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Microplastics making their way up to belugas in Arctic through prey, says new study

Microplastics making their way up to belugas in Arctic through prey, says new study

VANCOUVER — Hundreds of thousands of tiny bits of plastic waste have been found in the prey of belugas, proving that the pollution in the whales is making its way even to the most remote Arctic waters, a new study says.
Annual inflation rate hits 4.4 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says

Annual inflation rate hits 4.4 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — The cost to put food on the table and gasoline in the car pushed up the cost of living in September, lifting the annual pace of price increases to a near two-decade high with no clear end in sight to the elevated readings.
Defence argues former Manitoba reservist didn't intend to cause terrorism

Defence argues former Manitoba reservist didn't intend to cause terrorism

Defence lawyers for a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist from Manitoba argue he never intended to promote terrorism in the United States and should be sentenced to 33 months behind bars.
Truth and reconciliation centre says it's still waiting on residential school records

Truth and reconciliation centre says it's still waiting on residential school records

WINNIPEG — The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation says it is still waiting for records from the federal government related to residential schools, despite a comment from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that all federal records have been provi
Letter shows minister wanted commanding officer of New Brunswick RCMP replaced

Letter shows minister wanted commanding officer of New Brunswick RCMP replaced

FREDERICTON — The commanding officer of the RCMP in New Brunswick will be replaced at the end of the month, and now a letter has surfaced that suggests provincial Attorney General Hugh Flemming forced him out of the job.
Newfoundland and Labrador to drop the word 'savages' from provincial coat of arms

Newfoundland and Labrador to drop the word 'savages' from provincial coat of arms

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government is moving ahead with plans to drop the word "savages" from the official description of the Indigenous people depicted on the province's nearly 400-year-old coat of arms.
RBC report says $2 trillion needed to reach 2050 target of net-zero economy

RBC report says $2 trillion needed to reach 2050 target of net-zero economy

OTTAWA — A new report says the country will need roughly $2 trillion to put the economy on a path to net-zero emissions in 30 years, including government spending on things like skills training and backstops to prod the necessary investments.
Rebel News asks court to quash fines for violating election law on third-party ads

Rebel News asks court to quash fines for violating election law on third-party ads

OTTAWA — Rebel News Network is asking a court to quash $3,000 worth of fines levied against the right-wing media outlet by the commissioner of elections.
Sept. inflation rate, Parliament vaccination requirement : In The News for Oct. 20

Sept. inflation rate, Parliament vaccination requirement : In The News for Oct. 20

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A single winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — Tuesday's $55 million jackpot has been won by a single ticket holder in the Prairies. However, the four $1 million Maxmillion prizes went unclaimed. The jackpot for the next draw on Oct. 22 will be an estimated $14 million.