Global National: Feb. 12, 2020 | Cross-Canada pipeline protests tensions increase



Protests over the Coastal GasLink pipeline slated to run through Wet’suwet’en traditional territory in northern B.C. have triggered days of railway blockades across Canada. Mike Le Couteur looks at the cost to the economy, and the pleas from politicians and protesters.

Nine years after Alberta first proposed the province’s largest oilsands project, Ottawa is about to decide the fate of the Teck Frontier mine. But on the eve of the federal decision deadline, one Indigenous group wants it delayed. Heather Yourex-West explains.

After being denied entry by multiple countries fearing the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, one country is now allowing Holland America’s MS Westerdam cruise ship to dock. Crystal Goomansingh reports.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is touring Africa, hoping to drum up support for Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. But as David Akin explains, he faced a delicate diplomatic situation in Senegal, a country where many Canadian values aren’t supported.

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a powerful new telescope located near Penticton, B.C., has uncovered a pattern of radio signals blasting out from about 500 million light years from Earth. It’s a scientific first. And as Eric Sorensen reports, now the question is — who or what is sending them?

And finally, with 186 goals under her belt, Canadian Christine Sinclair is the all-time scoring leader in international soccer. But as the humble star explains in an interview with Global National’s Dawna Friesen, Sinclair still has plenty of goals for her future.

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