Canada

A shopper wipes down a handle as they select a cart at an Ikea furniture store in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Canadian retailers are struggling with higher shipping costs as couriers tack hefty fuel surcharges onto shipping rates to recoup record gas prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadian retailers grapple with soaring fuel surcharges to ship online orders

Extra charge topping 40 per cent for some carriers

 

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

 

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, waves as he walks past Bavarian mountain riflemen and traditional costumers after his arrival at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. Biden is in Germany to attend a Group of Seven summit of leaders of the world's major industrialized nations. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

G-7 leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are gathered in Germany for their summit

 

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Public safety minister eyes steps to strengthen oversight of the RCMP

Minister Mendicino hopes to increase independence of RCMP’s management advisory board

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Canadian non-profit Informed Opinions is working to document the harassment and hate women and gender-diverse people are facing online at increasing rates. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

National campaign documenting online hate against women, pushing for change

Insults, slurs, physical and sexual threats pushing women out of online, public spaces

Canadian non-profit Informed Opinions is working to document the harassment and hate women and gender-diverse people are facing online at increasing rates. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

“World lost a good person:” Parents warn of global sextortion targeting teens

17-year-old was coerced into sending an explicit image to who he thought was a woman on Snapchat

Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

‘Deepfakes’ and disinformation should fall under online hate law: advisory panel

Canada is being targeted by Russia to influence public opinion here, a recent analysis shows

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Sources confirm the federal government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and public sector workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Sources confirm the federal government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and public sector workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Ashki Shkur, originally from Iraq, will be graduating from Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver this week after achieving a 97 per cent average her senior year. (Contributed photo)

After crossing into B.C. illegally in 2017, Vancouver teen heading to UBC

Ashki Shkur and her family came to Canada to escape war in Kurdistan and Trump’s America

Ashki Shkur, originally from Iraq, will be graduating from Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver this week after achieving a 97 per cent average her senior year. (Contributed photo)
Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Two organizers of a rally set to take place on Parliament Hill Saturday say they were arrested and released soon after by police for being wrongfully identified in connection to a bomb threat in the area.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Two Sikh rally organizers say they were wrongly arrested amid Parliament bomb scare

Men were at remembrance rally for the 1984 massacre of Sikhs in India

Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Two organizers of a rally set to take place on Parliament Hill Saturday say they were arrested and released soon after by police for being wrongfully identified in connection to a bomb threat in the area.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. The long wait for shorter wait times on resolving bank complaints is almost over as part of a raft of updates to banking regulations set to come into force.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

New bank rules come into force this month but critics say they don’t go far enough

Rules include reducing liability on lost cards, requiring alerts when balances drop below $100

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. The long wait for shorter wait times on resolving bank complaints is almost over as part of a raft of updates to banking regulations set to come into force.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Police identify persons of interest but no threat as Parliament Hill probe continues

Police evacuated Parliament, closed surrounding streets Saturday

Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Davies scores 2, Canada tops Curaçao 4-0 in CONCACAF Nations League play

Steven Vitoria and Lucas Cavallini each added a goal for winners

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hoggard found guilty of sex assault against woman, acquitted on 2 other charges

Hedley frontman acquitted on charges related to 16-year-old fan

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Frank Augstein

Canada celebrates final days of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities

The 70-year milestone is a first for a British ruler

Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Frank Augstein
Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Canada-Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Dispute includes a demand that the women’s national team get equal match fees

Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Remote work flourished during the pandemic as companies closed their offices, but it has created a schism among Canadian workers as the economy starts to reopen.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Remote, hybrid work creating schism as popular option unavailable to many workers

About 60 per cent of Canadian workers are required to be on-site, according to experts

A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Remote work flourished during the pandemic as companies closed their offices, but it has created a schism among Canadian workers as the economy starts to reopen.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward