March 19, 2024

Quebec reaches deal with federal government to increase health transfers by $900M

Premier François Legault was one of the provincial leaders most vocal about the need for a deal with Ottawa — but he bristled at being held accountable to Ottawa for meeting certain targets.
March 19, 2024

Years ago, Indigenous theatre was little-known. Today, plays are being produced across the country

Indigenous playwrights are in demand. But it didn't used to be this way.
March 19, 2024

Family research, DNA and buttons identify British-Canadian lieutenant 107 years after his death

Lt. Frank Hemsley's family thought his body was lost after he died fighting for Canada in the First World War. It took more than a century, science and a Canadian team to prove otherwise.
March 19, 2024

Federal government failing Indigenous communities on housing, policing: AG report

The federal government is failing to meet its housing and policing commitments to Indigenous People across the country, leaving many Indigenous people in Canada under-housed and inadequately policed, according to a new report from the Auditor General released on Tuesday. 
March 19, 2024

Spring is here — after Canada's warmest winter on record

The months of December, January and February were the warmest on record in Canada, part of a pattern of unprecedented temperatures across the globe over the past year.
March 19, 2024

B.C. pledges $80M to help farmers cope with prolonged drought

Unprecedented drought in British Columbia last year has prompted the provincial government to spend $80 million to help farmers manage, collect and store water for crops and livestock. 
March 19, 2024

Canada's inflation rate slowed to 2.8% in February, beating expectations for 2nd month in a row

Canada's annual inflation rate cooled to 2.8 per cent in February, helped by slower growth in the cost of cellular services, groceries and internet access services, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
March 19, 2024

Alberta tops list of people doing 'gig work' as main job: StatsCan

They're the people who pick you up in an Uber or deliver groceries to your door — and about five per cent of Alberta's workers do so-called "gig work" as their primary job, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
March 19, 2024

Season of the skunk: Northern Alberta city offers free capture services for smelly pests

Residents and businesses dealing with problem skunks in Cold Lake need only pick up the phone. A contracted trapper is on call to catch the pungent pests and move them safely out of the city.
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