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International, Politics

Canadian NGO calls for halt of exports of military drone tech to Turkey

A Canadian NGO is calling on Ottawa to ban exports of Canadian-produced sensors and laser targeting technology used by Turkish military drones deployed by Ankara across several conflict zones in the Middle East and Libya. Disarmament group Project Ploughshares says the multimillion »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces brace for Hurricane Teddy

Canada’s Atlantic provinces are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Teddy, which will lose some of its fury by the time it makes landfall on Wednesday but is still expected to batter the Maritimes with heavy rain, winds and storm »

International, Society

Poll finds COVID fears growing and waning support for anti-mask protests

As COVID-19 cases mount across the country, a new poll suggests that a vast majority of Canadians don’t support anti-mask demonstrations calling on governments to back off on mandating public health measures. It also suggests that Canadians are far less »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Privacy concerns: Anonymous request for personal information worries farmers

Farmers throughout the province have expressed deep concern about an official Freedom of Information request from an unknown source. An FOI (also known as Access to Information and Privacy) is a federal law which gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and any person »

Indigenous, Politics

Lobster dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishermen still boils in N.S.

A decades old dispute in the Maritime provinces has boiled over again this month in Nova Scotia. The dispute is over an Indigenous commercial lobster fishery while the season is closed to non-Indigenous fishermen. Last week a Mi’kmaw band in »

International

Study raises questions about allocation of funds to save endangered species

A new Canadian study raises questions about how money is being allocated in the fight to save endangered species from extinction. Researchers from Ottawa’s Carleton University and Environment and Climate Change Canada studied over 2,000 endangered species across North America, »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces $1billion package to address housing shortage for vulnerable

The federal government has announced plans to spend $1 billion over the next six months on what it is calling a Rapid Housing Initiative to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians. Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Provincial challenges of federal carbon tax at Supreme Court today

After a long delay due to the pandemic, provincial challenges to the federal government’s imposed carbon tax will begin today in Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). As part of an environmental effort to slow global warming »

Uncategorized

British Columbia Premier calls snap election in October

British Columbians are going to the polls next month after B.C. Premier and provincial New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader John Horgan called a snap election on Monday. During a news conference Horgan announced that he met with B.C. Lieutenant Governor »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Arctic sea ice shrinks to 2nd lowest level in 42 years

A record warm summer in the Arctic shrank the sea ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent since the beginning of the satellite record in 1979, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change »