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Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Hunters from Pond Inlet, Nvt. — known as Mittimatalik in Inuktitut — have said they're seeing fewer narwhal in areas where they were once abundant, making it harder to feed their families, and that the whales' behaviour is changing.
Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

OTTAWA — The federal government says it wants the RCMP to ban the use of two crowd-control tools that forces across the country say they have in their arsenals: sponge rounds and CS gas.
Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

MONTREAL — Residents from Quebec to Newfoundland and Labrador are waking up this morning to more extreme cold weather.
Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — She was once hailed as Canada's best athlete and Elaine Tanner has the accolades to prove it as a teenage swimming prodigy known as "Mighty Mouse" at Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American games.
Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous organization is spearheading efforts to develop a system that could make it easier to flag when a person experiencing homelessness is missing.

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's Lotto Max $10 million draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Feb. 7 will be an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press
Ottawa tight-lipped on details as Canada, U.S. call out China over balloon

Ottawa tight-lipped on details as Canada, U.S. call out China over balloon

OTTAWA — Canada announced that it had called China's ambassador onto the carpet — but otherwise remained tight-lipped — as Ottawa and Washington expressed their disapproval about a high-altitude surveillance balloon found floating over the United States
Freeland touts opportunities of U.S. Inflation Reduction Act at ministers' meeting

Freeland touts opportunities of U.S. Inflation Reduction Act at ministers' meeting

TORONTO — The two big spending pressures on the federal government right now are health care and the global transition to a clean economy, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.
Reforms needed for transgender people to access justice: Canadian Bar Association

Reforms needed for transgender people to access justice: Canadian Bar Association

OTTAWA — A new study says Canada's justice system features "significant and pervasive" barriers for transgender people who encounter legal issues.
Montreal shelters expand services to care for homeless as extreme cold hits city

Montreal shelters expand services to care for homeless as extreme cold hits city

MONTREAL — An extreme cold snap that brought risks of frostbite and hypothermia with temperatures of -28 C on Friday in Montreal had the city's shelters fearing for the homeless population.