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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Jenna Sudds speak with Reza Matin, left, and Shirin Mohseni, second from left, about the Climate Action Incentive Payment at their backyard in Ottawa, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Canadians who pay the federal carbon price got a midsummer money drop today with the first half of their annual “climate action incentive” payment deposited into their bank accounts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Quarterly federal carbon price rebates appear in bank accounts with vague labels

The rest will come in quarterly payments in mid-September and mid-January

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Jenna Sudds speak with Reza Matin, left, and Shirin Mohseni, second from left, about the Climate Action Incentive Payment at their backyard in Ottawa, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Canadians who pay the federal carbon price got a midsummer money drop today with the first half of their annual “climate action incentive” payment deposited into their bank accounts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Canada’s move to ban international dog adoption due to rabies threat ‘devastating’: B.C. group

Meanwhile, veterinary organizations support ban saying ‘science and safety trumps emotion’

FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Music streaming apps are shown in this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jenny Kane-AP

Supreme Court nixes double royalties for streaming or downloading music online

Under the law, a work is “performed” as soon as it is made available for on-demand streaming

Music streaming apps are shown in this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jenny Kane-AP
Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki , center, talks with Japan’s Central Bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda during the second day of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Nusa Dua,Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (Sonny Tumbelaka/Pool Photo via AP)

G20 finance meetings in Bali overshadowed by war in Ukraine

As G20 host this year, Indonesia sought to bridge divisions between members over Russia’s invasion

Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki , center, talks with Japan’s Central Bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda during the second day of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Nusa Dua,Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (Sonny Tumbelaka/Pool Photo via AP)
Family divorce silouette (pixabay photo).

New UBC study finds men seek a variety of support avenues post breakup

Connecting with peers, doing research and professional help are some ways men heal from a break up

Family divorce silouette (pixabay photo).
A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

June home sales down 24% from last year, 6% since May: CREA

Drops attributed to pressures tied to Bank of Canada’s continued hikes to its key interest rate.

A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Lisa Banfield, the common-law wife of Gabriel Wortman, is flanked by her sisters Janice Banfield (left), and Maureen Banfield (right) as she testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. Wortman, dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a replica police cruiser, murdered 22 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Wife of N.S. mass killer says fear kept her from reporting earlier violence to police

Lisa Banfield she was beaten by killer immediately before he began rampage that would claim 22 lives

Lisa Banfield, the common-law wife of Gabriel Wortman, is flanked by her sisters Janice Banfield (left), and Maureen Banfield (right) as she testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. Wortman, dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a replica police cruiser, murdered 22 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination at First Georgia Physician Group Pediatrics in Fayetteville, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021. About 25 million children worldwide missed out on routine immunizations against diseases like diptheria, largely because the coronavirus pandemic disrupted regular health services or triggered misinformation about vaccines, according to the U.N. In a new report published Friday, July 15, 2022 the World Health Organization and UNICEF said their data show 25 million children last year failed to get vaccinated against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, a marker for childhood immunization coverage. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, file)

25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID

‘This is a red alert for child health’: UNICEF executive director

FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination at First Georgia Physician Group Pediatrics in Fayetteville, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021. About 25 million children worldwide missed out on routine immunizations against diseases like diptheria, largely because the coronavirus pandemic disrupted regular health services or triggered misinformation about vaccines, according to the U.N. In a new report published Friday, July 15, 2022 the World Health Organization and UNICEF said their data show 25 million children last year failed to get vaccinated against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, a marker for childhood immunization coverage. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, file)
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
Premiers mingle during a photo op while at the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, Monday, July 11, 2022. Provinces, territories and municipalities across the country have been sent more than $2.85 billion, courtesy of the federal government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Federal government sends $2B in health transfers, other funding to provinces

Transfer comes days after premiers heavily critical of Liberals for not funding health-care enough

Premiers mingle during a photo op while at the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, Monday, July 11, 2022. Provinces, territories and municipalities across the country have been sent more than $2.85 billion, courtesy of the federal government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy file photos

Crews working to find missing person in Vancouver building after roof collapse

Eight people in a room beside collapsed area removed from a second-floor window

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy file photos
FILE - Ivana Trump poses before the Baby Phat spring 2008 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, on Sept. 7, 2007. Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, has died in New York City, the former president announced on social media Thursday, July 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Ivana Trump, first wife of former president, dies at 73

Medical examiner’s office will determine cause of death

FILE - Ivana Trump poses before the Baby Phat spring 2008 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, on Sept. 7, 2007. Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, has died in New York City, the former president announced on social media Thursday, July 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Freeland says Canada’s decision to send repaired parts of a Russian natural gas pipeline back to Germany was a difficult decision, but the right one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Decision to exempt gas turbines from sanctions right thing to do: Freeland

Liberals face questions over decision to return turbines to Germany

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Freeland says Canada’s decision to send repaired parts of a Russian natural gas pipeline back to Germany was a difficult decision, but the right one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)

‘Bear jams’ becoming increasingly common and more than some B.C. travellers can bear

TranBC shares strategies to avoid an unsafe ‘bear jam’ while travelling

A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)
This image provided by Simon Fraser University shows a single T centre qubit in the silicon lattice (render), which supports the first single spin to ever be optically observed in silicon. Researchers have made a breakthrough in quantum technology development that has the potential to leave today’s supercomputers in the dust, opening the door to advances in fields including medicine, chemistry, cybersecurity and others that have been out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Simon Fraser University

Old computer technology points the way to future of quantum computing

Simon Fraser University researchers find way to create quantum computing processors in silicon chips

This image provided by Simon Fraser University shows a single T centre qubit in the silicon lattice (render), which supports the first single spin to ever be optically observed in silicon. Researchers have made a breakthrough in quantum technology development that has the potential to leave today’s supercomputers in the dust, opening the door to advances in fields including medicine, chemistry, cybersecurity and others that have been out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Simon Fraser University
Pope Francis leaves at the end of a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Federal government to provide more than $35 million for supports during papal visit

Pope is expected to deliver an apology for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis leaves at the end of a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alessandra Tarantino
University of British Columbia president and vice chancellor Santa Ono poses for a portrait following an event at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, June, 13, 2016. The University of Michigan will name Ono as its new president, two sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
University of British Columbia president and vice chancellor Santa Ono poses for a portrait following an event at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, June, 13, 2016. The University of Michigan will name Ono as its new president, two sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Health Canada is expected to give an update on the approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers between the ages of six-months and five-years old. A family arrives for an appointment at a COVID-19 immunization clinic in Regina, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vax for youngest kids

Moderna vaccine can be given to young children between the ages of six months and five years old

Health Canada is expected to give an update on the approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers between the ages of six-months and five-years old. A family arrives for an appointment at a COVID-19 immunization clinic in Regina, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
People travel at Pearson International Airport during the Covid-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. Even though air traffic is on the upswing, Covid testing of international passengers is causing the system to be backed up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travellers arriving at main airports

Testing resume for fully vaccinated travellers arriving at Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto

People travel at Pearson International Airport during the Covid-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. Even though air traffic is on the upswing, Covid testing of international passengers is causing the system to be backed up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Image used in a blackmail attempt, showing a person in a grey ski mask. (Burnaby RCMP photo)

B.C. RCMP issue warning after threatening blackmail incidents tied to online dating

Police call threatening videos used in the Lower Mainland ‘graphic and alarming’

Image used in a blackmail attempt, showing a person in a grey ski mask. (Burnaby RCMP photo)