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Investigations, Prosecutions for Polluting in Canada down Sharply since 2015

Environment Canada has been doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions over the last five years to enforce a law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution…. Read more »

Watch NASA-SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space Station Live on May 30

After nearly a decade, NASA-SpaceX will undertake the human space launch from North America. This historic event, named Demo-2, is set for Wednesday, May 27, 2020, when… Read more »

Students Decry Tuition Hikes as COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Financial Strain

Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees for the new school year much to the consternation of students, who argue their costs should be going down, not up in… Read more »

Nova Scotia Reports No New Cases of COVID-19 for First Time Since March

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking the first day without a single reported infection since health officials identified the province’s initial cases… Read more »

Canada Exploring Ways to Reunite Families Divided by COVID-19 Canada-U.S. Border Closure

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is exploring ways to reunite family members divided by the temporary travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border. Trudeau acknowledged… Read more »

Garneau Says Still No Black Boxes From Iran in January Shootdown of Airliner

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says efforts are still underway to get Iran to release the flight recorders from its Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane. On March 11,… Read more »

Canada Announces Rules For Cruise Ships & Pleasure Crafts up to October 31, 2020

The government of Canada has announced updated measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters during COVID-19 pandemic. This is in addition to the… Read more »

Statistics Canada: 2020 First-Quarter GDP Worst Showing Since 2009

Statistics Canada says the economy in the first quarter had its worst showing since 2009 as steps taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 forced businesses across… Read more »

New Cat Virus Found at British Columbia SPCA Prompts Science Journal Publication

The outbreak of a fast-spreading disease at the SPCA’s animal centre in Vancouver has led to the discovery of a new feline virus that affected 43 cats in… Read more »

Huawei’s Ambitions for Canada Stalled by Rift with China, Security Expert Says

Huawei Technologies Co.’s push to become a leading supplier of 5G technology in Canada appears to be in jeopardy after the Chinese tech giant’s CFO suffered a legal setback… Read more »

Tam: NHL Proposal For Resuming Play Being ‘Reviewed,’ Mandatory Quarantine Remains in Place

Canada’s top health official says proposals are being reviewed from sports leagues looking to resume play — including the NHL — but the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people entering… Read more »

‘Broken Eggshells’ and ‘Star Trek Finance’: Canadian Banks Warn of COVID-19 Headwinds

Slashed interest rates and a widespread economic shutdown ate into second-quarter profits at Canada’s major banks, with financial institutions saying deep wells of cash are needed to protect themselves from the impact of the… Read more »

Poll: Alberta & Manitoba Premiers Have the Lowest Rating as Premiers Amid COVID-19

Angus Reid Institute has released the results of premiers’ performance survey that found an increase in most leaders’ approval ratings over the past few months as the… Read more »

Feds Offer of Help on Sick Leave, Long-Term Care Gets Mixed Provincial Reaction

The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin Trudeau broaches with premiers two topics… Read more »

If an MP Heckles in a Virtual House of Commons, Does It Make a Sound?

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod tried gamely Wednesday to adhere to a long-standing parliamentary tradition, heckling her rivals across the aisle in the House of Commons for an… Read more »

Firearm-Rights Group Challenges Liberal Assault-Style Gun Ban in Federal Court

A firearm-rights group is heading to Federal Court to challenge the constitutionality — and basic logic — of the Liberal government’s recent ban of many assault-style guns. The… Read more »

COVID-19 Aid Programs Like CERB Will Have to End or Canada Could Be Looking at Tax Levels Not Seen for Generations

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said one day after… Read more »

Nova Scotia Restaurants, Bars, Hair & Nail Salons, Gyms, Body Art Facilities to Reopen From June 5

Premier Stephen McNeil announced that most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen from June 5 provided they follow protocols in the plan… Read more »

CMHC Says Housing Prices Won’t Have Fully Recovered by End of 2022

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it expects home prices and sales to decline substantially this year and still won’t have recovered by the end of 2022. The federal housing agency… Read more »

Make Fruit Scones Served during Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace – Recipe

On Queen’s Elizabeth’s 94th birthday, the Royal Family has shared a chocolate birthday cupcake recipe. Last week, the Royal Pastry Chefs shared their recipe for fruit scones… Read more »

NHL Unveils Return-To-Play Format in the Event Season Can Resume

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a return-to-play format in the event the 2019-20 season can resume. The… Read more »

Federal Deficit Likely Now at $260 Billion Due to COVID-19, PBO Says

Parliament’s spending watchdog says the estimated federal deficit for the year has likely risen to about $260 billion with new measures rolled out in recent weeks. Budget officer Yves Giroux… Read more »

Dry Conditions in Nova Scotia Fuelling Three Large Wildfires across Province

Provincial officials in Nova Scotia are warning about the potential for forest fires in dry, humid conditions as firefighters battle three significant wildfires across the province. The… Read more »

Canada Pension Fund Manager Posts 3.1 Per Cent Annual Return for 2019-20

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a return of 3.1 per cent after expenses during the financial year ended March 31. Net assets for the Toronto-based fund… Read more »