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Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests

Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests

EDMONTON — Road-building approvals for coal exploration already exceed legal limits in some parts of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and foothills, suggest documents from the province's energy regulator.
Industry minister foresees biomanufacturing revival, including vaccines — eventually

Industry minister foresees biomanufacturing revival, including vaccines — eventually

OTTAWA — Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne sees a future for Canada as a leader in biomanufacturing, including vaccines — but not soon.
COVID-19 weakened environmental rules across Canada, mostly in Alberta: study

COVID-19 weakened environmental rules across Canada, mostly in Alberta: study

CALGARY — Alberta relaxed more environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other government in Canada, says a study from the University of Calgary.
Desmond inquiry: former soldier was never given two assessments considered essential

Desmond inquiry: former soldier was never given two assessments considered essential

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.
Conservatives call on Liberals to stop payments to Chinese infrastructure bank

Conservatives call on Liberals to stop payments to Chinese infrastructure bank

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are calling on the Liberal government to stop funding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank given the ongoing detention and secret trials of two Canadians in China.
Dunahee family keeps hope alive for son Michael, who disappeared 30 years ago

Dunahee family keeps hope alive for son Michael, who disappeared 30 years ago

VICTORIA — Bruce and Crystal Dunahee say they can't and will never give up hope of finding their son Michael, who disappeared 30 years ago from a playground in Victoria.
Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidies

Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidies

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the pandemic to use the coming budget to extend emergency relief programs beyond June, saying many will still need help even as the economy picks up.
Report into shooting of Indigenous man shows desire for action from RCMP: Marc Miller

Report into shooting of Indigenous man shows desire for action from RCMP: Marc Miller

REGINA — The federal Indigenous Services minister says Canadians are impatient to see action from the RCMP after a report that said officers in Saskatchewan racially discriminated against the mother of a young Cree man who was shot and killed.
Researchers show magnetic fields around black hole in image for first time

Researchers show magnetic fields around black hole in image for first time

A team of international scientists that includes a Canadian researcher said it has mapped, for the first time, the magnetic fields surrounding a black hole.
Canada imposes new sanctions on Russian officials over treatment of opposition leader

Canada imposes new sanctions on Russian officials over treatment of opposition leader

OTTAWA — Canada is imposing new sanctions on nine top Russian officials over what Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau describes as gross and systemic human-rights abuses, including the attempted assassination and jailing of opposition leader Alexei