Members of the remote aboriginal community of Fort Chipewyan in the western province of Alberta have long worried about pollution from oilsand development nearby and cancer rates in the community. A new study conducted by First Nations groups and scientists says that oilsands development “compromises the integrity of the environment and wildlife, which in turn adversely affects human health and ...
Global warming has put the once remote and inaccessible Arctic at the centre of world attention.
Melting sea ice is rapidly opening up Arctic waters for a new era of navigation and exploitation. It’s also creating a realm of new business opportunities in mining, oil and gas exploration, commercial fishing and tourism. Circumpolar nations are now jostling to stake ...
In justifying its controversial cut in health care benefits for some refugee claimants, the current Canadian government has frequently called them “bogus refugees” when, in fact, many of them have been later approved by the Immigration and Refugee Board.
More evidence of "collateral damage" from farm use of pesticide
Fingers are once again being pointed against a commonly used farming pesticide family called neonicotinoids.
These insecticides are widely used “prophylactically” on Canadian farms, often as a coating on corn, soy, and canola seed, but also on wheat, oats, potatoes, fruit, and on commercial production of flowers. Millions of hectares of Canadian farmland is cultivated using "neonics".