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Daniel Rintoul bear sprayed multiple Vancouver Canadian Tire employees while trying to access their gun case on Nov. 10, 2016. (Screenshot/Video footage courtesy of the BC Coroners Court)

Inquest calls for better firearms sales training in wake of 2016 Vancouver shooting

Jury makes seven recommendations after man who stabbed officer shot 9 times by police

Daniel Rintoul bear sprayed multiple Vancouver Canadian Tire employees while trying to access their gun case on Nov. 10, 2016. (Screenshot/Video footage courtesy of the BC Coroners Court)
A voter casts their ballot in the 2022 midterm elections early Tuesday at Fire Station 26 in Jackson, Miss., Nov. 8, 2022. (Hannah Mattix/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

In 2022 midterms, Democrats — and election deniers — live to fight another day

Neck-and-neck races in battleground states will not be resolved right away

A voter casts their ballot in the 2022 midterm elections early Tuesday at Fire Station 26 in Jackson, Miss., Nov. 8, 2022. (Hannah Mattix/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
Former B.C. attorney general and housing minister David Eby speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, October 20, 2022. David Eby will be sworn in as British Columbia's new premier by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin in a ceremony in Vancouver on Nov. 18.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

David Eby to be sworn in as B.C. premier at Vancouver Musqueam centre

Traditional venue of Government House in Victoria already booked for a different event

Former B.C. attorney general and housing minister David Eby speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, October 20, 2022. David Eby will be sworn in as British Columbia's new premier by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin in a ceremony in Vancouver on Nov. 18.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Police detain a protester after he appeared to throw eggs at Britain’s King Charles III and the Queen Consort as they arrived for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, where the Sovereign is traditionally welcomed to the city, in York, England, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Police detain man after eggs thrown at King Charles III

None appeared to hit the royal couple as they entered the northern England city of York

Police detain a protester after he appeared to throw eggs at Britain’s King Charles III and the Queen Consort as they arrived for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, where the Sovereign is traditionally welcomed to the city, in York, England, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Frustration, anxiety persist as Liberals claim success on wait times for veterans

More than 23,000 veterans have disability claims that are waiting to be processed

Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A farm submerged by flood waters caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Sumas Prairies near Chilliwack, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia’s agriculture minister says farmers in the Sumas Prairies had “an emotional year” as they work to recover following the province’s catastrophic flooding last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. agriculture minister says sector is recovering well on flooding anniversary

About 630,000 chickens, 420 cattle and 12,000 hogs died in Sumas Prairie during flooding a year ago

A farm submerged by flood waters caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Sumas Prairies near Chilliwack, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia’s agriculture minister says farmers in the Sumas Prairies had “an emotional year” as they work to recover following the province’s catastrophic flooding last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A red flag, signaling high surf and strong currents, flies in strong wind on the beach in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, as Tropical Storm Nicole continues to increase in strength and is expected to make landfall along Florida’s east coast early Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A red flag, signaling high surf and strong currents, flies in strong wind on the beach in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, as Tropical Storm Nicole continues to increase in strength and is expected to make landfall along Florida’s east coast early Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, right, faces reporters as Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, left, looks on during a news conference, in Boston, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Massachusetts’ Healey is 1st lesbian elected governor in U.S.

‘I hope tonight shows you that you can be whatever, whoever you want to be…’

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, right, faces reporters as Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, left, looks on during a news conference, in Boston, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference on March 10, 2022, in Weslaco, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)
FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference on March 10, 2022, in Weslaco, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)
FILE - Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams talks to the media after qualifying for the 2022 election on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams talks to the media after qualifying for the 2022 election on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - A sign that says “Vote” is placed outside of an early voting location Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami. Midterm elections are behind held on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

GOP, Democrats notch victories in competitive U.S. midterm races

Both parties were notching victories in some of the most competitive races

FILE - A sign that says “Vote” is placed outside of an early voting location Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami. Midterm elections are behind held on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
The Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully has been used to bring scientists to explore a large seamount region off Vancouver Island. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

West Coast First Nations, feds reach tentative understanding on vast offshore region

Leadership mulls deal for proposed Marine Protected Area off Vancouver Island

The Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully has been used to bring scientists to explore a large seamount region off Vancouver Island. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, front right, is flanked by his provincial and territorial counterparts as he listens to a question during a news conference after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Health funding talks end with no agreement as feds walk away, blaming premiers

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix called it a ‘disappointing’ end

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, front right, is flanked by his provincial and territorial counterparts as he listens to a question during a news conference after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Parliamentary budget officer says climate change already costing economy billions

The parliamentary budget officer says climate change is already hurting the Canadian…

Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Regional District says continued “uncertainty” about water supplies means it will seek an extension of the state of local emergency declared last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. regional district seeks emergency extension as winter water supply ‘uncertain’

Stage 4 restrictions are in place across a wide area of the Sunshine Coast

A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Regional District says continued “uncertainty” about water supplies means it will seek an extension of the state of local emergency declared last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ships are framed by pieces of melting sea ice in Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Scientists are telling the global climate conference in Egypt that the loss of summer Arctic sea ice is now inevitable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Climate conference hears loss of Arctic summer sea ice now inevitable by 2050

Expected to happen at least once by 2050, this would spell the end of an entire ecosystem

Ships are framed by pieces of melting sea ice in Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Scientists are telling the global climate conference in Egypt that the loss of summer Arctic sea ice is now inevitable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Indigenous languages, consultation among issues raised before Pope Francis’s visit

Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns…

Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia
Voters wait in line to make corrections to their ballots for the midterm elections at City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

U.S. election day? More like election week as experts warn of delayed results

Growing popularity of early voting has complicated the counting process

Voters wait in line to make corrections to their ballots for the midterm elections at City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Health ministers expect details after promise of federal funding boost

Provincial ministers want federal funding boosted from 22 per cent of their health expenditure to 35

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Rabbi Ben Gorelick, measures out a precise amount Sacrament, psilocybin mushrooms, during Sacred Tribe Sacrament ceremony at the Synagogue, his home, on Nov. 6, 2021, in Denver. Colorado voters are deciding whether theirs will be the second state, after Oregon, to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for those 21 and older. A ballot measure would create state-regulated “healing centers” for patients to experience the drug. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, File)

Colorado votes on decriminalizing ‘magic mushrooms’

Legislation would create state-regulated ‘healing centres’ with licensed psilocybin ‘facilitators’

FILE - Rabbi Ben Gorelick, measures out a precise amount Sacrament, psilocybin mushrooms, during Sacred Tribe Sacrament ceremony at the Synagogue, his home, on Nov. 6, 2021, in Denver. Colorado voters are deciding whether theirs will be the second state, after Oregon, to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for those 21 and older. A ballot measure would create state-regulated “healing centers” for patients to experience the drug. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, File)