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FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020, file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple plans to roll out a “lockdown” option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling it will also make these devices less useful. The safeguard was announced on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Apple to add ‘lockdown’ safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Protection offered against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers

Partially submerged vehicles are seen as floodwaters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The city of Prince George is the latest to feel the lash of torrential downpours linked to ongoing unsettled weather across British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unsettled B.C. weather prompts flash floods, complicates river level forecasts

Environment Canada is calling for thundershowers through the day in many B.C. regions

Ravi Kahlon speaks in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The New Democrat cabinet minister has taken himself out of the party’s leadership contest to replace British Columbia Premier John Horgan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. cabinet minister bows out of NDP leadership race before it starts

Ravi Kahlon says he’s throwing his support for the new leader behind Attorney General David Eby

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Surging energy prices harmful to families, should drive green transition: Freeland

Deputy PM says transitioning from fossil fuels is an “insurance policy” against higher energy prices

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Houses are seen on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says residential mortgage debt grew by nine per cent last year compared with a year earlier for the fastest pace of growth since 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CMHC says residential mortgage debt grew last year by fastest pace since 2008

Mortgage debt grew by 9 per cent last year, topped 10 per cent in the early months of this year

Houses are seen on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says residential mortgage debt grew by nine per cent last year compared with a year earlier for the fastest pace of growth since 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

America is a murderous country but mass killings comprise small portion of the body count

Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations is being held this week in Vancouver amid a cloud of criticism from its national chief who has been suspended and denied entry to the meeting.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Assembly of First Nations delegates reject resolution calling for chief’s suspension

Delegates to debate today a motion for independent third-party forensic financial audit of the AFN

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations is being held this week in Vancouver amid a cloud of criticism from its national chief who has been suspended and denied entry to the meeting.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to shots of gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

True motive of B.C. bank shooting may never be known, says criminologist

‘What gets into the minds of these young men is beyond belief’

Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to shots of gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Patrick Brown fights back after barred from Conservative leadership race

Organizing committee says party had learned of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” under Elections Act

Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Brooke and Matt Strauss, who were married Sunday, look toward the scene of the mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, after leaving their wedding bouquets near the scene of Monday’s mass shooting, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Alleged July 4 parade shooter charged with 7 counts of murder in ‘calculated attack’

Bobby” Crimo, 21, was apprehended late Monday afternoon after an hourslong manhunt

Brooke and Matt Strauss, who were married Sunday, look toward the scene of the mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, after leaving their wedding bouquets near the scene of Monday’s mass shooting, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Packages of large Hershey Co. Kisses candies are displayed for sale inside of the company’s Chocolate World visitor center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 28, 2017. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)

B.C. men one step closer to class-action against Hershey for alleged child slavery

Case hinges on “misrepresentation” by Hershey in B.C. that they oppose child labour

Packages of large Hershey Co. Kisses candies are displayed for sale inside of the company’s Chocolate World visitor center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 28, 2017. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)
On Monday alone, there were more than 3,000 lightning strikes in Yukon. Pixabay

Lightning storms spark dozens of wildfires in Yukon, heat warning issued

Territory facing about 20 fires a day that have been sparked beginning on the long weekend

On Monday alone, there were more than 3,000 lightning strikes in Yukon. Pixabay
Cargo containers and ships at the Port of Metro Vancouver are seen in an aerial view in Vancouver on April 9, 2022. The United Truckers Association says its members have voted unanimously in favour of job action at the Port of Vancouver protesting a program that would force the phase out of older trucks. A statement from the association says its 639 members voted to support action that could “create shock waves across Canada’s already fragile supply chain.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Port of Vancouver truckers warn of strike over changes to upcoming ban on older rigs

United Truckers Association votes unanimously in favour of job action that could rattle supply chain

Cargo containers and ships at the Port of Metro Vancouver are seen in an aerial view in Vancouver on April 9, 2022. The United Truckers Association says its members have voted unanimously in favour of job action at the Port of Vancouver protesting a program that would force the phase out of older trucks. A statement from the association says its 639 members voted to support action that could “create shock waves across Canada’s already fragile supply chain.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations is being held this week in Vancouver amid a cloud of criticism from its national chief who has been suspended and denied entry to the meeting.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Assembly National Chief Archibald brings corruption claims to annual gathering

Archibald alleges she was suspended for trying to investigate corruption within the assembly

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations is being held this week in Vancouver amid a cloud of criticism from its national chief who has been suspended and denied entry to the meeting.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy, in Toronto on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out

13.6 million doses earmarked for donation have expired and will have to be discarded

Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy, in Toronto on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).

Advocates want more consistency in B.C.’s extended care visitation policies post-pandemic

Constantly shifting rules around essential visitors hard on people’s mental health

Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).
American flags are pictured after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb on Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Man detained in US July 4 parade shooting that left at least 6 dead, 30 hurt

Motive unclear after shooter fired from rooftop at Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago

American flags are pictured after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb on Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada Day protests lacked convoy’s ‘perfect storm of amplification,’ expert says

Ottawa Police Service and parliamentary security learned from the winter demonstrations

People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
FILE - Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank through the town of Trostsyanets, some 400 km eastern of capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said recently that the Russian forces were firing 10 times more ammunition than the Ukrainian military. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

Russia now has full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland

FILE - Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank through the town of Trostsyanets, some 400 km eastern of capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said recently that the Russian forces were firing 10 times more ammunition than the Ukrainian military. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut poses for photos with 76 hot dogs at a weigh-in before the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Friday, July 1, 2022, in New York. Chestnut is seeking to set a new world record this year.(AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut poses for photos with 76 hot dogs at a weigh-in before the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Friday, July 1, 2022, in New York. Chestnut is seeking to set a new world record this year.(AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)