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B.C. is first in Canada to set emissions targets for industries, communities

B.C. is first in Canada to set emissions targets for industries, communities

VICTORIA — British Columbia is the first province in Canada to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for major sectors of the provincial economy, including the oil and gas industry, says the environment and climate change minister.
'Inspirational:' First chief justice of Nunavut, Beverley Browne, dies at age 68

'Inspirational:' First chief justice of Nunavut, Beverley Browne, dies at age 68

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The first chief justice in Canada's largest and youngest territory has died at age 68. Court officials say Beverley Browne, who was Nunavut's top judge for 10 years, died Wednesday in Edmonton surrounded by family.
PHAC head says Privacy Act prevents explanation for firing of two scientists

PHAC head says Privacy Act prevents explanation for firing of two scientists

OTTAWA — In defiance of a House of Commons committee, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada still won't explain why two government scientists were fired 18 months after being escorted from Canada's highest-security laboratory.
Senior bureaucrat avoids naming names in PMO over Vance allegations

Senior bureaucrat avoids naming names in PMO over Vance allegations

OTTAWA — A senior civil servant wouldn't disclose to a parliamentary committee Friday whom she communicated with in the Prime Minister's Office about a sexual-misconduct allegation against Canada's top military commander.
Judge rejects fashion mogul Peter Nygard's appeal of decision that denied him bail

Judge rejects fashion mogul Peter Nygard's appeal of decision that denied him bail

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion leader facing sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States will remain in jail after an unsuccessful attempt to appeal an earlier ruling that denied him bail.
'You have not broken us:' Families give statements in Calgary triple-murder case

'You have not broken us:' Families give statements in Calgary triple-murder case

CALGARY — After a day full of anger and tears, a Calgary man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather apologized to his victims' friends and families.
NDP asks PM to rule out snap vote as Liberals urge passage of pandemic election bill

NDP asks PM to rule out snap vote as Liberals urge passage of pandemic election bill

OTTAWA — Opposition parties panned a plea Friday from the minority Liberal government to speed up passage of a bill aimed at ensuring a federal election could be held safely if need be during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mining company Teck Coal fined $60M for contaminating B.C. rivers

Mining company Teck Coal fined $60M for contaminating B.C. rivers

FERNIE, B.C. — A Canadian coal-mining company faces the largest fine imposed under the Fisheries Act after pleading guilty to contaminating waterways in southeastern British Columbia.
Gun-control group urges MPs to vote against 'unsalvageable' Liberal firearms bill

Gun-control group urges MPs to vote against 'unsalvageable' Liberal firearms bill

OTTAWA — A leading gun-control group is urging MPs to vote against the Liberal government's new firearms bill, saying it is too weak to salvage.
Modelling shows COVID cases rising again ahead of holidays making officials 'anxious'

Modelling shows COVID cases rising again ahead of holidays making officials 'anxious'

Federal officials are "anxious" over new modelling showing an increase in daily COVID-19 cases, which they say comes at a bad time with several religious holidays nearing, and people wanting to gather with families.