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British Columbia enforces rules on bars and nightclubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid a rise in cases of COVID-19, the British Columbia government has set new rules for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, according to an announcement from Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer »

Health

British Columbia implementing regulations on vape products this summer

The British Columbia government announced Monday that it is implementing a set of regulations on the sale and marketing of vape products by the end of the summer. The regulations, which are based on the province’s vaping action plan announced »

Health

Canada tobacco packaging rules touted as world’s best

The Canadian  Cancer Society is applauding the government’s adoption of new national regulations for the packaging of tobacco saying it is “a significant measure to reduce tobacco use and save lives.”   Tobacco use is said to be the leading »

Society

Canada introduces new drone regulations

The federal government has adopted tough new regulations for the use of drones in Canadian airspace, banning drone flights near airports and emergency scenes, as well as operating them while drunk or high on drugs. The new regulations, which come »

Society

Shipwrecks, other submerged sites to be protected

CBC reports the Canadian government is planning new regulations to protect  underwater wrecks and historical sites. Now, there is only a patchwork of rules put in place by provincial and territorial governments. Tens of thousands of shipwrecks Canada has over »

Society

Beluga tour operators protest new government regulations

Tour operators in the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba say new government rules to protect whales could put them out of business. Regulations were announced in June 2018 obliging vessels to keep a distance from whales, porpoises and dolphins. The »

Health, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces cannabis industry regulations

The federal government announced Wednesday new regulations in support of the newly adopted Cannabis Act, outlining the rules for the legal production, distribution, sale, importation and exportation of cannabis. The Cannabis Regulations and the new Industrial Hemp Regulations also set »

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Draft rules would oblige petroleum industry to cut methane

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the Canadian government has taken a step toward reducing emissions of it in the oil and gas industry. Draft regulations released yesterday would result in a 45 per cent drop by 2025. Environment »

Health, Society

Government announces steps to limit drug resistance

The Canadian government has announced changes to the rules on veterinary drugs it says will help to limit antimicrobial resistance. The widespread use of drugs world-wide has caused some bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites to become resistant to them. Surgery »