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Federal cybersecurity bill threatens privacy, transparency, civil society groups say

Federal cybersecurity bill threatens privacy, transparency, civil society groups say

OTTAWA — Several civil society groups are pushing for changes to the Liberal government's cybersecurity bill, saying it would undermine privacy, accountability and judicial transparency.

N.W.T. testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories government says it plans to begin testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies that develop in response to COVID-19.

Workplace safety board says scaffold design led to two deaths at Quebec paper mill

MONTREAL — Quebec's workplace health and safety board says design failures led to a scaffold collapse that killed two workers and injured several others at a western Quebec paper mill in October 2021.

The cost of climate complacency and Ontario inquest: In The News for Sept. 28, 2022

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 Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at the contamination and cleanup of N.W.T.'s Giant Mine

A look at the contamination and cleanup of N.W.T.'s Giant Mine

YELLOWKNIFE — Cleanup on one of the biggest environmental messes in Canadian history is underway at the Giant Mine in the Northwest Territories.
Adapting to climate change faster will save Canada billions, new analysis says

Adapting to climate change faster will save Canada billions, new analysis says

OTTAWA — Canadians will see lower incomes and a choice between higher taxes or fewer government services if there isn't more effort to adapt to the changing climate, a new report from The Canadian Climate Institute warns.
Gold, arsenic and murder: A look at the complex history of N.W.T.'s Giant Mine

Gold, arsenic and murder: A look at the complex history of N.W.T.'s Giant Mine

YELLOWKNIFE — A team working to address environmental and health effects from a former gold mine outside Yellowknife has provided an update on the effort to clean up one of the most contaminated places in Canada.
'Every one of us was a Mahsa': Iranians in Canada cut hair at women's rights rallies

'Every one of us was a Mahsa': Iranians in Canada cut hair at women's rights rallies

OTTAWA — Azin Rezaeian kneels on the ground and screams "Say her name" each time she snips off a chunk of her long black hair.
Big numbers: Remediation of Giant Mine a cleanup on a vast scale

Big numbers: Remediation of Giant Mine a cleanup on a vast scale

YELLOWKNIFE — The scale of the cleanup required at the Giant Mine almost beggars belief. Eight open mine pits. Six tailings ponds. About 100 buildings, many laced with asbestos. Untold tonnes of rusting scrap.
Front companies being used to launder illicit cannabis cash: intelligence agency

Front companies being used to launder illicit cannabis cash: intelligence agency

OTTAWA — Canada’s financial intelligence agency says a wide range of businesses — from food wholesalers to electronics repair services — are being used to disguise the proceeds of illicit cannabis operations.