B.C. RCMP officer suspended over racially offensive content posted on Facebook

Dustin Dahlman

An RCMP officer in B.C. has been suspended and has resigned from the force after members of the public complained about posts on his Facebook account criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement that they say are racially insensitive. He says he’s being punished for a difference of opinion and plans to fight the suspension.


Parks Canada staff forced to euthanize two wolves in one week

Wolf Management Minnesota

Parks Canada staff have had a difficult July in Banff. They’ve had to euthanized two wolves in under a week.


Mars is about to be invaded by robots from planet Earth

Mars Missions

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the Red Planet in quick succession beginning this week.


China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June

China Deadly Floods

The Yangtze River region has seen its second highest rainfall in more than a half-century so far this year as deadly flooding strikes much of China.


Peregrine falcons entertaining visitors at Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks peregrine falcons

Visitors to the Hopewell Rocks are getting an up-close look at a family of peregrine falcons with three young ones that are learning to hunt and survive on their own.


Alberta Premier Jason Kenney accuses feds of getting in the way of fixing contact tracing app

Alta Parole Board 20200601

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is accusing the federal government of preventing tech companies like Google and Apple from working with provinces to improve their contact tracing apps.


Black bear rescuer urges people to put bird feeders away after 3 cubs orphaned

Black Bear Rescue Manitoba

A rehabilitation centre for black bears is warning Manitobans to put away their bird feeders after three cubs were orphaned when their mother tried to get into a house in Pinawa and was shot by the homeowner.


Scientist ankle-deep in bog water to better understand unique wetland

Sean Blaney

Sean Blaney, executive director and senior scientist with the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, is leading a study of peat bogs in New Brunswick to better understand the rare species that are living within.


Oldest Canadian Coast Guard ship to return to service after lengthy refit

CCGS Hudson

The oldest ship in the Canadian Coast Guard fleet will return to service next month after spending three of the last four years in refit.


As permafrost thaws under intense heat, Russia’s Siberia burns — again


It’s hotter than ever in northern Russia and the implications for the earth’s climate are significant. Currently, 1.77 million hectares of land are burning with expectations that the total fire area could eventually surpass the 17 million hectares that burned in 2019.