FORT McMURRAY, Alta.—Syncrude has pleaded guilty and been fined more than $2.7 million in the deaths of 31 great blue herons at one of its oilsands mines north of Fort McMurray.
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OTTAWA—Finishing fourth in a byelection usually is not cause for celebration.
But delight was in the air for Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada over their candidate's fourth-place result in the recent byelection in the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Andrew Scheer's Conservative party is in the exact same place it was under Stephen Harper's leadership and that's why he and his Liberals will continue “pointing out” the similarities.
The Liberal party put the Harper stamp on Scheer the day he was elected leader of the Conservative party—billing him as a far-right social conservative.
MONTREAL—Frederic Pelletier is boldly predicting he and his team will get the New Horizons spacecraft exactly where it should be on New Year's Day—1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto to rendez-vous with a space rock known as Ultima Thule.
OTTAWA—The Royal Canadian Mint is creating two commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The Liberal cabinet approved the design of the new toonies, one of which will have multiple colours instead of the usual two-toned coin, to commemorate a key turning point in the Second World War.
KINGSTON, Ont.—Speaking to a small crowd of well-dressed Liberal donors, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against division and polarization even as a larger crowd of angry protesters was kept far away from the posh event.
VANCOUVER—A newly-discovered cave and the surrounding area in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park has been closed off to the public, with threats of fines up to $1 million for those who don't stay away, says an order from BC Parks.
The order issued this week says anyone who enters the surrounding area or the cave can be fined and face imprisonment for up to a year.
WINNIPEG—A lawyer representing some indigenous hockey teams in Manitoba argued in court yesterday that all the “white teams” got together and formed a new Junior 'B' league which excludes First Nations.
All of the teams were part of the Keystone Junior Hockey League until May, when five teams left to create the Capital Region League.
OTTAWA—Air passengers who are bumped from over-booked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation—cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons—under proposed regulations for the government's long-promised passenger bill of rights.
TORONTO—An overwhelming majority of those who weighed in on Ontario's sex education on the first day of public consultations opposed Premier Doug Ford's repeal of a modernized curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government.