Suncor fined $100K for gas release at Edmonton Refinery

Suncor

Suncor Energy pleaded guilty to one count of breaking Alberta environmental legislation after a release of a poisonous gas at its refinery just east of Edmonton.

Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer

Doug Ford COVID 19 stay at home order Ontario

Ontario will step up enforcement powers for police and extend its stay-at-home order to a minimum of six weeks in a bid to stem the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, but won’t institute paid sick days — despite modelling showing that cases will remain high through the summer without additional support for essential workers. 

Edmonton man charged in child sex offences, other victims sought in Alberta, B.C, N.W.T.

Brad Dahr

The accused is widely known as ‘Pastor Brad’ in a number of communities, RCMP said Friday in a news release.

Winnipeg girls’ volleyball coach fired after telling players he’s allowed to use racial slurs

Whitney Ashu

A Winnipeg volleyball player says she was disgusted after her coach said he should be allowed to use racial slurs while expressing his opinions about race and George Floyd, whose death during an arrest sparked protests for racial equality around the world.

Is Canada finally inching toward a political consensus on climate change?

CON Climate Change 20210415

On the day Erin O’Toole tacitly gave up his party’s opposition to carbon-pricing (“We recognize,” he said, “that the most efficient way to reduce our emissions is to use pricing mechanisms”) he struggled to explain why his proposal for a lower price on carbon was more altruistic than the policies Conservatives have spent more than a decade condemning.

Moderna to slash vaccine deliveries to Canada

APOTEX VACCINE CLINIC

Moderna will send far fewer coronavirus shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand told CBC News.

Vulnerable Inuk man left homeless as public guardian argues it is not responsible for housing

Nunavut Court of Justice

An Iqaluit man under the protection of Nunavut’s public guardian is being forced into homelessness while government officials struggle to figure out how to help him and who should pay for that help, according to a case at the Nunavut Court of Justice. 

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

COVID Sask 20210415

The Ontario cabinet is expected to resume meetings on Friday to discuss imposing further restrictions after the province reported its single-highest daily case count of COVID-19.

Ontario health units wasted 100s of vaccine doses in March. Here’s why that’s not the full story

APOTEX VACCINE CLINIC

CBC News contacted all 34 Ontario public health units to ask how many, and why, doses were wasted in March as vaccination capacity ramped up significantly.

Ontario’s pharmacy vaccine rollout leaves some hard-hit communities with limited access to shots

Finch-Weston Medical Pharmacy in Humbermede

A month after Ontario began shipping COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies around the province, an analysis by CBC News shows some of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods are still waiting while other communities with lower infection rates have a disproportionately high number of pharmacies offering shots.

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