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Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

EDMONTON — A majority of forests in Canada face a higher-than-normal wildfire risk this summer, say federal scientists. The forecast map from Natural Resources Canada suggests every region west of central Quebec will face an above-average hazard.
Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds

Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds

OTTAWA — Canada's health-research granting agency has postponed its usual funding competition due to COVID-19, sparking concern the lack of money could disrupt work on cures that aren't related to the pandemic.

First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

OTTAWA — North Atlantic right whales made their first appearance of 2020 in Canadian waters last weekend, prompting an immediate but temporary closure of fixed-gear fisheries in the area under new federal rules trying to protect the highly endangered

Cycling advocates say a different mindset is needed for people taking it up

David Shellnutt and Cathy Watts want new cyclists to try and change the way they think before hitting the road.
Canada's COVID-19 death toll passes 4,000; feds announce help for farmers

Canada's COVID-19 death toll passes 4,000; feds announce help for farmers

TORONTO — The number of people in Canada killed by COVID-19 passed the 4,000 mark on Tuesday, as provinces eased anti-pandemic restrictions and the government announced new aid for farmers.
Americans trust Canadians more than they trust themselves, poll suggests

Americans trust Canadians more than they trust themselves, poll suggests

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has damaged the trust Canadians have in their American neighbours, while U.S. residents collectively have more faith in their northern counterparts than they do in themselves, a new online poll suggests.
A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19

A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19

COVID-19 has sickened tens of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast and killed thousands.

Six nominees unveiled for annual Michener Award for public service journalism

OTTAWA — An investigation of the wrongful conviction of a Halifax man, another about tainted water, and another about sexual abuse in sports are among the nominees for the country's highest prize for public-service journalism.
Liberal MP Jim Carr to receive stem cell transplant to treat blood cancer

Liberal MP Jim Carr to receive stem cell transplant to treat blood cancer

OTTAWA — Liberal MP and former cabinet minister Jim Carr is returning to hospital for a stem-cell transplant, a treatment that had been twice delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

OTTAWA — Nearly 2,000 square kilometres in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are closed to fixed-gear fisheries until May 18 after the first right whales of the season were spotted by a Fisheries and Oceans plane Sunday.