The Canadian Press

Protesters blockade CN Rail tracks in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in the northern part of the province, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Canadian National Railway confirms it will not pursue criminal charges against protesters accused of defying an injunction and blocking a CN rail line in northwestern British Columbia nearly two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CN Rail will not pursue contempt case related to 2020 rail blockade in B.C.

12 people were arrested for blockading CN Rail’s north line near New Hazelton in February 2020.

Protesters blockade CN Rail tracks in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in the northern part of the province, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Canadian National Railway confirms it will not pursue criminal charges against protesters accused of defying an injunction and blocking a CN rail line in northwestern British Columbia nearly two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A medical worker in protective gear collects a swab sample from a video technician visiting from Belgium at a COVID-19 testing site set up inside a hotel at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong

Five members of Team Canada delegation in COVID-19 protocol ahead of Beijing Olympics

Names of those in protocol will not be shared, unless an athlete who can’t compete wishes to disclose

A medical worker in protective gear collects a swab sample from a video technician visiting from Belgium at a COVID-19 testing site set up inside a hotel at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong
Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. James has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former James deputy tells trial there were ‘concerns’ about a B.C. retirement benefit

Court told claim of a nearly $287,000 allowance is the largest sum that prompted allegations

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. James has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as controversial forward joins Oilers

Kane declared bankruptcy in 2021, with more than US$26 million in debts

New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sayed Rahman owner of Phone Cards Plus at the Jane and Finch Mall, is given a COVID-19 vaccine by Nurse Sandra Bernal during a mobile clinic, operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre, in Toronto, on Thursday, January 13, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

National vaccine committee recommends high-risk teens get a COVID-19 booster shot

Canada transitioning to learning to live with COVID-19 and loosening public health restrictions

Sayed Rahman owner of Phone Cards Plus at the Jane and Finch Mall, is given a COVID-19 vaccine by Nurse Sandra Bernal during a mobile clinic, operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre, in Toronto, on Thursday, January 13, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Ottawa police call in reinforcements as convoy takes up positions around Parliament

Hundreds of tractor trailers and supporting vehicles are expected to gather in Ottawa

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson
Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Trucker protest converging on Canadian capital

The convoy of big rigs has been gaining participants and supporters as it rolls across the country

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson
A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Long-term care still struggles with rampant COVID-19 cases as Omicron wave levels off

More than 34 per cent of Canada’s 6,029 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak

A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Teck says coal sales fall below guidance as extreme cold in B.C. disrupts logistics

Cold weather disruptions have led to near-record inventories, could force production reductions

The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

J.T. Miller nets hat trick as Canucks snap skid with a 5-1 victory over Jets

Spencer Martin makes 33 saves for Vancouver to record first career victory

Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Canada downs Honduras 2-0 to remain atop CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canadian men’s soccer side maintains unbeaten record

Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings Thursday in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of former clerk of the legislative assembly Craig James, who is accused of misspending public dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Crown says surprise new evidence could help Craig James’ defence

Crown prosecutor says documents could be ‘exculpatory’ in breach of trust case

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings Thursday in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of former clerk of the legislative assembly Craig James, who is accused of misspending public dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A pair of Randolph Engineering Concorde teardrop sunglasses, in 23-karat gold finish with polarized American gray lenses, rest on a table at the company where they are made, in Randolph, Mass., Thursday, June 17, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin received a pair of the sunglasses from President Joe Biden following their meeting in Switzerland this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

Biden throws shade at Trudeau and Putin

U.S. president gave PM same aviator sunglasses as official summit gift as he gave Russian leader

A pair of Randolph Engineering Concorde teardrop sunglasses, in 23-karat gold finish with polarized American gray lenses, rest on a table at the company where they are made, in Randolph, Mass., Thursday, June 17, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin received a pair of the sunglasses from President Joe Biden following their meeting in Switzerland this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Mayor fears Rocky Mountain coal-mining concerns will be ignored after meeting Kenney

Snodgrass of High River: ‘He made it very clear that he is an unapologetic supporter of the industry’

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Vessel taking students and staff from Gulf Islands to the high school on Salt Spring Island

Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews delivers the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta nurses ratify contract that includes 4.25 per cent wage increase

Vote was 87 per cent in favour of a four-year deal

Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews delivers the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Officials in Ottawa say they have confirmed the identities of four Indian nationals whose bodies were found frozen in Manitoba near the Canada-U.S. border last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil

Bodies of family from India trying to cross into U.S. by foot identified

Investigators have said they believe the deaths are linked to a human smuggling scheme.

Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Officials in Ottawa say they have confirmed the identities of four Indian nationals whose bodies were found frozen in Manitoba near the Canada-U.S. border last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil
After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

League punishes minor league hockey player accused of racist gestures

Jacob Panetta suspended for the rest of the ECHL season

After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliamentary security, police preparing as truckers’ protest convoy nears Ottawa

Up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend

The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ukrainian soldiers walks at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Canada extends, expands mission to train Ukraine soldiers but won’t arm them

Trudeau authorized the Canadian Armed Forces to deploy 60 additional personnel to join 200 there

Ukrainian soldiers walks at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine. (File photo by The Associated Press)