Amy Husser

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Amy Husser is a senior writer, editor and digital producer with

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Canada is weaning itself off thermal coal but keeps shipping it elsewhere

The federal government pledged five years ago to phase out coal-fired power by 2030, which was followed by a Liberal campaign promise to ban the export of thermal coal. But currently, we're still shipping millions of tonnes of it to energy-hungry markets in Asia.

Plague in 2019? Why there's no reason to panic about China's recent cases

It's not a headline that you expect to see in 2019. But plague is back in the news after China reported three cases of the infectious disease earlier this month. Here's why experts say there's no need to panic.

Will USMCA affect Canada's drug prices? Depends on what happens next, experts say

As the winners and losers of the new trilateral deal are being tallied up, one aspect of the trilateral trade agreement is prompting concern that it could drive up drug costs for Canadians.

Returning Fort McMurray residents face long road to recovery

Some 88,000 residents are preparing to return to Fort McMurray in waves over the coming days, part of a phased re-entry aimed at slowly getting things back up and running after a wildfire destroyed 10 per cent of the community. But for residents looking to return to a feeling of normalcy, it's likely to be a much larger undertaking.

Komagata Maru apology: Ship's story represents 'dark chapter' of Canada's past

Nearly 102 years after the Komagata Maru sailed into Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will tomorrow offer a full apology in the House of Commons for the decision to turn away the ship, which was carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Here's a look at what happened.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: Group behind Lahore blast part of 'saturated' jihadist market

A splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing that killed 70 in Lahore on Easter Sunday. The group is one of many extremist sects in an increasingly fragmented Pakistan.

Will eating invasive species help us deport them?

Invasive species can be economically and environmentally devastating. Now some people are combating the problem one bite at a time.

Reboot overload? Fuller House only latest in line of nostalgia-inspired TV revivals

Is 2016 already set to go down as the year of the reboot? The saccharine family sitcom Fuller House returns via Netflix this Friday, but it's only the latest in a series of revamped shows making their way to screens big and small.

Valentine's Day: Why the digital age hasn't ended our love affair with card-giving

Does a love note sound any less sweet if sent via text? Around Valentine’s Day, most people seem to think so. An estimated 40 million Valentine’s cards are exchanged in Canada each year, and the digital age doesn't seem to be slowing sales.

Ontario's Nipigon River bridge fails, severing Trans-Canada Highway

A newly constructed bridge in northern Ontario has reportedly split apart in the cold, closing the Trans-Canada highway — the only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada — indefinitely.