April 13th, 2024

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COP15 negotiators heading towards a global nature deal, environment minister says

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

MONTREAL – A global agreement to protect a significant percentage of the world’s lands and waters will be reached by the time the COP15 nature convention ends on Monday, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Sunday. Guilbeault spoke on the second to last official day of the conference, as negotiators in Montreal pored over the draft ... Read More »

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Four cows have been captured in a small Quebec town after months on the loose

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

QUEBEC – After several months on the run, four cows from a herd of runaway cattle were captured on Saturday night in St-Sévère, Que. The regional chapter of the Union des producteurs agricoles says the cows were transported back to their original farm on Sunday morning. Specialists examined the cows after their capture and confirmed ... Read More »

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China presents biodiversity framework for approval at COP15 in Montreal

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

MONTREAL – China on Sunday presented the proposed text of a new global agreement that would commit to protecting at least 30 per cent of land, water and marine areas by 2030 as a UN biodiversity meeting in Montreal entered its penultimate official day. Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu released the draft of the Kunming-Montreal ... Read More »

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Moscow accuses Ottawa of leading effort to undermine soldiers, summons ambassador

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

OTTAWA – Russia’s ambassador to Canada says Ottawa is at the vanguard of a social media effort he argues is meant to demoralize Russian soldiers. In an interview with Russian state media, Oleg Stepanov chided Canada’s foreign affairs department for frequently posting unflattering information about the war in Ukraine, particularly recent tweets about Russian men ... Read More »

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China presents biodiversity framework for approval at COP15

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

MONTREAL – Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu has presented the proposed text of a new global agreement that would commit to protecting at least 30 per cent of land, water and marine areas by 2030. The draft of the Kunming-Montreal Global biodiversity framework was published this morning as delegates gather at the second to last ... Read More »

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‘Hallowed space’: Divers pull 275 artifacts from 2022 excavation of Franklin ship

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

Eleven metres below the surface of the Northwest Passage, deep within the wreck of one of Capt. John Franklin’s doomed ships, something caught the eye of diver Ryan Harris. Harris was in the middle of the 2022 field season on the wreck of HMS Erebus. The team had been hauling dozens of artifacts to the ... Read More »

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‘One side or the other’: Coutts, Alta. still a village divided after convoy blockade

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

COUTTS, Alta. – The sound of blaring horns that echoed through this village 10 months ago has been replaced by the steady hum of semi-trailer trucks filing through the border crossing between Alberta and the United States. There is an undercurrent in the community of 250 people, belied by a smiley face on its water ... Read More »

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Pierre Poilievre thinks he can win over new Canadians. Here’s how he plans to do it.

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

OTTAWA – A young Pierre Poilievre sits in front of a room of Conservative faithful and explains their party’s strategy for winning a majority mandate. That hasn’t happened yet. It’s 2009 and while the Tories have won two federal elections, they’ve remained in minority territory for three years. “We will win a majority if we ... Read More »

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China to present biodiversity framework for approval at COP15 this morning

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2022

MONTREAL – Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu is expected to present the text of a new global agreement to protect nature at COP15 in Montreal this morning. The final draft comes after nearly two weeks of negotiations among 196 nations who are part of the UN biodiversity convention seeking a new deal to halt the ... Read More »

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Feds, Northwest Territories to create Indigenous protected area for Great Bear Lake

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on December 17th, 2022

MONTREAL – The federal government, the Northwest Territories and the Délı̨nÄ™ Got’ı̨nÄ™ government signed off on a plan Saturday to create an Indigenous protected area around Great Bear Lake. The three governments signed a letter of intent at the COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal in what the First Nation describes as a major win, having ... Read More »

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