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As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trial by social media: Court struggles under weight of ‘Freedom Convoy’ evidence

The 2nd week of the trial has been slow-rolled by issues related to social media evidence

As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Public Health Agency of Canada says three Canadian residents have fallen ill from a botulism outbreak in Bordeaux, France. They’re among 10 people who have suspected botulism after eating sardines prepared and served at Tchin Tchin Wine Bar. The Tchin Thin wine bar is seen in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Thursday, Sept.14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sophie Garcia

3 Canadians sickened in France’s botulism outbreak are from Quebec: PHAC

1 patient, who was not from Canada, has died

The Public Health Agency of Canada says three Canadian residents have fallen ill from a botulism outbreak in Bordeaux, France. They’re among 10 people who have suspected botulism after eating sardines prepared and served at Tchin Tchin Wine Bar. The Tchin Thin wine bar is seen in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Thursday, Sept.14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sophie Garcia
Minister of International Trade Mary Ng speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Ng isn’t saying whether a major visit to India is going ahead, raising questions about a halted trade deal amid frosty relations between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterpart in New Delhi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Ng postpones ‘Team Canada’ trade mission to India amid strained relations

The move comes after Canada paused negotiations for a trade deal with India

Minister of International Trade Mary Ng speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Ng isn’t saying whether a major visit to India is going ahead, raising questions about a halted trade deal amid frosty relations between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterpart in New Delhi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Metroland Media Group says it plans to end the print editions of its community newspapers, but will keep printing its regional dailies, including the Hamilton Spectator. Metroland is seeking protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as part of a restructuring plan. The exterior of the Hamilton Spectator building in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Metroland ends print editions of community papers, flyers

Metroland’s cuts follow years of consolidation across Canada’s media industry

Metroland Media Group says it plans to end the print editions of its community newspapers, but will keep printing its regional dailies, including the Hamilton Spectator. Metroland is seeking protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as part of a restructuring plan. The exterior of the Hamilton Spectator building in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A sign at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery indicates it will be closed in anticipation of Hurricane Lee in Yarmouth, N.S. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Curry
A sign at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery indicates it will be closed in anticipation of Hurricane Lee in Yarmouth, N.S. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Curry
A daycare at the centre of an E-coli outbreak at several daycares is seen in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta chief medical officer of health says added sites will be closed, sanitized

The sites will be required to be cleaned, sanitized; all children will be tested to confirm their negative status

A daycare at the centre of an E-coli outbreak at several daycares is seen in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, takes part in a leaders panel discussion with, from left, Jacinda Ardern, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jonas Gahr Store, Prime Minister of Norway and Sanna Marin, Former Prime Minister of Finland, at the Global Progress Action Summit in Montreal, Saturday, September 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trudeau calls for better progressive messaging at summit in Montreal

He says those on the right wing of the political spectrum are able to attract followers by amplifying their anxieties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, takes part in a leaders panel discussion with, from left, Jacinda Ardern, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jonas Gahr Store, Prime Minister of Norway and Sanna Marin, Former Prime Minister of Finland, at the Global Progress Action Summit in Montreal, Saturday, September 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Health Canada is reviewing a declaration by American government experts who say a key ingredient in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications also available in this country does not work to get rid of nasal congestion. Pharmacist Gary Lundgren holds a Sudafed in Central Drugs Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in Portland, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Bowmer

Health Canada to review U.S. panel’s conclusion that common decongestant doesn’t work

Health Canada says it will review a declaration by American government experts…

Health Canada is reviewing a declaration by American government experts who say a key ingredient in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications also available in this country does not work to get rid of nasal congestion. Pharmacist Gary Lundgren holds a Sudafed in Central Drugs Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in Portland, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Bowmer
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide open. Two painful playoff exits has the Edmonton Oilers' dynamic duo hungrier than ever to push through. McDavid and Draisaitl celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday March 22, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McDavid, Draisaitl aiming for Oilers’ breakthrough after playoff disappointments

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide…

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide open. Two painful playoff exits has the Edmonton Oilers' dynamic duo hungrier than ever to push through. McDavid and Draisaitl celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday March 22, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Shell Canada president Susannah Pierce says while oil and gas companies must do what they can to reduce their own emissions, they can only move as fast as the rest of the economy. Motorists fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Oil companies can only decarbonize as fast as the rest of the economy: Shell Canada

The fossil fuel industry is increasingly under the microscope for its contribution…

Shell Canada president Susannah Pierce says while oil and gas companies must do what they can to reduce their own emissions, they can only move as fast as the rest of the economy. Motorists fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A lawyer for Matthew de Grood, who fatally stabbed five young people at a Calgary house party and has been seeking more freedom while he's under psychiatric care wants the Supreme Court of Canada to hear his appeal. Family members of the five slain students hold heart signs with their names on them following a court decision in Calgary, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lawyer asks Supreme Court to hear appeal of Calgary man who killed five

A lawyer for a man who fatally stabbed five young people at…

A lawyer for Matthew de Grood, who fatally stabbed five young people at a Calgary house party and has been seeking more freedom while he's under psychiatric care wants the Supreme Court of Canada to hear his appeal. Family members of the five slain students hold heart signs with their names on them following a court decision in Calgary, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is to address the E. coli outbreak related to several Calgary daycares during a news conference this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government to help families affected by E. coli outbreak at Calgary daycares

The Alberta government will immediately give families $2,000 for each child affected…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is to address the E. coli outbreak related to several Calgary daycares during a news conference this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
<div>The Central Okanagan Regional Operations centre says residents of 16 properties along Bear Creek Road are allowed to go home, although they remain on evacuation alert and must be ready to leave again if the McDougall Creek wildfire flares again. Burned trees are seen above a neighbourhood in West Kelowna, B.C. during a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in West Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel</div>

B.C. ending state of emergency as wildfire risk winds down

British Columbia’s state of emergency ended Thursday just under four weeks after…

<div>The Central Okanagan Regional Operations centre says residents of 16 properties along Bear Creek Road are allowed to go home, although they remain on evacuation alert and must be ready to leave again if the McDougall Creek wildfire flares again. Burned trees are seen above a neighbourhood in West Kelowna, B.C. during a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in West Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel</div>
Michelle Plouffe (right) jogs back to her defensive position with sister Katherine during women's basketball action against Argentina at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Friday, July 17, 2015. Signs of twin sister's competitiveness stem all the way back to before they were old enough to play on a basketball team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s Plouffe twins eager for another shot at Olympics in 3×3 basketball

Signs of Katherine and Michelle Plouffe’s competitiveness stem all the way back…

Michelle Plouffe (right) jogs back to her defensive position with sister Katherine during women's basketball action against Argentina at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Friday, July 17, 2015. Signs of twin sister's competitiveness stem all the way back to before they were old enough to play on a basketball team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
<div>Empire Co. Ltd. says it earned $261.0 million in its latest quarter, up from $187.5 million in the same quarter last year, boosted by the sale of its 56 gas stations in Western Canada to Shell Canada. Shoppers at a west-end Toronto Sobeys grocery store, Sunday, June 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy</div>

Grocer Empire reports Q1 profit and sales up from year ago

Empire Co. Ltd. earned $261.0 million in its latest quarter, up from…

<div>Empire Co. Ltd. says it earned $261.0 million in its latest quarter, up from $187.5 million in the same quarter last year, boosted by the sale of its 56 gas stations in Western Canada to Shell Canada. Shoppers at a west-end Toronto Sobeys grocery store, Sunday, June 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy</div>
Police and investigators are seen at the side of a road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because of contract negotiations, internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Contract talks held up RCMP team’s response to Saskatchewan killings: emails

A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately…

Police and investigators are seen at the side of a road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because of contract negotiations, internal emails show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
A woman types on a laptop on a train in New Jersey on May 18, 2021. The Weather Network and MétéoMédia still can't send weather alerts through push notifications from its app following a "malicious cyberattack" on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jenny Kane

Weather Network app can’t send alerts after cyberattack but Alert Ready working

The Weather Network and MétéoMédia still can’t send weather alerts through push…

A woman types on a laptop on a train in New Jersey on May 18, 2021. The Weather Network and MétéoMédia still can't send weather alerts through push notifications from its app following a "malicious cyberattack" on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jenny Kane
Tamara Lich walks with her lawyer Lawrence Greenspon as they make their way to the courthouse for trial, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 in Ottawa. The defence lawyers for two "Freedom Convoy" organizers are expected to show the court a more peaceful view of the protest, as they cross-examine the officer assigned to social media evidence for the trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Hold the line,’ means different things to different people: ‘Freedom Convoy’ defence

The lawyer for one of the most prominent organizers of the “Freedom…

Tamara Lich walks with her lawyer Lawrence Greenspon as they make their way to the courthouse for trial, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 in Ottawa. The defence lawyers for two "Freedom Convoy" organizers are expected to show the court a more peaceful view of the protest, as they cross-examine the officer assigned to social media evidence for the trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Edmonton Elks quarterback Tre Ford, left, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders defensive back Branden Dozier chases him during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. Ford believes there might be an element of surprise when he leads the Elks onto the field Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Roughriders prepare for Elks quarterback Tre Ford

Tre Ford believes there might be an element of surprise when he…

Edmonton Elks quarterback Tre Ford, left, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders defensive back Branden Dozier chases him during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. Ford believes there might be an element of surprise when he leads the Elks onto the field Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Liberals are insisting they can reverse their slumping poll numbers, as MPs gather for the last day of strategy planning ahead of Parliament's return next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the construction site of an affordable housing project in London, Ont., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Ottawa to remove GST on new rental housing, ask grocers to stabilize prices: PM

The Liberal government is dusting off a measure it promised years ago…

The Liberals are insisting they can reverse their slumping poll numbers, as MPs gather for the last day of strategy planning ahead of Parliament's return next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the construction site of an affordable housing project in London, Ont., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
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