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FILE - A small boat navigates near the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchoring off the Yokohama Port, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2020. Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

VIDEO: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2.5-year ban

Cruises haven’t been allowed since infamous Diamond Princess COVID outbreak at start of pandemic

FILE - A small boat navigates near the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchoring off the Yokohama Port, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2020. Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Justin Buffalo is seen in an undated handout photo. Buffalo is in the second year of Audible’s Indigenous Writers’ Circle, a six-month workshop and mentorship program for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Audible
Justin Buffalo is seen in an undated handout photo. Buffalo is in the second year of Audible’s Indigenous Writers’ Circle, a six-month workshop and mentorship program for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Audible
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The federal government has formally banned the top echelons of the Iranian regime from entering the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal government formally bans top echelons of Iranian regime from entering Canada

Authorities also allowed to investigate any Iranian officials who are already in Canada

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The federal government has formally banned the top echelons of the Iranian regime from entering the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
A lineup of police officers assemble on Colonel By Drive near the truck blockade in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. Senior federal civil servants are testifying or the first time at the commission investigating the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Freedom Convoy’ did not pose threat to the security of Canada: CSIS director

Federal intelligence agency said threshold for Emergencies Act was not met

A lineup of police officers assemble on Colonel By Drive near the truck blockade in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. Senior federal civil servants are testifying or the first time at the commission investigating the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada’s promised emissions cap on the oil and gas sector won’t be finalized for another year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada’s promised emissions cap on the oil and gas sector won’t be finalized for another year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada says it’s importing a foreign supply of children’s pain and fever medications that will be available on retail shelves in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada says it’s importing a foreign supply of children’s pain and fever medications that will be available on retail shelves in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Jim Carrey is among 100 Canadians now banned from Russia. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Russia bans 100 Canadians including Atwood, Jim Carrey

Ban in response to sanctions against Russia by Canada

Jim Carrey is among 100 Canadians now banned from Russia. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Newlyweds Deep Punia, left, and Parminder Punia pose for wedding photos at Pitt-Addington Marsh nature preserve, in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Statistics Canada says 98,355 marriages were registered in Canada in 2020 -- one-third lower than in 2019 -- likely due to COVID-19 and the various public health measures that were introduced mid-March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Newlyweds Deep Punia, left, and Parminder Punia pose for wedding photos at Pitt-Addington Marsh nature preserve, in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Statistics Canada says 98,355 marriages were registered in Canada in 2020 -- one-third lower than in 2019 -- likely due to COVID-19 and the various public health measures that were introduced mid-March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says the country’s economic slowdown will impact low income earners the most. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Slowdown will impact low-income earners most, says Bank of Canada governor

Tiff Macklem spoke at conference on diversity, equity Monday

Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says the country’s economic slowdown will impact low income earners the most. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New Democrats call for independent review of government’s COVID-19 response

Health critic Don Davies wants to know how well feds did on early response, vaccine supply

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Nickelback to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Induction to occur at 2023 Juno Awards in Edmonton

Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A Hydro Quebec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Hydro Quebec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is seen on the sidelines before the start of an NFL football game on Sept. 15, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. A former housekeeper for Bezos says she and other employees suffered unsafe working conditions that included being forced to climb out a laundry room window to get to a bathroom. In a lawsuit filed in Seattle this week, a longtime housekeeper claims she was discriminated and retaliated against when she complained about a lack of rest breaks or an area where staff could eat. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Jeff Bezos says he will give away most of his fortune

Amazon founder worth about $124.1 billion, according to Forbes

FILE - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is seen on the sidelines before the start of an NFL football game on Sept. 15, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. A former housekeeper for Bezos says she and other employees suffered unsafe working conditions that included being forced to climb out a laundry room window to get to a bathroom. In a lawsuit filed in Seattle this week, a longtime housekeeper claims she was discriminated and retaliated against when she complained about a lack of rest breaks or an area where staff could eat. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
FILE - Signage for the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat basketball team plays, is illuminated on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami. The rapid collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX into bankruptcy last week has also shaken the world of philanthropy, due to the donations and influence of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in the effective altruism movement. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
FILE - Signage for the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat basketball team plays, is illuminated on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami. The rapid collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX into bankruptcy last week has also shaken the world of philanthropy, due to the donations and influence of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in the effective altruism movement. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
The Twitter logo is seen at the social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Musk’s latest Twitter cuts: Outsourced content moderators

Moderators were used to track hateful and harmful content

The Twitter logo is seen at the social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Ukrainians gather in downtown to celebrate the recapturing their city, Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. People across Ukraine awoke from a night of jubilant celebrating after the Kremlin announced its troops had withdrawn to the other side of the Dnieper River from Kherson. The Ukrainian military said it was overseeing “stabilization measures” around the city to make sure it was safe. (AP Photo/Yevhenii Zavhorodnii)

Ukrainian city celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding

Kherson is without electricity or running water, has short supply of food and medical supplies

Ukrainians gather in downtown to celebrate the recapturing their city, Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. People across Ukraine awoke from a night of jubilant celebrating after the Kremlin announced its troops had withdrawn to the other side of the Dnieper River from Kherson. The Ukrainian military said it was overseeing “stabilization measures” around the city to make sure it was safe. (AP Photo/Yevhenii Zavhorodnii)
Yukon delegates Jocelyn Joe-Strack, left, research chair in Indigenous Knowledge at Yukon University and co-lead of the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Fellowship, poses with Carissa Waugh, a fellow with the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Fellowship, for a picture at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in a Nov. 11, 2022, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-

‘Big message’: Northern delegates bring Indigenous, youth perspective to COP27

N.W.T. and Yukon delegations are co-hosting a panel on climate adaptation and resiliency

Yukon delegates Jocelyn Joe-Strack, left, research chair in Indigenous Knowledge at Yukon University and co-lead of the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Fellowship, poses with Carissa Waugh, a fellow with the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Fellowship, for a picture at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in a Nov. 11, 2022, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-
An adult Piping Plover runs along a beach as waves lap on the shore in the background, in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area, in Westerly, R.I., July 12, 2007. An environmental law group is taking the federal government to court over new rules to protect piping plover habitat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

Environmental group takes federal government to court over piping plover habitat

Group claims feds’ amended version of protection strategy leaves birds more vulnerable

An adult Piping Plover runs along a beach as waves lap on the shore in the background, in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area, in Westerly, R.I., July 12, 2007. An environmental law group is taking the federal government to court over new rules to protect piping plover habitat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a bilateral meeting with Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Lim Jock Hoi during the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau pledges $1 million for clearing landmines, cluster bombs in Cambodia, Laos

Unexploded ordinances left over from civil wars, American bombing during the Vietnam War

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a bilateral meeting with Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Lim Jock Hoi during the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick