Ontario proposal puts wetlands at further risk: auditor, advocates

A paddler relaxes in a cedar strip canoe on wetlands in central Ontario near Lindsay, Ont. on June 26, 2022. Half of the wetlands in southern Ontario have never been considered for provincial protection, and new changes planned by the government as part of its housing plan could further put them at risk, the auditor general said in a recent report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill A paddler relaxes in a cedar strip canoe on wetlands in central Ontario near Lindsay, Ont. on June 26, 2022. Half of the wetlands in southern Ontario have never been considered for provincial protection, and new changes planned by the government as part of its housing plan could further put them at risk, the auditor general said in a recent report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

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Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia

Authorities in Western Australia on Wednesday recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along a 1,400-kilometre Outback highway last month in what an official said was like finding the needle in the haystack.

In this photo provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, its members search for a radioactive capsule believed to have fallen off a truck being transported on a freight route on the outskirts of Perth, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.(Department of Fire and Emergency Services via AP)