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Climate change creating vast new glacial lakes, future flooding risk: research

CALGARY - Meltwater from shrinking glaciers is creating vast lakes that could eventually pose an enormous flooding threat, says newly published research.

“Unsurprisingly, we found those lakes are growing,” said Dan Shugar, a geographer at the University of Calgary. “What was surprising was how much.”

Ontario reports 114 new cases of COVID-19, one new death related to coronavirus

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 114 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the coronavirus.

There were also 73 cases newly marked as resolved in today's report.

The total number of cases now stands at 42,309, which includes 2,811 deaths and 38,277 cases marked as resolved.

Ontario's credit rating remains stable: FAO

TORONTO - Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the province's credit rating has remained stable in 2020 despite the costs incurred by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Financial Accountability Office says in a report today that all four major international rating agencies have reaffirmed the province's credit at either AA- or A+, the fifth and sixth highest ratings.

Indigenous boy needing health care was discriminated against: adjudicator

WINNIPEG - A human rights adjudicator has ruled that the Manitoba government discriminated against a disabled Indigenous boy by not providing adequate health care.

The province has been ordered to pay the boy and his mother $42,500.

The case centres on Alfred (Dewey) Pruden, who was 16 years old when his human rights complaint was heard last year.