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Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

"For those projects that do have the potential to release selenium into waterbodies, I will be designating all such projects going forward for a federal review and assessment," said federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

The ecological consulting firm hired by landowners near where coal mines are being explored, says current methods to remove toxins such as selenium from water flowing over mine sites are unproven over long periods of time and large areas.
Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Forty travel-related prizes have been added to the Open for Summer lottery. They include week-long stays at all-inclusive luxury resorts and flights across Canada and abroad.
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

A British Columbia ombusperson says the province's use of solitary confinement among youth inmates is "disturbing" and the province needs to change its practices to follow international standards.
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Canada’s western leaders say they plan to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week on a detailed plan and timeline to reopen international borders.
Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

The federal Conservatives are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fire Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

A new study has concluded new coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits.
Beaver secretion found as part of ancient throwing dart in Yukon

Beaver secretion found as part of ancient throwing dart in Yukon

Researchers say they've discovered castoreum, a secretion beavers use to mark their territory, in a 6,000-year-old throwing dart in the Yukon.
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin files court challenge of his firing from vaccine rollout

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin files court challenge of his firing from vaccine rollout

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is asking for a judicial review of the decision to remove him as head of Canada's vaccine logistics.
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

The Court of Appeal of Alberta has rejected a request that a third trial be stayed for a couple accused in their son's death.