B.B'S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…
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B.C’S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C. VICTORIA – The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year. Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Read More…

2021 Provincial Tax Change Creates A New $500 Credit For Parents
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2021 Provincial Tax Change Creates A New $500 Credit For Parents

Reading Time: < 1 minute The $500 Children’s Wellness tax credit will help families in Prince Edward Island A number of tax changes announced within the 2020-2021 Operating Budget will leave more money in the hands of Islanders and businesses now when they need it most. The changes include the increase of the Low-Income Reduction Threshold from $18,000 to $19,000, Read More…

New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are...
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New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5,403 babies were born in 2020 in New Brunswick FREDERICTON (GNB) – Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for babies born in New Brunswick in 2020. Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,403 children were born in the province in 2020 – 2,579 girls and Read More…

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Framework will guide vaccine prioritization in future phases of the province’s implementation plan TORONTO — The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those Read More…

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UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

Reading Time: 2 minutes AstraZeneca’s COVID-10 vaccine has now become the fourth vaccine authorized for distribution AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency supply in the UK, with the first doses being released today so that vaccinations may begin early in the New Year. The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorization for emergency Read More…

President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominees for Department of Defense
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President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominees for Department of Defense

Reading Time: 3 minutes These crisis-tested patriots will work with Secretary-designate Lloyd Austin to keep us safe and secure and ensure our defense policies are accountable to the American people. WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks as the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Dr. Colin Kahl as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Read More…

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Secretary-Designee Deb Haaland’s First Virtual Meeting With Tribal Leaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute Haaland’s historic appointment makes her the first Indigenous person to serve in Cabinet In her first meeting as Interior Secretary-designee, Deb Haaland hosted a virtual roundtable with Tribal Leaders on Monday morning. She was joined by incoming Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond and Read More…

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s strict COVID-19 restricts of interprovincial travel appears to be flattening the curve. As of today, Dec. 29, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today. One case is in Central Zone and linked to a close contact, and one is in Northern Zone, linked to travel Read More…

Manitoba Government Injects $889,000 Into Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM)
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Manitoba Government Injects $889,000 Into Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM)

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than $42 million has been invested to support stronger mental health and addictions services in Manitoba. The Manitoba government will provide $889,000 over three years for eight additional beds to support timely patient transfers from Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “These beds Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped B.C. fight global pandemic VICTORIA – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit British Columbia, the government has followed the advice of public health officials and taken the strong action needed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable by: protecting seniors in long-term Read More…

EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries
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EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Balkan countries will now have access to vital COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their citizens. As countries around the world begin to vaccinate their citizens, the European Commission made €70 million available to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States. “Throughout the pandemic, the EU has Read More…

UK Bans Promotions of Junk Food Starting April 2022
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UK Bans Promotions of Junk Food Starting April 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be banned starting April 2022, the government has confirmed today. The new rules, designed to support the nation to make healthier choices, will prohibit retailers from offering multibuy promotions such as ‘buy one get one free’ or ‘3 for 2’ Read More…

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Argentina Receives the First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Sputnik V was the first confirmed COVID-19 vaccine approved for distribution BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- The first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russian scientists from the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has been delivered to Argentina. The issues related to Read More…

Changes To Quebec's 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic
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Changes To Quebec’s 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s 71st youth parliament will go virtual and be delivered in podcast format in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic MONTREAL, – The Youth Parliament of Quebec (PJQ) is 71 years of resilience in the face of many challenges encountered over the years. The year 2020 will not have been different. The health situation and the Read More…

90 Specialized Care Spaces To Open Up In Greater Toronto Area
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90 Specialized Care Spaces To Open Up In Greater Toronto Area

Reading Time: 2 minutes New spaces being created to provide quality care for long-term care residents TORONTO — The Ontario government is opening a new Specialized Care Centre to provide care for long-term care residents in the Greater Toronto Area who must be temporarily relocated due to the challenging situation in their long-term care home. The new Specialized Care Read More…

Trump's Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost
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Trump’s Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump’s reluctancy to the sign the omnibus bill leaves tens of millions of Americans struggling financially from the pandemic. The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay Read More…

First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario
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First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientist are uncertain how the news strain of the virus will be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the Read More…

Conflict In Ethiopia Draws Concern From European Union
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Conflict In Ethiopia Draws Concern From European Union

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conflict in Ethiopia has increased calls for massive humanitarian help The European Union is closely following the crisis in Ethiopia. The EU remains concerned by the humanitarian situation, as well as allegations of human rights violations and ethnic targeting.  Ongoing reports of non-Ethiopian involvement raise additional worries. The conflict and its regional impact are of Read More…

Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 600,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination program in British history. The government has today published figures which show the number of people who have received the vaccine between 8 December and 20 December in the UK is 616,933. Read More…

UK and EU Reach Historic Post Brexit Trade Agreement
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UK and EU Reach Historic Post Brexit Trade Agreement

Reading Time: 5 minutes Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union. It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their borders, their laws, and their waters and to leave the European Union. And earlier this year we Read More…

Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strict COVID-19 restrictions see the COVID curb flattening within Nova Scotia As of today, Dec. 24, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today. Six of the cases are in Central Zone and one is in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone and the one Read More…

Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers
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Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes All agreements are in place for the duration of the pandemic response. The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) have reached a new agreement providing compensation to staff redeployed or reassigned to priority areas as part of the province’s response to COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Michelle Read More…

Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes
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Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 infections pose a significant challenge correctional institutes Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that there are currently two inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the medium security unit of Drumheller Institution in Alberta. There are no active cases of COVID-19 among staff at Drumheller Institution. Contact tracing is underway and testing for COVD-19 Read More…

1,000 Good Paying Jobs Coming to Nanaimo B.C
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1,000 Good Paying Jobs Coming to Nanaimo B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Builder chosen for replacement jail, jobs coming to Nanaimo NANAIMO – Hundreds of local construction jobs are coming to the mid-island as Stuart Olson Construction Ltd. was selected as the design-build team for the new Nanaimo Correctional Centre.   BC Corrections and the Ministry of Citizens’ Services announced the successful proponent, following consecutive open request for Read More…

Dr. Miguel Cardona First Latino Nominated for Secretary of Education
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Dr. Miguel Cardona First Latino Nominated for Secretary of Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr. Miguel Cardona nomination is another sign the Biden administration is committed to having a Cabinet that reflects America. The nomination of the former school teacher is a drastic 180 from current education secretary Betsy Devos. As the Secretary of Education, Devos has single handedly destroyed an already weekend public education system in favour of Read More…

Health Canada Authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
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Health Canada Authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is the second one authorized by Health Canada Health Canada received Moderna’s submission on October 12, 2020, and after a thorough, independent review of the evidence, it has determined that the Moderna vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. Today’s authorization is a critical step in ensuring additional COVID-19 Read More…

Changes To Jordan's Principle to Become More Inclusive for Indigenous Children
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Changes To Jordan’s Principle to Become More Inclusive for Indigenous Children

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has approved over 750,000 products for first nations under Jordan’s Principle Every child deserves access to services like health care and supports at school. Closing the gaps in health, social services and education for First Nations children and families are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Since July 2016, Canada has approved over Read More…

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87 Indigenous Communities Now Connected To High-Speed Internet

Reading Time: 3 minutes High Speed internet is now considered an essential service in Canada VICTORIA – Thousands more people in rural and Indigenous communities are benefiting from improved high-speed internet in British Columbia. This year, initiatives supported by the Province’s Connecting British Columbia program were completed in 147 communities, benefiting an estimated 11,121 households. Since July 2017, projects Read More…

Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic
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Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Regional Development Agencies invested over $433 Million dollars into Western business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many businesses as possible in communities large and small. RDAs like Western Economic Diversification Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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European Union Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency authorization of use. Germany – Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional authorization of use for immunization to prevent the COVID-19 virus in individuals 16 years of age and older. This follows the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products Read More…

Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy
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Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The registry list all companies that have received the Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque. Unanimously supported by Parliament, as of December 13, 2020, Read More…

UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families
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UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Schools and councils have received over 560,000 laptops this year to support remote learning Over one million devices will now reach schools, colleges and councils, helping ensure students have access to high-quality remote education if they need it, the Government has announced today. Almost 70,000 pupils are also now confirmed to have enrolled in the Read More…

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Ontario In COVID-19 Code Red, Provincewide Shutdown

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ontario becomes the latest province to go into a shutdown as the COVID-19 virus spreads. TORONTO — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and Read More…

B.C's Drug Overdose In November Up 89%
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B.C’s Drug Overdose In November Up 89%

Reading Time: 3 minutes Drug toxicity deaths continue to surpass records in B.C. VICTORIA – In the midst of dual public health emergencies, the BC Coroners Service continues to urge extreme caution due to the increasingly toxic illicit drug supply in British Columbia. The BC Coroners Service reports 153 suspected drug toxicity deaths in November 2020, an 89% increase Read More…

Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours
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Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada becomes latest country to impose stricter travel restrictions from the UK amid new COVID-19 strain. As Canada continues to monitor the new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, the government is taking precautionary measures to mitigate the spread into Canada. Canada has had robust travel restrictions and border measures in place since March Read More…

Unstoppables Raise Profile of Women’s Rugby in Africa
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Unstoppables Raise Profile of Women’s Rugby in Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rugby Africa’s #TryAndStopUs campaign showcases diversity of women’s rugby across the African continent CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Rugby Arica’s “Unstoppables” (RugbyAfrique.com) have proved just how unstoppable they are!  Since being selected three months ago, these 12 women have utilized their energy and passion to raise the profile and fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Read More…

UK Government Pledges Another £310 Million To Tackle Homelessness
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UK Government Pledges Another £310 Million To Tackle Homelessness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Councils will receive additional government support to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless. Councils will receive additional government support to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless, the Communities Secretary has announced. £310 million will be targeted at areas with high numbers of homeless people, those at risk of homelessness, or those living in temporary accommodation  - helping them to rebuild their lives. The funding represents a £47 million Read More…

Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s meticulous reviewing of the Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is important as Canadians lives are at risk. Health Canada is aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna. Health Canada has been reviewing Moderna’s vaccine since it was submitted on October 12, 2020, Read More…

UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19
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UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of Covid-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance. As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that Read More…

Congress Woman Deb Haaland, First Native American To Be Appointed in Cabinet
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Congress Woman Deb Haaland, First Native American To Be Appointed To Cabinet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Congress woman Deb Haaland will serve as the nations Secretary of the Interior President Elect Biden makes another historic appointment to Cabinet with the appointing of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to lead the Office of the Interior. She is one of the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress. Never in the history Read More…

New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat
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New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Action centre provides employment services and training to those who lost their jobs WINDSOR – The Ontario government is investing more than $210,000 in a new action centre that is helping up to 800 workers who were impacted by the Fiat Chrysler layoffs in Windsor. A wide range of services and supports are offered to Read More…

Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families
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Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C governments $1.9 Billion investment into low income housing sees its first tenants move in. NANAIMO – Construction is complete on 23 new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo through a partnership between the Province and the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society. “These new homes are part of our efforts to make sure people in need Read More…

UK Government Stops Export of "Death of Cleopatra"
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UK Government Stops Export of “Death of Cleopatra”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has stopped the export of ivory sculpture, ‘Death of Cleopatra’, carved by the artist Henri de Triqueti UK Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage placed a temporary export ban on the historic ivory sculpture titled ‘Death of Cleopatra’ by a highly appreciated figure in 19th century art. The sculpture is valued at £150,000 Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provincial distribution of COVID-19 to Indigenous communities still up in the Air The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this week. Health care professionals began receiving the vaccine in Winnipeg on December 16. The province has shared that there are enough doses to vaccinate about 900 people. Manitoba plans to deliver vaccines Read More…

Ottawa Forgives $844M Debt From Newfoundland And Labrador's Muskrat Falls
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Ottawa Forgives $844M Debt From Newfoundland And Labrador’s Muskrat Falls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Clean Energy to Strengthen the Economy and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador Investing in infrastructure and clean energy is key to building strong communities, and a more sustainable and resilient economy. As an important part of Atlantic Canada’s clean energy future, the Lower Churchill Projects will provide a reliable and long-term source of clean power Read More…

Canada Sending It's First Astronaut To The Moon in 2023
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Canada Sending It’s First Astronaut To The Moon in 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada signs a historic space treaty with the U.S. and secures a vital role for Canada in the Lunar Gateway Today Navdeep Bains Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA have signed the Gateway Treaty, a historic agreement that confirms Canada’s participation in the next major international collaboration in Read More…

Nova Scotian Company SeaChange Turning Seaweed Into Edible Profits
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Nova Scotian Company SeaChange Turning Seaweed Into Edible Profits

Reading Time: < 1 minute SeaChange Biochemistry Inc. gets new equipment to take chemicals from kelp to the market Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs must take advantage of emerging opportunities to compete globally and create good jobs in the region. That is why the Government of Canada is helping innovative start-up company SeaChange Biochemistry Inc. commercialize its sustainably sourced chemicals from seaweed. Read More…

Quebec's Economy Sees Another of Export Decline
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Quebec’s Economy Sees Another of Export Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes 0.2% decrease in Québec’s international merchandise exports in October 2020 Québec’s seasonally adjusted international merchandise exports, in constant dollars, fell 0.2% in October 2020 compared to the previous month (+ 4.7% in September). With this decline, the level of exports in October was 7.6% below that of February.  The decline in October was mainly due to Read More…

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City of Toronto’s Empathy For the Homeless is “Warming”

Reading Time: 2 minutes City to open Warming Centres tonight to help those experiencing homelessness At 7 p.m., Tuesday night, the City of Toronto opened its four Warming Centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness an additional place to rest and access snacks, washroom facilities and referrals to emergency shelter. Warming Centres are traditionally Read More…

Canadian Government's $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector
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Canadian Government’s $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes Broadcasters have been hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction of advertising revenues. As announced in the Fall Economic Statement on November 30, the Canadian will provide additional relief to eligible television and radio stations by waiving Part II broadcasting licence fees in 2020-21, which are collected annually by the Canadian Radio-television Read More…

HMCS Winnipeg Sailor Presumed Missing After Fallen Overboard
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HMCS Winnipeg Sailor Presumed Missing After Fallen Overboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes Master Sailor Duane Earle was on a training mission in California at the time of the incident. Master Sailor Duane Earle, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) went missing on Monday, December 14, 2020, while deployed in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg. The details are still being determined, but it is believed he Read More…

Eastern Canada

Toronto Opens New Transitional Home For Homelessness LGBTQI2S Youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes 33 safe space will open for youths of the LGBTQI2S community Today, the City of Toronto is announcing the opening of a new transitional housing facility that will provide units for 33 youth between the ages of 16 and 29, who identify as LGBTQI2S and are currently experiencing homelessness. The first group of youth move Read More…

UK Puts New Measure In Place To Stop The Spread Of Bird Flu
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UK Puts New Measure In Place To Stop The Spread Of Bird Flu

Reading Time: 3 minutes New housing measures come into force today in England, Scotland and Wales as more cases of Bird Flu are being reported. The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following an increased number of cases of avian influenza (Bird Flu) Read More…

Multiple Groups Want a Texas Referendum To Succeed From The Union
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Multiple Groups Want a Texas Referendum To Succeed From The Union

Reading Time: 2 minutes Texas nationalist movement steps up efforts to gain their Independence With the Texas Independence Referendum Act’s imminent filing, the Texas Nationalist Movement is ramping up preparations to fight for independence. This week the TNM officially filed their paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission to form two political action committees to support their efforts. The Texas Nationalist Movement Political Read More…

Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus
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Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The African Monarch of Eswatini mourns the passing of the nations youngest Prime Minister Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini died late Sunday morning in a South African hospital. The Prime Minister contracted COVID-19 four weeks ago and eventually succumbed to the virus. On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal Read More…

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First Doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive In Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first distribution of the vaccine will be sent to the ten Canadian provinces “The first batch of doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Canada. This is good news. But our fight against COVID-19 is not over. Now more than ever, let’s keep up our vigilance.” Said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau The first Read More…

JetBlue Now Arriving and Departing From Guyana
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JetBlue Now Arriving and Departing From Guyana

Reading Time: 2 minutes JetBlue Service to Capital City of Georgetown Expands the Airline’s International Presence NEW YORK –JetBlue today announced it has launched service between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO), with the first roundtrip flight arriving back in New York this morning. The new service launches with Read More…

5,000 Lemurs And Tamarins Are The Most Popular Primate Pets In The UK
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5,000 Lemurs And Tamarins Are The Most Popular Primate Pets In The UK

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK’s new laws will make it illegal to have primates as household pets. Primates are highly intelligent wild animals with complicated welfare needs, and require open spaces, varied diets, social contact and plenty of warmth and light. Findings from a recent call for evidence found that these complex needs cannot be met in a home environment. Under Read More…

B.C Says "YEP" Are Creating Future Park Rangers
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B.C Says “YEP” Are Creating Future Park Rangers

Reading Time: 3 minutes “YEP” Youth Employment Program building strong leaders for the wildlife ecosystem. VICTORIA – Growing up in a small First Nations community in the Yukon, Kayla Williams’ grandmother encouraged her to go to university and pursue a career protecting wildlife and the environment. That has been the 27-year-old’s goal ever since she left the Kwanlin Dün First Read More…

UK Fighter Jets To Be Fueled By Algae, Alcohol and Household Waste
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UK Fighter Jets To Be Fueled By Algae, Alcohol and Household Waste

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sustainable fuels to power RAF jets Aircrafts including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could use up to 50 per cent sustainable sources in the future, after MOD’s changed aviation fuel standards came into effect in November 2020. Known as ‘drop-ins,’ sustainable fuel sources include hydrogenated fats and oils, wood waste, Read More…

Black Historic Site Griffin House To Undergo Major Renovations
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Black Historic Site Griffin House To Undergo Major Renovations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Griffin House played a key role in the providing safe haven for Black community that had escaped slavery. Griffin House is a house built in 1827 by Englishmen in Ancaster. It was purchased by an African-American escaped slave in 1834 who also had enough cash to purchase 50 acres. It offers Underground Railroad tours and history-related programs. Griffin Read More…

Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta's Indigenous Community Connected
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Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta’s Indigenous Community Connected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic celebrates the successful launch with help from federal government. COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of our lives, from working from home to seeking medical help when needed. This is especially true for individuals in remote or isolated areas. As the pandemic continued to evolve, it was recognized that patients, in Read More…

US Supreme Court Denies Trumps Final Bid To Overturn Election
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US Supreme Court Denies Trumps Final Bid To Overturn Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump suffers biggest judicial loss in attempt to overturn the US Presidential election Outgoing Us President Donald Trump suffered his greatest loss in his final attempt to subvert the will of the American voters. Over 83 million people casted their votes to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a record turnout from Democrats and Read More…

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5 Concrete Measures Why Canada Will Exceed The 2030 Paris Climate Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Prime Minister reaffirms Canada’s commitment to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement with massive green initiatives in excess of $15 Billion. As we continue to address the challenges of today and the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada remains focused on meeting the tests of the future. Climate change is the biggest long-term threat Read More…

Will Vaccine Injury Insurance Convince Canadians To Get Inoculated?
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Will Vaccine Injury Insurance Convince Canadians To Get Inoculated?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health Canada provides insurance for COVID-19 Vaccine Vaccines are only approved in Canada after thorough and independent review of the scientific evidence. They are also closely monitored once on the market and can quickly be removed from market if safety concerns are identified. Notwithstanding the rigour of clinical trials and excellence in vaccine delivery, a Read More…

Africa's Open Boarder E-Visa's Key To Pandemic Recovery
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Africa’s Open Boarder E-Visa’s Key To Pandemic Recovery

Reading Time: 3 minutes 24 countries offer e-Visas reflecting 44% of the continent A record 54% of the continent is accessible for African visitors who no longer need a visa to travel or can get one on arrival; in 2020, The Gambia joins Seychelles and Benin in allowing visa-free access for all African travelers; 24 countries offer e-Visas reflecting 44% Read More…

UK Imposes New Rounds of Sanctions For Human Rights Violators
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UK Imposes New Rounds of Sanctions For Human Rights Violators

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK announces travel bans and asset freezes for 11 Russian, Venezuelan, Gambian and Pakistani human rights violators. UK government announces a third tranche of sanctions under its Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime against 11 individuals and one entity from Russia, Venezuela, The Gambia and Pakistan for egregious human rights violations, including torture and murder. These Read More…

Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine
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Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada reached a critical milestone in its fight against COVID-19 with the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada received Pfizer’s submission on October 9, 2020 and after a thorough, independent review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements for use Read More…

Afghan Hits Second Wave of COVID-19
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Afghan Hits Second Wave of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghan president provides extra pay incentives for COVID-19 frontline workers Afghan President Ashraf Ghani presided over an inter-governmental meeting this morning at the Presidential Palace to discuss efforts and recommendations of the Public Health Ministry in order to cope with the second wave of coronavirus and its aftermaths. Such meetings will be held twice a week, Read More…

COVID-19 Western Canada

Alberta Finally Goes Into Lockdown After Record Setting Day Of COVID19 Infection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 1,700 Albertans infected with COVID-19 within 24 hours Alberta has the been the last Canadian Province to put in place strict COVID-19 measures as the rate of infections and deaths continue to Sky Rocket. In the last 24 hours, Alberta has reported over 1,700 new cases which is a clear indication of the lack Read More…

UK Lifts Retaliatory Sanctions On American Steel As A Good Faith Gesture To Incoming Biden Administration
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UK Lifts Retaliatory Sanctions On American Steel As A Good Faith Gesture To Incoming Biden Administration

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK has today set out its independent approach to the longstanding trade conflicts between the EU and US around steel, aluminium and aerospace tariffs. The UK today announced an independent approach to the longstanding trade conflicts between the EU and US around steel and aluminium and aerospace tariffs. To defend the UK steel industry, Read More…

The Government of Canada's $430,000 - 1600°C Trial By Fire
Eastern Canada

The Government of Canada’s $430,000 – 1600°C Trial By Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes First innovation in 2021 at the Forges du Saint‑Maurice National Historic Site Starting 2021, visitors to Parks Canada’s Forges du Saint‑Maurice National Historic Site is will be offered a new immersive experience in the blast furnace building at in 2021: 1600°C trial by fire. The project, the result of a joint effort between Thinkwell Studio Montréal and Read More…

Day 6, Still No Apology From Manitoba Premier For Racist Comments Towards Indigenous Community
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Day 6, Still No Apology From Manitoba Premier For Racist Comments Towards Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Urges Premier of Manitoba to Issue Public Apology and to Work in Partnership with First Nations on Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine The relationship between Manitoba’s Indigenous Community and the Pallister government has been contentious at best. The Premier’s recent statement showing his disapproving of the federal government’s plans to include the Indigenous community in Read More…

Biden Nominates Four-Star General Lloyd Austin As Secretary of Defense
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Biden Nominates Four-Star General Lloyd Austin As Secretary of Defense

Reading Time: 3 minutes When confirmed, Austin will be the first African American to serve as defense secretary WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced that retired four-star General Lloyd J. Austin III will be nominated to serve as the 28th United States Secretary of Defense. With a distinguished record of military service spanning four decades, Secretary-designate Austin is Read More…

What To Know About The Government of Canada's Buy Local Campaign
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What To Know About The Government of Canada’s Buy Local Campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government commits $44,403 to New Brunswick buy local campaign Fredericton, New Brunswick – The small- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economy and have shown tremendous resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To further help downtown businesses generate activity this holiday season, the Government of Canada is supporting a campaign to encourage the Read More…

What is WHO Secret to Helping 100 Million People Quit Tobacco?
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What is WHO Secret to Helping 100 Million People Quit Tobacco?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 8 Million people die each year from smoking The World Health Organization (WHO) today launches a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – “Commit to Quit.”  The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco” are being released today to mark the start of the campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic Read More…

Why Is Canada Injecting $5 Million Into Tenaris Algoma Tubes and What Do They Do?
Eastern Canada

Why Is Canada Injecting $5 Million Into Tenaris Algoma Tubes and What Do They Do?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tenaris Algoma Tubes, The Sault Ste. Marie steel pipe manufacturer’s facility to create 75 full-time jobs   Advanced manufacturing is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, producing important goods for the domestic and international markets while supporting well paying jobs for Canadians across the country. As technology transforms manufacturing, Canadian companies are innovating and modernizing their processes Read More…

Why Ignoring Changes To The Apple App Store Will Cost You Your Privacy
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Why Ignoring Changes To The Apple App Store Will Cost You Your Privacy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following international intervention, Apple will shortly indicate on its App Store what personal data each app uses, empowering consumer choice. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), along with the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Norwegian Consumer Authority, took a leading role in the international effort to improve information available on the Read More…

New Brunswick Seniors Gets New Support Tool To Help With COVID-19
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New Brunswick Seniors Gets New Support Tool To Help With COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new web site will provide seniors with information on COVID-19 and government and community services and programs FREDERICTON – In an effort to help seniors, their families and caregivers during the pandemic, the Department of Social Development has launched Social Supports NB, a user-friendly website that contains information on government and community programs and services Read More…

Ford Government Commits $30 Million To Protect Ontario Wetlands
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Commits $30 Million To Protect Ontario Wetlands

Reading Time: 2 minutes New partnerships will help protect Great Lakes and support municipalities with stormwater management Toronto — The Ford government is providing $30 million to help conservation organizations create and restore wetlands in priority areas across the province. The new Wetlands Conservation Partner Program will focus on restoration projects in the Great Lakes watersheds and support municipalities Read More…

Saskatchewan Amends Tax Credits Up TO 40% To Attract Potash Investors
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Saskatchewan Amends Tax Credits Up TO 40% To Attract Potash Investors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan’s potash accounts for approximately 30 per cent of world production The Government of Saskatchewan has amended The Potash Production Tax Regulations, 2020, which will improve opportunities in the potash sector, particularly for junior producers, around innovation and research and development (R&D). The regulations will offer incentive tax credits of 40 per cent of eligible expenditures Read More…

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Fed Ex and Innomar To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK government is the first country to start distribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Today, Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to FedEx Express Canada and Innomar Strategies Inc., to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines across the country. “The Government of Canada continues to Read More…

Biden Chooses Xavier Becerra, To Be America's First Latino Secretary of Health and Human Service
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Biden Chooses Xavier Becerra, To Be America’s First Latino Secretary of Health and Human Service

Reading Time: 3 minutes President-elect Joe Biden Announces Key Members of Health Team WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his health team, including Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Xavier Becerra, the Attorney General of California and a long-time champion of expanding access to health care, is nominated to serve as Read More…

Election Observers Arrive In Ghana To Supervise Upcoming Election
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Election Observers Arrive In Ghana To Supervise Upcoming Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes AUEOM arrives to ensure Ghana’s election is held without corruption H.E. Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe, Former President of South Africa and the Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM), has arrived in Accra for the up-coming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in the country. The objective of the AUEOM is to make an independent, objective Read More…

UK and Egypt Sign Trade Agreement
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UK and Egypt Sign Trade Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Ambassador to Egypt signs agreement with Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe, to strengthen political and trade ties between the two countries. The British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams, today signed an agreement with Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe, Badr Abdelatty to strengthen political and trade ties between the two countries. The Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits 408,921

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many provinces in Canada have gone into a full lockdown In lieu of a press conference, Chief Medical Officer Dr Theresa Tam issued the following statement. “As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how Read More…

31st Anniversary Of Montreal’s Polytechnique Massacre
Eastern Canada

31st Anniversary Of Montreal’s Polytechnique Massacre

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian honour the students of that died 31 years ago in the Polytechnique Massacre The École Polytechnique massacre (French: tuerie de l’École polytechnique), also known as the Montreal massacre, was a mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Fourteen women were murdered and a further fourteen people were injured: ten women and four men. On December 6, Read More…

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Can You Put Vodka In A Humidifier? Asking For A Friend

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the middle of a pandemic, a little signage humor strikes the right tone There is that old saying “laughter is the best medicine” and, that adage is even more prevalent in a time of a global crisis.  To be clear there’s nothing funny about the pandemic and the path of destruction it has left in Read More…

Time For A Universal Basic Income In Canada
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Time For A Universal Basic Income In Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Several countries have a Universal Basic Income in place, why not Canada? Federal Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not about socialism and a disincentive to work! It is about freedom, and trust. It is about knowing each individual Canadian can choose how they manage their finances and plan life based on their individual circumstances I Read More…

Another Big Drug Bust At Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Prison In Quebec
Eastern Canada

Another Big Drug Bust At Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Prison In Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at the Regional Reception Centre On November 30, 2020, around 6:30 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included six cell phones Read More…

US Congress Voted In Favor To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana
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US Congress Voted In Favor To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

Reading Time: 2 minutes African Americans are two times more likely to be arrested and charge with simple possession of a Marijuana offense than White Americans. Marijuana has been legalized in several US states but still carries criminal charges at the Federal level. The 2020 election saw the State of Oregon vote to decriminalize all illegal drugs in a Read More…

B.C Government Commits $800K To Expand Mental Health For Youths & Indigenous Groups
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B.C Government Commits $800K To Expand Mental Health For Youths & Indigenous Groups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Expanded suicide prevention programs support Indigenous youth, post-secondary students VICTORIA – More young people in B.C. will have expanded access to life-saving interventions and mental health care through suicide prevention programs for First Nations and Métis youth, and post-secondary students. The Province’s $2.3-million investment will provide essential supports for hundreds of young people who are Read More…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
COVID-19 Northern Canada

Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Nunavut

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases in Nunavut dropping after the provinces first circuit breaker Iqaluit, Nunavut- Today, Nunavut has a total of 51 active cases of COVID-19 and 155 have recovered. The eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases in that region to 44. Contact tracing in all impacted communities Read More…

Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic is now crucial in the second wave QUEBEC, Telbec / – The National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) Today maid available the most recent update of the two reports it produces on a weekly basis in support of decision-makers and managers the health and Read More…

Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee
COVID-19 Indigenous Western Canada

Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO wants to know why has no Indigenous leadership been invited to be part of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force? Grand Chief Garrison Settee states: First Nations throughout Manitoba have worked diligently throughout the pandemic to keep COVID-19 out of our communities. We knew that once COVID-19 came into our First Nations, the impacts would Read More…

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Winnipeg Family Business KB2 Clothing Exemplifies What it Means To Be A Manitoban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Local business KB2 Clothing has donated thousands of PPE to local not for profit organizations In the wake of the global pandemic, the generosity of Manitobans is unmatched. Not only are Manitobans Friendly, but they are also opening up their establishments to shelter the homeless and abused. They are helping to feed the less fortunate Read More…

British Prime Minister Johnson Deploys 300 British Troops to Mali
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British Prime Minister Johnson Deploys 300 British Troops to Mali

Reading Time: 2 minutes A UK task force has arrived in Mali to join the UN peacekeeping mission where they will provide a reconnaissance capability 300 UK troops have arrived in Mali as part of the UN’s peacekeeping mission, primarily drawn from the Light Dragoons alongside the Royal Anglian Regiment and supported by specialist trades from across the Armed Read More…

Toronto City Council Recommending a New Tax on Vacant Dwellings
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Toronto City Council Recommending a New Tax on Vacant Dwellings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Revenues from the new tax will go towards housing initiatives Today, Mayor John Tory announced a City of Toronto staff report will be going to Executive Committee next week recommending a tax levy on vacant Toronto homes starting in 2022. A vacant home tax increases the housing supply by encouraging homeowners to sell or rent Read More…

Canada Introduces Legislation Respecting The Rights of Indigenous Peoples "U.N.D.R.I.P"
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Canada Introduces Legislation Respecting The Rights of Indigenous Peoples “U.N.D.R.I.P”

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Today, David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the introduction of Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. The Ministers were joined by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Read More…