UCP disqualifies candidate who equated vaccine rules to Nazi regime
News/Canada/Calgary: The United Conservative Party (UCP) board has disqualified a potential candidate who had advocated for debunked COVID-19 treatments like ivermectin and compared vaccine passports to policies enacted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.
A musical experiment from the '80s to keep B.C. teens from loitering is now a global practice
News/Canada/British Columbia: Back in the '80s, managers at a handful of B.C. 7-Eleven stores started to play the soft sounds of Muzak outside their doors to deter loiterers. The practice soon spread to more than 150 7-Eleven locations across North America and has since been used across the world.
More than 20,000 Edmonton students missed school with illnesses on Wednesday
News/Canada/Edmonton: The school board has called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to ask health officials for more clarity on how many kids must be sick before the province puts additional health measures in place.
Fine hiked dramatically for man who 'wantonly and flagrantly' poached cedar from First Nation territory
News/Canada/British Columbia: A man who illegally harvested cedar from an area of major cultural significance in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest has seen his fine increased more than tenfold, in a decision the Wei Wai Kum First Nation's elected chief called a "game changer."
She mostly hid her age at U of T. Now this 18-year-old has a master's degree
News/Canada/Toronto: Isabel Jewel, 18, and her older sister Sophia both graduated this week with master's degrees from the University of Toronto. The sisters began undergraduate degrees at the University of Alberta at just 12 and 14 years old.
Putting a price on nature can help municipalities adapt to climate change
Radio/What On Earth: By putting a value on things like wetlands, forests and coastlines, municipalities can make a financial case to invest in, protect and restore ecosystems while also benefitting from the services they provide.
France honours 100-year-old B.C. veteran with Legion of Honour medal
News/Canada/British Columbia: Fernand Labrie's contributions toward liberating France will be recognized on Nov. 17, when the veteran from Duncan, B.C., is due to be made a Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.
Lettuce fans tossed by soaring prices, leading to expensive salads, substitutions
News/Canada/Montreal: A look at the prices in Canada's grocery stores can be a turnoff recently, and that's especially the case when it comes to lettuce. Experts say the spike in prices is due to drought conditions and crop disease that affected supplies from California.
Future of B.C. salmon farms up in the air, as deadline to phase out open-net pen farms looms
News/Canada/British Columbia: Those in favour of and opposed to salmon farms in B.C. are worried time is running out: environmental groups say depleted salmon stocks can't afford to wait for the transition, while the industry worries about job losses if the transition isn't handled carefully.
Health-care providers 'woefully ill-prepared' to treat chronic pain, says advocate
Radio/The Current: The federal government is hoping $5 million in funding will provide relief to people struggling with chronic pain, and reduce the amount of people looking to those potentially toxic street drugs as an alternative. But some advocates say more needs to be done.
Do you know these 6 N.B. soldiers? Why a history group wants photos for an Italian cemetery
News/Canada/New Brunswick: Last year in Sicily, some cemetery gardeners went to work and found themselves on the verge of tears. For the first time, they saw photographs to match the graves they had tended for years.
Military mementoes given away as generations age, lose connection with those who served
News/Canada/Manitoba: Connections are being lost and memories dissolving with years and successive generations, as a sentimental tradition reaches the end of a path for many families of military veterans.