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Flooding on the de Leeuw family farm is seen on the Sumas Prairie in a Nov. 23, 2021, handout photo. Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws don’t expect to be able to fully access the property for a few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tiffany de Leeuw

‘It was devastating’: B.C. woman shares story of flood damage to family farm

Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws realized the gravity of the disaster…

Flooding on the de Leeuw family farm is seen on the Sumas Prairie in a Nov. 23, 2021, handout photo. Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws don’t expect to be able to fully access the property for a few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tiffany de Leeuw
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Kenney says Alberta will begin taking online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Kenney says Alberta will begin taking online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

Hybrid proposal that will allow virtual representation being tabled today

A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mastermind Toys CEO Sarah Jordan poses in this November 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Mastermind Toys

Depth of Black Friday discounts depends on resiliency of retailers’ supply chains

Analyst says retailers may back off on on discounts because they don’t have the inventory

Mastermind Toys CEO Sarah Jordan poses in this November 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Mastermind Toys
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)

Canada must strengthen critical infrastructure for future extreme weather: Blair

Emergency Preparedness Minister says Canada needs to build back better than before

A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky (right) checks Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur during NHL action in Montreal, March 2, 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Continuing to battle lung cancer, Habs great Lafleur also striving to raise awareness

Cancerous spot was discovered on Lafleur’s right lung in September 2019 during heart surgery

Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky (right) checks Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur during NHL action in Montreal, March 2, 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Justin Bieber is leading the Canadian nominees at the Grammy Awards with a little help from his megahit “Peaches.” Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini

Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Peaches’ helps pop star lead crop of Canadian Grammy nominees

Bieber’s 8 nominations topped an eclectic group that included Drake and the Weeknd

Justin Bieber is leading the Canadian nominees at the Grammy Awards with a little help from his megahit “Peaches.” Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini
Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications, is shown before the start of the CRTC hearing looking into the merge of the two communication companies in Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Telus says Rogers takeover of Shaw would harm competition, urges CRTC to reject

‘This will greatly reduce competition and consumer choice, and impoverish the diversity of voices’

Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications, is shown before the start of the CRTC hearing looking into the merge of the two communication companies in Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CN rail traffic in southern B.C. to resume Wednesday after mudslides

The country’s two largest railway services were cut by torrential rain and landslides

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

COVID-19 recovery top priority in throne speech, but GG provides little detail

Government vows to work on myriad health-care issues highlighted or exacerbated by health crisis

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada mulls tougher greenhouse gas rules for shipping in proposal at international meeting

Canada, which has an overall target of net-zero by 2050, also spoke in favour of the resolution Monday as the meeting opened

The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Real estate agent Brian Cyr opens an elevator to the basement of what has been called the gold standard of homes for people with disabilities in St. Albert, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘About freedom’: A look inside an Alberta home adapted for physical disabilities

‘This is something I’ve never seen before in my 15-year career’

Real estate agent Brian Cyr opens an elevator to the basement of what has been called the gold standard of homes for people with disabilities in St. Albert, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

45 per cent prepared to ditch social distancing at holiday gatherings: poll

Only 35 per cent said they would invite someone who is not fully vaccinated into their home

Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Governor General centres ‘lifelong journey’ of reconciliation in throne speech

‘I encourage you to seek out the truth, and to learn about the lived realities’

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A boat travels past the Parkland Burnaby Refinery on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parkland moves to pause B.C. refinery operations due to Trans Mountain pipeline shutdown

Key source of gasoline for Vancouver area to be on standby so it can resume processing quickly

A boat travels past the Parkland Burnaby Refinery on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline the agenda for his third Liberal mandate in a speech from the throne today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Short, no-surprise throne speech expected to recap Liberal election promises

The speech is expected to sketch the broad strokes of a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline the agenda for his third Liberal mandate in a speech from the throne today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Some B.C. evacuees to be allowed to return home, key railway corridor to reopen

Canadian Pacific plans to reopen its railway between Kamloops and Vancouver by midday

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A young patient receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lisa Leutner

‘Significant milestone:’ COVID vaccine plans for children roll out across the country

One-third of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario are in school-aged children.

A young patient receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lisa Leutner
Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tories, NDP call for House of Commons to have emergency debate on B.C. floods

MPs: debate could send a message to B.C. that the federal government is ‘seized with this crisis’

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trans Mountain says pipeline could be restarted by end of week

Gas company says no indication of any spill, 350 people working around the clock on the restart

Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward