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Dandelions found in oilsands tailings could help clean them up: researchers

It wasn't much of a bouquet — just a single lonely dandelion. But it had been plucked from the middle of a barren stretch of oilsands coarse tailings.

Regulator urged to push companies to set targets for women on boards

TORONTO — Canada's biggest securities regulator says it may be time to strengthen its measures to get more women on boards — with some corporate leaders calling for companies to be forced to set specific targets — after glacial progress in the past t

B.C. school trustee criticizes gender policy, links it to child abuse

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A British Columbia school trustee says an educational resource aimed at creating inclusive public schools by supporting LGBTQ students has become a "weapon of propaganda" and is "nothing short of child abuse.

Vandals burn farmer's beloved bear sculpture: 'Everybody is so upset'

DEBERT, N.S. — Vandals have destroyed a beloved, five-metre-tall sculpture of a bear, a Nova Scotia farmer's annual tradition promoting his family's poultry and pumpkin farms.

'Flesh of the hand was gone:' Winnipeg police officer describes bomb injuries

WINNIPEG — A letter bomb that exploded inside a Winnipeg law firm left a lawyer bleeding severely and with a shell of a right hand, a police officer testified Tuesday. "It was like an empty glove.

'It just lit up the sky': Apparent meteor soars over St. John's harbour

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An apparent meteor blazed across the sky over St. John's harbour Monday night as social media buzzed with jokes that maybe aliens had landed.

Firefighters at New Brunswick military base welcome forecasted rain

FREDERICTON — Officials at Canada's second-largest military base say forecasted heavy rain is welcome news as crews continue to battle three fires — efforts hampered by unexploded ammunition.

Polls suggest Americans not anti-trade, but want help in adjusting to it

WASHINGTON — An influx of new polling suggests Americans aren't especially interested in turning back the clock on globalization — but do want policies that help American workers compete in the international-trade era.
Another North Atlantic right whale found dead off coast of Massachusetts

Another North Atlantic right whale found dead off coast of Massachusetts

Yet another North Atlantic right whale carcass has been discovered, the sixteenth confirmed death of the endangered species this year.

Nova Scotia government announces $6.5M for ocean research projects

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has announced more than $6.5 million in funding for ocean research projects. The nine projects are the first to receive funding from the $25 million Research Nova Scotia Trust established in March.