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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
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
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
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
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
Department of Natural Resources and Renewables firefighter Kalen MacMullin of Sydney, N.S., works on a fire in Shelburne County, N.S., in a Thursday, June 1, 2023 handout photo. Almost 700 international firefighters from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States are set to arrive in Canada over the next two weeks to help with an unusually severe start to wildfire season across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Communications Nova Scotia **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Nearly 700 more international firefighters coming to Canada to help battle fires

There are already more than 500 international firefighters, incident commanders and other workers in Alberta

Department of Natural Resources and Renewables firefighter Kalen MacMullin of Sydney, N.S., works on a fire in Shelburne County, N.S., in a Thursday, June 1, 2023 handout photo. Almost 700 international firefighters from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States are set to arrive in Canada over the next two weeks to help with an unusually severe start to wildfire season across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Communications Nova Scotia **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair rises during Question Period, Monday, October 31, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bill Blair blames CSIS director for not passing along memo warning of threats to MP

The former public safety minister made the comments at a parliamentary committee meeting

Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair rises during Question Period, Monday, October 31, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Airline ground crew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport In Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada says to expect further travel disruptions following IT issues

The carrier said that while its IT system is now stable, flights may be affected at nine of Canada’s busiest airports

Airline ground crew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport In Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre takes part in the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Pierre Poilievre is off to Manitoba to rally supporters in a byelection, where Maxime Bernier is hoping social conservatives send him back to Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Poilievre tries to head off PPC vote as Bernier bets on social conservatives

The far-right People’s Party of Canada leader lost his seat in the 2019 federal vote, lost again in the 2021 election

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre takes part in the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Pierre Poilievre is off to Manitoba to rally supporters in a byelection, where Maxime Bernier is hoping social conservatives send him back to Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Han Dong celebrates with supporters while taking part in a rally in Toronto on Thursday, May 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Process underway for Han Dong’s possible return to the Liberal caucus

The Toronto-area MP resigned from the government caucus in March saying he wanted to clear his name

Han Dong celebrates with supporters while taking part in a rally in Toronto on Thursday, May 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette