Trains carrying hazardous goods across the country will be slowing down over the next 30 days, following the second fiery crash in a two-month span near Guernsey, Sask.  While it’s a move toward safer rail transport, the decision to slow trains down will have impacts across the country, experts say. Garland Chow,Read More →

A day at the office for virologist Darryl Falzarano includes donning two layers of rubber gloves, a sealed body suit and an astronaut-like helmet, then taking a shower every time he steps outside the lab. The strict safety protocols are necessary to handle potentially lethal pathogens, and to develop vaccines that couldRead More →

In the wake of a 10-year-old girl’s suicide on his reserve, the Chief of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation flew more than 3,000 kilometres to Ottawa to sit face-to-face with the federal minister of Indigenous services. In that meeting Wednesday morning, Chief Ronald Mitsuing received confirmation from Minister Mark Miller that the federalRead More →

The Saskatchewan government has released its 10-year plan to grow the province’s population and economy. The growth plan includes goals of increasing the population by 226,000 and creating 100,000 more jobs by 2030. Premier Scott Moe shared the details of the plan, which he teased in the fall throne speech, at a SaskatoonRead More →

Aly Jenkins, a well-known Saskatchewan curler, died Sunday from complications that arose during the birth of her third child, Sydney. She was 30. Family and teammates were told Jenkins died from amniotic fluid embolism, a rare, often fatal occurrence. Sydney is currently in critical condition and has been placed in a neonatalRead More →

This story is part of a CBC News series entitled In Our Backyard, which looks at the effects climate change is having in Canada, from extreme weather events to how it’s reshaping our economy. Bouncing through a durum wheat field south of Regina on an all-terrain vehicle, with a shovel strapped to the vehicle’sRead More →

Former Canadian international Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats for her TV criticism of the U.S. team for excessive goal celebrations in a 13-0 rout of 34th-ranked Thailand at the Women’s World Cup in France. It was the largest margin of victory in tournament history. And the top-rankedRead More →

New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18, 60.3 per cent of whom were women. Their accompanying children made up 39.6 per cent and just 0.1 per cent were men.  StatsCan did a snapshot day, meant to represent a typical day ofRead More →