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New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Singh echoes Trudeau: intelligence India behind killing ‘clear’ and ‘credible’

NDP leader makes statements after intelligence briefing related to killing of B.C.man

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds free up another $20B for national rental construction push

Federal government says new funding will boost rental construction by 30,000 units annually

Anthony Rota leaves the speakers entrance of West Block after announcing his resignation as Speaker of House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Speaker Rota resigns over inviting man who fought for Nazis to Parliament

Conservatives have said prime minister should take responsibility for the invitation

Marc Miller arrives for a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Miller says the controversial idea to allow new Canadians to take their oath of citizenship with the click of a button is an option worth considering, but there are no immediate plans for implementation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Citizenship at the click of a button still possible: immigration minister

‘You don’t want to take these moments lightly, but we do need technological options’

Marc Miller arrives for a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Miller says the controversial idea to allow new Canadians to take their oath of citizenship with the click of a button is an option worth considering, but there are no immediate plans for implementation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A federal announcement that it would eliminate GST charges off rental developments — and the expectation that provinces would follow suit — has changed the economic equation, says the CEO of the development company Dream Unlimited. (Black Press Media file photo)

Developer says GST removal clears way for 5,000 new Canadian rental units

Dream Unlimited CEO says switch, accompanied by provincial moves, creates economic opportunity

A federal announcement that it would eliminate GST charges off rental developments — and the expectation that provinces would follow suit — has changed the economic equation, says the CEO of the development company Dream Unlimited. (Black Press Media file photo)
A sign of an orange shirt is attached to a fence during a Truth and Reconciliation walk in Saskatoon, Sask., on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Indigenous businesses striving for Truth and Reconciliation

Shopping for something to wear on Orange Shirt Day? Here’s what you need to know

A sign of an orange shirt is attached to a fence during a Truth and Reconciliation walk in Saskatoon, Sask., on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Feds single out Pepsi, Coke for skipping food industry inflation summit

7 major firms met with Ottawa to discuss ways to curb cost-of-living hikes in the gorcery business

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
FILE - El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment, Oct. 10, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. On Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, Crusius, the white gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Texas Walmart in 2019, agreed to pay more than $5 million to families of the victims. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)
FILE - El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment, Oct. 10, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. On Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, Crusius, the white gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Texas Walmart in 2019, agreed to pay more than $5 million to families of the victims. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)
The Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. During Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa, MPs in the House of Commons honoured 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who fought for the First Ukrainian Division. Hunka was invited by Rota, who introduced him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Deeply embarrassing’: speaker’s resignation called for after Nazi scandal

Anthony Rota apologized for inviting man who fought for Nazis to Zelenskyy’s address

The Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. During Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa, MPs in the House of Commons honoured 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who fought for the First Ukrainian Division. Hunka was invited by Rota, who introduced him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A before, right, and after, left, x-ray of scoliosis. Contributed photo

Delays in scolios surgeries hurting kids, report says

Conference Board of Canada report says 4 in 10 children have surgery after recommended wait time.

A before, right, and after, left, x-ray of scoliosis. Contributed photo
A tactical armoured RCMP vehicle drives past a police roadblock set up at James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Parole Board of Canada employees were fearful of threats after it was revealed a mass killer in Saskatchewan was on statutory release at the time of last year’s rampage, newly released internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Parole board employees warned of threats in wake of Saskatchewan stabbings

11 killed, 17 were injured in the attacks on the James Smith Cree Nation last year

A tactical armoured RCMP vehicle drives past a police roadblock set up at James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Parole Board of Canada employees were fearful of threats after it was revealed a mass killer in Saskatchewan was on statutory release at the time of last year’s rampage, newly released internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
This undated photo issued by Cheshire Constabulary, shows nurse Lucy Letby. Letby, a former neonatal nurse who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of seven babies in her care and trying to kill six others at a U.K. hospital will face a retrial on a charge of attempting to murder a newborn baby girl, prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (Cheshire Constabulary via AP)
This undated photo issued by Cheshire Constabulary, shows nurse Lucy Letby. Letby, a former neonatal nurse who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of seven babies in her care and trying to kill six others at a U.K. hospital will face a retrial on a charge of attempting to murder a newborn baby girl, prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (Cheshire Constabulary via AP)
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, Wednesday April 3, 2013. A court martial begins today for Lt.-Gen. Steve Whelan, who was removed from his job as head of military personnel after being accused of sexual misconduct. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Military drops Whelan sexual misconduct charge just as trial set to begin

Court martial of former head of military personnel is proceeding on a separate charge

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, Wednesday April 3, 2013. A court martial begins today for Lt.-Gen. Steve Whelan, who was removed from his job as head of military personnel after being accused of sexual misconduct. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A checkpoint set up by the Hawaii National Guard is pictured on Kaniau Road, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kaniau Road of Zone 1C will be the first zone to be cleared for residents to reenter, starting Monday, Sep. 25, following Maui’s deadly wildfire. (AP Photo/Mengshin Lin)

Lahaina residents begin returning to sites of homes destroyed by deadly wildfire

Some Lahaina residents returned to their devastated properties Monday for the first…

A checkpoint set up by the Hawaii National Guard is pictured on Kaniau Road, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kaniau Road of Zone 1C will be the first zone to be cleared for residents to reenter, starting Monday, Sep. 25, following Maui’s deadly wildfire. (AP Photo/Mengshin Lin)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognize Yaroslav Hunka, who was in attendance and fought with the First Ukrainian Division in World War II before later immigrating to Canada, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Jewish group demands apology after MPs honoured man who fought for Nazis

98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka fought for a voluntary Ukrainian unit under the command of Nazis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognize Yaroslav Hunka, who was in attendance and fought with the First Ukrainian Division in World War II before later immigrating to Canada, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Newfoundland on Tuesday September 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

A year after Fiona, a traumatized Newfoundland town backs away from the sea

Province buying out homes of people left in ‘impact zone’

Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Newfoundland on Tuesday September 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Unifor national president Lana Payne attends a news conference in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. Unionized workers at Ford Motor Co. of Canada have ratified a three-year agreement. Payne issued a statement today saying the deal will mean tremendous gains for autoworkers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Ford workers in Canada ratify agreement, set precedent for other automakers

54 per cent of those who voted endorsed the proposed collective agreement

Unifor national president Lana Payne attends a news conference in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. Unionized workers at Ford Motor Co. of Canada have ratified a three-year agreement. Payne issued a statement today saying the deal will mean tremendous gains for autoworkers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Falco Kuester, right, a researcher at ALERTCalifornia, a program run by the University of California San Diego, looks at live feeds from some of the program’s cameras alongside analyst Scott McAvoy, left, and communications manager Caitlin Scully, Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in San Diego. California’s main firefighting agency, Cal Fire, in July started trying out an artificial intelligence system that looks for smoke from more than 1,000 mountaintop cameras feeds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The threat of wildfires is rising. So are new AI solutions to fight them

Mountain top cameras and satellites can warn of abnormalities in smoke

Falco Kuester, right, a researcher at ALERTCalifornia, a program run by the University of California San Diego, looks at live feeds from some of the program’s cameras alongside analyst Scott McAvoy, left, and communications manager Caitlin Scully, Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in San Diego. California’s main firefighting agency, Cal Fire, in July started trying out an artificial intelligence system that looks for smoke from more than 1,000 mountaintop cameras feeds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
This Dec.14, 2018, handout image shows the asteroid Bennu in a composite of 12 images taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s PolyCam imager from a distance of 24 kilometres. Seven years after it blasted into space to snag a sample of the asteroid, a spacecraft is set to deliver its rare cargo on Sunday – and Canada is getting a piece of the interstellar bounty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona *MANDATORY CREDIT*
This Dec.14, 2018, handout image shows the asteroid Bennu in a composite of 12 images taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s PolyCam imager from a distance of 24 kilometres. Seven years after it blasted into space to snag a sample of the asteroid, a spacecraft is set to deliver its rare cargo on Sunday – and Canada is getting a piece of the interstellar bounty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A rental sign is seen outside a building in Ottawa, Thursday, April 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Hot rental market makes search ‘stressful’ for many — it won’t get better soon

Canada needs to build millions more homes before prices will lower: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

A rental sign is seen outside a building in Ottawa, Thursday, April 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld