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High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute

OTTAWA — In a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, the Supreme Court of Canada says the Yukon government was not entitled to rewrite a land-use plan for a huge swath of wilderness in the territory.
Hydro chair says Manitoba's new carbon tax could be used to offset rising rates

Hydro chair says Manitoba's new carbon tax could be used to offset rising rates

WINNIPEG — The board chairman at Manitoba Hydro says some of the province's proposed carbon tax revenue should be used to offset rising electricity rates.
'Historic agreement:' Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban

'Historic agreement:' Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban

An international deal has been reached to prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for at least the next 16 years. "Canada has reached an historic agreement in principle today in Washington, D.C.
B.C. tells feds to back off, stop interfering in Trans Mountain pipeline

B.C. tells feds to back off, stop interfering in Trans Mountain pipeline

VANCOUVER — British Columbia says the federal government needs to back off and stop interfering in an independent review process over the approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
Canadian, American civic leaders urge feds to reject nuclear-waste proposal

Canadian, American civic leaders urge feds to reject nuclear-waste proposal

TORONTO — More than 100 mayors and other elected officials on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are urging Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to put the kibosh on a proposed nuclear-waste bunker near Lake Huron.
Study sheds light on little-known migration habits of iconic Atlantic puffin

Study sheds light on little-known migration habits of iconic Atlantic puffin

FREDERICTON — They are small, ungainly and an adored feature of eastern Canada.

Review of tainted north Okanagan aquifer includes proposals to protect water

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is already moving ahead with recommendations from an independent review aimed at improving water quality in a north Okanagan valley.
'Bit of an echo chamber:' Study finds climate denier blogs ignore science

'Bit of an echo chamber:' Study finds climate denier blogs ignore science

An analysis of dozens of blogs that question the threat climate change poses to polar bears has found the writers ignore virtually all the science on bears and sea ice.

Canada's global prosperity ranking slips to lowest level in 11 years: survey

MONTREAL — Canada's prosperity ranking has slipped in 2017 to the lowest level in 11 years, according an annual index that measures several factors including wealth and well-being. Canada now ranks No.
Salmon farms spewing untreated bloodwater puts wild fish at risk: advocates

Salmon farms spewing untreated bloodwater puts wild fish at risk: advocates

OTTAWA — Environment Canada is investigating allegations that fish plants in British Columbia are spewing virus-laden bloody water from processed, farmed salmon into the water off the coast of Vancouver Island.