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Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

HALIFAX — The latest official population estimate for the world's most endangered species of whale is grim.
Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

WASHINGTON — Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the gap with the United States when it comes to attracting and keeping an important economic prize: new permanent residents.
HIV activists hope World AIDS Day marks an end to backsliding on infections, stigma

HIV activists hope World AIDS Day marks an end to backsliding on infections, stigma

OTTAWA — HIV activists are marking World AIDS Day by urging Ottawa to help stop a global backslide in progress on stemming infections and stigma.
Ministerial staff shared information about soldiers' role in "Freedom Convoy"

Ministerial staff shared information about soldiers' role in "Freedom Convoy"

OTTAWA — Emails released through a public inquiry suggest federal Liberal political aides were scrambling earlier this year to figure out the extent to which members of the Canadian Armed Forces were supporting "Freedom Convoy" protests
Alberta premier rejects accusations her sovereignty bill is undemocratic power grab

Alberta premier rejects accusations her sovereignty bill is undemocratic power grab

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting accusations that a bill granting her and her cabinet sweeping powers to rewrite laws while bypassing the legislature is an undemocratic, dangerous power grab.
'Reuniting was indescribable:' Communities share stories of searching unmarked graves

'Reuniting was indescribable:' Communities share stories of searching unmarked graves

WINNIPEG — On a clear summer day in August, Rebecca Blake found herself standing in a cemetery outside Edmonton searching for the graves of Inuvialuit who died in the South during a tuberculosis epidemic
Snowfall gridlock in Metro Vancouver turns 45-minute commute into 12-hour frustration

Snowfall gridlock in Metro Vancouver turns 45-minute commute into 12-hour frustration

VANCOUVER — When Bharanisai Madhusudhan stopped at the grocery store on his way home from work Tuesday afternoon, he expected the trip home to Surrey, B.C. to take him about 45 minutes. Instead, it would be nearly 12 hours before he arrived home.
Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

QUEBEC — The Quebec government will spend the next four years trying to reverse what it says is the decline of French in Montreal and transform the province's economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Premier François Legault said Wednesday.
COVID vaccine policy for Arctic Winter Games not due to Alberta influence: official

COVID vaccine policy for Arctic Winter Games not due to Alberta influence: official

YELLOWKNIFE — An official with the Arctic Winter Games says its decision to revoke a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for the upcoming event had nothing to do with pressure from the Alberta government, despite claims by the premier.
CSIS definition of threat irrelevant to Emergencies Act decision, ex-directors say

CSIS definition of threat irrelevant to Emergencies Act decision, ex-directors say

OTTAWA — The Canadian Security Intelligence Service's interpretation of what constitutes a national security threat is not relevant when it comes to a government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act, two of the spy agency's former directors testi