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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives to attend the APEC Leader’s Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Canada and Saudi Arabia are normalizing diplomatic relations and appointing ambassadors five years after the Liberal government’s public comments on women’s rights led Riyadh to expel the Canadian ambassador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP

Canada, Saudi Arabia restore full diplomatic ties, appoint envoys after 2018 spat

In 2018, Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it wanted Saudi Arabia to ‘immediately release’ human rights activists

 

Ross Wightman was approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)

Lake Country man files suit after complications from COVID vaccine

Wightman was one of the first Canadians approved for compensation

 

Andrey Melnichenko speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel during the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thomas Hartwell

Russian billionaire couple claims Canadian sanctions are unjustified and unreasonable

Couple says they’ve been mislabelled as close associates of the Russian regime

 

A basic adult anglers license in B.C. will increase to $39.56 per year in 2023, then go up to $41.15 in 2024. AdobeStock

B.C. raises freshwater fishing fees, with funds supporting angling and conservation

It will cost a little more to go freshwater fishing in British…

A basic adult anglers license in B.C. will increase to $39.56 per year in 2023, then go up to $41.15 in 2024. AdobeStock
NASA’s Orion spacecraft flew past the moon on Monday, December 5, 2022. The crew capsule and its test dummies took part in a three-week test flight that set the stage for astronauts on the next flight in a couple years. That flight, currently scheduled for November 2024, will include a Canadian astronaut whose identity will be revealed Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NASA via AP
NASA’s Orion spacecraft flew past the moon on Monday, December 5, 2022. The crew capsule and its test dummies took part in a three-week test flight that set the stage for astronauts on the next flight in a couple years. That flight, currently scheduled for November 2024, will include a Canadian astronaut whose identity will be revealed Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NASA via AP
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden share a laugh after Biden’s address to Parliament in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2023. U.S. envoy David Cohen says Biden’s visit was an authentic, intimate showcase of how important Canada continues to be to its southern neighbour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Biden’s visit an ‘authentic’ expression of Canada’s importance to U.S.: ambassador

Washington envoy says two leaders made progress on Norad, critical minerals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden share a laugh after Biden’s address to Parliament in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2023. U.S. envoy David Cohen says Biden’s visit was an authentic, intimate showcase of how important Canada continues to be to its southern neighbour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Oleksandra Verovkina is shown outside her home in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Asylum seeker deal between U.S. and Canada won’t stop drama at border, advocates say

New rules preventing people from crossing at popular border spot

Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)

VIDEO: Splatsin signs historic child and family protection agreement with BC, federal governments

Elders, council, honoured guests gather to celebrate legal support, $136 million over 10 years

(Left to right) Splatsin Tkwamipla7 Sabrina Vergata, Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian, Elder George William, and Tkwamipla7 (councillors) Theresa William and Leonard Edwards look on as (front, left to right) Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, Splatsin Kukpi7 Doug Thomas and B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean hold up the signed coordination agreement. Federal and provincial officials, Kukpi7 Thomas and all Tkwamipla7 members signed the agreement. (Rebecca Willson/ Eagle Valley News)
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

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)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
In 2018, Viola Desmond was celebrated on the Canadian $10 bill. Why is she featured on this banknote? (Government of Canada photo)
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

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)
(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)