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This figure, shown at the Vernon Winter Carnival, is also the mascot for the Quebec Winter Carnival. What is the name of this mascot? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Francophone culture?

International Francophone Day, on March 20, is a celebration of French language and culture

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Trudeau, Eby announce $27 billion B.C. health care deal

The PM and premier in Langley to announce 10-year pact

 

(Photo via The Canadian Press)

Canadian men defeat Uruguay after weather delays at Los Angeles Sevens

Sunday win came after eight-game losing streak

(Photo via The Canadian Press)
Farmer and Ukrainian military volunteer Oleh His inspects his grain crop in the small town of Cherneve in western Ukraine on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. He’s received several grain storage sleeves from Canada through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization after the Russian invasion destabilized the country’s food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman

VIDEO: Canadian grain storage arrived just in time for Ukrainian farmer

War has destroyed supplies, impeded farmers from harvesting and selling their work

Farmer and Ukrainian military volunteer Oleh His inspects his grain crop in the small town of Cherneve in western Ukraine on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. He’s received several grain storage sleeves from Canada through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization after the Russian invasion destabilized the country’s food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Osman
Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. Black made a small change to the lyrics of O Canada at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Our home on native land’: Jully Black calls for small change to O Canada lyrics

Change acknowledged existence of Indigenous people prior to colonization

Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. Black made a small change to the lyrics of O Canada at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Russian flag flies outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada in Ottawa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Russia’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada is a “very dangerous country” for Russians to visit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Russian ambassador claims Canada a ‘very dangerous country’ to visit

‘Russian-Canadian relations are now in a deep freeze’

The Russian flag flies outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada in Ottawa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Russia’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada is a “very dangerous country” for Russians to visit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
File - In 2023, are celebrations such as Black History Month still needed? This writer weighs in. Picture shown is an event promoting Black history month at the The Nanaimo African Heritage Society in lieu of their second annual online gala. (News Bulletin file photo)

HITCHINS: In 2023, yes, Black History Month is still important

Recognizing accomplishments by those of African origin vital to identity

File - In 2023, are celebrations such as Black History Month still needed? This writer weighs in. Picture shown is an event promoting Black history month at the The Nanaimo African Heritage Society in lieu of their second annual online gala. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gracie Graham (right) has two points in three games as Canada is undefeated at the U18 women’s world championships in Sweden. (@HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Kelowna hockey player helps Canada reach U18 women’s world championship semis

Gracie Graham has two points in three games at the tournament through three games

Gracie Graham (right) has two points in three games as Canada is undefeated at the U18 women’s world championships in Sweden. (@HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Salmon Arm’s Jim McConnell and Juanita Austin spent 58 days over the summer travelling across the country to PEI and back in their electric vehicle. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm couple put their electric vehicle to the test in cross-Canada road trip

Juanita Austin and Jim McConnell suggest charging station network along Highway 1 could be better

Salmon Arm’s Jim McConnell and Juanita Austin spent 58 days over the summer travelling across the country to PEI and back in their electric vehicle. (Photo contributed)
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach gets help from a teammate as they lift the trophy after winning the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships for Canada on Thursday night, Jan. 5 (@reganrant/Twitter)

Two Kelowna Rockets coming home with gold and silver from World Juniors

Colton Dach, who was injured, won gold with Canada while Gabriel Szturc won silver with Czechia

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach gets help from a teammate as they lift the trophy after winning the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships for Canada on Thursday night, Jan. 5 (@reganrant/Twitter)
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is playing for Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

“I’m really thankful I get this chance”: Kelowna Rockets captain ready for World Juniors

Colton Dach is one of two Kelowna Rockets getting the chance to play in the tournament

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is playing for Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)
The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski

Canada’s top 5 federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers billions to clean up

Sites include B.C.’s Esquimalt Harbour, where hundreds of millions are expected to be spent in total

The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski
Canada forward Cyle Larin (17) loses the ball to Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada forward Cyle Larin (17) loses the ball to Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The federal government has formally banned the top echelons of the Iranian regime from entering the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal government formally bans top echelons of Iranian regime from entering Canada

Authorities also allowed to investigate any Iranian officials who are already in Canada

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The federal government has formally banned the top echelons of the Iranian regime from entering the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Red Ensign flag is seen in an undated handout photo. The 80th anniversary of ill-fated battle of Dieppe will be commemorated during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony with a mysterious flag that was supposedly carried into battle by a Canadian killed in the attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Legion

Mystery flag to mark 80th anniversary of disastrous Dieppe raid on Remembrance Day

Flag believed to have been held by one of hundreds who died that day in 1942

A Red Ensign flag is seen in an undated handout photo. The 80th anniversary of ill-fated battle of Dieppe will be commemorated during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony with a mysterious flag that was supposedly carried into battle by a Canadian killed in the attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Legion
Nature Conservancy Canada’s Boreal Wildlands project is seen in an undated handout photo. Banks know a growth market when they see it, and they’re increasingly seeing one in the buying, selling and generating of carbon offsets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Nature Conservancy Canada, Andrew Warren

Canadian banks readying for carbon offsets to go big, even as doubts remain

Global offsets market projected to grow from $1 billion to $50 billion by 2030

Nature Conservancy Canada’s Boreal Wildlands project is seen in an undated handout photo. Banks know a growth market when they see it, and they’re increasingly seeing one in the buying, selling and generating of carbon offsets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Nature Conservancy Canada, Andrew Warren
A protester shovels snow in front of parked semi-trailer and pickup trucks on Rideau Street, on the 21st day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The commission investigating the government’s use of the federal Emergencies Act last winter will hear this week from the protesters who organized the occupation of downtown Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A protester shovels snow in front of parked semi-trailer and pickup trucks on Rideau Street, on the 21st day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The commission investigating the government’s use of the federal Emergencies Act last winter will hear this week from the protesters who organized the occupation of downtown Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a meeting with President Joe Biden during the Summit of the Americas, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

VIDEO: Trudeau, public safety minister condemn those who travel to join terrorist groups

4 Canadians returned to the country from a Syrian detention camp Oct. 26

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a meeting with President Joe Biden during the Summit of the Americas, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)