The Canadian Press

Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada has thrown away at least one million COVID-19 vaccine doses: survey

Canadian Press survey shows the amount of unused doses vary wildly across Canada

Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Minister Bennett says national opioid crisis plan to be informed by proposals in B.C.

‘We have an obligation to listen to the people who are actually doing this work, and then respond’

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa to drop need for COVID-19 test after short-term U.S. visits as of Nov. 30

The federal government says that as of Nov. 30, fully vaccinated Canadians…

A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Evacuees from Merritt, B.C., Barkad Khan, centre, holds his daughter Mahira Khan, 4, as his wife Afreen Khan, looks on while they gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Evacuated Merritt family asking for help after losing home to floodwaters

‘It’s gone. Under water. Everything gone. I have nothing left. Nothing to go back to’

Evacuees from Merritt, B.C., Barkad Khan, centre, holds his daughter Mahira Khan, 4, as his wife Afreen Khan, looks on while they gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Floods another blow for restaurants in B.C. Interior, operators and advocates say

Latest in 20 months of struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke

Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. sending helicopters to deliver water to flooded farms: agriculture minister

Water main break stops Abbotsford, B.C., farmers from accessing water for animals

A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The precautionary shut down of the Trans Mountain pipeline continues, but British Columbia's gasoline supply is secure for now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Burnaby refinery maintaining fuel supply as Trans Mountain remains closed

Trans Mountain pipeline idled since Sunday as a precautionary measure due to flooding

Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The precautionary shut down of the Trans Mountain pipeline continues, but British Columbia's gasoline supply is secure for now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada’s Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry calls an end to stellar career

Canada rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry, the all-time leading scorer among women…

Canada’s Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. The federal government is set to make two major announcement on the pandemic front Friday, starting with the approval of Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine for children, then later detailed plans to ease some of the pandemic-related measures at the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11

Trials in children show comparable safety and efficacy to those recorded in people aged 16 to 25

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. The federal government is set to make two major announcement on the pandemic front Friday, starting with the approval of Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine for children, then later detailed plans to ease some of the pandemic-related measures at the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A truck towing a horse trailer travels through flooded farmland on a road partially covered with water in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More military deployments amid B.C. flooding state of emergency

Order restricting use as access is slowly restored along some highways expected

A truck towing a horse trailer travels through flooded farmland on a road partially covered with water in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau calls Three Amigos summit ‘extremely effective,’ but Biden unmoved on EVs

Trudeau hoped to convince Biden that his proposed tax incentive would kneecap Canada’s auto industry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Energy Sonya Savage speak at a press conference in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta coal policy panel accused of bias, U.S. influence in letters to ministers

Crowsnest Pass residents say coal mining is crucial to the region’s economic survival

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Energy Sonya Savage speak at a press conference in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. When they were a teenager, they underwent conversion therapy, which drove them to attempt suicide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Liberals set to bring in tougher version of bill to ban conversion therapy

Legislation targets discredited practice to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity

Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. When they were a teenager, they underwent conversion therapy, which drove them to attempt suicide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Feds to announce approval of kids’ COVID-19 vaccine, easing of border measures Friday

Provinces poised and ready to start vaccinating children as soon as doses are distributed

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Number of sites, looming winter, complicate ‘unprecedented’ B.C. highway repairs

B.C. government has already drawn up lists of available contractors and equipment

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Mark Pathy is seen in his office with a model of the SpaceX starship in Montreal on Monday, November 8, 2021. Pathy is slated to embark in February on a 10-day journey on the maiden voyage of Texas-based Axiom Space paying about 50 million dollars US for the privilege. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Private Canadian astronaut gears up for ‘pain’ experiments in space

Mark Pathy has boarded more than his share of vehicles. He rode…

Mark Pathy is seen in his office with a model of the SpaceX starship in Montreal on Monday, November 8, 2021. Pathy is slated to embark in February on a 10-day journey on the maiden voyage of Texas-based Axiom Space paying about 50 million dollars US for the privilege. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Fire breaks out on Canadian warship off coast of Norway while leading NATO force

Cause unclear, Canadian Joint Operations Command reported there were no injuries

The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

North American leaders to talk vaccine sharing, migration woes at summit

US President Joe Biden is hosting Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller leaves a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Coastal GasLink, elected Wet’suwet’en council call for resolution to conflict

More than 500 workers have been stuck for three days behind blockades near Burns Lake

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller leaves a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Evacuation train departs Hope, bound for Vancouver with 200 passengers

Evacuation train the result of efforts between Emergency Management B.C., Via Rail and CN

Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward