Canada

January 12, 2023

Toilet paper toxin found in endangered killer whales, say B.C. researchers

The toxic chemical substances could affect killer whales’ hormone systems and make them susceptible to diseases, researcher says
January 12, 2023

What is the Wagner Group, the mercenary organization working for Russia in Ukraine?

Allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses in Ukraine by the invading Russian forces continue to pile up, and some of these incidents have been linked to a mercenary organization called the Wagner Group
January 12, 2023

Judge rejects former B.C. mayor's claim that election rival buttered up voters with pastries

In this story about allegations of electoral misconduct, there are no wild conspiracy theories about supercomputers changing votes, bags of ballots being tossed in the trash or thousands of dead people voting. Instead, it centres on six cinnamon buns and a bit of local gossip.
January 12, 2023

Family says Cape Breton woman died after not getting help at emergency ward during 7-hour wait

Charlene Snow of Donkin, N.S., died Dec. 30 after waiting roughly seven hours for treatment for a sore jaw and flu-like symptoms.
January 12, 2023

Evening Update: 2,000 areas of interest discovered at Saskatchewan residential school

Also today, Russia’s military shuffle shows Putin still in charge, and is doubling down on his Ukraine invasion
January 12, 2023

Man charged in string of five bank robberies across southern Manitoba

RCMP have arrested a man following a string of bank robberies in southern Manitoba between November and January
January 12, 2023

Construction company charged in fatal Barrie crash that killed six: police

Police in Barrie, Ont., say a construction company has been charged with six counts of criminal negligence causing death following a months-long investigation
January 12, 2023

A weight-loss drug everyone wants is exposing myths about obesity

People living with obesity and clinicians say discussion around Wegovy and Ozempic has veered down a toxic road, highlighting long-standing biases against people whose health is severely affected by carrying extra weight
January 12, 2023

Bat fungus that causes fatal White-Nose Syndrome makes first appearances in Alberta

The fungus, which starves bats to death by interrupting their winter hibernation, was identified in several locations in Alberta
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