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B.C. government asks residents for feedback on oil spill prevention plans

Vancouver oil spill

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government says it is moving to the next steps in defending provincial land and water from oil spills by getting public feedback on potential policies, even as one of its most controversial proposals heads to court. Environment Minister George Heyman says in a statement that British Columbians have a “personal connection” with the environment and need to have their voices heard about steps to protect land and water. The province is looking for input on four policy areas: response times for oil spills, geographic response plans,Read More

World's longest hockey game

World's longest hockey game

From CTV Northern Ontario: An Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser is one for the record books. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada

TORONTO — Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The federal department set targets four years ago for cutting sodium in 94 categories of processed food, with a goal of meeting that objective in 2016. But a federal report shows targets have been met in only 14 per cent of the food categories. And in 48 per cent of the categories, there was no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels. The departmentRead More

New York Islanders top Montreal Canadiens 5-4

John Tavares

Published Monday, January 15, 2018 10:51PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 10:52PM EST John Tavares scored in regulation time and got the game-winner 1:51 into overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night. The Islanders (23-18-4) posted a third straight win. Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season on Saturday against the New York Rangers, had a goal and two assists to give him 10 points in his last three outings. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scoredRead More

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

earthquake file

Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Dwindling congregations are a sad reality for many churches in Canada, but in Cumberland, the fight is on to keep one standing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men’s Olympic team

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men's Olympic team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:03PM EST CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men’s hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games. Most Canadians will need to do some deep research to learn about who’s making up the squad, however. The team is made up mainly of Canadian players based in Europe after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea. Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, DerekRead More

SIU investigating after man injured following interaction with Niagara police


The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:34AM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:46AM EST ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog says it is investigating after a 34-year-old man in St. Catharines, Ont., was seriously injured during an altercation with officers. The Special Investigations Unit says the altercation happened with Niagara regional police officers at a residence in the city Wednesday morning. In a news release Thursday, the SIU says the man was taken into custody and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosedRead More

No red flags raised over meeting with freed hostage Boyle, Trudeau suggests


The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:15PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:16PM EST HALIFAX — Justin Trudeau is suggesting that security officials raised no red flags when his office arranged last month for him to meet freed hostage Joshua Boyle and his family. The prime minister says his office follows all the advice it’s given by security officials and did exactly that in the case of the Boyle family. Trudeau met with Boyle, his American wife and their three children in the prime minister’s ParliamentRead More