Canada

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Turned off by ‘freedom convoy,’ South Asian Canadian truckers mull other career paths

Trucker job vacancy rate hit historic high of nearly 23,000 in third quarter of 2021

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Sooke Potholes is a series of deep, naturally carved rock pools. A small parking area with facilities is managed by the District of Sooke. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Sooke Potholes receives $350,000 upgrade, boosting accessibility + signage

Provincial funding to include accessible toilet, signage and visitor information kiosk

The Sooke Potholes is a series of deep, naturally carved rock pools. A small parking area with facilities is managed by the District of Sooke. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen catches his breath after competing in the men’s 10,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday, February 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen catches his breath after competing in the men’s 10,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday, February 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s David Junior Hoilett, left, fights for the ball with El Salvador’s Narciso Orellana during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Canada’s David Junior Hoilett, left, fights for the ball with El Salvador’s Narciso Orellana during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
United States’ Chris Richards (15) and Canada’s Mark Anthony Kaye (14) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifying soccer action in Hamilton, Ont., Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada downs U.S. 2-0 to continue winning ways in men’s World Cup soccer qualifying run

Cyle Larin tallies a record 23rd goal for Canada in his 46th appearance

United States’ Chris Richards (15) and Canada’s Mark Anthony Kaye (14) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifying soccer action in Hamilton, Ont., Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
It’s a great day for the Nankyas as they receive their Canadian citizenship. From left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Vancouver Island family embracing newfound Canadian citizenship

Adjustments to life after the move from Uganda going well in a supportive community

It’s a great day for the Nankyas as they receive their Canadian citizenship. From left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
In this photo provided by Ukrainian Prime Minister Press Office, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, right, and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly greet each other during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Ukrainian Prime Minister Press Office via AP)

‘Special partnership:’ Canadian loan of $120 million welcomed by Ukrainian president

Outside of Ukraine and Russia, Canada has the world’s largest Ukrainian population at about 1.3 million

In this photo provided by Ukrainian Prime Minister Press Office, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, right, and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly greet each other during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Ukrainian Prime Minister Press Office via AP)
In this photo provided by Ukrainian National Guard Press Office Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, right, greets Ukrainian soldiers during her visit to the National Guard base close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ukrainian National Guard Press Office via AP
In this photo provided by Ukrainian National Guard Press Office Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, right, greets Ukrainian soldiers during her visit to the National Guard base close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ukrainian National Guard Press Office via AP
FILE – Mark Scheifele (55, Winnipeg Jets, blue) hits Jake Evans (71, Montreal Canadiens, white) with a violent hit to the head last June in a Stanley Cup playoff game (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Should head shots be banned in the NHL? 89% of hockey fans say yes

1000 Canadians and “hockey fans” were polled and believe the game would be more appealing

FILE – Mark Scheifele (55, Winnipeg Jets, blue) hits Jake Evans (71, Montreal Canadiens, white) with a violent hit to the head last June in a Stanley Cup playoff game (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)

2021 brought record sightings, many newborn whale calves to Victoria waters

Whale researchers report 21 new humpback calves in the Salish Sea

The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

IMAX Victoria films showcase British Columbia wildlife

The Royal B.C. Museum has debuted a new directors’ cut of award-winning…

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Immediate need’ for blood donations during holiday season

Canada Blood Services highlights need for O-negative blood donors

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

World juniors: Bedard nets 4 to enter record book as Canada thrashes Austria 11-2

Regina forward just the seventh 16-year-old ever named to national men’s junior team

Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Stricter Canadian COVID rules complicate NHL push through pandemic

U.S. has shortened quarantine but Canada has not done so

Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Power nets 3 as Canada roars back for 6-3 win over Czechs at world junior hockey tourney

Buffalo prospect the first Canadian defenceman to score hat trick in tournament

Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Butchart Gardens celebrates the holiday season. Jen Blyth photo

12 days, 12 ways to celebrate Christmas around the Capital

Snow may be a rarity in British Columbia’s capital city, but the…

The Butchart Gardens celebrates the holiday season. Jen Blyth photo
Very few people, if any, lined up at the Peace Arch border to enter the U.S. Tuesday. (B.C. Highway camera)

No wait at B.C. border as PCR test requirement removed for short trips

As of Nov. 30, fully vaccinated Canadians can enter U.S. for less than 72 hours without PCR test

Very few people, if any, lined up at the Peace Arch border to enter the U.S. Tuesday. (B.C. Highway camera)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.