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Indigenous communities leading the switch to renewable energy in the North

Indigenous communities leading the switch to renewable energy in the North

YELLOWKNIFE — An energy-focused think tank says Indigenous energy sovereignty in Canada's North is "absolutely critical and fundamental" to addressing climate change, but more support is needed.
How Canada's northern territories are working to reduce reliance on diesel for power

How Canada's northern territories are working to reduce reliance on diesel for power

YELLOWKNIFE — Many communities in the North are reliant on diesel for electricity.
Critics question Quebec health-care worker suspensions for taking toast, doughnut

Critics question Quebec health-care worker suspensions for taking toast, doughnut

MONTREAL — Quebec's emergency rooms are overcrowded and workers are in short supply, but for the past week a spotlight has shone on the price paid by health-care staff for illicit snacking. There was disbelief Dec.
Canada's push for Southeast Asia ties raises human-rights questions

Canada's push for Southeast Asia ties raises human-rights questions

OTTAWA — Canada's plan to deepen ties with Southeast Asian countries raises questions about how it will address human-rights concerns in the region, critics say.
What could an Ontario byelection say about Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre?

What could an Ontario byelection say about Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre?

OTTAWA — Three months ago, Pierre Poilievre proved he was the populist fighter Conservatives wanted in the next federal election, winning the party's leadership contest in a landslide.
Tenacious whale swims across the Pacific with a broken spine: B.C. researchers

Tenacious whale swims across the Pacific with a broken spine: B.C. researchers

A humpback whale with a severe spinal injury used nothing but its pectoral fins to swim 4,800 kilometres between British Columbia and Hawaii, in what a researcher says is a heartbreaking example of a ship strike.
No winning ticket sold for Friday's $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's Lotto Max $25 million draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Dec. 13 will be an estimated $30 million. The Canadian Press
Amber Alert issued in Ontario for two 13-year-olds cancelled, kids found safe

Amber Alert issued in Ontario for two 13-year-olds cancelled, kids found safe

TORONTO — Ontario Provincial Police have cancelled an Amber Alert for a boy and a girl. Police the two 13-year-olds have been found safe. They were reported missing earlier Friday night in Alliston, a community in Simcoe County north of Toronto.
CDC says B.C. flu surge is stabilizing after six kids die, but surgeon is alarmed

CDC says B.C. flu surge is stabilizing after six kids die, but surgeon is alarmed

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia pediatric cardiac surgeon is calling for more transparency and urgency from public officials after the flu-related deaths of at least six children and youth in the province this season.
Speed up shift to family care, says B.C. coroner's jury in death of Cree teen

Speed up shift to family care, says B.C. coroner's jury in death of Cree teen

BURNABY, B.C. — British Columbia's representative for children and youth says one of the messages she hopes comes out of a coroner's inquest into the death of an Indigenous teenager is the importance of community connections.