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From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic 'sentinels'

From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic 'sentinels'

HALIFAX — Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called "sentinel" species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia.
Snowbirds aerobatics team returns to full operations after crash in U.S.

Snowbirds aerobatics team returns to full operations after crash in U.S.

OTTAWA — The Canadian military's Snowbirds aerobatics team is returning to full operations after a crash grounded the planes in the U.S. for more than a month.
Speech from the throne steeped in tradition, but this year brings new changes

Speech from the throne steeped in tradition, but this year brings new changes

OTTAWA — The opening of Parliament is steeped in centuries-old traditions, but this year some new elements — including a renovated train station and an astronaut — are bringing a modern touch to the ceremonies.
'Terrific:' Victims' son pleased high court rejected Travis Vader appeal request

'Terrific:' Victims' son pleased high court rejected Travis Vader appeal request

OTTAWA — Bret McCann had planned to stay awake at his home in Australia to find out whether the Supreme Court of Canada would hear an appeal by the man convicted of killing his parents.
Biden's campaign for U.S. president uses Trudeau in anti-Trump ad

Biden's campaign for U.S. president uses Trudeau in anti-Trump ad

OTTAWA — A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featuring in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading political rival.

Church of Atheism denied charitable status as court finds it isn't a religion

A federal court has ruled that the so-called Church of Atheism is not a church at all, and can't be treated like one for tax purposes.

1 in 3 women experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in public last year: study

TORONTO — Newly released government data show one in three Canadian women reported experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour while out in public last year, compared with one in eight men.
Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with social media app Siku

Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with social media app Siku

HALIFAX — A social media app geared towards the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology.

Man guilty of breaking woman's arms in road rage attack appeals conviction

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man found guilty of breaking a woman's arms with a crowbar in a road rage attack is appealing his conviction.
Liberals to emphasize common ground in throne speech as Parliament resumes

Liberals to emphasize common ground in throne speech as Parliament resumes

OTTAWA — The 43rd session of Parliament — and a new era of minority government — is to open Thursday with a speech from the throne emphasizing the issues on which Justin Trudeau's Liberals believe they can find common ground with opposition parties.