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Fish show quick improvement when mercury releases into lakes cut off: study

Fish show quick improvement when mercury releases into lakes cut off: study

Mercury contamination in freshwater fish populations falls quickly once new sources of the toxic chemical are cut off, says new research.
Liberals, Tories co-operate on extending leave for grieving parents

Liberals, Tories co-operate on extending leave for grieving parents

OTTAWA — A Liberal minister struck a last-minute deal with the Conservatives before the holidays to extend bereavement leave for grieving parents who work in federally regulated industries.
Travel restricted to Nunavut hamlet after two COVID-19 cases identified

Travel restricted to Nunavut hamlet after two COVID-19 cases identified

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut has two active COVID-19 cases after the infections were identified in a hamlet on Baffin Island.
With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

OTTAWA — Canada’s housing minister says the federal government plans to take a tougher stand on investment properties to help cool housing prices.
Military shipbuilding faces fresh delays as a result of COVID-19: procurement chief

Military shipbuilding faces fresh delays as a result of COVID-19: procurement chief

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top procurement official is warning of fresh delays in the delivery of already overdue warships and other new equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces because of COVID-19.
Liberals kick-start trade pact challenge to U.S. duties slapped on softwood lumber

Liberals kick-start trade pact challenge to U.S. duties slapped on softwood lumber

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have put the White House on notice that Canada will officially challenge the legality of an American decision to hike duties on softwood lumber heading south of the border.
Feds moving to ban plastic straws, bags by end of 2022: Guilbeault

Feds moving to ban plastic straws, bags by end of 2022: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — It's the end of days for plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam takeout containers in Canada.
'The sound of home': Indigenous radio station celebrates 50 years of programming

'The sound of home': Indigenous radio station celebrates 50 years of programming

WINNIPEG — It's 6 p.m. on a Friday night and the call lines at one of Canada's largest Indigenous radio stations are all flashing.
New COVID restrictions, Tories boycott security committee : In The News for Dec. 21

New COVID restrictions, Tories boycott security committee : In The News for Dec. 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada, allies must confront China challenge united after two Michaels: Trudeau

Canada, allies must confront China challenge united after two Michaels: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canada owes no debts to its allies, including the United States, for their help in standing up to China and bringing the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair to a close, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada and the U.S.