Pausing Trans Mountain pipeline construction at a Hope, B.C., river crossing would have only increased the risk to salmon later, as they arrive in greater numbers in late August and into September, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) told Canada’s National Observer.
The Ford government’s proposal of annual pay raises up to two per cent for its public school system’s lowest-paid workers was “disheartening,” the union representing 55,000 education assistants, library workers, custodians and other school staff said.
The recent successful rescue of two miners trapped in a mine in the Dominican Republic for more than a week was made possible thanks to support from the international community including direct assistance from the Royal Canadian Air Force, according to the president of the company at the centre of the incident.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are set to sign a green energy agreement later this month in Newfoundland that could prove pivotal to Canada's nascent hydrogen industry.
Quebec Premier François Legault hasn't officially triggered the provincial election campaign, but he was out on Friday, August 12, 2022, promising to build thousands of new social and affordable housing units if he's re-elected Oct. 3.
Four B.C. MPs are urging the federal government to halt the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project at least until salmon have finished spawning. The call comes after environmental group Protect the Planet documented salmon dying near a Trans Mountain worksite in Hope, B.C., last week.
Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2022, endorsed Jean Charest to be the next leader of the federal Conservatives at a time when she says the party is racing to the extremes.