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Nunavut Impact Review Board rejects proposed Baffinland expansion

The Nunavut Impact Review board has recommended Baffinland’s Phase 2 expansion not be allowed to proceed. In a letter to Dan Vandal, the federal northern affairs minister, Nunavut Impact Review Board chair Kaviq Kaluraq said the mine has the potential for “significant adverse ecosystemic effects” on marine mammals, fish, caribou and other wildlife, which in …

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North Korea reports 21 new fever deaths amid country’s 1st COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population. The new deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 524,440 illnesses amid a rapid …

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Canadian medical students call for free, universal access to contraception

Medical students across Canada are calling on the federal government to make contraception free and universally available to all.  In Canada, it’s up to provincial governments to determine what medical needs are covered by insurance, including contraception. But coverage varies from province to province, and contraception is often not included in …

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Avril Lavigne is back, and so is pop-punk

It’s 2003, and in an almost painful display of 2000s fashion, an 18-year-old Avril Lavigne is walking to the Junos stage with her signature sweatbands, conch-shell necklace and smudged eyeliner.  Though she was up for six trophies that night (four of which she would take home, including album and new artist …

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Tree Brewing Co. recalls grapefruit radler over undeclared sulphites

Tree Brewing Co. is recalling its Golden Larch Grapefruit Radler because the product contained sulphites not declared on the label. The recall covers Golden Larch Grapefruit Radler sold in 473-millilitre cans with a package date of March 15, 2022, as well as the Season Pass eight-pack, which contains two cans of …

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Why COVID is a key suspect in severe hepatitis cases in kids worldwide

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Unexplained severe acute hepatitis cases among children continue to emerge in Canada and around the world, and while health officials desperately search for a cause of …

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Liberal MPs to join fight against Quebec’s controversial language bill 

A number of Montreal-area Liberal MPs will be participating in a protest on Saturday against the Quebec government’s plans to reform its Charter of the French language. While no federal minister is expected to join the march, the presence of Liberal MPs such as Anthony Housefather and Annie Koutrakis points …

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Transgender youth in Alabama can get gender-affirming medical care, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the medication ban, which took effect May 8, while …

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How Charles and Camilla will face a colonial past during their St. John’s visit

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit Canada House in London on Thursday, ahead of a royal tour that starts Tuesday in St. John’s. (AP) Prince Charles and Camilla will be in St. John’s for only a few hours on Tuesday, but their short stay — the first leg of …

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