Coronavirus live news: India variant found in 44 countries – WHO; Taiwan faces new outbreak

5.53am BST 05:53 Taiwan may tighten curbs amid rare outbreak From our correspondent in Taipei, Helen Davidson: Taiwan authorities have flagged raising its Covid alert level, putting limits on gatherings … Read More

Auditor general slams B.C.’s management of program designed to protect at-risk species and habitat | CBC News

British Columbia failed to adequately manage a conservation lands program aimed at protecting habitats for fish and wildlife species that are some of the most diverse in Canada, the auditor … Read More

Alberta government knew bighorn sheep contaminated with coal-mine selenium: scientist | CBC News

Some herds of bighorn sheep, Alberta’s provincial animal, are heavily contaminated with selenium from old coal mines, says research from a retired senior government biologist. Jeff Kneteman said Alberta Environment has known about … Read More

Ontario’s plan to overhaul Blue Box program stalls, leaving sector ‘on hold’ | CBC News

Ontario’s plan to make product producers responsible for the province’s recycling program appears to have hit a snag.  After announcing the overhaul nearly two years ago, stakeholders are still waiting … Read More