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Alberta’s oilsands: key dates that shaped the economic juggernaut

The Canadian oilsands industry is beset with environmental concerns and low crude prices. Nonetheless, production is expected to grow.

Beluga whale rescued from N.B. river struggling after relocation: marine mammal group

The beluga strayed into New Brunswick's Nepisiguit River weeks ago, and was removed in a complex operation last week.

Former head of oilsands advisory group regrets ‘Mordor’ comparison: ‘it wasn’t productive’

The former head of the Alberta Oilsands Advisory Group is backtracking on her comments comparing Alberta’s oilsands to Mordor.

Seoul Zoo captures moment adult elephants work together to save baby elephant

Video released by the Seoul Zoo shows the moment two adult elephants work together to save a calf who had fallen into a pool of water.

City of Vancouver unveils solar power pilot project

Cloudy skies didn’t stop the City of Vancouver from marking the first day of summer by rolling out a new solar energy demonstration program.

With confidence vote looming, BC Liberals make second funding announcement in as many days

The BC Liberals are unveiling more spending initiatives, as the Throne Speech and associated confidence vote approach.

Too hot to handle: Nearly 1 in 3 people experience 20 deadly days of...

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows.

Oh deer: Nova Scotia town overrun with deer, officials considering options

A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd.

Fort McMurray wildfire tweets show key info missing during disasters: U of C

Researchers at the University of Calgary say smartphone emergency apps don't provide much of the information people need during a disaster. 

Could probiotics protect honey bees from pesticides? Western University researchers say maybe

A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has found that a specific strain of probiotics has the potential of improving immunity among honey bees to the toxic...