Meera Bains, CBC News
Meera Bains, CBC News


Teacher leaves Quebec over law banning religious symbols in public-sector jobs

Amrit Kaur, who recently graduated to become a teacher, has moved across the country from her Montreal-area home to B.C. so she can work while wearing her turban, after the Quebec government passed a law banning religious symbols for some» 


Archeologists dive back into Franklin mystery

(First published on Aug 16 2019 on CBC News) A Parks Canada research team is en route to the underwater wrecks of Sir John Franklin’s ships in an effort to uncover more truths of what happened on the infamous and» 


Rising seal population could lead to codfish extinction in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has issued a stark warning linking the demise of codfish in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to a rapidly increasing seal population. The warning is contained in the most recent stock assessment of Atlantic» 


Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum

Victoria Tarqiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tarqiapik was 15 when her best friend died by suicide, and 16 when another friend took her own life just» 


Bizarre winter weather caused by changes in atmosphere, not sea-ice loss: study

There’s a link between sea-ice loss in the Arctic and frigid winter weather much further south — but it’s not what some researchers had previously thought, according to a new study. The study, published last week in the journal Nature» 


Officials ask anglers to report Asian carp sightings

Officials at the Invasive Species Centre are asking the public for help to identify and locate Asian carp in the Great Lakes. Commercial fishermen, anglers, cottage owners and boaters have been asked to actively search for the invasive fish while» 

Immigration & Refugees

New project tells the stories of Chinese immigrants to Canada

When Hung-Min Chiang moved to P.E.I. in 1967, his family was one of a handful of Chinese immigrants on the Island. That’s changed dramatically in recent years on the Island and across the country. “It’s beyond words, I never dreamed» 


Canadian military investigating whether Winnipeg member involved in hate group

The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating whether one of its Winnipeg members may be recruiting for an international neo-Nazi organization. Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, a combat engineer at the Canadian Forces Base in Winnipeg, is facing allegations he may be» 


Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement

The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision Monday,» 


Genetic study of sockeye salmon in B.C. river suggests 75% decline since 1913

A new study that suggests sockeye returns have dropped by three-quarters in the Skeena River over the last century should serve as a “wake-up call” for B.C., the lead researcher says. The paper, published in the journal Conservation Letters, used»