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-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Doug Ford's popularity plummets as pandemic takes its toll

The last week has been a bad one for the Ontario premier. Polls suggest his recent handling of the pandemic has sapped his support.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:18:03 EDT

B.C. Supreme Court judge rejects bid to send Coastal GasLink pipeline back for assessment

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected a bid by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en to kill an extension of the environmental assessment certificate that gave the green light to a northern B.C. pipeline at the centre of countrywide protests.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:31:59 EDT

Father of 21-year-old student who fell into sea recounts harrowing tragedy

Supul Jayasinghe, a Memorial University student and aspiring doctor, slipped off a rocky outcrop Wednesday evening while walking his dog and was carried into the open water, his father says.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:24:38 EDT

Quebec likely to use notwithstanding clause again for new language law, despite concerns by court

François Legault’s comments come just days after the Quebec Superior Court severely criticized the government for how it used the clause in the Laicity Act, the 2019 law that bans many civil servants from wearing religious symbols at work.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

More than 1,500 tree planters prepare to head west to reforest B.C. Interior

Within two weeks, tree planters from Quebec and Ontario are expected to arrive in B.C. to help in major provincial reforestation efforts.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:53:55 EDT

Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products, citing cancer risk

Health Canada is proposing expanded restrictions on the use of talc in some cosmetic and personal cleansing products due to the possibility of lung damage and cancer risk.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Carbon-cutting strategy should take a couple of pages from the campaign against smoking

The fight to phase out smoking was a public policy success, and two government actions in particular are worth emulating when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, writes Eric Campbell.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:39:58 EDT

How a town rallied around a quarantined oil tanker off the Cape Breton coast

People in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., have rallied together to make sure crew members of a quarantined ship just off the Cape Breton coast are comfortable while they wait to restart their journey.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

We're in a new space race, but what toll is it taking on our environment?

Rocket launches are a breathtaking culmination of human ingenuity as they propel us into the future, but there is a growing concern that not enough research has been done on their effect on the environment.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Muslim teachers in Quebec disappointed as landmark religious symbols ruling faces appeal

English school boards in Quebec started hearing from prospective teachers hoping for a job shortly after this week’s court decision on the province’s religious symbols law. But those hopes were undone after it became clear the ban will remain in effect pending an appeal.

-- Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:13:22 EDT

Meet Goosey Lucy, the bird that fell in love with a Hampton, N.B., man

Love comes around when you least expect it — at least that’s what George Pattison learned when a lonely Canada Goose wandered onto his Hampton, N.B., property.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Latest sad note at Laurentian: Northern Ontario university cuts its music program

Students and faculty are in despair at the loss of the four-year music program at Laurentian University, with department chair Yoko Hirota saying it took more than 20 years to build, and students and faculty contributed to the northern Ontario arts scene.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Alberta MLAs who spoke out against COVID-19 restrictions spark debate over whose views are being heard

The 16 Alberta MLAs who argued against tighter COVID-19 restrictions in an open letter recently have sparked debate and frustration in some of the communities they represent over just whose views are being heard.

-- Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Activists wait for RCMP to clear old-growth logging blockades on Vancouver Island

A group of activists say they have no intention of ending their anti-logging blockades on Vancouver Island, despite a court injunction and opposition from the political leadership of the Pacheedaht First Nation.

-- Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:00:00 EDT

Top Canadian WHO adviser under fire after downplaying airborne threat of COVID-19

An influential Canadian doctor and top adviser to the World Health Organization has come under fire for controversial comments downplaying the risk of airborne spread of the coronavirus and claiming N95 masks can cause “harms” — including acne.