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Oldest Microfossils On Earth Found In Canada

New research published in Science Advances describes complex structures in rocks from Quebec, Canada, estimated to be between 3.75 and 4.28 billion years old and of possible organic origin. The structures found in Canada are more than 200 to 700 million years older than the previous oldest fossils of microbes …

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Fuel rationed, travel limited in flooded western Canada

Officials in flood-stricken western Canada announced travel and fuel restrictions Friday as the region grapples with supply difficulties, the latest on a list of struggles caused by torrential rains. Record rainfall hit southwestern British Columbia Sunday and Monday resulting in landslides and flooding which destroyed roads and infrastructure and forced …

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Canada | Floods trap people on highways in British Columbia, prompt evacuations

An “atmospheric river” caused major flooding, trapping people on highways and prompting evacuations in Canada’s British Columbia. The rainstorms that started on Sunday triggered landslides, shutting roads, prompting the evacuation of an entire town, forcing an oil pipeline to close, and delayed flights. Canadian helicopters carried out several rescue operations …

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Chinese military condemns joint US-Canada warship transit through Taiwan Strait

China’s military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for sending warships through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying their actions seriously jeopardized peace and stability. Chinese forces monitored the ships and “stood guard” throughout their sailing, the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said in a statement. The …

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Canada court upholds Indigenous child compensation order

A Canadian federal court has upheld a human rights tribunal compensation ruling that ordered Ottawa to pay $40,000 to First Nations children who suffered discrimination in the welfare system. In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada has willfully and recklessly discriminated against Indigenous children by knowingly underfunding …

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