Canada approves pipeline to Pacific Ocean, with conditions
Canada approved construction Tuesday of a pipeline to the Pacific Ocean, opening up one of the world's largest oil fields as Washington dithers over another link southward from Alberta's oil sands.
Seizing on the potential of new technologies can move Canada toward a sustainable future
A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies (ICTs) but cautions that Canada is a long ...
Report highlights importance of reconciling injustices
A new report from Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue highlights the ways in which Canadian society and government should approach reconciliation with communities affected by injustice.
Canada's water: A paradox of pollution and waste
In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.
Threats seen to three billion birds in vast Canadian forest
A new report calls for saving half of the 1.5 billion acres of North America's boreal forest – one of the world's last great intact forests – to protect the habitat for more than 300 migratory bird species. ...
Canadian town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay
A fishing village in easternmost Canada has tried to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores.
Monitoring, management, and oversight critical for responsible shale gas development
A new expert panel report, Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada, concludes that shale gas development must be supported by well-targeted science and management strategies to understand and mitigate potential ...
Wifi in the woods? Canada says yes (and oui)
For those who cannot face social media exile when they head to the cottage, lake or woods, Parks Canada says it will offer wi-fi in some of its spectacular outposts.
Humpback protections downgrade clears way for pipeline
Environmentalist activists on Tuesday decried Canada's downgrading of humpback whale protections, suggesting the decision was fast-tracked to clear a major hurdle to constructing a pipeline to the Pacific ...
Heartbleed bug shutters more Canadian gov't websites
Canada's government on Friday ordered all federal department websites vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug to be shut down.
Canada shutters tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug
Canada's tax agency shuttered its website Wednesday after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.
Save the caribou, save the boreal forest, ecologists say
Endangered woodland caribou face increasing encroachment on their Canadian habitat, and foot-dragging by the federal government to try to halt this advance could now doom the species.
New database features 710,000 natural history records from Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part ...
Food industry in flux, but still 'powerful,' according to study
One Western professor contends Canada's food manufacturing industry remains a "viable and a powerful economic force," despite a string of recent high-profile closures, including the Kellogg's plant in London and Heinz plant ...