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Federal government releases new draft regulations on clean electricity

Federal government releases new draft regulations on clean electricity

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault released draft regulations Thursday that are designed to clean Canada's electricity grid in an affordable way by 2035.
Former Conservative senator, longtime politico Hugh Segal dead at 72

Former Conservative senator, longtime politico Hugh Segal dead at 72

OTTAWA — In 1962, then-prime minister John Diefenbaker visited Hugh Segal's school in Montreal to present the principal with a copy of the newly minted Canadian Bill of Rights.
Highest court refuses to hear appeal from B.C. churches opposed to COVID-19 ruling

Highest court refuses to hear appeal from B.C. churches opposed to COVID-19 ruling

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from three British Columbia churches that argued their constitutional rights were violated when provincial restrictions banned indoor religious services at the height of the COVID-19
WorkSafeBC report details fatal floor collapse at North Vancouver Cineplex site

WorkSafeBC report details fatal floor collapse at North Vancouver Cineplex site

Residents in the area described the whole neighbourhood shaking as the walls and floor came down.
Census workers logged hundreds of cases of violence, harassment by public: documents

Census workers logged hundreds of cases of violence, harassment by public: documents

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada documents show workers who went door-to-door to collect data for the 2021 census logged hundreds of workplace injuries and at least 15 assaults by members of the public.
Northern Yukon fly-in community of Old Crow is ordered evacuated due to wildfire risk

Northern Yukon fly-in community of Old Crow is ordered evacuated due to wildfire risk

WHITEHORSE — The remote fly-in community of Old Crow in Yukon has been ordered evacuated due to a weather change that increases the risk of wildfires.
Vanderhoof mayoral candidate fined by Elections BC

Vanderhoof mayoral candidate fined by Elections BC

Kenneth Holden and three council candidates were fined for election advertising without an authorization statement
Data points: B.C. job market resilient as SMEs’ short-term confidence falls

Data points: B.C. job market resilient as SMEs’ short-term confidence falls

Still, only 28 per cent of B.C. SMEs consider themselves to be in a good state of business health
Saskatoon flirting with Calgary-level office vacancies

Saskatoon flirting with Calgary-level office vacancies

'Class-A [space] is in recovery mode', says Cushman & Wakefield following a tenant migration to the first Class AA towers in the city
Jamie Stephen: Canada's greatest climate challenge and responsibility is our forests

Jamie Stephen: Canada's greatest climate challenge and responsibility is our forests

As the world gets hotter, the need for human intervention in forests goes up, not down, writes Jamie Stephen.