The federal Liberal government will begin levying its carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels today in the four provinces that have refused to take part in the pan-Canadian climate framework. The tax or levy is designed to lower the country’s carbon emissions so Canada can meet the reduction targets it
The spring melt in B.C. uncovers crocuses — and garbage, by the truckload in some spots Illegal trash dumping costs millions of dollars provincewide and it has groups calling for everything from stiffer fines to more surreptitious monitoring. The Penticton Indian Band recently installed a hidden camera to stop trash tipping and conservation
Jo Cameron smells her smouldering flesh before realizing she has even been burnt and scoffs down chilli peppers with ease — and now doctors believe the 71-year-old could hold the key to new treatments for chronic injuries after discovering she feels virtually no pain. The former teacher has a rare genetic
Minnesota utility regulators have granted a final approval to Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement. The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously rejected the last pending petitions for reconsideration, including one from the state Commerce Department. The Commerce Department had joined with tribal and environmental groups in
Authorities in Mozambique say five cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-hit city of Beira. They are the first confirmed cholera cases announced there since the storm hit on March 14. The national director of medical assistance, Ussene Isse, says the five cases were confirmed in the poor
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is downplaying the split in the Liberal caucus over the SNC-Lavalin affair, insisting his team is strong and united. “I am incredibly proud of the Liberal Party, that we are focused on the things that really matter to Canadians,” Trudeau said today after an event in Winnipeg.
Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed survey responses from 14,000 Indigenous adults. Suicide is a major cause of death among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Collectively, suicide rates among Indigenous peoples are two