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Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

EDMONTON — The public inquiry report into what the Alberta government labels troublesome foreign funding of enviro-groups was delivered Friday – a year late and million dollars over its original budget.
Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached a nearly $8-billion settlement with First Nations who launched a class-action lawsuit over the lack of clean, safe drinking water in their communities.
'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with someone who has, could have ripple effects across the country.
Copyright collective can't force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules

Copyright collective can't force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules

OTTAWA — A copyright collective cannot force York University to pay fees for the use of published works in the classroom, given that the school bowed out of a formal arrangement, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Mandy Gull-Masty becomes first woman elected grand chief of Quebec Cree Nation

Mandy Gull-Masty becomes first woman elected grand chief of Quebec Cree Nation

CHISASIBI, Que. — Mandy Gull-Masty has become the first woman to be elected grand chief of Quebec's Cree Nation. Gull-Masty won 64 per cent of the vote in a run-off election held Thursday, defeating Pakesso Mukash, who received 34 per cent.
Judge seeks more evidence, delays bail ruling for suspect in Montreal kidnapping case

Judge seeks more evidence, delays bail ruling for suspect in Montreal kidnapping case

MONTREAL — A judge has put off a decision on a bail request from one of three men accused in an alleged abduction that triggered an Amber Alert in Montreal this week, telling the court on Friday she needs more evidence before ruling.
An ocean menace: study finds ghost gear capturing species at risk and lobster

An ocean menace: study finds ghost gear capturing species at risk and lobster

HALIFAX — Lost and discarded fishing gear dumped off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia — site of Canada's most lucrative lobster fishery — is trapping species at risk and hurting the lobster industry, a new scientific study says.
Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

OTTAWA — The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.
Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Federal officials are warning Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated.
Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

VANCOUVER — Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track "heat dome injuries" following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over