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Legal battle brewing in northern Ontario over the protection of Indigenous sacred areas, mining rights

As the mining industry heats up in northwestern Ontario, a First Nation in Treaty 9 territory has applied for an injunction to stop mineral exploration and protect a sacred area within their traditional territory. It’s a case that some say would set a precedent in Canada, establishing the inherent and treaty right of First Nations to protect […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday

The latest: Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations and outpace the spread of the more infectious delta variant, in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients fighting for their lives. The urgency coincides with Europe’s summer holiday months, with fair weather bringing more social gatherings and […]

Extreme temperatures shatter provincial records across the Prairies as heat dome lingers

Extremely high temperatures in the Prairies smashed dozens of records on Friday, as several provinces grappled with an intense heat wave that’s continuing into the weekend. The prolonged hot weather across the country has been caused by what’s known as a “heat dome,” which happens when ridges of high pressure hover over an area and create an […]

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