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Workers hold signs at a picket line outside a Metro grocery store in Toronto as workers rejected a tentative deal triggering a strike of nearly 3,700 grocery store workers in the Greater Toronto Area, Saturday, July 29, 2023. It was Samantha Henry’s first time on strike, and one that made headlines across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadians more supportive of striking workers amid inflation, corporate profits

Union support not tracked in Canada, but experts noticing more public sympathy

Workers hold signs at a picket line outside a Metro grocery store in Toronto as workers rejected a tentative deal triggering a strike of nearly 3,700 grocery store workers in the Greater Toronto Area, Saturday, July 29, 2023. It was Samantha Henry’s first time on strike, and one that made headlines across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Politicians and others who support policies that would require parental permission for teachers to use a student’s preferred pronouns at school say they are about including parents in the lives of their children. Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Owusu-Akyeeah, in her role as a commissioner for the Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation, speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Debate over pronouns pits parental rights against children’s, experts say

New Brunswick, Saskatchewan making it requirement for schools to get parental consent for name change

Politicians and others who support policies that would require parental permission for teachers to use a student’s preferred pronouns at school say they are about including parents in the lives of their children. Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Owusu-Akyeeah, in her role as a commissioner for the Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation, speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
An archive image of Smiths Falls is seen on the wallpaper behind Mayor Shawn Pankow as he participates in an interview at the Town Hall in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The economic roller-coaster of an Ontario town fuelled by chocolate and cannabis

Hershey’s returning to Smiths Falls to reopen its chocolate factory

An archive image of Smiths Falls is seen on the wallpaper behind Mayor Shawn Pankow as he participates in an interview at the Town Hall in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
<div>Canada is joining a three-month-old partnership with several key allies to send air defence missile to Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with soldiers in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn</div>

Canada joins allies in sending air defence missiles to Ukraine

Money comes from the $500 million fund announced in June

<div>Canada is joining a three-month-old partnership with several key allies to send air defence missile to Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with soldiers in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn</div>
Trees burned by the Bush Creek East Wildfire surround two houses that survived the fire and the remains of another that burned, in Squilax, B.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. The triple threats of wildfires, opioids and housing needs facing British Columbia are the focus of a weeklong gathering of elected municipal and provincial leaders in Vancouver at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfires, opioids, homes on agenda at gathering of B.C.’s local leaders

Union of B.C. Municipalities convention begins Monday

Trees burned by the Bush Creek East Wildfire surround two houses that survived the fire and the remains of another that burned, in Squilax, B.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. The triple threats of wildfires, opioids and housing needs facing British Columbia are the focus of a weeklong gathering of elected municipal and provincial leaders in Vancouver at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake recorded north of Vancouver Island on Sept. 17, 2023. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake recorded north of Vancouver Island on Sept. 17, 2023. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)
Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead hauls in late TD as B.C. Lions rally to edge Ottawa 41-37

Leos next travel to Edmonton to take on the surging Elks

Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Alexis Galarneau celebrates after defeating Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo during the men’s single Davis Cup group A tennis match between Chile and Canada, in Bologna, Saturday Sept. 16, 2023. (Michele Nucci/LaPresse via AP)

Defending champion Canada advances to the Final 8 of the Davis Cup

United States out after losing to Finland

Canada’s Alexis Galarneau celebrates after defeating Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo during the men’s single Davis Cup group A tennis match between Chile and Canada, in Bologna, Saturday Sept. 16, 2023. (Michele Nucci/LaPresse via AP)
Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday as both teams return to action after the international break. Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TFC interim coach has long memory when it comes to Whitecaps coach’s celebration

The Whitecaps have lost just once in their last nine outings

Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday as both teams return to action after the international break. Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Purebred plains bison run through the prairie grasses near Eastend, Sask., Monday, May 16, 2004. The collapse of the teeming bison herds that once blackened the prairie was an economic catastrophe that still affects those who once depended on them, new research suggests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Loss of bison herds still affecting Plains First Nations, research suggests

People lost the bison around the same time they were being moved onto difficult-to-leave reservations

Purebred plains bison run through the prairie grasses near Eastend, Sask., Monday, May 16, 2004. The collapse of the teeming bison herds that once blackened the prairie was an economic catastrophe that still affects those who once depended on them, new research suggests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Police and investigators are seen at the side of a road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because of contract negotiations, internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

RCMP technology not immediately available to help with Saskatchewan killings

Chaos descended on James Smith Cree Nation as Myles Sanderson killed 11 people and injured 17 others

Police and investigators are seen at the side of a road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because of contract negotiations, internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trial by social media: Court struggles under weight of ‘Freedom Convoy’ evidence

The 2nd week of the trial has been slow-rolled by issues related to social media evidence

As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The BC Conservation Officer Service is urging Mission residents to take precautions after reports of aggressive coyotes in the area. (Pixabay)

At least 7 people report being bitten by a coyote in the Lower Mainland

In the latest incident, a man was cycling when he was bitten

The BC Conservation Officer Service is urging Mission residents to take precautions after reports of aggressive coyotes in the area. (Pixabay)
The Spetch Creek wildfire is burning 13 kilometres northeast from the community of Pemberton. The fire was first discovered Aug. 29 and is an estimated 100 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)

2 visible wildfires burning near Pemberton, BC Wildfire Service says

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting more than 400 active blazes burning across the province

The Spetch Creek wildfire is burning 13 kilometres northeast from the community of Pemberton. The fire was first discovered Aug. 29 and is an estimated 100 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Public Health Agency of Canada says three Canadian residents have fallen ill from a botulism outbreak in Bordeaux, France. They’re among 10 people who have suspected botulism after eating sardines prepared and served at Tchin Tchin Wine Bar. The Tchin Thin wine bar is seen in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Thursday, Sept.14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sophie Garcia

3 Canadians sickened in France’s botulism outbreak are from Quebec: PHAC

1 patient, who was not from Canada, has died

The Public Health Agency of Canada says three Canadian residents have fallen ill from a botulism outbreak in Bordeaux, France. They’re among 10 people who have suspected botulism after eating sardines prepared and served at Tchin Tchin Wine Bar. The Tchin Thin wine bar is seen in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Thursday, Sept.14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sophie Garcia
Minister of International Trade Mary Ng speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Ng isn’t saying whether a major visit to India is going ahead, raising questions about a halted trade deal amid frosty relations between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterpart in New Delhi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Ng postpones ‘Team Canada’ trade mission to India amid strained relations

The move comes after Canada paused negotiations for a trade deal with India

Minister of International Trade Mary Ng speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Ng isn’t saying whether a major visit to India is going ahead, raising questions about a halted trade deal amid frosty relations between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterpart in New Delhi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Metroland Media Group says it plans to end the print editions of its community newspapers, but will keep printing its regional dailies, including the Hamilton Spectator. Metroland is seeking protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as part of a restructuring plan. The exterior of the Hamilton Spectator building in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Metroland ends print editions of community papers, flyers

Metroland’s cuts follow years of consolidation across Canada’s media industry

Metroland Media Group says it plans to end the print editions of its community newspapers, but will keep printing its regional dailies, including the Hamilton Spectator. Metroland is seeking protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as part of a restructuring plan. The exterior of the Hamilton Spectator building in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is to address the E. coli outbreak related to several Calgary daycares during a news conference this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government to help families affected by E. coli outbreak

Investigators still looking for source of outbreak that has infected hundreds, left dozens severely ill

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is to address the E. coli outbreak related to several Calgary daycares during a news conference this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A sign at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery indicates it will be closed in anticipation of Hurricane Lee in Yarmouth, N.S. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Curry
A sign at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery indicates it will be closed in anticipation of Hurricane Lee in Yarmouth, N.S. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Curry
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, takes part in a leaders panel discussion with, from left, Jacinda Ardern, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jonas Gahr Store, Prime Minister of Norway and Sanna Marin, Former Prime Minister of Finland, at the Global Progress Action Summit in Montreal, Saturday, September 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trudeau calls for better progressive messaging at summit in Montreal

He says those on the right wing of the political spectrum are able to attract followers by amplifying their anxieties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, takes part in a leaders panel discussion with, from left, Jacinda Ardern, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jonas Gahr Store, Prime Minister of Norway and Sanna Marin, Former Prime Minister of Finland, at the Global Progress Action Summit in Montreal, Saturday, September 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes