Lunenburg town council is taking a stand after recent government approval of British Petroleum’s deepwater drilling project 300 kilometres off the coast from this picturesque Nova Scotia community, a UNESCO world heritage site with an economy dependent on tourism and fish.
Humpback whale populations have grown significantly over the last 60 years since regulations were put in place internationally to protect the toothless mammals, whose pre-legislation numbers dwindled due to whaling.
But with the return of the humpback comes new challenges.
Saskatchewan's former premier offered rare praise for the Trudeau government Wednesday, as well as hard questions for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as British Columbia Premier John Horgan's government continues to challenge the project.
As Bill C-69 makes its way through Parliament, a group of scientists has released a report, based on data from more than 400 submissions to government, that indicates some Canadian industries and government bodies don’t feel there is a need for more scientific rigour or transparency in federal environmental assessments.
Officials have lifted an evacuation order on the city of Superior, Wisconsin where, one day earlier, an explosion at an oil refinery released black clouds of noxious smoke into the air, injuring 20 people and sending the 27,000 residents of the city fleeing. The explosion has residents of Burnaby questioning how our city would handle such a disaster.