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U.N. committee to consider racism complaint of N.S. Mi'kmaq fishers against Ottawa

U.N. committee to consider racism complaint of N.S. Mi'kmaq fishers against Ottawa

HALIFAX — A United Nations committee on racial discrimination is asking the federal government to respond to allegations it committed racist actions in its treatment of Mi'kmaq lobster fishers in Nova Scotia.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:55 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,633 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The new cases were identified from 15,509 tests, for a test-positivity rate of 10.3 per cent.
RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

OTTAWA — Canada should open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a critical shortage of experienced aviators to fly its helicopters and planes, according to the head of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Several provinces bring in new restrictions as high COVID-19 case numbers persist

Several provinces bring in new restrictions as high COVID-19 case numbers persist

Manitoba will shutter schools in two hard-hit regions and move students to online learning, officials announced Sunday, as several other provinces also tightened public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

HALIFAX — The chief executive of Atlantic Canada's largest airport is hoping for COVID-19 testing for arriving passengers "sooner rather than later," as an added measure to combat Nova Scotia's third wave of the pandemic.
Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

A COVID-19 vaccine likely won't be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students.
Ten years later: Five things to know about the Slave Lake wildfire

Ten years later: Five things to know about the Slave Lake wildfire

A wildfire burned about one-third of Slave Lake in northern Alberta in May 2011. Nearly 400 homes and businesses, including an apartment complex, were reduced to ash and rubble when fierce winds whipped flames through town with little warning.
Parks Canada captive caribou breeding proposal gets OK from scientific review panel

Parks Canada captive caribou breeding proposal gets OK from scientific review panel

JASPER, Alta. — A last-ditch attempt to save some of Canada's vanishing caribou herds is a step closer after a scientific review panel's approval of a plan to permanently pen some animals and breed them to repopulate other herds.
Ten years later: Former Slave Lake mayor remembers wildfire that burned through town

Ten years later: Former Slave Lake mayor remembers wildfire that burned through town

Karina Pillay remembers everything about the wildfire. She remembers the chaos the day it hit. The fireballs falling around the town's government building. The traffic gridlock as flames blocked the roads.
For a view of a COVID-19 future, Canadians should look across the pond

For a view of a COVID-19 future, Canadians should look across the pond

OTTAWA — On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.