As China’s refusal to import Canadian canola seed casts a shadow over the spring planting season for the second year in a row, Parliament’s new special committee on Canada–China relations is hearing different explanations for what’s going on diplomatically. On Feb. 5, Conservative MP Chris Warkentin asked Dominic Barton, Canada’s new ambassador to China,
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen is trending in the right direction. The 2018 Olympic silver medallist won gold in the men’s 5,000-metre race at the single distance speed skating world championships on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bloemen, the 33-year-old Calgary resident, outdid 2018 champion Sven Kramer of the Netherlands by
As global carbon emissions continue to rise despite warnings from the scientific community, there’s been increased interest in a controversial method to potentially mitigate the rise in Earth’s temperature: Geoengineering. The conversation around geoengineering — or the deliberate manipulation of our environment — is gaining traction as climate projections remain dire.
Indigenous rights marked a pivotal point in both the final days of the fall session and the opening days of the spring session at the B.C. legislature — but with entirely opposite tones. Last November, the NDP walked out of the legislature on arguably its highest note since forming government. The crowning
A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can’t leave China. Japan’s health ministry has confirmed 174 cases of COVID-19 aboard Carnival Corp.’s Diamond Princess, which is docked in Yokohama, Japan. The ship that carried 3,700 passengers and
Canada’s new air passenger regulations mandating compensation for delayed or cancelled flights are off to a bumpy start. After CBC News posted a story Sunday about complaints from passengers recently denied compensation, more than 50 people have written in, detailing their cases and questioning why their requests for compensation were rejected by the country’s major airlines. While
A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police when he reported a racist and homophobic attack last year, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, special prosecutor Dan Webb said in a statement. Smollett, who is black
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Arrests by the RCMP in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C., have triggered railway blockades and other protests across the country in support of the First Nation’s fight against a natural gas pipeline. RCMP began enforcing an court order against those blocking construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline last Thursday. The Wet’suwet’en have established camps
Johnny Gaudreau stood on the Calgary Flames bench in a state of shock after Andrei Svechnikov scored the first lacrosse goal in NHL history against David Rittich. It was Oct. 29, and the left-shooting Svechnikov had cradled the puck on the blade of his stick, wrapped around the right side of