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Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Jagmeet Singh commits NDP to building 500,000 affordable housing units

Housing prices have increased more in Canada than anywhere else, says leader in B.C. tour stop

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Winnipeg Police (Black Press Media files)

Winnipeg father charged with murder in 3-year-old daughter’s death

Police say they received a report the man had abducted the young girl from her mother at knifepoint

Winnipeg Police (Black Press Media files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ottawa, B.C. governments reach deal on child-care funding, Trudeau announces

Deal aims to create 30,000 new spaces in B.C. in the next five years

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks virtually as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Lambda variant spreading in South America one of many Canada is monitoring: Tam

Lambda variant first identified in Peru has been confirmed in 11 Canadian cases to date

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks virtually as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Child care, housing the focus as prime minister, federal NDP leader visit B.C.

Trudeau to start the day in Vancouver area discussing B.C.’s wildfires and recent punishing heat wave

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jody Wilson Raybould attends a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jody Wilson-Raybould not seeking re-election, blasts ‘toxic and ineffective’ Parliament

She says she is leaving because of the ‘disgraceful’ emphasis on partisan politics over real action

Jody Wilson Raybould attends a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Gary Hill and BCLC interim president and CEO Linda Cavanaugh (BCLC)

Kamloops, B.C., man splits $70M jackpot with Ontario winner

Semi-retired trucker is British Columbia’s newest multi-millionaire

Gary Hill and BCLC interim president and CEO Linda Cavanaugh (BCLC)
People queue at an NHS Vaccination Clinic at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in north London, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/PA-Yui Mok via AP

Canada not doomed to fourth wave of COVID-19, doctors say, despite U.K.’s experience

Countries where the Delta variant is spreading report fastest infection rates in unvaccinated people

People queue at an NHS Vaccination Clinic at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in north London, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/PA-Yui Mok via AP
A basket of needles containing Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine waits to be administered to patients at a COVID-19 clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

More businesses want proof of vaccination: lawyer

No public health authority in Canada currently requires businesses to ask for proof of vaccination

A basket of needles containing Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine waits to be administered to patients at a COVID-19 clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next Governor General — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘She knows where she comes from’: Mary Simon seen as humble, professional leader

Canada’s new governor-general has been a leader in the North for the past four decades

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next Governor General — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addresses the media in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Ahead of a likely federal election this year, New Democrats are seeking to take back lost territory in Western Canada and once again try to convince voters that choosing orange on the ballot does not lead to more seats tinted blue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jagmeet Singh looks West to retake lost turf in B.C., but hurdles dot the path

Leger poll shows 19 per cent of decided voters intend to vote NDP

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addresses the media in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Ahead of a likely federal election this year, New Democrats are seeking to take back lost territory in Western Canada and once again try to convince voters that choosing orange on the ballot does not lead to more seats tinted blue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pumpjack works at a wellhead on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Injection of public funds didn’t increase Alberta oil well cleanups, study suggests

Parkland Institute: Province may have simply replaced money energy companies would have spent anyway

A pumpjack works at a wellhead on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary Stampede will require proof of vaccination for music venue

Daily attendance cut in half, chuckwagon races aren’t being held as part of COVID-19 precautions

Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nations leader pledges action after rail service resumes by Lytton

Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council wants pause, fire disrupted movement of goods across Western Canada

A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pipelines and border openings on the agenda as Trudeau meets with Kenney

Prime Minister to meet with Alberta premier Kenney and mayor Nenshi in Calgary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on June 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

VIDEO: Cowessess First Nation gets control of children in care

Nation the first to sign an agreement with Ottawa that sees jurisdiction over children returned

A vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on June 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York. Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home

‘The message to the people of Haiti is this is a tragic tragedy’

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York. Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Sarah De Francesco, left, Albert Huynh, right, and Leanne Opuyes, back left, cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Climate change made B.C., Alberta heat wave 150 times more likely, study concludes

‘Everybody’s really worried about the implications of this event, nobody saw this coming’

Sarah De Francesco, left, Albert Huynh, right, and Leanne Opuyes, back left, cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman prays in front of incense sticks to honor the victims of the Atlanta area massage parlor shootings during a memorial in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, March 28, 2021. The March 17 shootings at three Georgia massage parlors and spas that left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent, come on the heels of a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans since the coronavirus entered the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Fear, anxiety still lingers for Metro Atlanta Asian Americans

It’s been more than three months since deadly shootings in Atlanta

A woman prays in front of incense sticks to honor the victims of the Atlanta area massage parlor shootings during a memorial in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, March 28, 2021. The March 17 shootings at three Georgia massage parlors and spas that left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent, come on the heels of a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans since the coronavirus entered the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ann Haas poses June 18, 2021, in Eden Prairie, Minn., with a photo she took of her late father, Raymond Haas. Haas lost her father to COVID-19 on Nov. 11 and works in the laundry at the same Veterans Affairs hospital where he spent his final days. Haas said memories coming flooding back each time she folds a tan blanket like the one that covered him while he was fighting to live. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Unending grief of COVID-19 deaths causing problems for some

Research scientist says prolonged grief is both real and potentially debilitating

Ann Haas poses June 18, 2021, in Eden Prairie, Minn., with a photo she took of her late father, Raymond Haas. Haas lost her father to COVID-19 on Nov. 11 and works in the laundry at the same Veterans Affairs hospital where he spent his final days. Haas said memories coming flooding back each time she folds a tan blanket like the one that covered him while he was fighting to live. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)