Right here is why there is a battle to assign the southern resident killer whales

For the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, killer whales are traditionally seen as messengers from the other side, appearing in B.C.’s Burrard Inlet just before the death of an important leader. The Lummi people of Washington state call them “Qwe ‘lhol mechen,” roughly translated to “our relations below the waves.” But this deep cultural significance is just…

Ontario premier desires Ottawa to model ‘stressful’ case of man who fled Canada despite being a threat | CBC Data

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the federal government “has some explaining to do” about how a man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death in Toronto was allowed to leave the country earlier this month. In a statement Thursday, Ford called the case of Zhebin Cong “disturbing and outrageous. “The fact is, a…

Other folk’s Celebration board in a Winnipeg riding quits over concerns about racism | CBC Recordsdata

The entire People’s Party of Canada board in a Winnipeg riding has resigned in disgust, claiming the upstart party is being taken over by racists, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists. The resignation letter from the former executive in the Elmwood-Transcona riding says they cannot sit by as bigoted views hold prominence in public discussions about the party. They argue the party attracted supporters who…

Boeing insists repair to 737 Max software program will ‘earn it handsome,’ nevertheless flights are likely nonetheless months off | CBC Data

It’s the height of the summer travel season, and if the country’s major airports are anything to go by, commercial flights are humming along at a brisk clip, but there’s not a 737 Max jet in sight — and likely won’t be for months. Boeing’s bestselling plane, which was grounded last March after two 737…

Trump tries to distance himself from ‘Send her aid’ chants no subject silence at rally | CBC Knowledge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to distance himself from supporters’ chants of “Send her back” after he criticized Somali-born Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina. “I felt a little bit badly about it,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about the chants, which drew an outpouring…

EU president takes shot at Trump’s ‘unacceptable’ tweets after Trudeau meeting | CBC Files

The president of the European Council said Thursday he was happy to be in Canada where citizens don’t say things like “Send him back” — a clear reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent tweets that told ethnically diverse congresswomen to “go back” to their countries of origin rather than tell U.S. politicians how America…

Quebec Superior Court upholds province’s regulation banning non secular symbols for some civil servants | CBC News

MontrealA Quebec Superior Court justice has rejected a request to temporarily suspend parts of the province’s new religious symbols law, upholding a ban on the wearing of hijabs, kippahs or other religious gear by some civil servants.Civil Liberties Association, National Council of Muslims sought injunction hours after law passed in JuneRepresentatives of the National Council…

TD possibilities search info from how Visa Debit chequing accounts were compromised | CBC News

When Jenn Kivimaki noticed an unexpected charge of $119.88 from Spotify in her TD chequing account last week, it was alarmingly familiar. In 2015, she was shocked to find her TD bank account about $20,000 in overdraft while she was attending a friend’s funeral. Someone had been using her debit number at U.S. supermarkets from New Jersey to California. Her…

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from U.S., Canada | CBC Data

Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country’s Environment Ministry said Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the total weight of the waste found in 83 containers in Sihanoukville, the country’s main port,…

Oil sheen seen offshore came from Hibernia oil platform, company confirms | CBC News

Hibernia’s operator says it is monitoring the discharge of oil and water into the ocean that happened Wednesday morning on its platform southeast of St. John’s. The sheen, initially estimated to be 20 metres by 900 metres, is being monitored and is dissipating, said a news release from Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC). The platform is about…