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UFO reported by Delta Air Lines pilot flying over Saskatchewan in early May: Transport Canada

An unidentified flying object, or UFO, was reported over Saskatchewan earlier this month after a pilot travelling from Fairbanks, Ala., to Minneapolis, Minn., spotted something they could not identify while flying over the province.  The incident, filed with Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting (CADOR) system, took place on May 9 near Hudson Bay, Sask. A […]

Residential school survivors society calls for action following discovery of children’s remains

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is calling on the federal government and the Roman Catholic Church to take action following the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.  On Thursday, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation […]

Fort McMurray student earns big scholarships for computer science innovations

A 17-year-old Fort McMurray student has been offered four scholarships with a combined value of almost $250,000 for his innovative ventures in computer science. “I was definitely very surprised and exciting. I’m still processing the significance of all of this,” said Saptarshi Bhattacherya, a Grade 12 student at Westwood Community High School.  “It’s definitely very surreal.” […]

‘We’re going to help you’: Atwal urges Manitobans to stay home as another 497 cases reported

As Manitoba reported 497 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the province’s deputy chief public health officer pledged help for anyone who needs it in order to isolate. The surge in cases — 200 more than Thursday’s daily increase — pushes the province’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic past the 50,000 mark. Manitoba has now recorded 50,144 cases. Dr. […]

Michelle Fazzari’s family says the Canadian Olympic wrestler is fighting cancer

Michelle Fazzari was fighting for gold at a wrestling event in Rome when she began to notice something felt wrong. The Canadian Olympian took home the medal, but her body wasn’t bouncing back the way it usually does and she was tired, says her twin sister, Stephanie.  Concerned, Fazzari’s family encouraged her to keep seeking tests and pushing for answers from doctors. “As someone […]

CN Rail fined $100K for spraying herbicide on tracks without clearance, damaging vegetation

CN Rail has been fined $100,000 for spraying harmful pesticide over 150 kilometres of track in northwestern B.C., damaging vegetation near the Skeena River. The railway pleaded guilty on Thursday for failing to get proper authorization to spray the herbicide between Terrace and Prince Rupert in August 2017, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service. Photos […]

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

The latest: Top officials in Nova Scotia are set to unveil the province’s reopening plan later Friday, a day after Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick presented multi-step plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions. Nova Scotia reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing a downward trend in single-day cases.  The province, which opened up vaccine bookings to […]

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