By Bill Graveland
THE CANADIAN PRESS

MAGRATH, ALBERTA – A fossil of a prehistoric lizard “on steroids” has been found at a mining site in southern Alberta. The partial fossil of a recently discovered mosasaurus was recently discovered at an ammolite mine south of Lethbridge. It lived in the inland sea that covered Alberta during the […]

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LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA – A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including an internationally known fossil site. Parks Canada says in a news release that park wardens in Lake Louise, Alta., received a tip in 2020 from a […]

By Jim Bronskill
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Liberal government has finalized long-promised firearm regulations that ensure someone buying a gun actually has a valid licence and require vendors to keep sales and inventory records. The measures announced Wednesday by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino represent the latest steps toward fully implementing Bill C-71, which […]

By Paola Loriggio
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When Laurentian University abruptly filed for insolvency last year, the impact of the Sudbury, Ont., school’s financial woes reverberated throughout the region – jobs were cut, educational programs were lost, the local economy took a hit and even the campus pool that served many residents was shut down.  Emily Donato […]

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The federal government says residents from two Indigenous communities in northern Ontario have been evacuated from their homes due to the threat of flooding. Indigenous Services Canada says it started evacuating those who wished to leave Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nations on Thursday. It says evacuees are being hosted […]

By Jim Bronskill
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OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is directing the head of the RCMP to work closely with Indigenous communities to address the traumatic legacy of residential schools. In a new mandate letter issued to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Mendicino instructs the national police force to proactively disclose documents, help […]

By Brett Bundale
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Chanakya Ramdev has changed where he shops for groceries, he no longer goes to restaurants and he cooks all his meals at home.  But the Waterloo, Ont., resident says he’s still struggling with soaring food prices.  “The cost of living is up across the board, especially with food,” Ramdev says.  […]

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Ontario reported no new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday, after reporting 10 new deaths on Sunday. The province says there are 1,213 people hospitalized with the virus, up from 1,167 on Sunday, though more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not report data during the weekend. The number […]