Chinese spy balloon: U.S. military in search of remnants after shoot down – National

The US military said on Sunday it is searching for remnants of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down the previous day, in a dramatic spy saga that has further strained American-Chinese relations. The US Navy is working to recover the balloon and its payload and the Coast Guard is providing security for the … Read more

The West Block – Episode 20, Season 12 – National

THE WEST BLOCK Episode 20, Season 12 Sunday, February 5, 2023 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: David Cohen, U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Lametti, Justice Minister and Attorney General Location: Ottawa, ON   Mercedes Stephenson: A Chinese spy balloon sailing through Canadian airspace and over the U.S. Plus, under pressure: The Liberals change tactics on some … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy revokes citizenship of numerous former politicians – National

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy revoked the citizenship of several former influential politicians on Saturday in the latest of steps to “cleanse” the country from pro-Russian influences. “Today, I signed the relevant documents to take another step to protect and cleanse our state from those on the side of the aggressor,” Zelenskyy said during his nightly video … Read more

Joly looks to ‘strengthen’ Indo-Pacific Strategy partnerships during India trip – National

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly will travel to Delhi, India from Feb. 6 to 7 in an effort to strengthen Indo-Pacific Strategy partnerships and deepen bilateral ties with the country, Global Affairs Canada announced Saturday. In a statement, the agency said the goal of Joly’s visit to India is to “deepen bilateral ties and foster … Read more

Saskatchewan leaders praise Liberal decision to drop gun law reform legislation

The Liberal government has withdrawn a series of controversial amendments to pending firearms legislation, Bill C-21, that some firearms owners say would have unfairly targeted hunters and farmers. On Friday, Liberal MP Taleeb Noormohamed said the government is withdrawing a long list of guns that would have been classified as “prohibited” as part of a … Read more

Beijing urges calm over reports of Chinese spy balloon flying in U.S. airspace – National

China said Friday it is looking into reports that a Chinese spy balloon has been flying in US airspace and urged calm, adding that it has “no intention of violating the territory and airspace of any sovereign country.” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning also said she had no information about whether a trip to China … Read more

Ontario’s new gas plants will cost more than renewables: report

Renewable energy options, such as wind and solar, generate electricity with no carbon emissions. Paired with batteries, they can provide electricity on demand, even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. And, according to a new report, these clean technologies currently cost less than the type of natural gas-fired plants the Ontario … Read more

Trudeau should fire Elghawaby and get rid of her job, too: BQ

OTTAWA—Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has rejected an apology from Ottawa’s point-person on tackling Islamophobia, slamming Amira Elghawaby and demanding her ouster for what he deemed her “ignorance … of the desire for secularism in Quebec.” Blanchet told reporters on Thursday that he had wanted to speak to Elghawaby before deciding whether her comments warranted … Read more

Former Alberta CMOH Deena Hinshaw appointed to public health leadership role in B.C.

Alberta’s former chief medical officer of health (CMOH) will take on a new role as a deputy provincial health officer in BC Dr. Deena Hinshaw is on a six-month contract, according to a statement from BC’s provincial health officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry on Wednesday. 0:33 Alberta’s former top doctor joins BC’s public health leadership … Read more

Hundreds of protesters drown out speaker Frances Widdowson at University of Lethbridge

An hour before a controversial former Mount Royal University professor Frances Widdowson was planning to speak at the University of Lethbridge, students could be seen filling the U Hall atrium. But it was clear many weren’t interested in hearing her speak. They were preparing to send a message. Widdowson has sparked some controversy in recent … Read more