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International deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study

International deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study

EDMONTON — A landmark environmental agreement that helped close the ozone hole in the 1990s has led to new chemical contaminants forming in the atmosphere and accumulating on land.
Canada thanks early departing WTO chief for help on reform efforts

Canada thanks early departing WTO chief for help on reform efforts

OTTAWA — Canada's trade minister is thanking the departing head of the World Trade Organization for his help trying the reform the troubled referee for global trade.
'The society failed': Legault makes first trip to Montreal since pandemic began

'The society failed': Legault makes first trip to Montreal since pandemic began

MONTREAL — For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec Premier Francois Legault visited Montreal on Thursday, to announce the province recorded 131 new deaths linked to the virus — 91 of them in the hard-hit city.
McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

HALIFAX — A stance by Nova Scotia's premier that his province would only play a support role if a public inquiry is called into a shooting rampage that took 22 lives is puzzling to some legal experts.
National parks, historic sites partly reopening June 1, but no camping yet

National parks, historic sites partly reopening June 1, but no camping yet

OTTAWA — A large number of Canada's national parks and historic sites will partly reopen for daytime visitors next month but Canadians should plan to go only to those fairly close to home, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Thursday.
Ottawa announces $469M for fish harvesters with sector-specific grant, benefit

Ottawa announces $469M for fish harvesters with sector-specific grant, benefit

OTTAWA — Canadian fish harvesters welcomed the announcement Thursday of $469 million in federal support for the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they're watching closely for clarity as fishing seasons open across the country.

Judges rapped for springing 'evidentiary trap' on sexual assault accused

TORONTO — Two men accused of sexual assault in separate cases must have new trials because the judges who convicted them found they had tailored their testimony in light of what they heard in court before testifying, Ontario's top court ruled on Thur
Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in unique B.C. breeding program

Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in unique B.C. breeding program

LANGLEY, B.C. — Members of a unique program in Langley, B.C., are celebrating the successful hatching of a northern spotted owl chick, bolstering a population that numbers fewer than 10 of the birds in Canada's wild.
Kashechewan residents return from the land as flooding risk is downgraded

Kashechewan residents return from the land as flooding risk is downgraded

OTTAWA — Residents of a First Nation in northern Ontario plagued by annual spring flooding are being flown back to their community now that the threat of flooding has been downgraded.
Toronto Zoo pivots to 'drive-thru experience' as safe alternative in COVID era

Toronto Zoo pivots to 'drive-thru experience' as safe alternative in COVID era

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo will be a "drive-thru experience" when it gets the green light to open its gates to visitors, a spokeswoman said Thursday, while other zoos eye numerous options as they map out their post-pandemic plans. The zoo's 3.