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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

COVID-19 vaccine registration open for kids aged 5-11, say B.C. health officials

Pfizer Canada said it’s preparing to seek Health Canada’s authorization for younger children

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin is seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Alberta Health Services says its scientific advisory group has updated its review into using ivermectin to treat COVID-19, warning that existing studies have problems and the available evidence doesn’t deem it safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Denis Farrell

Alberta Health Services says advisory group notes problems with ivermectin studies

Agency says there remains considerable uncertainty if there is any benefit, but there are known harms

The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin is seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Alberta Health Services says its scientific advisory group has updated its review into using ivermectin to treat COVID-19, warning that existing studies have problems and the available evidence doesn’t deem it safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Denis Farrell
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Oilers wrap up pre-season with win over Canucks ahead of final roster decisions

The teams will play each other again Wednesday in their NHL regular season-opening game

Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Federal officials rethink wording of markers at gravesites of past prime ministers

Plaques are being rethought specifically in light of historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples

Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Obaidullah Rahimi, right, his wife Arezoo, and daughter Hawa, 2 months, after assembling care packages for the recently resettled Afghan family for Thanksgiving in Ottawa, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Obaidullah Rahimi worked at the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan; his family is one of 22 resettled Afghan families in the Ottawa area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Prime minister marks start of Thanksgiving holiday by meeting Afghan refugee family

The government has committed to resettling 40,000 people from Afghanistan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Obaidullah Rahimi, right, his wife Arezoo, and daughter Hawa, 2 months, after assembling care packages for the recently resettled Afghan family for Thanksgiving in Ottawa, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Obaidullah Rahimi worked at the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan; his family is one of 22 resettled Afghan families in the Ottawa area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Holding a slender 22-21 advantage after the first leg in Langford, B.C., Canada looks to finish off Chile on Saturday in the rematch of their aggregate Rugby World Cup qualifying series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian men eliminated from Rugby World Cup contention after loss in Chile

Canada will miss the Rugby World Cup for the first time ever

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Holding a slender 22-21 advantage after the first leg in Langford, B.C., Canada looks to finish off Chile on Saturday in the rematch of their aggregate Rugby World Cup qualifying series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A Shoppers Drug Mart sign is illuminated on a store Tuesday March 30, 2021 in Ottawa. Ontario and Shoppers Drug Mart are partnering to distribute free menstrual products in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ontario, Shoppers Drug Mart partner to offer free menstrual products in schools

“No student should have to worry about whether or not they have access to products”

A Shoppers Drug Mart sign is illuminated on a store Tuesday March 30, 2021 in Ottawa. Ontario and Shoppers Drug Mart are partnering to distribute free menstrual products in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Letter signed by 200 leaders seeks protection for B.C.’s old-growth forests

The statement said only fragments of old-growth forests remain in B.C.

Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
School bus in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), no date, Journal files

B.C. teachers urged to get vaccinated as union calls for provincial mandate

Premier John Horgan said Thursday that it’s up to elected trustees to decide

School bus in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), no date, Journal files
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave: Tam

‘You still cannot rely on the vaccinations alone at this point’

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. leads in job creation numbers, but more work ahead, says recovery minister

Kahlon says the provincial jobless rate has fallen below six per cent

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Celebrities call on B.C. to stop old growth logging

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, primatologist Jane Goodall and actor William Shatner among signees

Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Pair considered “representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal”

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada provides details of its high-performance program review

Panel named and parameters given for review triggered by complaints from the women’s sevens team

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Orphan Well Association says it has taken the "unprecedented" step of having a receiver appointed to manage the oil and gas assets of failed Trident Exploration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil price spike won’t increase industry cleanup spending: Alberta energy minister

Cleanup is needed of nearly 100,000 abandoned wells in the province

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Orphan Well Association says it has taken the "unprecedented" step of having a receiver appointed to manage the oil and gas assets of failed Trident Exploration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mandatory vaccination for B.C. school staff up to boards, says B.C. premier

Horgan: Mandatory vaccines a last resort and elected trustees best know what’s needed

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canada adds 157,000 jobs in September, returning to pre-pandemic levels

The country’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Northeastern B.C. MLA says ‘Alberta influence’ an issue in vaccination efforts

Dawson Creek has 55 per cent fully vaccinated, B.C.’s overall vaccination rate about 82 per cent

B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Elections Canada confirms Bloc win over Tories in Trois-Rivières after recount

The Liberals picked up a seat Wednesday in Châteauguay-Lacolle

A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) as Elias Pettersson (40) defends during second period NHL pre-season action in Edmonton on Thursday, October 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Draisaitl, McDavid lead Edmonton Oilers to 3-2 exhibition win over Vancouver Canucks

Freshly signed stars Pettersson, Hughes return to action for B.C. side

Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) as Elias Pettersson (40) defends during second period NHL pre-season action in Edmonton on Thursday, October 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson