Thursday April 17, 2014


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B.C. falling short on environmental monitoring, says ombudsperson report

VICTORIA - The B.C. government lacks oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and streams, says the provincial ombudsman....

posted: April 16,2014


Manitoba forecasters say cold spring increasing the risk of flooding in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Manitoba flood officials say the prolonged cold spring is making flooding more likely for a few homes in Winnipeg....

Nova Scotia to begin removing fracking waste water from Debert next week

TRURO, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government says a company will start next week disposing of two million litres of treated hydraulic fracturing waste water held in Debert....

Crews clearing mudslide on Cabot Trail, hit by second slide in two days

MARGAREE FORKS, N.S. - A second mudslide on the Cabot Trail in western Cape Breton kept part of the road closed Wednesday just as crews were preparing to leave after cleaning up an earlier small slide....

Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

CALGARY - Alberta's energy regulator is toughening rules to reduce the potential negative effects of energy industry gas emissions....

Scorching opposition in Nanaimo to incinerator for Vancouver trash

NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbage near his Vancouver Island city....

Southern Ontario, Quebec on flood watch with heavy rains on the way

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Teams of volunteers in southern Ontario and Quebec were preparing for flooding with walls of sandbags on Sunday as they awaited heavy rain expected to hit parts of both provinces over the next several days....

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