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The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tips on shady finances ‘may not get investigated’ amid police constraints: RCMP note

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada reports can be a lengthy process

The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People keep warm in their winter coats as they vape outside Parliament Hill’s West Block as snow falls in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Advocates on both sides of the vaping debate say the government must do more to enforce penalties for selling vapes to kids after a review concluded no changes to the legislation were warranted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds must enforce vaping penalties to protect kids: advocates

Review concludes no changes to current legislation are warranted

People keep warm in their winter coats as they vape outside Parliament Hill’s West Block as snow falls in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Advocates on both sides of the vaping debate say the government must do more to enforce penalties for selling vapes to kids after a review concluded no changes to the legislation were warranted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Randall Hopley covers his face as he is taken into his sentencing hearing the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C. in this photo taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Parole board recommends charge against sex offender Hopley, who abducted B.C. boy

Charge connected to use of computer at public library, less than a metre from group of children

Randall Hopley covers his face as he is taken into his sentencing hearing the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C. in this photo taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau, Biden have bilateral meeting as North American summit begins in earnest

One-on-one Trudeau’s best chance to press Biden on issues of specific concern to Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Transport minister will meet with committee investigating holiday travel woes

Widespread travel disruptions under the microscope included Sunwing and Via Rail

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service’s Sacramento office said the region should brace for an even more powerful storm system to move in late Sunday and early Monday. “Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible,” the office said on Twitter. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)

Everyone in California’s Montecito ordered out amid deluge

Tens of thousands without power, as death count related to the storms climbed from 12 to 14

A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service’s Sacramento office said the region should brace for an even more powerful storm system to move in late Sunday and early Monday. “Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible,” the office said on Twitter. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Fishing for answers: who gets to fish for B.C. salmon in the future?

Canadian government has shut down about 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial fisheries since 2021

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
This image provided by Novo Nordisk shows packaging for the company’s Wegovy drug. Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13 who qualify, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. A studypublished in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2022, found that Wegovy helped teens reduce their body mass index by about 16% on average, better than the results in adults. (Novo Nordisk via AP)

New US guidance suggests using drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

‘Waiting doesn’t work, we see…a likelihood that they’ll have (obesity) in adulthood’

This image provided by Novo Nordisk shows packaging for the company’s Wegovy drug. Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13 who qualify, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. A studypublished in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2022, found that Wegovy helped teens reduce their body mass index by about 16% on average, better than the results in adults. (Novo Nordisk via AP)
Cows on a dairy farm, in St-Henri-de-Taillon, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Months-long saga of runaway cattle in Quebec comes to an end with weekend capture

Officials to determine who is responsible for tracking and capturing future runaway farm animals

Cows on a dairy farm, in St-Henri-de-Taillon, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
This colorized electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in November 2022, shows cells, indicated in purple, infected with the omicron strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, orange, isolated from a patient sample, captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

‘Kraken’ as a COVID subvariant name beats ‘alphabet soup’ moniker: biologist

Canadian scientist proposing snappy names to better inform the public

This colorized electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in November 2022, shows cells, indicated in purple, infected with the omicron strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, orange, isolated from a patient sample, captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. (NIAID/NIH via AP)
A protester, supporter of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro, empties a fire extinguisher after protesters stormed Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil cracks down post-riot and vows to protect democracy

Protesters swarmed into Brazil’s congress, supreme court and presidential palace Sunday

A protester, supporter of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro, empties a fire extinguisher after protesters stormed Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A heavily armed army convoy departs the prosecutor’s building where Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, is in custody in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The mayor of a Mexican city caught up in a wave of drug cartel violence last week wasted little time reassuring Canadians and other foreign visitors that his city is safe for travellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano

Mazatlán mayor reassures Canadians and other visitors following cartel violence

Canadian tourists had to remain in hotels for days after arrest of major alleged drug leader

A heavily armed army convoy departs the prosecutor’s building where Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, is in custody in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The mayor of a Mexican city caught up in a wave of drug cartel violence last week wasted little time reassuring Canadians and other foreign visitors that his city is safe for travellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada officially buying F-35 fighter jet for $19B to replace CF-18s

Canada to purchase 88 F-35s, with the first aircraft to be delivered in 2026

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Akram Shojae (second right) is comforted at a vigil in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 as she mourns her son, Amir Hossein Ovaysi, daughter-in-law Sara Hamzeei and grandchild Asal Ovaysi, who were among the 176 victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that was shot down in Iran in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Trudeau commits to seeking justice for Flight PS752 victims on 3-year anniversary

‘This tragedy happened because of the Iranian regime’s heinous disregard for human life,’ he said.

Akram Shojae (second right) is comforted at a vigil in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 as she mourns her son, Amir Hossein Ovaysi, daughter-in-law Sara Hamzeei and grandchild Asal Ovaysi, who were among the 176 victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that was shot down in Iran in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. Biden is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Jan. 8, for his first visit as president. Biden will stop in El Paso, currently the biggest corridor for illegal crossings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden walks stretch of US-Mexico border, amid GOP criticism

‘They need a lot of resources. We’re going to get it for them,’ Biden said.

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. Biden is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Jan. 8, for his first visit as president. Biden will stop in El Paso, currently the biggest corridor for illegal crossings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Iranian demonstrators chant slogans as they hold posters showing portraits of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, top left on the poster, during their gathering to protest against the publication of offensive caricatures of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the French Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Amid unrest, Iran’s hardliners turn their anger to France

Hundreds protested cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

Iranian demonstrators chant slogans as they hold posters showing portraits of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, top left on the poster, during their gathering to protest against the publication of offensive caricatures of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the French Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Nina Gonchar, 93, and her son Mykola Gonchar, 58, sit inside their house which was mostly destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022. Gonchar’s son Vasyliy and his wife Liubov were killed by Russian shelling on July 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia claims deadly attack, but Kyiv denies anyone killed

Russia says its strikes killed at least 600 Ukrainian soldiers

Nina Gonchar, 93, and her son Mykola Gonchar, 58, sit inside their house which was mostly destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022. Gonchar’s son Vasyliy and his wife Liubov were killed by Russian shelling on July 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
In this image taken from video Hoda Muthana talks during an interview in Roj detention camp in Syria where she is being held by U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Muthana, who ran away from home in Alabama at the age of 20, joined the Islamic State group and had a child with one of its fighters says she still hopes to return to the United States, serve prison time if necessary, and advocate against the extremists. (AP Photo/The News Movement)

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State group hopes to return from Syria camp

Hoda Muthana says she was brainwashed by online traffickers, is willing to serve prison time

In this image taken from video Hoda Muthana talks during an interview in Roj detention camp in Syria where she is being held by U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Muthana, who ran away from home in Alabama at the age of 20, joined the Islamic State group and had a child with one of its fighters says she still hopes to return to the United States, serve prison time if necessary, and advocate against the extremists. (AP Photo/The News Movement)
Supporters of Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro clash with police as they storms the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president of Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

PHOTOS: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazils top government offices

Actions come one week after leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in

Supporters of Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro clash with police as they storms the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president of Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with United States President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to a meeting at the North American Leaders’ Summit, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Three Amigos’ gather this week in Mexico City to talk North American excellence

Illegal migrants, movement of illicit drugs and climate change expected to be on agenda

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with United States President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to a meeting at the North American Leaders’ Summit, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld