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Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Feb 17, 2024 | 10:12am
Ottawa is considering alterations to its proposed clean-electricity regulations after consultations with industry, opening the door to more flexibility for individual power generators. “We can still get to the same aim,” said Oliver Anderson, a spokesman with Environment and Climate Change Canada. The proposed changes, released Friday, would change several provisions that industry and provincial […]
Deputy health ministers to consider plan to increase organ donation, transplants

Deputy health ministers to consider plan to increase organ donation, transplants

Feb 14, 2024 | 8:33am
A long-awaited national reporting system on organ donation and transplantation is expected to be in place by the end of the year, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Institute for Health Information says. It would follow persistentefforts to address a lack of national data that has made it hard to optimize the allocation of organs, with […]
Tory MP says he’ll apologize to First Nation for ‘grossly disrespectful’ comments

Tory MP says he’ll apologize to First Nation for ‘grossly disrespectful’ comments

Feb 13, 2024 | 8:54am
A Conservative MP says he’ll apologize after facing demands that he retract comments he made last week about First Nations burning down water treatment plants because they’re frustrated with the Liberals.  The office of Saskatoon area MP Kevin Waugh said Monday he has offered to meet with the chief of Piapot First Nation, along with elders, and […]
Dismantling homeless camps violates human rights, says federal housing advocate

Dismantling homeless camps violates human rights, says federal housing advocate

Feb 13, 2024 | 8:26am
By Sarah Smellie in St. John’s Unhoused people have a fundamental right to live in encampments, and that right is violated when authorities tear them down, Canada’s housing advocate says. In a piercing report released Tuesday, Marie-Josée Houle says the expansion of homeless encampments across the country is a national human rights crisis that requires immediate action […]
Teachers and Government Sit Down for Talks to end labour dispute

Teachers and Government Sit Down for Talks to end labour dispute

Feb 12, 2024 | 9:08am
Negotiators for the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation will be sitting down with the provincial government’s bargaining team for the first time in weeks. Teachers have staged rotating strikes, in their attempt to get the government to come back to the bargaining table. Friday, the Sask Party Government gave new “marching orders” to the bargaining committee, although […]
Third-period effort leads Canada over U.S. in Rivalry Series win in Regina

Third-period effort leads Canada over U.S. in Rivalry Series win in Regina

Feb 10, 2024 | 8:23am
In a must-win situation, goalie Emerance Maschmeyer came up big Friday, backstopping Canada to a 3-0 victory over the United States in Game 6 of the Rivalry Series. Maschmeyer, who plays for Ottawa in the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), made 27 saves to give Canada the opportunity to cap a remarkable series comeback in […]
Supreme Court upholds Ottawa’s Indigenous child welfare act, denies Quebec’s appeal

Supreme Court upholds Ottawa’s Indigenous child welfare act, denies Quebec’s appeal

Feb 9, 2024 | 10:01am
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal Indigenous child welfare act is constitutional, affirming that First Nations, Métis and Inuit have sole authority over the protection of their children. The unanimous decision is a setback for the Quebec government, which had made gains in 2022 when its Court of Appeal found that […]
Putin uses Tucker Carlson interview to press his Ukraine narrative, hints at swapping WSJ reporter

Putin uses Tucker Carlson interview to press his Ukraine narrative, hints at swapping WSJ reporter

Feb 9, 2024 | 9:37am
Russian President Vladimir Putin used an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to push his narrative on the war in Ukraine, urge Washington to recognize Moscow’s interests and press Kyiv to sit down for talks. For more than two hours, a largely unchallenged Putin showered Carlson with Russian history and Kremlin talking points. Putin repeated his claim the full-scale invasion in February […]
Cameco reports US$80M Q4 profit compared with loss a year ago, revenue up

Cameco reports US$80M Q4 profit compared with loss a year ago, revenue up

Feb 9, 2024 | 9:21am
Cameco Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit compared with a loss a year earlier as its revenue rose more than 60 per cent. The uranium miner says it earned $80 million or 18 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $15 million or four cents per diluted share […]
Tory MP walks back comments on First Nations water plants amid criticism

Tory MP walks back comments on First Nations water plants amid criticism

Feb 9, 2024 | 9:18am
After drawing criticism earlier this week for saying that some First Nations are burning down water treatment plants because of the federal Liberal government, a Conservative MP is now walking back his comments.  Saskatchewan MP Kevin Waugh made the assertion in the House of Commons on Monday during a debate on the government’s First Nations water […]