MINNEAPOLIS — Documents that the federal Environmental Protection Agency tried to keep confidential show that its staffers criticized how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine, and concluded that the permit would violate federal law because it lacked pollution limits based on the state’s water quality standards.
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TORONTO—Sean Hill believes the mental health crisis can be improved by harnessing big data.
TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford's chief of staff is suing a former Progressive Conservative caucus member for defamation, alleging that Randy Hillier tried to “destroy” his reputation after being booted from the party.
COCHRANE, Ont.—Officials say a 16-year-old girl who had been evacuated from a remote First Nation in northern Ontario was hit by a car and killed yesterday.
The chief of Pikangikum First Nation says Kelsey Strang was one of more than 2,000 community members forced from their homes by a nearby forest fire.
Chief Amanda Sainnawap says Strang had been evacuated to Cochrane, Ont.
TORONTO—Ontario wants gas station operators to display mandatory anti-carbon tax stickers by the end of the summer or face potential Provincial Offences Act charges.
A proposed regulation would set Aug. 30 as the day the requirement takes effect and it sets out specific details of how the stickers have to be displayed.
PELEE ISLAND, Ont.—Why did the turtle cross the road? It may sound like the opening of a joke, but the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging motorists to help the slow-moving reptiles get to the other side.
TORONTO—A new concussion safety TV ad campaign prompted by the death of a 17-year-old Ontario girl was launched yesterday as millions of eyes were on the highly anticipated Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
VICTORIA—A “lit”terbug was issued a hefty fine after Victoria's police chief caught him flicking a cigarette butt out his car window.
Chief Const. Del Manak said he was travelling on a highway in his unmarked police car when he noticed the driver of a Ford Mustang ahead of him toss the lit butt.
Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity will no longer be allowed across Canada under legislation that passed yesterday, drawing celebrations from activists and politicians who called it a significant development for animal rights.
PETERBOROUGH, Ont.—A woman who was bitten by a snake while on a trip to Thailand was treated in Ontario after the symptoms returned, said the reptile zoo founder who provided the antivenin.
Bry Loyst of Indian River Reptile Zoo, just east of Peterborough, said he was contacted by provincial police and hospital staff in Kitchener on Friday to provide the antidote to the woman.