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Halifax councillors join Vancouver in declaring climate emergency

Halifax councillors join Vancouver in declaring climate emergency

Halifax has become the second Canadian city to declare a climate emergency. Council voted Tuesday to pass a mostly symbolic acknowledgment that climate change is a serious and urgent threat.
Let the bell ring out: Moose Jaw city council clamps clapper replacement

Let the bell ring out: Moose Jaw city council clamps clapper replacement

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A clarion call has gone out in Moose Jaw, Sask., to repair a more than century-old bell that sits atop the city hall clock tower and some day make it ring for the first time since the 1960s.
U.S. group hopes to find sanctuary site for 'retired' whales in Nova Scotia

U.S. group hopes to find sanctuary site for 'retired' whales in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — A U.S.-based animal protection group is touring coastal Nova Scotia communities in hopes of finding one interested in becoming a retirement home for whales and dolphins raised in captivity.
Woman or girl slain every 2.5 days in Cda in 2018, inaugural report finds

Woman or girl slain every 2.5 days in Cda in 2018, inaugural report finds

A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings.
A new Canadian city flirts with the dream: heated downtown sidewalks

A new Canadian city flirts with the dream: heated downtown sidewalks

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A winter-weary city councillor in St. John's, N.L., is hoping to resurrect an idea that has been tried, tested and mostly abandoned in other Canadian cities: heated sidewalks.
In the news today, Jan. 30

In the news today, Jan. 30

Four stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan.

Third Mountie who investigated 'Surrey six' gang murders sentenced in B.C. court

VANCOUVER — A third RCMP officer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to his conduct in connection with British Columbia's largest gang-related mass murder. Cpl.
Quebec City honours mosque shooting victims with memorial ceremony, monument plan

Quebec City honours mosque shooting victims with memorial ceremony, monument plan

QUEBEC — Two years after a gunman killed six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque, banners with the names and faces of the victims were unfurled Tuesday night as a word chosen by family members to describe their loved one was read out.
Two cranes brought in to Vancouver port for crane recovery effort

Two cranes brought in to Vancouver port for crane recovery effort

VANCOUVER — It's going to take two large floating cranes to try to lift another crane that collapsed over a container vessel at the Port of Vancouver early Monday.
Quebec mother accused of killing daughters says they were her only source of joy

Quebec mother accused of killing daughters says they were her only source of joy

LAVAL, Que. — A Quebec woman on trial for murder in the deaths of her two young daughters testified Tuesday that her children were the sole source of joy in her life.