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A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Regional District says continued “uncertainty” about water supplies means it will seek an extension of the state of local emergency declared last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. regional district seeks emergency extension as winter water supply ‘uncertain’

Stage 4 restrictions are in place across a wide area of the Sunshine Coast

A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Regional District says continued “uncertainty” about water supplies means it will seek an extension of the state of local emergency declared last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ships are framed by pieces of melting sea ice in Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Scientists are telling the global climate conference in Egypt that the loss of summer Arctic sea ice is now inevitable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Climate conference hears loss of Arctic summer sea ice now inevitable by 2050

Expected to happen at least once by 2050, this would spell the end of an entire ecosystem

Ships are framed by pieces of melting sea ice in Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Scientists are telling the global climate conference in Egypt that the loss of summer Arctic sea ice is now inevitable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Indigenous languages, consultation among issues raised before Pope Francis’s visit

Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns…

Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Health ministers expect details after promise of federal funding boost

Provincial ministers want federal funding boosted from 22 per cent of their health expenditure to 35

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Rabbi Ben Gorelick, measures out a precise amount Sacrament, psilocybin mushrooms, during Sacred Tribe Sacrament ceremony at the Synagogue, his home, on Nov. 6, 2021, in Denver. Colorado voters are deciding whether theirs will be the second state, after Oregon, to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for those 21 and older. A ballot measure would create state-regulated “healing centers” for patients to experience the drug. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, File)

Colorado votes on decriminalizing ‘magic mushrooms’

Legislation would create state-regulated ‘healing centres’ with licensed psilocybin ‘facilitators’

FILE - Rabbi Ben Gorelick, measures out a precise amount Sacrament, psilocybin mushrooms, during Sacred Tribe Sacrament ceremony at the Synagogue, his home, on Nov. 6, 2021, in Denver. Colorado voters are deciding whether theirs will be the second state, after Oregon, to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for those 21 and older. A ballot measure would create state-regulated “healing centers” for patients to experience the drug. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, File)
Voters wait in line to make corrections to their ballots for the midterm elections at City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

U.S. election day? More like election week as experts warn of delayed results

Growing popularity of early voting has complicated the counting process

Voters wait in line to make corrections to their ballots for the midterm elections at City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

CSIS warned Emergencies Act would radicalize protesters and push them toward violence

CSIS advice record released to the media Monday through the Public Order Emergency Commission

Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on September 22, 2022. The federal government is putting $5 million toward chronic pain resources in what Bennett says is part of an effort to help stop people with untreated pain from seeking relief through toxic street drugs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Minister links chronic pain with toxic drug overdoses, commits $5M to pain network

‘We have all heard about people being cut off their meds and then going to the street for their drugs’

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on September 22, 2022. The federal government is putting $5 million toward chronic pain resources in what Bennett says is part of an effort to help stop people with untreated pain from seeking relief through toxic street drugs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government prepared to increase health transfers: Duclos

Provinces and territories settled on a ‘united and common approach’ as they meet to talk health

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Prigozhin, an entrepreneur known as “Putin’s chef” because of his catering contracts with the Kremlin, has admitted he interfered in U.S. elections and says he will continue to do so — for the first time confirming the accusations he has been rejecting for years. “We have interfered, are interfering and will continue to interfere. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)

‘Putin’s chef’ admits to US election meddling

Yevgeny Prigozhin admitted he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue to do so

FILE - Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Prigozhin, an entrepreneur known as “Putin’s chef” because of his catering contracts with the Kremlin, has admitted he interfered in U.S. elections and says he will continue to do so — for the first time confirming the accusations he has been rejecting for years. “We have interfered, are interfering and will continue to interfere. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)
A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Humber River Hospital, in Toronto, Jan. 25, 2022. Canada's health ministers are set to meet in British Columbia this week, four months after premiers from across the country converged on Victoria to show a united front of frustration over what they called a "crumbling" health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau tells health ministers money is there, but he wants to see results

Prime minister says the government has committed to investing ‘significantly more’ in health care

A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Humber River Hospital, in Toronto, Jan. 25, 2022. Canada's health ministers are set to meet in British Columbia this week, four months after premiers from across the country converged on Victoria to show a united front of frustration over what they called a "crumbling" health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vehicles make their way along the snow-covered highway in Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Arctic chill, more snow for parts of B.C., following powerful weekend storm

Snowfall, Arctic outflow and wind warnings remained up Monday

Vehicles make their way along the snow-covered highway in Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - Residents push a boat through a flooded street to rescue a neighbor unable to leave his home on his own during a tropical cyclone in Havana, Cuba, June 3, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Loss and damage: the world’s fight over human harm, huge climate costs

US puts more carbon dioxide into the air in 16 days than Pakistan does in a year

FILE - Residents push a boat through a flooded street to rescue a neighbor unable to leave his home on his own during a tropical cyclone in Havana, Cuba, June 3, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Ships in the Marine Transportation Services shipyard are shown in Hay River, N.W.T., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Marine Transportation Services is owned by the N.W.T. government and provides barging services for locations along the Mackenzie River and in the western Arctic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emily Blake
Ships in the Marine Transportation Services shipyard are shown in Hay River, N.W.T., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Marine Transportation Services is owned by the N.W.T. government and provides barging services for locations along the Mackenzie River and in the western Arctic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emily Blake
A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Humber River Hospital, in Toronto, Jan. 25, 2022. Canada’s health ministers are set to meet in British Columbia this week, four months after premiers from across the country converged on Victoria to show a united front of frustration over what they called a “crumbling” health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Provincial and territorial health ministers meeting with federal counterpart in B.C.

13 health ministers expected to meet with Jean-Yves Duclos, today and tomorrow in Vancouver

A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Humber River Hospital, in Toronto, Jan. 25, 2022. Canada’s health ministers are set to meet in British Columbia this week, four months after premiers from across the country converged on Victoria to show a united front of frustration over what they called a “crumbling” health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
President Joe Biden stands on stage with Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, second from right, former President Barack Obama, left, and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, obscured, at the end of a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Semansky
President Joe Biden stands on stage with Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, second from right, former President Barack Obama, left, and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, obscured, at the end of a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Semansky
People walk outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Musk threatens to boot Twitter account impersonators

Numerous comedians jokingly impersonated Musk after paid verification announcement

People walk outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
FILE - The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours _ the farther west, the better _ and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Last total lunar eclipse for 3 years arrives Tuesday

It’ll be most visible in North America in the hours before dawn

FILE - The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours _ the farther west, the better _ and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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