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Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

VANCOUVER — Demand for jade has sparked both a reality TV series set in the remote northwestern corner of British Columbia and opposition from an Indigenous nation over its lack of consent to jade mining in its territory.
Rare yellow birds need wild roses to survive in British Columbia: researcher

Rare yellow birds need wild roses to survive in British Columbia: researcher

VANCOUVER — A little yellow bird's rescue from the brink of extinction in British Columbia hinges on an oft-overlooked wild flower in the province's Okanagan region, according to one Canadian government researcher.
Police hand out tickets to dozens leaving anti-lockdown protest in Alberta

Police hand out tickets to dozens leaving anti-lockdown protest in Alberta

MIRROR, Alta. — RCMP ticketed protesters leaving an anti-lockdown rally outside a central Alberta café Saturday, after the establishment was closed by health officials earlier in the week.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. Alberta is reporting 2,042 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.
Tam warns that full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Tam warns that full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Canada's chief public health officer reminded Canadians on Saturday that even those who are fully vaccinated remain susceptible to COVID-19. Speaking at a virtual townhall for Yukoners, Dr.
Nova Scotia's top doctor sparks meme with caution on non-essential shopping

Nova Scotia's top doctor sparks meme with caution on non-essential shopping

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top doctor has launched a social media meme with his comments imploring residents to cease shopping for non-essential items, including Birkenstock sandals offered at sale prices.

Benoit Cardinal convicted of first-degree murder of wife Jael Cantin

Benoit Cardinal has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife Jael Cantin.
Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out census online during pandemic

Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out census online during pandemic

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the response to the census is higher than the agency expected so far, with online submissions coming from some remote communities for the first time.
'Why we survive': B.C. boundary towns struggle without Albertans during pandemic

'Why we survive': B.C. boundary towns struggle without Albertans during pandemic

Jennifer Coffman didn't expect to get hit with a double whammy at her restaurant in the tiny community of Field just west of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary this year.
Ottawa to create new system to tackle delays in processing immigration applications

Ottawa to create new system to tackle delays in processing immigration applications

Ottawa says it will create a new digital platform to help process immigration applications more quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for a faster shift to a new system.
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