The Canadian Press

A Hockey Canada jersey is displayed at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver, on July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian experts says sexual violence in hockey, other sports has existed for decades

Hockey Canada, it was revealed, maintained a fund used in part to settle abuse claims

A Hockey Canada jersey is displayed at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver, on July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on June 6, 2022. Crown prosecutors called their last witness Tuesday in the trial for the Dutch man accused of extorting Port Coquitlam teenager Amanda Todd, who died at age 15 nearly a decade ago. Coban has pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and possessing child pornography. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

B.C. teenager pushed back against online extortionist, Crown attorney tells jury

‘This is such a horrible feeling for me’

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on June 6, 2022. Crown prosecutors called their last witness Tuesday in the trial for the Dutch man accused of extorting Port Coquitlam teenager Amanda Todd, who died at age 15 nearly a decade ago. Coban has pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and possessing child pornography. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
Two women listen as Pope Francis delivers an open air Mass at Commonwealth Stadium, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

VIDEO: Indigenous people share mixed reactions to Pope’s messages of reconciliation

Pope Francis held mass at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton Tuesday

Two women listen as Pope Francis delivers an open air Mass at Commonwealth Stadium, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey Canada has paid $7.6M in sex abuse settlements since 1989

President says he’ll step down if Hockey Canada governance asks him to

Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster, B.C.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Amanda Todd said ‘pedophile’ had been blackmailing her for years: Crown

Dutchman Aydin Coban has pleaded not guilty to extortion, harassment charges

Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster, B.C.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. Lametti announced Wednesday that the Liberal government will launch consultations this October on the criminal justice system’s response to HIV non-disclosure. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Liberals to launch consultations on criminal justice response to HIV non-disclosure

Non-disclosure can result in an aggravated sexual assault charge in Canada

Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. Lametti announced Wednesday that the Liberal government will launch consultations this October on the criminal justice system’s response to HIV non-disclosure. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pope Francis travels to Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Will then make brief stop in Iqaluit Friday before returning to Vatican

Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Rogers Communications Inc. signage is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The company released its second quarter 2022 results today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rogers extends deadline to close $26-billion takeover of Shaw to Dec. 31

Deal still needs approval from competition bureau and economic development department

Rogers Communications Inc. signage is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The company released its second quarter 2022 results today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Grand Chief Edward John takes part in a gathering in Vancouver on September 11, 2014. An abrupt stay of proceedings has been directed in the sex assault trial of the former B.C. cabinet minister and Indigenous leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial against former B.C. Indigenous leader Ed John ended as Crown stays sex charges

Trial halted Tuesday following discrepancies in complainant’s testimony

Grand Chief Edward John takes part in a gathering in Vancouver on September 11, 2014. An abrupt stay of proceedings has been directed in the sex assault trial of the former B.C. cabinet minister and Indigenous leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian flag flies near the Peace tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2020. The body representing interpreters working on Parliament Hill is warning a pilot project meant to address a shortage of professionals in their field risks jeopardizing the quality of translation services throughout the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bilingualism in Parliament threatened by unaccredited, off-site hires: translators

House leader says bringing in outside translators necessary to fill demand

The Canadian flag flies near the Peace tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2020. The body representing interpreters working on Parliament Hill is warning a pilot project meant to address a shortage of professionals in their field risks jeopardizing the quality of translation services throughout the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, on Monday, June 6, 2022. The Dutch man, who is accused of extorting and harassing Port Coquitlam teenager Amanda Todd before she died in 2012, has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Harasser of B.C. teen posed to family as child-protection staff, Crown tells jury

The harassment began just before Todd turned 13 in November 2009

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, on Monday, June 6, 2022. The Dutch man, who is accused of extorting and harassing Port Coquitlam teenager Amanda Todd before she died in 2012, has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
Tamara Lich, an organizer of the so-called Freedom Convoy who organized fundraising for the protest which became a weeks long blockade, embraces supporters as she leaves the courthouse in Ottawa after being granted bail, on Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich to be released on bail, again

Comes after Lich was jailed for breaching her bail conditions

Tamara Lich, an organizer of the so-called Freedom Convoy who organized fundraising for the protest which became a weeks long blockade, embraces supporters as she leaves the courthouse in Ottawa after being granted bail, on Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A person holds the flag of Argentina as Pope Francis greets the public following a service at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton on Monday, July 25, 2022, as part of his papal visit across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘Missed opportunity’: Mixed reactions to Pope’s public mass in Edmonton stadium

About 65,000 free tickets were available for the mass but many rows of seats were empty

A person holds the flag of Argentina as Pope Francis greets the public following a service at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton on Monday, July 25, 2022, as part of his papal visit across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Richard Elliott makes his way into a Toronto court, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2019. Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say the start of an international AIDS conference in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Elliott, a former executive director of the HIV Legal Network, a Toronto-based advocacy organization, says that not only has funding been frozen but money is increasingly being used to fight other sexually transmitted diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Activists call for more HIV funding from Ottawa as AIDS conference opens in Montreal

About 1,500 people were infected with HIV in Canada in 2020

Richard Elliott makes his way into a Toronto court, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2019. Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say the start of an international AIDS conference in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Elliott, a former executive director of the HIV Legal Network, a Toronto-based advocacy organization, says that not only has funding been frozen but money is increasingly being used to fight other sexually transmitted diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Actor Melissa Barrera as Liv in a scene from an episode of “Keep Breathing.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix
Actor Melissa Barrera as Liv in a scene from an episode of “Keep Breathing.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. Canadian infection experts are taking note after U.S. officials reported last week that an unvaccinated American was diagnosed with the country’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Poser-Meredith Boyter Newlove-CDC via AP

Canadian doctors urge vaccination after first U.S. case of polio in a decade

A single case of polio triggers a response and is reportable under international health regulations

This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. Canadian infection experts are taking note after U.S. officials reported last week that an unvaccinated American was diagnosed with the country’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Poser-Meredith Boyter Newlove-CDC via AP
A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the ArriveCan app in a photo illustration made in Toronto, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The app continues to stir up division, wearing on the patience of doctors, border officers, governance experts and some travellers in the wake of a glitch that confused thousands of passengers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

ArriveCan app frustrates users, experts even after glitch fix

Critics say app has outlived its usefulness as a way to safeguard public health

A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the ArriveCan app in a photo illustration made in Toronto, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The app continues to stir up division, wearing on the patience of doctors, border officers, governance experts and some travellers in the wake of a glitch that confused thousands of passengers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Albert Huynh cools off in Lynn Creek in North Vancouver, B.C., on June 28, 2021. Heat warnings have been posted across a much of British Columbia as Environment Canada predicts temperatures up to 40 C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings for much of B.C. with temperatures up to 40 C through to Saturday

Environment Canada says the heat may not relent until Saturday

Albert Huynh cools off in Lynn Creek in North Vancouver, B.C., on June 28, 2021. Heat warnings have been posted across a much of British Columbia as Environment Canada predicts temperatures up to 40 C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

VIDEO: Pope visits Edmonton church that blends Catholic and Indigenous rituals

Pope on 6-day tour apologizing for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson