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North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. (Photo courtesy YouTube)

BC MP raises questions about busted weather stations in wake of deadly floatplane crash

On the day of crash that killed 3 0n B.C. coast there were 6 weather reporting stations not working

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press)

Trudeau en route to Southeast Asia for summits aimed at deeper Indo-Pacific ties

Trudeau arrives Friday at the leaders’ summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

 

Workers use heavy equipment to remove temporary fencing and supplies from the parliamentary precinct, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

5 things to know as the Emergencies Act public inquiry gets underway

The Liberal government declared an emergency under the act for the first time in history on Feb. 14

 

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal Liberals weighing whether to lift remaining COVID-19 travel measures

Measures currently in place set to expire at the end of September

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
Alistair MacGregor at the Cobble Hill Fair in August. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacGregor advocates for assisting families struggling with cost of living

Roll-out of dental care will help millions of Canadians

  • Sep 18, 2022
Alistair MacGregor at the Cobble Hill Fair in August. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal Conservative leader tells followers to ‘go around’ the media

Pierre Poilievre asking for donations after facing heckling journalist

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen speaks during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa on June 6, 2022. He cut $133,000 in government funding to the Community Media Advocacy Centre last week and suspended an anti-racism project it was overseeing after “reprehensible and vile” tweets posted by its senior consultant, Laith Marouf, came to light. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau promises complete review of funding to anti-racism group after ‘vile’ tweets

The government has put a stop to all funding to the Community Media Advocacy Centre

Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen speaks during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa on June 6, 2022. He cut $133,000 in government funding to the Community Media Advocacy Centre last week and suspended an anti-racism project it was overseeing after “reprehensible and vile” tweets posted by its senior consultant, Laith Marouf, came to light. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Freighter off Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacGregor to host town hall on proposed marine conservation area

Expert panel to provide updates from their unique perspectives

  • Aug 15, 2022
Freighter off Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Delivering new services ‘complicated,’ Freeland says of planned dental care program

The Liberals agreed to offer dental coverage to low- and middle-income children by the end of the year

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017.The federal government is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing Ottawa shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year alone – more than double the amount just three years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Ottawa on track to spend $200M per year on cannabis for veterans

Compensation for medical cannabis began in 2008 and has skyrocketed since

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017.The federal government is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing Ottawa shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year alone – more than double the amount just three years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier John Horgan doubts return of Island rail service is achievable

Lack of federal support a barrier says Horgan as deadline looms

The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A woman walks by a sign during the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Federal government announces $18M for HIV testing at Montreal AIDS conference

Number of Canadians living with HIV has risen by 25 per cent since 2008, says advocacy organization

A woman walks by a sign during the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The federal government posted a surplus of $5.3 billion for the first two months of the 2022-23 fiscal year. The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is shown on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa posts surplus of $5.3B for first two months of 2022-23 fiscal year

Public debt charges rose by $1.7 billion, or 44.2 per cent

The federal government posted a surplus of $5.3 billion for the first two months of the 2022-23 fiscal year. The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is shown on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Garth Mullins holds a Naloxone anti-overdose kit in downtown Vancouver, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Advocates say while recent commissioned research on public awareness of opioids is flawed, the federal government can take meaningful steps to reduce stigma against opioid use.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Advocates say the federal government can do more to address opioid use stigma

Since January 2016, over 29,000 Canadians have died from opioid-related causes

Garth Mullins holds a Naloxone anti-overdose kit in downtown Vancouver, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Advocates say while recent commissioned research on public awareness of opioids is flawed, the federal government can take meaningful steps to reduce stigma against opioid use.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A federal sign indicates "No Camping" in a downtown square next to the Terry Fox statue across from the Parliament buildings, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

No-camping signs put up near Terry Fox statue across from Parliament Hill

The sudden no-camping warnings are believed to be a response to recent protests

A federal sign indicates "No Camping" in a downtown square next to the Terry Fox statue across from the Parliament buildings, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A leading proponent of stricter gun control says allowing owners of recently banned firearms to keep them would make it easier for a different government to reverse the ban in future. In a letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, the group PolySeSouvient urges the Liberal government to implement a mandatory buyback program for all assault-style guns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa proposes to pay $1,337 for AR-15 under mandatory firearms buyback program

At the higher end of the scale, forfeiting a Swiss Arms SG550 could net an owner $6,209

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A leading proponent of stricter gun control says allowing owners of recently banned firearms to keep them would make it easier for a different government to reverse the ban in future. In a letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, the group PolySeSouvient urges the Liberal government to implement a mandatory buyback program for all assault-style guns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Washington has raised concerns about the trade implications of Ottawa’s online-streaming bill, prompting a legal expert to warn that Canada could face hundreds of millions of dollars of retaliatory tariffs if it becomes law.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

U.S. raises trade concerns with Canada over online-streaming bill

The online-streaming bill has passed the House of Commons and is now in the Senate

Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Washington has raised concerns about the trade implications of Ottawa’s online-streaming bill, prompting a legal expert to warn that Canada could face hundreds of millions of dollars of retaliatory tariffs if it becomes law.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The trial for former Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who stands accused of using his political office for personal financial gain, will extend until at least this fall. Grewal makes his way to court, Monday, July 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ex-Liberal MP accused of using office for personal gain sees trial extended to fall

The trial for former Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who stands accused of using his political office for personal financial gain

The trial for former Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who stands accused of using his political office for personal financial gain, will extend until at least this fall. Grewal makes his way to court, Monday, July 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Many Canadians have dismissed emails from Service Canada because they resemble spam mail sent by fraudsters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Puzzling emails from Service Canada requesting partial repayment of CERB sparks confusion

Some Canadians who received advanced CERB payments may be required to return the money

Many Canadians have dismissed emails from Service Canada because they resemble spam mail sent by fraudsters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini