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Sidney looking to demolish or replace iconic wharf

For more than a century, a wharf has stood at the bottom of Beacon Avenue in Sidney, B.C. Now, with the current wharf over 60 years old, the municipality is considering whether to replace or demolish the aging structure.

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UPDATED | Bank of Canada warns on prolonged inflation, ends bond-buying program

The Bank of Canada is warning inflation will stay higher for longer than it previously forecast and signalled that an interest rate hike may be coming sooner than expected. The central bank said Wednesday it now forecasts that annual inflation rates will continue their upward swing through the rest of year, averaging 4.75 per cent.

The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada as Indigenous leaders seek apology

The Vatican says Pope Francis is willing to visit Canada, as Indigenous leaders call on him apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools. The Vatican said in a statement that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops invited Francis to travel to Canada in the 'context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.'

Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID-19 pill

Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday.

PM Trudeau names new ministers to several key files in sizable cabinet shakeup

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has considerably shaken up his cabinet roster, naming new ministers to key portfolios including defence, health, foreign affairs, and environment, while adding in a handful of rookies as he forges ahead with a third mandate. Gender parity has been restored, there is new emphasis on regional development agencies. Overall there are 39 members of the new cabinet.

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