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Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics gets another extension but no new money

Alberta’s cabinet has agreed to another 90-day extension to Jan. 31, but it comes with no additional funding. Read More…

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Co-chair of N.S. Assembly of Mi’kmaw Chiefs steps down amid moderate livelihood fishery dispute

Chief Terry Paul will now work alongside Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik First Nation as well as other chiefs…

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Call for action as U.S. reports sharp drop in North Atlantic right whale population

As of January 2019, an estimated 366 North Atlantic right whales remained in the ocean, down from the agency’s previous…

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Alberta Energy Regulator says pipeline shut in after 500,000 litres of produced water leaks in northern Alberta

The Alberta Energy Regulator says cleanup efforts are underway in northwestern Alberta after a pipeline leaked approximately 500,000 litres of…

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Vancouver city council to hear recommendations after declaring climate emergency

The city says a number of measures must be met in order to avoid global warming and rising floodwaters. Read…

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Coquitlam, B.C., bears feasting on salmon prompt warning for wildlife watchers

People are still flocking to certain sites to watch the bears and officials are concerned it’s unsafe for both people…

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No more single-use plastic bags in Nova Scotia stores as of Friday

Bringing your own reusable bags when going shopping is “the best way to protect our environment,” the province says. Read…

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U.S. scientists remove 98 ‘murder hornets,’ destroy nest near B.C. border

“No one was stung and no one was even attacked that I am aware of,” said entomologist Sven-Erik Spichiger. Read…

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Federal fisheries committee talks First Nations law, moderate livelihood, systemic racism

The standing committee on fisheries and oceans met Monday to discuss the implementation of Mi’kmaq treaty fishing rights to support…

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Downtown Calgary flood mitigation barrier gets federal and provincial money

The projects in Calgary are part of a $107.5-million suite of eight green infrastructure projects in communities like Bassano, Crowsnest…

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Fast-burning wildfire triggers power cuts, evacuations across California

Red flag warnings for incendiary weather conditions remained posted across much of California due to extreme winds likely to produce…

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Some Haligonians say the new parking system isn’t ‘user-friendly’

City staff say new on-street parking system is supposed to make parking easier, some residents disagree. Read More   source

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Sheeps to the wind: These N.L. sheep spend summer on their very own island

The sheep spend every summer on Isle aux Bois, fattening up on fresh grass, far away from dogs, coyotes and…

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40% of Calgary hailstorm claims still outstanding: Insurance Bureau of Canada

It has been four months since Calgary’s devastating hailstorm left many homes in tatters, and still, tens of thousands of…

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Mountaintop coal mine hearings to begin amidst fears of pollution, development rush

A proposed coal mine that would create hundreds of jobs but shear off a mountaintop in one of Alberta’s most…

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Tropical Storm Zeta poses hurricane threat to Mexico, U.S. Gulf Coast: forecasters

The system was centred about 410 kilometres southeast of Cozumel island in Mexico Sunday morning, according to the U.S. National…

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chief casts doubt on Ottawa’s bid to quell violence over lobster

The chief says he expressed his concerns to federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on Saturday. Read More   source

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As N.L.’s oil industry sputters, the emotional toll of the cod moratorium looms large

The pandemic has reduced the global demand for oil and gas, and the downturn is causing similar damage to what…

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