Day: February 13, 2022

Proposed federal rules would allow coal mines to release more toxins in their effluent

The federal government has bowed to provincial and industry lobbying in weakening proposed standards for coal mining effluent, critics say. The draft regulations, released earlier this year, would double the amount of toxins — such as selenium — the mines are allowed to release and wouldn’t apply to any mine that starts producing before 2027. […]

Officials urge travellers to avoid Surrey border crossing due to continuing protests

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is telling travellers to avoid the Pacific Highway border crossing in south Surrey, B.C., on Sunday as vaccine mandate protesters continue to block highways. It comes a day after protests against public health measures brought hundreds of demonstrators to the border crossing, with officers saying some broke barricades during the rally. A […]

U.S. aquarium says 2nd beluga whale transferred from Marineland has died

An American aquarium says a second beluga whale transferred there from Marineland has died. In a statement Friday, Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut said the female beluga had been in its intensive care unit and that staff and veterinarians had been providing “round-the-clock medical treatment” before she died. The cause of death won’t be known until a full necropsy is carried out, […]

Black scientists won’t stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say

The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. Not providing that stability for researchers may result in a brain drain to other countries, says Lawrence Goodridge, who has worked in the U.S. and Canada. Goodridge holds the Leung Family Professorship in Food […]

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