Canada

December 1, 2022

Scottish museum returning stolen totem pole after visit from Nisga'a Nation

The pole was hand-carved in the 1800s and stolen by a researcher in 1929, the Nisga'a say.
December 1, 2022

P.E.I. government places moratorium on new shoreline buffer zone work

P.E.I.’s environment minister says the province is placing a moratorium that will mean no new development in buffer zones along the Island's fragile shorelines until a policy to protect them can be drafted and brought to the legislature. 
December 1, 2022

Ministerial staff shared info about soldiers' role in self-styled 'Freedom Convoy'

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 that had gridlocked downtown Ottawa.
December 1, 2022

B.C. Mountie found not guilty of assault in impaired driving arrest

A Kelowna RCMP officer who was seen on video punching a man several times in the head during an impaired driving arrest was found not guilty of assault in Kelowna Provincial Court on Thursday.
December 1, 2022

Canadian endowment shows how the climate crisis is changing philanthropy

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how a decision by the Ivey Foundation could affect philanthropic climate action going forward, and how Nissan plans to win back market share in the electric-vehicle sector.
December 1, 2022

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

It’s believed the right whale population peaked at about 21,000 before aggressive hunting drastically reduced their numbers
December 1, 2022

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

Not only is Canada attracting crowds of newcomers, meanwhile, those new permanent residents are contributing to the highest levels of workforce education in the G7
December 1, 2022

Morning Update: Psychiatrists call on Ottawa to delay expansion of MAID

Safeguards sought before assisted dying is allowed for those whose sole condition is mental illness
December 1, 2022

‘We got him’: How a DNA investigation solved the cold cases of two 1980s Toronto murders

The murders of Erin Gilmour and Susan Tice remained a mystery until advances in genetic genealogy linked a suspect to both women
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