Breaking News

Afro-Caribbean Busines Network Presents A Canadian Black Empowerment Manifesto 2.0

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Manifesto highlights the many benefits of partnering with Black-owned business operating within Canada Starting a business can be terrifying, starting a business as a black entrepreneur in Canada is twice as scary. Unlike many other cultures within Canada, the vast majority of black entrepreneurs do not derive from generational wealth; most of them are Read More…

‘I Can't Breathe" George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Passes
Breaking News U.S.A

Justice For George Floyd – Chauvin Convicted On 3 Counts Of Murder, Faces 75 Years In Prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes 9 minutes and 29 seconds is how long George Floyd laid on the concrete while Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. “I Can’t Breathe” – said George Floyd as he laid lifeless while civilians watched in horror as Minnesota Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. George Floyd was Read More…

Breaking News Canada

Can The Liberals Projected $101 Billion Budget, Survive A Vote Of No Confidence?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Liberals delivered their first budget in two years since the start of the global pandemic In times of uncertainty, budgets and fiscal responsibility are always questioned by parties in an opposition role. They are also seen as a necessary casualty that is expected when there is no end insight to an uncontrollable peril, natural disaster Read More…

Eastern Canada

Quebec Superior Court Upholds Bill 21 & Rules In Favour Of Religious Symbols Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Secular Bill 21 Bill 21 has been seen as racist and out of touch with Canada’s multicultural society. It is also seen by many ethnic minorities as a violation of their Charter of Rights and Freedom. Bill 21 has a direct impact on Muslim women and prevents them Read More…

COVID-19 Eastern Canada Western Canada

Ontario Closes Borders To Neighouring Provinces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario’s strict lockdown has borders closed to Provincial Neighbours Manitoba and Quebec. At the height of the global pandemic, Canada, just like the rest of the world, put in place measures to prevent travel from coming in and going out of the country. Although there has been some uproar in sealing of our borders from Read More…

UK & Unilever Team Up To Reach 1 Billion People COVID-19 Hygiene Campaign
COVID-19

UK & Unilever Team Up To Reach 1 Billion People With COVID-19 Hygiene Campaign

Reading Time: < 1 minute A hygiene campaign launched by the UK Government and Unilever to tackle Covid-19 has now reached one billion people. One billion people in developing countries have now been reached with advice, hygiene products and access to handwashing facilities in a campaign launched between the UK government and British business Unilever to reduce the spread of Read More…

Prince Phillip Laid To Rest In Ceremonial Royal Funeral
Breaking News

Prince Phillip Laid To Rest In Ceremonial Royal Funeral

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Phillip, The Duke Of Edinburgh was beloved by many “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral was a “Ceremonial Royal Funeral”, the same as that of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It was not a “State Funeral” – something that is generally reserved for Monarchs. The Dean of Windsor conducted the Funeral Service and the Archbishop of Read More…

Albertans Can Now Get The Astra Zeneca Vaccine At Walk In Clinics
Breaking News

Albertans Can Now Get The Astra Zeneca Vaccine At Walk In Clinics

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than one million vaccine doses have been administered in Alberta Since the reporting of blood clotting with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, there has been an increased reluctance by communities across Canada to get the shot. This reluctance is even more heightened within black and brown communities. The Federal government has order tens of millions Read More…

Nick Nelson
Atlantic Canada

New Brunswick Preps For Forest Fire Season

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2020, 462 fires burned 1356 hectares of forest land in New Brunswick. Under the Forest Fires Act, if you ignite a fire, you are responsible for it. If your fire gets out of control, you may be liable for the cost of fighting the fire and/or damage to another person’s property. You may also face Read More…

Liberals Announce $235,000 In Pre-Election Funding To Switch Energy
Canada Eastern Canada

Federal Government Announce $235,000 In Funding To Switch Energy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switch Energy will plans to power up electric vehicles across Ontario and Quebec by installing 61 charging stations As the pending 2021 fall of the federal government, a huge emphasis has been placed on climate change as the Liberals plan to build on their last campaign promise to make the environment a priority. Fresh of Read More…

New York City COVID-19 Infections Drop Below 4% For First Time Since March 11
COVID-19 U.S.A

New York City COVID-19 Infections Drop Below 4% For First Time Since March 11

Reading Time: < 1 minute New York was one of the first US States to go into a Statewide lockdown in the early stages of the virus Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 3,963, the first time under 4,000 since December 1. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 2.76 percent, the lowest since Read More…

UK Exposes Russian Involvement In SolarWinds Cyber Compromise
Canada Europe U.S.A United Kingdom

UK Exposes Russian Involvement In SolarWinds Cyber Compromise

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has for the first time today exposed details of the SVR’s cyber program The SVR is Russia’s civilian foreign intelligence service and is the successor organization to the KGB’s First Chief Directorate. It predominantly targets overseas governmental, diplomatic, think-tank, healthcare and energy targets for intelligence purposes. It is technologically advanced, developing capabilities Read More…

New Brunswick's $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment
Atlantic Canada

New Brunswick’s $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Environmental Trust Fund invests over $9 million in environmental initiatives “The department is pleased to support ideas to make New Brunswick communities a better place, and to continue our work to protect, preserve and enhance the province’s natural environment,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman. The fund is a longstanding mechanism for community Read More…

Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers

Reading Time: < 1 minute From grocery store clerks to hospital workers, provision of free child care services will support key workers As Ontario schools move to remote learning due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission across communities and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, frontline workers will have access to emergency child care for Read More…

Conservatives Tough Sell To Canadians They Are The Party To Tackle Climate Change
Breaking News

Conservatives Tough Sell To Canadians They Are The Party To Tackle Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conservatives Want To Replace Carbon Tax With Their Own Tax For years the Conservative Party of Canada has levied bold accusations against the Trudeau government for being out of touch with Canadians for implementing a carbon plan. A plan that was ultimately challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada by the Provincial Conservative Premiers. The Read More…

Quebec Government Steps In To Help Victims Of Parish Of Saint-Siméon
Eastern Canada

Quebec Government Steps In To Help Victims Of Parish Of Saint-Siméon

Reading Time: 1 minute Heavy rains and strong winds from November 30 to December 2, 2020 cause massive damage to the region Saint-Siméon Due to the abundant rains and strong winds that occurred from November 30 to December 2, 2020, the Quebec government announced that the Parish of Saint-Siméon, located in the administrative region of Gaspésie -Îles-de-la-Madeleine, as well Read More…

3 Tips To Help Support Your Small Business’ Road To Recovery
Canada U.S.A

3 Tips To Help Support Your Small Business’ Road To Recovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes The road to recovery for small business will be difficult without proper help (NC) As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to reach Canadian communities, many small business owners are viewing 2021 as the year to shift from crisis response to rebuilding and recovery. “While the pandemic continues to pose uncertainties, it’s important that business owners do Read More…

Canadian Government Makes Environment Protection Top Priority
Breaking News

Canadian Government Makes Environment Protection Top Priority

Reading Time: 2 minutes Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and Recognizes a Right to a Healthy Environment Today, the Government of Canada delivered on its commitment to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and recognized that Canadians have a right to a healthy environment. The amendments will enable the Government to respond effectively to new science, which is Read More…

Major Tobacco Smuggling Ring Busted In Quebec
Eastern Canada

Major Tobacco Smuggling Ring Busted In Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec Tobacco smuggling – Fines over $ 1.3 million for ten offenders and two jail sentences Revenu Québec announces that the ten people mentioned below have been convicted of offenses related to contraband tobacco. They were ordered by the Court of Quebec to pay fines totaling $ 1,341,342.26. Two offenders were also sentenced to prison terms. These Read More…

Waterloo Launches "StaySafe" COVID-19 Rapid Screening Pilot Program
Breaking News

Waterloo Launches “StaySafe” COVID-19 Rapid Screening Pilot Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute StaySafe point-of-care tests will help keep workers safe in small and medium sized businesses The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is launching the StaySafe™ COVID-19 Rapid Screening Pilot in the Waterloo Region. The StaySafe™ program will provide free rapid antigen point-of-care tests for employees of small- and medium-sized businesses, with a target Read More…

$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia's Field Of Dreams
Atlantic Canada Canada

$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia’s Field Of Dreams

Reading Time: < 1 minute Accessible sports infrastructure that will benefit all Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton residents Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of Hawks Dream Field, in Dominion, into a fully accessible recreation space. Once completed, the Read More…

COVAX On Pace To Deliver 2 Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 World News

COVAX On Pace To Deliver 2 Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVAX has now delivered more than 38 million doses across six continents WHO workers Nestor Ariel Salazar Cabares, Roesenber de la Cruz Rodriguez, Giovanni Diaz Gaitan and Juan Alberto Sanchez finish setting up the COVID-19 vaccination site in the indigenous community of Concordia, Colombia. More than one hundred economies have received life-saving COVID-19 vaccines from Read More…

Items From First COVID-19 Vaccination Heading To Smithsonian Museum
Breaking News

Toronto Has Administered Over 700,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto on pace to be the first Canadian city to reach one million vaccine doses The City of Toronto has been working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 710,852 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. Currently, people age 50 or older who live in Read More…

Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry
Canada Indigenous Northern Canada

Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government supports tourism infrastructure in Yellowknife, NWT The tourism industry plays a key economic, social and cultural role in the Northwest Territories, and is an important part of diversifying the Northern economy. The Canadian Government has supported the industry since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has demonstrated its commitment to helping the Read More…

Breaking News

His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke Of Edinburgh, Has Died Age 99

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Phillip was two months short of his centurion birthdate Today the world mourns the loss of His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Phillip’s passing is saddening but not unexpected. At the age of 96, he retired from his official duties as a Royal and has been battling issues with his Read More…

Toronto Mayor John Tory Launches 2021 City-Wide Spring Cleanup
Eastern Canada

Toronto Mayor John Tory Launches 2021 City-Wide Spring Cleanup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor John Tory officially launched Toronto’s annual city-wide spring cleanup campaign. Despite the ongoing pandemic, work at the City continues to move forward to ensure that residents have access to City services and amenities. This includes the work of essential workers from multiple City divisions who will take on the necessary work of making public Read More…

Quebec Employment Rate Increased In March 0.6%
Eastern Canada

Quebec Employment Rate Increased In March 0.6%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Employment growth and unemployment rate stability in March 2021 In March 2021, in Quebec, employment increased (+ 25,900; + 0.6% compared to the previous month). The unemployment rate remains stable at 6.4%. This is reflected in the results of Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey released today. Employment has grown by 713,200 since May 2020, which is just over 86% of Read More…

Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education
Atlantic Canada Canada

Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that the Government of Canada will invest $6 million in the Discovery Centre’s Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project. This Halifax-based science centre will partner with 30 science centres across Read More…

Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast For Passing Of The Duke of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast For Passing Of The Duke of Edinburgh

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flag flying guidance for UK government buildings. It is with great regret that we note the announcement today, Friday 9 April 2021 from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. All official flags, including the Union Flag, are to be half-masted on all UK government buildings as soon as Read More…

Ontario Schools To Say Open In Provincial Wide State Of Emergency
Breaking News

Ontario Schools To Say Open In Provincial Wide State Of Emergency

Reading Time: < 1 minute Education workers become eligible for vaccines as part of state of emergency Under the Ontario government’s plan, expanded access to asymptomatic testing is available for students and staff at pharmacies that offer testing and in 180 assessment centres across the province for the week of April 12-18, 2021. In addition, beginning next week, education workers Read More…

$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education
Atlantic Canada Africa Canada

$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute African history is a significant part of Canada’s history but little is still known Today, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with Andy Dellmore, Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced $1,031,565 in funding for Dalhousie University’s three-year project to fill a gap in African Canadian History Education. This new project, called A Black People’s History of Canada, will Read More…

B.C Sets Up PST Rebates For Capital Investments
COVID-19 Western Canada

B.C Sets Up PST Rebates For Capital Investments

Reading Time: 2 minutes 100% rebate for business will mean real growth for B.C’s economy Businesses can grow back bigger and stronger following the pandemic, with up to half-billion dollars in expected rebates available for purchases or leases of select machinery and equipment, including tools, furniture, computers, software and zero-emission vehicles. “This measure is a direct response to what Read More…

New Zealand Blocks Travelers From India & Brazil From Entering Country
COVID-19 World News

New Zealand Blocks Travelers From India & Brazil From Entering Country

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil & India has seen massive COVID-19 outbreaks each day topping over 100,000 The handling of New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic has been at times the envy of the world leaders. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has managed the pandemic with a steady hand and has been able to keep her country’s COVID-19 case to a minimal. Read More…

Ontario In Crisis - Ford To Declare Full Provincial Lockdown
Breaking News

Ontario In Crisis – Ford To Declare Full Provincial Lockdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario is going backwards while other provinces are flattening the curb There has been many criticism of Premier Doug Ford’s handling of the global pandemic as cases in Ontario continue to rise while other provinces are flattening the curb. It is expected in today’s 2pm press conference, Ford will announce strict measures on Ontarians only Read More…

World's Greatest Mayor Naheed Nenshi Will Not Seek Re-Election
Western Canada

World’s Greatest Mayor Naheed Nenshi Will Not Seek Re-Election

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nenshi could be making a possible run for a federal seat In 2010 Harvard academic Naheed Nenshi surprised Calgarians and the rest of Canada by becoming the first Muslim Mayor of a major Canadian city. To his credit, his campaign was seen as the first real mobilization of social media to elect a mayor. Nenshi’s Read More…

UNHCR On High Alert As Thousands Flee Attacks In Northern Mozambique
Africa

UNHCR On High Alert As Thousands Flee Attacks In Northern Mozambique

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR staff prepare to distribute sleeping mats and blankets to families fleeing violence in Palma, northern Mozambique.  This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Image UNHCR/Martim Gray Pereira UNHCR, the Read More…

Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic
United Kingdom COVID-19

Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute UK residence are encouraged to not leave their application to the last minute During the pandemic, Her Majesty’s Passport Office has seen a significant drop in the number of people applying for passports. In a normal year it processes around seven million passport applications, however in 2020 just over 4 million people applied for their passport. While Read More…

Proceeds Of Crimes In Quebec Becoming Lucrative Business In Need Of Cash
Eastern Canada

Proceeds Of Crimes In Quebec Becoming Lucrative Business In Need Of Cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute $2 million to support 49 crime prevention projects The Deputy Premier, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Ms.  Geneviève Guilbault, announces that a sum of $2 million will be used for continue to support 49 projects, led by 41 community organizations, to prevent delinquency and crime among young people aged 12 to Read More…

Close To 100 New Brunswick Municipal Seats Have No Candidates
Breaking News

Close To 100 New Brunswick Municipal Seats Have No Candidates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deadline for nominations approaches for May 10 elections With four days to go until the close of nominations, the clock is ticking down for candidates considering running in the May 10 municipal, district education council and regional health authority board elections. The deadline for filing nomination papers is Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m. “We Read More…

Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone. The City of Toronto and its healthcare partners have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines. While working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. Read More…

UK Government Rewards Businesses For Employing Veterans
United Kingdom

UK Government Rewards Businesses For Employing Veterans

Reading Time: 2 minutes A National Insurance contributions holiday for businesses who employ armed forces veterans comes into force on 6 April 2021 The new policy delivers on the UK government’s manifesto commitment, allows employers to claim National Insurance contributions relief for veterans they have hired during their first year of civilian employment after leaving the armed forces. The Read More…

Businesses Benefit And Grow When They Hire Professionals To Do Their SEO
World News

Businesses Benefit And Grow When They Hire Professionals To Do Their SEO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Genial SEO understands the importance of helping businesses stay relevant on Google, especially in the middle of a pandemic Marketing is the most important part of any business especially in the middle of a pandemic. It is vital to have a great seo campaign to help customers find you on the web. SEO is the Read More…

Egypt Captivates World With Launching Of New National Museum
Africa

Egypt Captivates World With Launching Of New National Museum

Reading Time: 2 minutes They event marked by Royal Decree and a Golden Parade of Pharaohs Twenty-two pharaoh mummies walked the streets of Cairo on Saturday evening in a stunning royal procession from the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat. The event marked the official launch of NMEC. Against Read More…

Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England
COVID-19 United Kingdom

Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April, the Government has announced. In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice Read More…

Can You Really Get Virtual Care In A Rural Or Remote Community?
Canada COVID-19

Can You Really Get Virtual Care In A Rural Or Remote Community?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Working from home is now the new normal (NC) If you live in a remote Canadian community or even a rural area, you know just what a challenge it is to access healthcare. Now, amidst pandemic-lockdowns and the risks of exposure, even a short hospital visit or checkup are worrisome. Thanks to streaming video and Read More…

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

UK’s Vaccination Roll Out Is Efficient & Impressive

Reading Time: 2 minutes 5 Million People In The UK Receive Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Health services across the UK have now administered over 36.6 million vaccines between 8 December and 02 April, including over 31.4 million people with their first dose and over 5.2 million with their second. The milestone means nearly 1 in 10 of all UK Read More…

2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes $19 million for training Quebec’s unemployed announced by Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour Quebec’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Jean Boulet, announces an investment of $ 18.8 million to support workforce training in the Montreal, Laval and Montérégie regions. Concretely, this investment will allow the government of Quebec Read More…

“Godzilla vs. Kong” Crushes at the Box Office
World News Entertainment

“Godzilla vs. Kong” Crushes at the Box Office

Reading Time: 2 minutes Godzilla vs. Kong brought in $300 Million Worldwide in Only 12 Days Riding the wave of a massive opening in international markets, including $137.1 million in China so far, “Godzilla vs. Kong” debuted this week in the U.S. in theaters and on HBO Max, taking in $48.5 million at the domestic box office over five Read More…

A Quiet Easter, But Still Plenty Of Reason To Be Thankful
Breaking News

A Quiet Easter, But Still Plenty Of Reasons To Be Thankful

Reading Time: < 1 minute Easter is a time to celebrate and reflect TDS News – Easter is traditionally a time to come together and celebrate family, friends and life. Although the pandemic has made the idea of coming together physically difficult, we are still finding ways to embrace each other. Whether it being a throw back to simple times Read More…

Big Investment For The Y.M.C.A Other Ontario Rec. Facilities
Canada Eastern Canada

Big Investment For The Y.M.C.A Other Ontario Rec. Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada and Ontario Invest in Improved Community and Recreation Infrastructure in Elora and Guelph Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, His Worship Kelly Linton, Mayor of the Township of Centre Wellington; Jaya James, Executive Director of HOPE House; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers, announced joint funding Read More…

UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies
United Kingdom Asia

UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanctions target the Myanmar regime and a boost to funding for evidence gathering of violations The sanctions against MEC will be enforced immediately for its involvement in serious human rights violations by making funds available to the military, as well as its association with senior military figures. Designating MEC will prohibit funds and economic resources Read More…

Exclusive: New Details Leaked About Trumps New Social Media
Breaking News

Exclusive: New Details Leaked About Trumps New Social Media

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trumps new social media will be a political game changer TDS News – January 8, 2021, was the day the former US President Donald Trump was silenced from his tens of millions of followers on his social network of choice Twitter. Within days, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and several of the more popular networks permanently banned Read More…