to become the next leader of British Columbia’s Liberal Party will face each other Tuesday in the campaign’s first debate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people have been attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unanimous approval for ban on feeding any wild animals in Vancouver parks

Commissioners support a sliding scale that would include higher fines for repeat offences

A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people have been attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Poll finds Canadians not thrilled or angry about federal election outcome

Leger survey says only 18% are angry or uncomfortable with election outcome

A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang