Category Archives: National

Russia faces severe sanctions if it moves further into Ukraine, says Canada’s Joly

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada will join allies in imposing severe sanctions on Russian officials if the country takes further military action to compromise Ukrainian sovereignty. Russia has positioned about 100,000 troops a...

Iqaluit lab techs say they quit over long-standing issues, denied bonus

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Former laboratory technologists in Iqaluit say their not receiving a bonus given to Nunavut nursing staff led them to resign after years of burnout and a lack of support. Four of the techs who left spoke to The

Hundreds of academics ask Freeland to scrap carbon capture tax credit

OTTAWA — More than 400 Canadian climate scientists and other academics are pleading with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to scrap her plan to create a tax credit for companies that build carbon capture and storage facilities. Freeland floated the id...

Iqaluit water treatment plant shut down over fuel contamination

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents

China Mobile presses court for federal info to help fight national security case

OTTAWA — A Chinese state-owned telecom firm is pressing for disclosure of federal information to help the company fight Ottawa's order that its Canadian subsidiary be sold or shut down on national security grounds. During a Federal Court hearing Wednes...

Quebec details plan to capture, fence in isolated caribou herds to protect them

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it is moving forward with its plan to capture and fence in animals from two isolated caribou herds in a bid to save them from dying out. Representatives from the Wildlife Department told reporters today

Quebec details plan to capture, fence in isolated caribou herds to protect them

MONTREAL — The Quebec government will deploy helicopters, net guns, specially built traps and tranquillizer darts to capture and fence in animals from two isolated wild caribou herds to save them from dying out, the Wildlife Department said Wednesday. ...

Ottawa and First Nations in P.E.I. sign agreement to establish national park reserve

LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — A pristine chain of islands with white-sand beaches, described as Prince Edward Island's last coastal wilderness, could soon become Canada's next national park. Parks Canada signed a provisional agreement Wednesday with two Firs...

Quebec unprepared for 1st wave of COVID-19 pandemic, leading to long-term care deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec health officials were ill-prepared to weather the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no coherent emergency plan and a health system that left vulnerable seniors in the lurch, the province's health and welfare commissioner said ...

PBO report questions need for Liberals’ planned stimulus spending

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving no indications of plans to rein in government spending after a critical report by the parliamentary budget officer questioned the Liberals' case to spend tens of billions in planned stimulus. The Liberal...