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New blockades pop up in B.C. as Wet'suwet'en chiefs return from Ontario

VANCOUVER — Protests and blockades in British Columbia intensified again Monday as an anticipated meeting between federal leaders and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline through their territory has yet to materialize. 524 more words

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A look at carbon prices across the country

OTTAWA — As of Jan. 1, every Canadian and all Canadian businesses are paying a price on carbon.

The federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act means provinces that do not have their own price on pollution that meets a federal standard get the federal carbon tax applied to them. 1,171 more words

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Ripples from Ontario police action felt in Quebec as Mohawks block roads

MONTREAL — Tensions mounted Monday in Mohawk communities near Montreal after Ontario Provincial Police moved in on a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Mohawks in Kanesatake, northwest of Montreal, blocked the highway running through their community, while in Kahnawake, to the south of the metropolis, protesters staged a rolling blockade that briefly halted traffic heading to a major bridge leading to Montreal. 496 more words

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Boy, 7, dies in house fire on northern Manitoba reserve

GARDEN HILL, Man. — A seven-year-old boy from the Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba has died in a house fire.

RCMP say they were called to a home on the reserve early Friday morning, but it was already destroyed. 81 more words

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidates have last debate before convention

TORONTO — The six candidates vying to become the new leader of Ontario’s Liberal party are set for their final debate tonight.

The party suffered the worst defeat in its history during the June 2018 election, being toppled from power and ultimately not winning enough seats to maintain official party status. 114 more words

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Charge upgraded for Quebec man accused of killing sex worker while on day parole

QUEBEC — A convicted killer accused of killing a woman at a Quebec City hotel while out on day parole has now been charged with first-degree murder. 165 more words

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Manitoba government says communities will be consulted on flood project

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is promising more consultations with First Nations communities on a flood-protection project, but an Indigenous leader in the area says he is far from convinced the province is listening. 357 more words

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