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Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

VANCOUVER — Expanded protections for endangered southern resident killer whales off British Columbia's coast focus on contaminants, noise, physical disturbances and accessibility of chinook salmon, the orca's primary prey.
First Nation, Metis, Inuit leaders concerned about Indigenous COVID-19 outbreaks

First Nation, Metis, Inuit leaders concerned about Indigenous COVID-19 outbreaks

OTTAWA — First Nations, Inuit and Metis leaders are raising concern about a growing number of outbreaks of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities and say it's getting harder to find the money and supplies to deal with them.
Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

WASHINGTON — In the shark-infested seas of the world's new normal, Canada and the United States are in the same leaky economic boat — but one is bailing water while the other swims for shore.
Former N.S. guard faces 13 charges including sex assaults at women's prison

Former N.S. guard faces 13 charges including sex assaults at women's prison

TRURO, N.S. — A year-long police investigation has resulted in 13 criminal charges against a former correctional officer whose alleged assaults of inmates at a Nova Scotia prison for women are also the subject of a civil lawsuit.
Federal settlement for thalidomide survivors gets court's approval

Federal settlement for thalidomide survivors gets court's approval

OTTAWA — A federal judge has locked in a compensation program for Canadians born with birth defects because of the drug thalidomide.
Peer pressure, public messaging will affect behaviour when rules loosen: experts

Peer pressure, public messaging will affect behaviour when rules loosen: experts

TORONTO — Peer pressure and public messaging will influence Canadians' ability and willingness to maintain safe behaviours as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to loosen, some experts say as they warn fines and snitch lines may not be effective as l

Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

WASHINGTON — In the shark-infested seas of the world's new normal, Canada and the United States are in the same leaky economic boat — but one is bailing water while the other swims for shore.
Office highrise elevators COVID pinch point; long line-ups and delays feared

Office highrise elevators COVID pinch point; long line-ups and delays feared

TORONTO — As tens of thousands of Canadian workers start preparing for a post-lockdown return to their offices, elevators have become a hot-button issue amid concerns about the potential for long line ups and frustrating waits to get up or down.
Wage-subsidy program to be extended as steep job losses continue, Trudeau says

Wage-subsidy program to be extended as steep job losses continue, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — The federal government will extend its emergency wage-subsidy program beyond its early-June endpoint as new job figures showed historic losses since COVID-19 forced an economic shutdown in March that has had a disproportionate impact on wome
Canada pushes African debt relief to ward off COVID-19 economic crisis: minister

Canada pushes African debt relief to ward off COVID-19 economic crisis: minister

OTTAWA — Canada's development minister says the government is pushing international actors to provide debt relief in Africa and other less-developed regions to help fight threats of hunger, economic ruin and terrorism from COVID-19.