2 months ago
by belangermira+19 +1
A year after the population of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales suffered devastating losses, Canadian officials say measures taken this season to protect the species have worked. With the summer fishing season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence drawing to a close, the federal Fisheries Department confirmed Friday that not one whale has died as a result of a ship strike or fishing gear entanglement — the main causes for most of the deaths last season.
1 month ago
by distant+7 +1
A Canadian woman and the nephew she took to court over a lottery win have come to an agreement over how they will split the jackpot. Barbara Reddick sued Tyrone MacInnis in July for his half of the C$1.2m ($912,000; £690,000) win. Both their names were on the winning ticket from a "Chase the Ace" draw in rural Nova Scotia. Ms Reddick, who bought the original ticket, will get C$872,639 - the bulk of the winnings.
3 months ago
by AdelleChattre+3 +1
For the past 12 years, a Calgary-based company has been planning to pump water from the river to an underground site 12 kilometres away, where it will be used to flush out salt deposits, creating huge caverns that will eventually store natural gas. By Michael MacDonald.