As Beijing wallows in the thick of China’s second-highest pollution rating, officials are launching a new offensive in the war on smog. READ MORE: China nabs 720 people in pollution crackdown The environment ministry says it plans to send more than 5,500 people on a year-long investigation to the country’s
Dozens of Montrealers got their say Tuesday on the proposal to develop the green space around l’Anse-à-l’Orme Nature Park in Pierrefonds-Roxboro. “Just to put it out there, in my opinion, it’s a big mistake,” said Mme. Hilaire, a Pierrefonds resident. About sixty people attended public consultation on the controversial project.
The City of Pointe-Claire, in Montreal’s West island, has announced garbage will now be collected on Tuesdays. READ MORE: Pointe-Claire residents share tips for bi-weekly garbage collection Collection will alternate between zones A (west of Saint-Jean Boulevard and south of Highway 20) and B (east of Saint-Jean Boulevard and north of
WINNIPEG — An increased mouse population in combination with warmer temperatures is creating the ideal conditions for ticks, according to a local expert. Ryus St. Pierre, a volunteer tick surveyor with the Manitoba Lyme Disease Group says it’s going to a particularly bad year for ticks in Manitoba – so campers, bikers and
British Columbia’s rural areas are well known for their trophy-hunting potential, but a new Insights West poll reports three-in-four voters in rural B.C. oppose the controversial grizzly bear hunt. The survey, conducted in late January, found 74 per cent of voters in five rural ridings with significant hunting traditions said
A University of Victoria geologist has led the discovery of an active fault line under Greater Victoria. A study published by Kristen Morell and her team says the Leech River fault, which was previously believed to be inactive, has caused at least two major earthquakes in the last 15,000 years.
Phytoplankton blooms are thriving under thinning Arctic sea ice, and it could disrupt the entire food chain. Researchers were stunned when they first discovered the blooms under ice in 2011, but they weren’t sure if that always happened and we just didn’t know, or if it was new. READ MORE: Polar
SYDNEY, Australia – A powerful cyclone that tore through northeast Australia has left the ground littered with battered trees, ripped-up roofs – and one very unlucky shark. Paramedic Lisa Smith said she was assessing the extent of flooding on Thursday on Rita Island, a coastal community near the town of Ayr in Queensland state
B.C. Premier Christy Clark will be in her home riding of West Kelowna to announce new measures against an invasive mussel on Thursday. A press conference has been called for 11:15 a.m. Clark will be joined by area MLAs Norm Letnick and Steve Thomson, who have served as ministers of
It’s full steam ahead for a new $106-million facility that will treat biosolids resulting from Hamilton’s wastewater treatment process. General manager of Public Works Dan McKinnon says the city has finalized an agreement with Harbour City Solutions. That is a consortium of companies that will design, build, finance, operate and