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Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

EDMONTON — Some Alberta rivers and streams have already been heavily contaminated by coal mining, unreported government data suggests .
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

TORONTO — The federal government has approved an Ottawa company's made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test, Health Canada confirmed Saturday as the nation's top doctor warned the virus's impact on the health-care system showed no signs of abating.
Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert

Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert

MONTREAL — Fear that Quebecers will catch a new variant of COVID-19 on vacation is what's driving demands by the Quebec premier for Ottawa to ban non-essential flights to the country.
Biden, PM chat; U.S., Canada have plenty of common ground to work with, Trudeau says

Biden, PM chat; U.S., Canada have plenty of common ground to work with, Trudeau says

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's White House has a lot in common cause with Canada, Justin Trudeau said Friday as he urged people to look past the new U.S. president's decision to kill off the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

TORONTO — Canadian scientists say blood thinners appear to prevent some COVID-19 patients with moderate illness from deteriorating further, offering a "massive" advance in treatment they expect will ease suffering and lesson strain on hospital ICUs.
Prairie provinces reportedly chipped in for new climate data hub ClimateWest

Prairie provinces reportedly chipped in for new climate data hub ClimateWest

The government of Alberta has committed $400,000.
Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

OTTAWA — Internal reports prepared by Veterans Affairs Canada show Canadian veterans have been waiting longer and longer in recent years to access psychiatric services and other medical support at government-run clinics.
Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

EDMONTON — Political analysts say Premier Jason Kenney must rethink his traditional “fight back” approach and start building bridges to reconcile environmental concerns with oil and gas development.
Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

CALGARY — Western Canada's oil producers will likely cope better with Joe Biden's cancelling of the Keystone XL presidential permit than they did with the same move by ex-president Barack Obama in 2015, an industry analyst says.
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