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In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 photo, Royal Canadian Air Force Col. Travis Morehen speaks in the North American Aerospace Defense Command command center inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colo. The U.S. military dug tunnels into the mountain in the 1960s for the command center to protect it from nuclear attack. The facility is now a backup for the main command center at Peterson Air Force Base in nearby Colorado Springs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD is a U.S.-Canada command that monitors the skies over both nations. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary on May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)

Ukraine war sparks fresh calls for urgency on upgrading North America’s defences

The federal Liberal government insists modernizing Norad is a top priority

In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 photo, Royal Canadian Air Force Col. Travis Morehen speaks in the North American Aerospace Defense Command command center inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colo. The U.S. military dug tunnels into the mountain in the 1960s for the command center to protect it from nuclear attack. The facility is now a backup for the main command center at Peterson Air Force Base in nearby Colorado Springs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD is a U.S.-Canada command that monitors the skies over both nations. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary on May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
Mark Preston-Horin is leaving for Ukraine on March 5 to offer his help in a hospital in Lviv, a point of refuge amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. (Courtesy Mark Preston-Horin)

‘It’s my time to do what I can’: B.C. man headed to Ukraine to assist at hospital

Mark Preston-Horin has a Ukrainian-Canadian background and love for helping others

Mark Preston-Horin is leaving for Ukraine on March 5 to offer his help in a hospital in Lviv, a point of refuge amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. (Courtesy Mark Preston-Horin)
Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)

World Vision Canada warns of Ukraine humanitarian crisis’s impact on children

More than 7.5 million children in Ukraine at risk according to the non-profit organization

Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)
Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

As war rages, Paralympics open in Beijing without Russia

Paralympic organizers initially announced Russians and Belarusians would be allowed to compete

Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi speaks at a press conference about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine in Vienna, Austria, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)

Russians take Ukraine nuclear plant; no radiation after fire

World looks on aghast as attack evokes memories of the world’s worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi speaks at a press conference about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine in Vienna, Austria, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)
In this photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Russian navy’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov sails off for an exercise in the Arctic. Seven countries that ring the Arctic have pulled out of the international body that oversees its use and development in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Canada, six other states pull back from Arctic Council in protest over Ukraine

US, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland leave Russia as sole remaining nation

In this photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Russian navy’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov sails off for an exercise in the Arctic. Seven countries that ring the Arctic have pulled out of the international body that oversees its use and development in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP
A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)

VIDEO: B.C. MP condemns Putin’s actions, says hearts go out to Ukraine

Conservative posts video calling invasion of Ukraine ‘illegal and immoral’

A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Premier not concerned about impacts to B.C. after Canada raises tariffs for Russia

‘We’re not, at this point, concerned that there will be significant costs to British Columbians’

British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A woman holds a girl at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Thursday, March 3, 2022, as they flee the Russian invasion. The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday at least 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a week ago, an exodus without precedent in this century for its speed. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Canada expedites temporary visas for Ukrainians fleeing war

Reunification program for Ukrainians with family in Canada also announced

A woman holds a girl at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Thursday, March 3, 2022, as they flee the Russian invasion. The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday at least 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a week ago, an exodus without precedent in this century for its speed. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
The flag of Russia flies at the Embassy of Russia in Ottawa behind a street sign calling for a free Ukraine, installed on posts adjacent to the road as a gesture of solidarity by the City of Ottawa, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadians head to Ukraine amid questions, concerns

People from all walks of life are answering Kyiv’s call to arms

The flag of Russia flies at the Embassy of Russia in Ottawa behind a street sign calling for a free Ukraine, installed on posts adjacent to the road as a gesture of solidarity by the City of Ottawa, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canadian ambassador says no-fly zone needs Russian buy-in

Trudeau thinks Putin has been surprised by the strength and unity of Western sanctions

Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Mennonites once again responding to conflict in Ukraine with support

Abbotsford Mennonite Museum shares video interviews of Second World War refugees

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license

No poutine for Putin: Quebec diner drops word ‘poutine’ over Ukraine war

In French, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s last name is written and pronounced “Poutine”

Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license
FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent shockwaves through the elite global community of wealthy Russians. Some have begun, tentatively, to speak out. Deripaska, Alfa Bank founder Mikhail Fridman and banker Oleg Tinkov have also urged an end to the violence, though none has directly mentioned Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Some Russian oligarchs speak out, cautiously, against war

‘They are already thinking of the future and trying to save whatever they can’

FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent shockwaves through the elite global community of wealthy Russians. Some have begun, tentatively, to speak out. Deripaska, Alfa Bank founder Mikhail Fridman and banker Oleg Tinkov have also urged an end to the violence, though none has directly mentioned Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

B.C. missionary in Ukraine shifts focus to helping those impacted by war

‘The whole city is at work, and not just missionairies,’ says Ukranian mission worker

Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)

Surrey officer says racist shaming at protest only highlighted beauty of Ukrainian heritage

Sgt. Elenore Sturko says she was ‘called out’ during a recent protest near the Pacific Highway border

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)
A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Freeland says new Russia sanctions coming, will choke off Putin’s ability to fund war

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its sixth day on Tuesday

A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria considers suspending ties with twin city in Russia

Coun. Stephen Andrew bringing motion to council March 3

Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)