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September 25, 2018 2:23 PM Ontario’s environmental commissioner slams Ford government over ‘gutted’ climate change policies

The new Doug Ford government has “gutted” most of Ontario’s climate change programs with no replacement, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says in a damning new report. The report slams the Progressive Conservatives for axing the previous Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions — which Ford branded a carbon tax that was doing 11

September 17, 2018 9:13 PM Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming 10

September 17, 2018 11:51 AM Quebec party leaders face off in first-ever televised debate in English

The candidates will debate topics including education, health, economy, identity, the environment and relations with the English-speaking community. While the themes are similar to those of last week’s debate in French, this time the candidates will have the added challenge of expressing themselves in their second language. The English-speaking community 18

September 14, 2018 6:09 PM Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power 15

August 20, 2018 12:27 AM Trudeau says 2019 Canada election is fight against polarization

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau said the 2019 Canadian election will be a contrast between his Liberal Party’s push for a cleaner environment and fighting inequality, and Conservatives who’ll attempt to exploit divisions created by a global wave of populism. The prime minister made the remarks late Sunday afternoon in his home district in Montreal, turning attention 14

August 17, 2018 8:47 PM Union Station pedestrian walkways closed, Line 3 subway service suspended due to flooding

Line 3 subway service was suspended and pedestrian walkways at Union Station closed due to flooding during Friday’s rush-hour following a heavy downpour. TTC spokesperson Hayley Waldman said flooding affected Midland Station, causing the closure of the entire Line 3. Shuttle buses will be in effect, as the TTC resolves the flooding issue. Also, the pathways 12

August 10, 2018 8:10 PM NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. The U.S. got a glimpse of the sun’s 17

August 10, 2018 7:03 PM New Zealand to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the precious coastal and marine environment 15

August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 21

August 3, 2018 1:36 PM Ontario firefighters ‘make excellent progress’ in battling Parry Sound 33 forest fire, officials say

The ministry says crews are holding back the fire in critical areas of Parry Sound 33, especially along the northeast edge. Higher winds tested that perimeter on Thursday, but the hose lines held and the fire was kept in check. The ministry says no new fires were discovered on Thursday and one was extinguished, but there were still 47 active forest fires 14