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Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Call for stricter controls on ship discharges in the Arctic

The World Wildlife Fund-Canada is asking Canada’s transportation regulatory agency to stiffen the rules for ship discharge of “grey water” in the Arctic. Grey water is usually considered waste water such sources as from sinks, showers, and dish washing but» 

Environment, International, Politics

U.S. Vice-President Biden still hopeful on climate

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden urged Canada’s provincial and Aboriginal leaders to keep fighting climate change even as the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump seems almost certain to undo most of the Obama administration’s climate change policies. Biden is in» 

Environment, History, Science and Technology

Climate change and P.E.I.’s slow disappearance

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, and it’s getting smaller. A recent storm has once again highlighted the plight of PEI.  It is a low-lying sand and sandstone island in the Gulf of St Lawrence and as the climate» 

Economy, Environment

Environmental group welcomes Baffinland’s decision to abandon icebreaking plans

A giant iron mining operation in the Canadian Arctic is getting rare praise from environmental groups and local communities after it decided to abandon its plans to ship the ore all year around using icebreakers. Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. says» 

Animals, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Iconic Canadian symbol-Caribou, and lovely Monarch butterfly, in danger

A science committee has raised the alarm over the future of the populations of two migratory species which are in steep decline. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) held its semi-annual meetings on species at» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Climate change: Are polar bears doomed?

All populations could decline by 30 percent by 2050 A just released report has cast even more concern about the future of the polar bear survival as a species. The international study involved research scientists from the US, Canada, and» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

First Nations to rely on tradition and custom to bridge divisions over pipelines: national chief

Canadian Indigenous communities will use the power of tradition, prayer and ceremony to heal a rift among First Nations chiefs over support for two controversial pipelines approved by the federal government this past week, says Assembly of First Nations national» 

Environment, Lifestyle

Welcome to winter in Montreal…Oh Noooooo!!!

After an unusually warm November, today sees the first real snowfall Montreal has seen this winter, and the fun (so-to-speak) has just begun. It caught a number of motorists off guard on the relatively steep Beaver Hall Street in the» 

Animals, Environment, International

Less ice means killer whales moving into new northern areas

It has usually been a very rare occasion to spot killer whales in the Arctic. With their high dorsal fins, they traditionally kept away from the northern regions. With climate change and sea ice in the Arctic and Hudson bay»