The Canadian Press

Water is sprayed on the artificial turf before Switzerland and Ecuador play a FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer match at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday June 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps make pitch towards families as inflation, expenses hit fans

The Vancouver Whitecaps have the fourth lowest attendance in Major League Soccer

Water is sprayed on the artificial turf before Switzerland and Ecuador play a FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer match at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday June 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Dix announced on Friday $4.5 million in new funding for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. giving $4.5 million to upgrade children’s hospice facility

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the funding will go toward structural repairs

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Dix announced on Friday $4.5 million in new funding for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker sprays water on Victoria Park in Hong Kong, as government closed parts of traditional venue of the city’s annual Tiananmen crackdown vigil for “maintenance works”, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Louise Delmotte

Activists in Canada aim to carry torch for Hong Kong’s silenced Tiananmen vigil

June 4 marks the 34th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

A worker sprays water on Victoria Park in Hong Kong, as government closed parts of traditional venue of the city’s annual Tiananmen crackdown vigil for “maintenance works”, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Louise Delmotte
Police in Vancouver say at least two people were sent to hospital after a shooting in the city’s Downtown Eastside. Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Chaotic scene’: Vancouver police say 2 injured in Downtown Eastside shooting

Police believe the shooting was targeted but are asking anyone with information to come forward

Police in Vancouver say at least two people were sent to hospital after a shooting in the city’s Downtown Eastside. Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP MP Jenny Kwan speaks to reporters about her briefing with CSIS where they confirmed that she was a target of foreign interference, in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, May 29, 2023. It took about an hour for Jenny Kwan to be briefed by Canada’s spy agency and not even a second for her to decide it won’t let her bend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘I will not bend’: MP Jenny Kwan says she won’t allow China to erase history

The Hong Kong-born MP has been outspoken against human-rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party

NDP MP Jenny Kwan speaks to reporters about her briefing with CSIS where they confirmed that she was a target of foreign interference, in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, May 29, 2023. It took about an hour for Jenny Kwan to be briefed by Canada’s spy agency and not even a second for her to decide it won’t let her bend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returns the ball to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returns the ball to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan addresses media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 27, 2023. The minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada has announced the federal government is giving nearly $6 million for Indigenous communities in British Columbia to develop clean energy projects. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government provides $5.9M for Indigenous clean energy projects in B.C.

He says more than $3.9M of the funding will be given to the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan addresses media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 27, 2023. The minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada has announced the federal government is giving nearly $6 million for Indigenous communities in British Columbia to develop clean energy projects. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) looks on from the sidelines against the Toronto Argonauts during first half CFL pre-season football action in Hamilton on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Mitchell tops the changing quarterback landscape in the CFL this season.The veteran quarterback enters his ninth season as a league starter but first with Hamilton.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ticats one of many CFL teams that will have different starter in 2023

The Ticats haven’t won a Grey Cup title since 1999, the longest championship drought in the CFL

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) looks on from the sidelines against the Toronto Argonauts during first half CFL pre-season football action in Hamilton on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Mitchell tops the changing quarterback landscape in the CFL this season.The veteran quarterback enters his ninth season as a league starter but first with Hamilton.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
An aircraft (centre) disperses a mix of water and fire retardant over a fire near Barrington Lake in Shelburne County, N.S. in this Wednesday, May 31, 2023 handout photo. The fires plaguing residents in Alberta and Nova Scotia are part of a larger trend that’s driving up the cost of home insurance as extreme weather becomes more common, insurance experts said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Communications Nova Scotia **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Wildfires, other extreme weather driving insurance costs up over time: experts

Insurance Bureau of Canada’s annual report notes severe weather caused $3.1B in insured damage in 2022

An aircraft (centre) disperses a mix of water and fire retardant over a fire near Barrington Lake in Shelburne County, N.S. in this Wednesday, May 31, 2023 handout photo. The fires plaguing residents in Alberta and Nova Scotia are part of a larger trend that’s driving up the cost of home insurance as extreme weather becomes more common, insurance experts said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Communications Nova Scotia **MANDATORY CREDIT**
A Quebec provincial police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Police say several people have been injured after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians who were walking by the side of a road in Amqui, in Quebec’s Bas-St-Laurent region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

4 kids found unresponsive after northern Quebec fishing mishap: provincial police

A man in his 30s remains missing and police say a search is underway to find him

A Quebec provincial police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Police say several people have been injured after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians who were walking by the side of a road in Amqui, in Quebec’s Bas-St-Laurent region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks past an old growth tree in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. The British Columbia government has extended an order deferring old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. extends deferral of old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek

The extension to Feb. 1, 2025, applies to the order issued 2 years ago

A woman walks past an old growth tree in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. The British Columbia government has extended an order deferring old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Firefighters’ helmets and water bottles rest against the windshield of a truck at a command centre within the evacuated zone of the wildfire burning in Tantallon, N.S., outside of Halifax on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Scattered showers are moving across parts of Nova Scotia this morning, providing some relief to a province still struggling with its worst wildfire season on record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Officials declare Halifax-area wildfire largely contained as rain brings relief

The wildfire raced through a number of subdivisions

Firefighters’ helmets and water bottles rest against the windshield of a truck at a command centre within the evacuated zone of the wildfire burning in Tantallon, N.S., outside of Halifax on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Scattered showers are moving across parts of Nova Scotia this morning, providing some relief to a province still struggling with its worst wildfire season on record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. A child is dead in northwest Alberta after they were struck by a holiday trailer being pulled by a truck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Child dies in Grande Prairie, Alta., after being hit by trailer pulled by truck

Police say a child was riding a bicycle when they were struck by a trailer

The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. A child is dead in northwest Alberta after they were struck by a holiday trailer being pulled by a truck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Defence Minister Anita Anand looks on after making a keynote address at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Defence Minister Anita Anand says Canada is committed to the support of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and is reinforcing its military presence in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Defence Minister Anita Anand looks on after making a keynote address at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Defence Minister Anita Anand says Canada is committed to the support of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and is reinforcing its military presence in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Paul Bernardo sits in the back of a police cruiser as he leaves a hearing in St. Catharines, Ont., April 5, 1994. The federal public safety minister says reports of teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo being transferred to a medium-security prison are “shocking and incomprehensible.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Minister ‘shocked’ at reports of Paul Bernardo being moved to medium-security prison

He was initially incarcerated at Ontario’s Kingston Penitentiary and later spent about a decade at the Millhaven Institution

Paul Bernardo sits in the back of a police cruiser as he leaves a hearing in St. Catharines, Ont., April 5, 1994. The federal public safety minister says reports of teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo being transferred to a medium-security prison are “shocking and incomprehensible.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks along a street with Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on their way to an announcement in Toronto on Friday June 2, 2023. Trudeau says that he raised concerns about reports that LGBTQ rights and democracy are under threat in Poland during a Friday visit with Morawiecki in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Trudeau raises Poland’s democratic backsliding as prime minister visits Toronto

The visit comes amid unprecedented economic and military collaboration between the two countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks along a street with Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on their way to an announcement in Toronto on Friday June 2, 2023. Trudeau says that he raised concerns about reports that LGBTQ rights and democracy are under threat in Poland during a Friday visit with Morawiecki in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is committed to keeping David Johnston in place as Canada’s special rapporteur on foreign interference, despite a majority of MPs voting in favour of his stepping down from the gig. Trudeau is committed to keeping David Johnston as Canada’s special rapporteur into foreign interference despite a majority of MPs voting to oust the former governor general from the gig. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Trudeau continues to stand by David Johnston despite calls that he step down

Poilievre has criticized the special rapporteur role as a ‘fake job’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is committed to keeping David Johnston in place as Canada’s special rapporteur on foreign interference, despite a majority of MPs voting in favour of his stepping down from the gig. Trudeau is committed to keeping David Johnston as Canada’s special rapporteur into foreign interference despite a majority of MPs voting to oust the former governor general from the gig. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Sean Penn walks on stage prior to introducing a live video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the opening ceremony at the International Film Festival Berlin ‘Berlinale’, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber

Toronto screening of Sean Penn’s Ukraine film to help launch global non-profit

Organizers say the June 6 screening will be the first of several around the world

Sean Penn walks on stage prior to introducing a live video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the opening ceremony at the International Film Festival Berlin ‘Berlinale’, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre takes part in the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is wishing LGBTQ people a happy Pride Month, saying it marks a symbol for freedom, but he has not specified whether he’ll be seen at any Pride events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Poilievre links Pride with freedom but stays mum on parades, condemns Uganda bill

He is not saying whether he’ll be attending any Pride events

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre takes part in the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is wishing LGBTQ people a happy Pride Month, saying it marks a symbol for freedom, but he has not specified whether he’ll be seen at any Pride events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justice Minister David Lametti leaves a meeting of the Liberal caucus in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Denying bail OK if for a ‘just cause,’ says Charter statement on Liberal reform bill

Lawyers have raised concerns the law could be subject to a challenge under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Justice Minister David Lametti leaves a meeting of the Liberal caucus in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick