Mia Rabson

Canadian Press

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Farmers contest minister's claim that grain-farmers' carbon costs are tiny

After a wet, late spring and an early, snowy fall, farmers last year were turning to grain-dryers more than usual and upped their lobbying efforts to get grain-drying exempted from the carbon tax.

Greta Thunberg pushes Canada, Norway on climate before UN Security Council vote

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging developing island countries to use the upcoming United Nations Security Council election as leverage to push Canada and Norway to step up their games on climate change.

Investigations, prosecutions for polluting in Canada down sharply since 2015

Environment Canada has been doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions over the last five years to enforce a law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution.

COVID-19 economic slowdown has cut air pollution in Canadian cities

Most major Canadian cities saw drastic improvements in air quality over the last two months as COVID-19 kept people at home instead of on the roads.

Canada's new climate targets, plastics ban likely to be delayed due to pandemic

Canada's national environment agenda is the latest thing to be upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as plans for both beefing up national climate targets and banning some plastics are likely to be delayed.

National parks, historic sites partly reopening June 1, but no camping yet

Canada is slowly beginning to emerge from its COVID-19 cocoon, with the federal government poised to announce a gradual reopening of national parks and heritage sites, and more provinces taking the first halting steps toward a return to normal.

Canada to perform millionth COVID-19 test but numbers still falling short

Canada is on track to complete its millionth test for COVID-19 sometime in the next 24 hours but is still falling far short of the number of daily tests Canada's chief public health officer said last month should soon be possible. 

Lobbying in Ottawa hit monthly records amid oil crash and pandemic, stats show

A global pandemic and the crash in oil prices helped push lobbying in Ottawa to record heights over the last two months according to statistics provided by the federal lobbying commissioner.

Trudeau promises stockpile policies will be overhauled to prevent further waste

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will avoid destroying valuable medical equipment from the national stockpile from now on by making sure it gets used before it expires. 

Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regulations during coronavirus crisis, oil lobby asks

Canada's oil and gas producers have asked the federal government to freeze the carbon tax and delay new climate change regulations while the industry weathers the storm of COVID-19.

Scientists can record teeny-tiny earthquakes, thanks to lockdown quiet

For earthquake scientists, having hundreds of millions of people off the streets and out of the skies is providing a bonanza of data about the planet.

Environmental leaders say feds need to push sustainability as budget nears

Environment leaders are warning the federal Liberals not to turn away from their plan to build the next federal budget around climate change, despite global economic uncertainty as the COVID-19 crisis deepens and oil prices plummet.

Saskatchewan Huskies beat Brock Badgers to claim 2nd national basketball title

The Saskatchewan Huskies are the Canadian university women's basketball champions once again.
U Sports Roundup

Huskies keep dreams of 2nd U Sports championship alive, advance to face Brock in finals

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies kept their dream of a second national championship alive Saturday with a win over the Laval Rouge et Or at the U Sports women's basketball championship in Ottawa.

University of Saskatchewan Huskies looking for second national women's basketball title

The top-seeded Saskatchewan Huskies women's basketball team heads into this week's national championship loaded with talent and big expectations.