Friday, Nov 30


Community rallies to help fishing crew after boat sinks in Pubnico


A lobster fishermen's season was saved when the community rallied to help him after his boat sank at the Lower East Pubnico wharf.

2 Nunavut communities to get small-scale fisheries in next 5 years with help of WWF


Two communities in Nunavut are working on building sustainable commercial fisheries with the World Wildlife Fund.

'A nice cosy nest to call home': Life in affordable housing


The Kings Square Affordable Housing Corporation provides affordable housing to families, but sees high demand with long wait lists


Freddie Mercury's boyhood friend — a St. John's judge — praises portrayal in new Hollywood biopic


Vikas Khaladkar is impressed by Bohemian Rhapsody, the Hollywood version of his old pal Freddie Mercury.

Muslim group unsurprised by sharp rise in hate crimes


The head of a national Muslim group based in Ottawa says he's not surprised to learn the number of hate crimes reported to police in Ontario and Quebec jumped dramatically last year.

Climbing gym forced to shut down for island decontamination


A rock climbing gym on an island in the Ottawa River will be closing its doors at the end of December, as the National Capital Commission gets ready to decontaminate the area.

Canada can't afford to cancel the Saudi arms deal — and the Trudeau government knows it: Robyn Urback

One could argue that $1 billion is a relatively small price to pay to cleanse Canada's foreign policy of one particularly odious entanglement — our arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The problem for the government is that the costs — economic…

Facing despair as a strong economy fails to defeat climate change: Don Pittis

If the G20 fails to make progress against climate change when the economy is strong what hope do we have when the economy goes into reverse?

​​PCs expected to win confidence of house today


​The seemingly eternal 2018 New Brunswick election season will finally come to an official close Friday when the legislature votes on the Progressive Conservative minority government’s throne speech.

Ford government's climate plan will cut jobs, not emissions, green advocates say


Ontario's new climate plan includes a $400 million, four-year "Carbon Trust" aimed at encouraging large polluters to adopt clean technologies. But those involved in the province's emerging industry says it won't add up to much when it…

Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team


A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee game in Neepawa last weekend between the Neepawa Natives and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Pleasant day Friday, but more snow and ice this weekend


Saturday afternoon a mix of ice and snow is going to hit the region.

How to build a wind turbine for cities

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a prize-winning design for a new wind turbine, and what climate change skeptics are thinking.

OPEC could make Canadian oil price crisis even worse

The oil price crisis in Western Canada could deepen next week depending on whether Saudi Arabia, Russia and other countries decide to cut oil production and — if so — by how much.

Windsor health centre provides 'culturally safe' space for Indigenous people


The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is a place where Indigenous people in the community can access a range of services, from mainstream health care to traditional healing. And it's expanding.




Compass wristbands available beginning Dec. 3


You can now wear your transit pass — but supplies are limited.

Ponoka threatens to withhold taxes until province offers new cash for rec facility


The Town of Ponoka is threatening to withhold school taxes from the province until it agrees to provide new funding for a recreation facility.

'Let them take time to heal': Thelma Krull's neighbours feel sadness for her family


Neighbours in the Grassie Boulevard area where Thelma Krull disappeared say they are thankful her remains were found but it’s not the ending they were hoping for.

RCMP charge 2 with attempted murder after truck set on fire at Barrhead dump


RCMP have charged two people with attempted murder after a truck was set on fire in Barrhead County northwest of Edmonton Wednesday morning.


3 vehicles end up in ditch after crash causes back-up in Sprucewoods area


Three vehicles wound up in the ditch along a Manitoba highway on Thursday, after a nearby crash caused a traffic backup and a truck pulled out onto the road without enough room, RCMP say.

Flooding hits California areas scarred by wildfires

Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, while the southern part of the state was hit with mudslides and heavy rains.