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Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Saskatchewan RCMP say one suspect killed everyone in rampage, including brother

Damien Sanderson did not kill anyone during the rampage and was killed by his own brother

FILE - Nobel Peace Prize winners Dmitry Muratov from Russia, right, and Maria Ressa of the Philippines embrace during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall, Norway, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. For the two journalists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, the past year has not been easy. Dmitry Muratov of Russia and Maria Ressa of the Philippines have been fighting for the survival of their news organizations, defying government efforts to silence them. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

2021 Nobel Peace Prize winners have faced a year of battles

For the two journalists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, the past year has not been easy

Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘I’m back:’ Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

Smith urged the party to bury past grievances and work to defeat the NDP in the May 2023 election.

Todd Stone speaks during a BC Liberal Leadership debate in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. The Opposition BC Liberals are calling for an all-party pay freeze as a show of solidarity with people struggling to make ends meet during inflationary times.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Opposition BC Liberals seek MLA pay freeze ahead of possible 10 per cent increase

MLAs could be in line for a salary increase in April of 10 per cent or more

Todd Stone speaks during a BC Liberal Leadership debate in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. The Opposition BC Liberals are calling for an all-party pay freeze as a show of solidarity with people struggling to make ends meet during inflationary times.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier has signed a new climate agreement with the governors of Washington, Oregon and California.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. signs new climate agreement with California, Oregon and Washington

Statement of co-operation aims to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier has signed a new climate agreement with the governors of Washington, Oregon and California.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Drop the puck: What you need to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

32 teams set to play 1,312 games over 189 days, starting Friday in Prague

Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina poses for photos outside the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Scardina, who is transgender, sued Colorado baker Jack Phillips after he refused to make her a cake intended to celebrate her gender transition. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)

Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake

Man did not think someone could change genders, would not celebrate ‘somebody who thinks they can’

Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina poses for photos outside the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Scardina, who is transgender, sued Colorado baker Jack Phillips after he refused to make her a cake intended to celebrate her gender transition. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
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Housing affordability to improve in 2023, with some regional disparities: Desjardins

Cost of the average house currently 67 per cent higher than what the average household can afford

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Canadian Armed Forces members from St John’s survey the devastation left by post-tropical storm Fiona in Burnt Island, N.L., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s defence chief says force becoming first choice in disasters, not ‘last resort’

Eyre: provincial and municipal levels need to do more to prepare for disasters as they become worse

Canadian Armed Forces members from St John’s survey the devastation left by post-tropical storm Fiona in Burnt Island, N.L., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Thai national flag files in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. More than 30 people, primarily children, were killed Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, when a gunman opened fire in a childcare center in northeastern Thailand, authorities said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

37 dead, mostly preschoolers, in Thai day care rampage

Assailant took his own life after killing his wife and child at home

The Thai national flag files in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. More than 30 people, primarily children, were killed Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, when a gunman opened fire in a childcare center in northeastern Thailand, authorities said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Climate changed: Fiona demonstrated wild hurricane future, and need to adapt

Fossil fuel emissions likely increasing the intensity of tropical storms from southern Atlantic

Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Urgent action needed as Canada’s supply chain nears breaking point: report

National Supply Chain Task Force says clearing ports, adding skilled labour key to clearing blocks

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
A man is silhouetted while riding a bike at Garry Point Park at sunset in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Daily heat records tumble again in B.C., as drought conditions worsen

11 daily maximum temperature records were set Wednesday across parts of the province

A man is silhouetted while riding a bike at Garry Point Park at sunset in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Joyce and Earl Burns are shown in this photo. Earl Burns died in the stabbing attacks and his wife, Joyce Burns, is recovering in a Saskatoon hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric

‘Starting to heal’: Victim of Saskatchewan mass stabbing wakes in hospital a widow

Joyce Burns recently regained consciousness after attack that killed her husband Earl Burns

Joyce and Earl Burns are shown in this photo. Earl Burns died in the stabbing attacks and his wife, Joyce Burns, is recovering in a Saskatoon hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric
B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Horgan says the New Democrat government’s crime-fighting agenda involves more than increasing arrests of alleged violent offenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Horgan cites ‘multi-faceted’ crime approach amid debate about arrests

B.C. premier: ‘We can’t arrest our way out of this challenge’

B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Horgan says the New Democrat government’s crime-fighting agenda involves more than increasing arrests of alleged violent offenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black bears walk across the road near Lake Louise, Alberta, in June, 2020. An expert in bear behaviour says an attack on a family in northeastern B.C. that left two women with critical injuries appears to have been a rare example of a predacious attack by a black bear. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Bear expert says B.C. attack likely a rare case of a bear treating humans as food

Attack on family that sent three people to hospital appears to be a ‘predaceous’ incident

Black bears walk across the road near Lake Louise, Alberta, in June, 2020. An expert in bear behaviour says an attack on a family in northeastern B.C. that left two women with critical injuries appears to have been a rare example of a predacious attack by a black bear. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A briefing document prepared for the deputy minister of Indigenous Services Canada says there is currently no way to enforce provincial or national building or fire codes for buildings on reserves. But Blaine Wiggins, senior director of the Indigenous Fire Marshals Service, seen in an undated handout photo, says that enforcement gap has “catastrophic” consequences. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada

No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

House fires have long posed a major safety risk to those living on reserve,

A briefing document prepared for the deputy minister of Indigenous Services Canada says there is currently no way to enforce provincial or national building or fire codes for buildings on reserves. But Blaine Wiggins, senior director of the Indigenous Fire Marshals Service, seen in an undated handout photo, says that enforcement gap has “catastrophic” consequences. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada
Fartum Issack, right, and her husband, Adan, stand by the grave of their 1-year-old daughter at a displacement camp on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The graveyard opened in April, and there's easily room for hundreds more graves. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

‘So many children dying’: Somalia drought brings famine near

Drought has astonished resilient herders and farmers by lasting four failed rainy seasons

Fartum Issack, right, and her husband, Adan, stand by the grave of their 1-year-old daughter at a displacement camp on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The graveyard opened in April, and there's easily room for hundreds more graves. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier is travelling to San Francisco for a series of climate-focused meetings with leaders from U.S. West Coast states.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier Horgan heads to California for climate deal with West Coast governors

Pacific Coast Collaborative grouping includes governors of California, Oregon and Washington

B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The premier is travelling to San Francisco for a series of climate-focused meetings with leaders from U.S. West Coast states.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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