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Rain and wind predicted to lash part of southern B.C. on weekend

VANCOUVER — A rainfall warning has been posted for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Greater Victoria, and up to 70 millimetres are expected.
Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on Manitoba woman's door wreath

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on Manitoba woman's door wreath

STE. ANNE, Man. — It would have been one berry disappointed bear. Kim Bouwman was sitting in her rural home Thursday in Ste. Anne, about 40 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, when she caught something out of the corner of her eye.

Pollution more deadly than smoking, AIDS and war, new report says

OTTAWA — Pollution kills more people around the world than war and infectious diseases, says a new report — proof, environmental lobbyists say, of why Canada needs enforceable national air quality standards.
Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

NEW DELHI — Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal.
Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
Not something to grouse about: Calgary Zoo hatches 50 endangered birds

Not something to grouse about: Calgary Zoo hatches 50 endangered birds

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo says it has successfully hatched several dozen greater sage grouse in an effort to bolster the endangered prairie bird's population.

Trans Mountain activity slowed by permits, Kinder Morgan Canada says

CALGARY — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) said Wednesday that it's already facing potentially months of delay on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project because of the timing of permits and regulatory approvals.

Industry may face new costs over methane cuts after high emissions reading

EDMONTON — Canada's energy producers say they remain committed to targeted cuts of a potent greenhouse gas, even after a study suggesting those reductions may have to be much larger than previously thought.

'If we thought it was bad, it's worse:' Alberta methane releases underestimated

EDMONTON — New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta's emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
Enbridge balks at seizing assets from environmental group to pay legal costs

Enbridge balks at seizing assets from environmental group to pay legal costs

VANCOUVER — Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) says it has decided not to have sheriffs seize the assets of a Vancouver-based environmental group over unpaid court costs. Karen Mahon of Stand.