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B.C. Christmas tree growers say intense heat singes prized trees, kills seedlings

B.C. Christmas tree growers say intense heat singes prized trees, kills seedlings

Trees the farmers have been tending for up to seven years could now be damaged and seedlings for future crops have also been decimated because of the heat, said Sally Aitken, who teaches forestry at the University of British Columbia.
Quebec pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues

Quebec pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues

The backlog is creating overcrowding, he added, causing the animals to become aggressive, which isn't good for their health. If they can't be properly slaughtered and processed they will be euthanized instead, said David Duval, head of an association of pork producers.
'Why three bullets?': Family of Black Quebec man shot dead by police wants answers

'Why three bullets?': Family of Black Quebec man shot dead by police wants answers

"I'm very angry about what happened, I called for help and they killed my son," Marie-Mireille Bence, the victim's mother, said.
Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

Woman, 26, from Peers, Alta., attacked in remote area northwest of Swan Hills.
Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

It could be "mayhem" to go through a cycle of drought, wildfires, heavy rains, and drought again, said François-Nicolas Robinne, "because the pressure on the water resource would become so high that I can't even imagine what it would mean in terms of water supply for communities."
Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The new COVID-19 vaccine shipments come as Canada's top doctor warns that the country could be headed towards a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases if public health restrictions are lifted before vaccination rates pick up.
Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for workers out of a job or who need to take time off to care for family or stay home sick, will last until Oct. 23.
Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Energy Minister Sonya Savage has up to three months before she is legally obliged to release the report – delivered a year late and million dollars over its original budget – to the public.
Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said the agreement includes $1.5 billion in compensation for people deprived of clean drinking water, the creation of a $400-million First Nation economic and cultural restoration fund, and at least $6 billion to support reliable access to safe drinking water on reserves.

Alberta Medical Association head concerned over government lifting COVID restrictions

Paul Boucher said the government should release the data on which the decision was made.