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95% Of Black Businesses Were Denied Funding By The Federal Government

Reading Time: 6 minutes Under the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Funding Earmarked For Black Businesses, was only given to 5% of applicants. 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 Read More…

Project Hammerhead Nabs Cross Boarder Drug Smugglers
Western Canada

Edmonton Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigates alleged sexual assaults involving a member of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). TDS News – It is alleged that in the early afternoon of Jan. 20, 2021, an off-duty police officer encountered an adult female acquaintance, and during that encounter committed a sexual assault. The evidence gathered during Read More…

Ontario Investing $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Invests $1.2M Into Black Tech Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to help Black-owned tech start-ups succeed in Ontario’s changing economy TDS News – The Ford government is investing $1.2 million over three years to help young Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned tech start-ups access the resources and tools they need to succeed in the province’s changing economy. The funding will be provided through Ryerson University Read More…

LGBTQ2+ National Monument In Ottawa, One Step Closer To Reality
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LGBTQ2+ National Monument In Ottawa, One Step Closer To Reality

Reading Time: 2 minutes The monument will honour members of the LGBTQ2+ and those that were systematically purged from positions through government and law enforcement. TDS News -Today Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and project proponent the LGBT Purge Fund, in cooperation with the National Capital Commission, announced Read More…

Jamie Moses, First Black MLA To Speak In The Manitoba Legislature
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Jamie Moses, First Black MLA To Speak In The Manitoba Legislature

Reading Time: 4 minutes Black History Month celebrates historic election of MLA Jamie Moses On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, I became the first Black person to ever speak in the Manitoba Legislature as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. For the first time, Black people in Manitoba have a voice in the Legislature. Walking into the chamber and seeing Read More…

New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C's Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities
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New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C’s Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C.’s total provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic exceeds $8 billion. TDS News – Building on other recovery funding, British Columbia is boosting local economies by investing $30 million in small-scale infrastructure projects throughout B.C. to create jobs and support recovery for people and communities affected by COVID-19. “Communities, large and small, have been dealing Read More…

Since 2015, Over 367,000 Children Have Been Lifted Out Of Poverty Within Canada
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Since 2015, Over 367,000 Children Have Been Lifted Out Of Poverty Within Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s first world status does not make it immune to poverty TDS News – In 2018, Canadians saw a historic commitment toward reducing poverty through Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. Yesterday, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, tabled in Parliament the first report on Canada’s progress, entitled Building Understanding: Read More…

Women Now Makeup More Than (34.3%) Of Corporate Boards In The UK
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Women Now Makeup More Than (34.3%) Of Corporate Boards In The UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes The changing face of business: number of women on FTSE boards up by 50% in just 5 years More than a third (34.3%) of Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 350 board positions are now held by women, with the number of women on boards increasing by 50% over the last 5 years, data released today (Wednesday 24 Read More…

More Than 75 million European Adults Lack Basic Digital Skills
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More Than 75 million European Adults Lack Basic Digital Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes Greater efforts needed to equip all Europeans with basic digital skills In today’s world, digital skills are increasingly important. However, within the EU, little progress has been made in recent years in improving basic digital competence among adult Europeans. The Commission has issued guidance and supported Member States, but there have been relativelyfew EU-funded projects Read More…

Less Than 1 in 5 UK University Students Had COVID-19 By End Fall Term
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Less Than 1 in 5 UK University Students Had COVID-19 By End Fall Term

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that 17.8% of university students in England had COVID-19 antibodies. TDS News – The COVID-19 university seroprevalence study was carried out among the student population in England. It was conducted between 2 to 11 December 2020 at 5 universities across the country, which had reported COVID-19 outbreaks during Read More…

Toronto Finds Solution To Affordable Housing With Modular Homes
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Toronto Finds Solution To Affordable Housing With Modular Homes

Reading Time: 3 minutes 128 modular homes set to pop up on City land in Phase Two of the Tory’s affordable housing initiative TDS News – Today, Mayor John Tory announced the details of the second phase of the City of Toronto’s Modular Housing Initiative (MHI). The two sites announced today will create approximately 128 modular homes, 64 at Read More…

B.C NDP Government Unveils $20M Plan For Rural Jobs
Western Canada

B.C NDP Government Unveils $20M Plan For Rural Jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. has committed $10-billion to restart the economy due to the COVID-19 TDS News – People living in rural communities throughout the province will soon benefit from B.C. government grants that will support new jobs and economic opportunities to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. As part of B.C.’s $10-billion COVID-19 response, grants Read More…

500,000 American Lives To COVID-19
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500,000 American Lives Lost To COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S reaches another grim milestone in COVID-19 death tolls TDS News – America marked the loss of 500,000 American lives to the coronavirus: an horrific human toll of staggering proportions and incomprehensible sadness. Every life lost is a profound tragedy that we mourn and that breaks America’s heart. Today, congress convenes and we will observe a Read More…

Save The Children's Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray
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Save The Children’s Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray

Reading Time: 4 minutes Save the Children has reached over 1,063 families, or 4,368 people, with essential food aid and other supplies TDS News – Save the Children was one of the first aid agencies to reach Axum in Ethiopia’s Central Tigray region earlier this month, delivering critical food distributions to more than 4,300 people. The child rights organisation Read More…

Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers
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Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers

Reading Time: 2 minutes $2.47 million in support over 8,670 Toronto Taxi Drivers As part of the 2021 budget approval process, Toronto City Council voted to provide a temporary reduction in the renewal fees and regulatory charges for Taxicab and Limousine Vehicle-for-Hire licensing categories. This initiative will assist up to 8,670 drivers in the city. In light of the Read More…

Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization
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Saskatchewan Premier Moe Makes Youth Addictions Treatment Priority

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan government commits $800,000 to Youth Addictions Treatment Beds To Open In Swift Current TDS News – Today the Saskatchewan government announced they have reached an agreement between the Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SWYES) and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for additional youth addictions treatment services in Southern Saskatchewan. The agreement will provide both inpatient and Read More…

Canada's History Of Racism Draws Parallel To Today's COVID-19 Pandemic
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Canada’s History Of Racism Draws Parallel To Today’s COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marginalized communities are impact more from the COVI-19 pandemic TDS News – The direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 in Canada have been worsened by systems that continue to perpetuate racism, ageism, sexism, and homophobia, in addition to other structural or social factors that further marginalize, such as homelessness. It is important to recognize that Read More…

Bromance 2.0 - Trudeau Congratulation President Elect Biden
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Trudeau And Biden Set Date For The Kickoff Of Bromance 2.0

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Trudeau to hold first Bilateral meeting with President Biden Under the Trump administration, Canada has had the rockiest relationship on file will with any US President. Trump routinely incited trade wars with Canada and caused uncertainty in the markets affecting many businesses on both sides of the border. With the election of Joe Read More…

Will Vaccine Injury Insurance Convince Canadians To Get Inoculated?
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Ontario Surpasses Over Half A Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Reading Time: 4 minutes Province Ramping up Capacity in Preparation of Vaccinating Phase Two Populations The Ontario government has administered over 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Phase One priority populations, which now includes adults 80 years of age and older. At the same time, the province is working with public health units to build and expand its Read More…

UK Marks 7th Anniversary Of Russia's Annexation Of Crimea
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UK Marks 7th Anniversary Of Russia’s Annexation Of Crimea

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK will remain at the forefront of international efforts to end Russia’s illegitimate control of the Crimean peninsula The UK has reaffirmed its unwavering support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and its support for Ukrainians whose lives have been impacted by Russian aggression, seven years after Russia illegally annexed Crimea and began its Read More…

Canada Solidifies Strong Bond With Caribbean Countries
Canada Caribbean

Canada Solidifies Strong Bond With Caribbean Countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada and Caribbean countries hold first Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada met virtually on Friday 19 February 2021, with the discussions centered on key issues of mutual interest including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and climate resilience. Friday’s meeting was cochaired by Hon Marc Garneau, Minister Read More…

American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated
CoronaVirus U.S.A

American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated

Reading Time: < 1 minute Publix Offers a $125 Gift Card to Associates After Completing Full COVID-19 Vaccination To receive the gift card, associates must be currently employed, submit an internal form and proof of vaccination. Although not required, the company is encouraging its associates to get the vaccine. Associates are not required to be vaccinated at a Publix Pharmacy Read More…

Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to help community partners lead local public safety initiatives TDS News – The Ontario government is investing up to $2.6 million over two years through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) grant to help communities combat hate-motivated crime. The funding will help 26 community-based, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations Chiefs and Band Councils, in collaboration with Read More…

UK Launches (ARIA) New £800M Research Agency To Support High Risk, High Reward Science
United Kingdom

UK Launches (ARIA) New £800M Research Agency To Support High Risk, High Reward Science

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) will be led by scientists who will have the freedom to identify and fund transformational science and technology at speed. The UK’s next generation of pioneering inventors will be backed by a new independent scientific research agency, the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced today (Friday 19 February), Read More…

Africa

African Countries Struggling To Contain Another Ebola Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 100 WHO staff, deployed from other countries and from within Guinea, are expected to be part of the Ebola response by the end of February TDS News – With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization Read More…

Major Changes Proposed To Canada's Criminal Code Regarding Drug Possession
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Major Changes Proposed To Canada’s Criminal Code Regarding Drug Possession

Reading Time: 2 minutes 14 proposed changes will affect mandatory minimum sentencing within the criminal code Social, economic, cultural, institutional and historical inequities contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people, Black Canadians and marginalized populations, including those living with substance abuse and mental health challenges, in the criminal justice system. “The Government recognizes that there is systemic racism in Read More…

Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization
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Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan becomes the latest province to gear up for mass immunization Premier Scott Moe and Health Minister Paul Merriman joined Saskatchewan Health Authority officials today to showcase preparations to deliver mass COVID-19 immunizations. The Premier and Health Minister toured the mass immunization clinic set up in the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina. Read More…

Quebec's Bill n ° 698 - To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Quebec’s Bill n ° 698 – To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Restaurants have been decimated by the Pandemic TDS News – The member for Nelligan and official opposition critic for SMEs and innovation, Monsef Derraji, today presented Bill n ° 698 to the National Assembly, An Act to temporarily limit the fees for online ordering services and meal delivery that may be required of restaurant owners. Read More…

Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

TraceSCAN’s Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes TraceSCAN’s Innovative Made-In-Ontario technology will help stop the spread of COVID-19 while creating skilled jobs TDS News — The Ontario government is providing Facedrive Inc. with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to accelerate the deployment of its wearable contact tracing technology, TraceSCAN, which alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with Read More…

Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine
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Canada Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada joins the United Kingdom and the United States in countries to apply sanctions to Myanmar Today Marc Garneau Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that in response to the coup d’état in Myanmar, Canada is imposing sanctions against 9 Myanmar military officials, under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations. “Canada stands with the people of Myanmar Read More…

Breaking News

97% Of Victims Of Human Trafficking Are Women And Girls

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada has invested over $57.22 million in the fight against human trafficking TDS News – Human trafficking is a heinous crime that devastates victims, survivors, their families, communities and society as a whole. It also disproportionately affects women and girls, as well as vulnerable and marginalized individuals. In September 2019, the Government Read More…

Minister Blair Reappoints RCMP Management Advisory Board To Another Term
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Manitoba Government Rakes In $1.3M In Fines From COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 fines are racking up in Manitoba TDS News – Although the province has made moderate changes to public health orders, they remain in effect and must be followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Manitobans are reminded to stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. All retail establishments Read More…

New Homes Coming To People Of Sooke First Nation
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New Homes Coming To People Of Sooke First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C leads the country in new home construction for the Indigenous community TDS News – Two new housing projects are on the way to Sooke that will provide 75 affordable rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes, along with 33 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in the community. “Everyone deserves safe and Read More…

Project Hammerhead Nabs Cross Boarder Drug Smugglers
Canada World News

Project Hammerhead Nabs Cross Boarder Drug Smugglers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Law enforcement partners dismantle alleged cross border smuggling organization TDS News – Today, the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with the R.C.M.P and the Mohawk Police Service, busted a number of individuals in Canada and the United States for cross border smuggling following an investigation involving law Read More…

World's First Coronavirus Challenge Starts In The UK
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World’s First Coronavirus Challenge Starts In The UK

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK will be the first country in the world to run a Covid-19 human challenge study, following approval from the UK’s clinical trials ethics body Backed by a £33.6 million UK government investment, the first-of-its-kind study for this virus will involve establishing the smallest amount of virus needed to cause infection, which will give Read More…

UK Company Introduces New Technology To Identify High Risk COVID-19 Candidates
CoronaVirus United Kingdom

UK Company Introduces New Technology To Identify High Risk COVID-19 Candidates

Reading Time: 3 minutes The fight on COVID-19 has new tool in their arsenal New technology has been introduced in England to help clinicians identify, for the first time, a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. Over 800,000 adults will now be prioritized to receive a vaccine as part of the current vaccination Read More…

Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Stricter Gun Legislation Introduce By Trudeau Government
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Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Stricter Gun Legislation Introduced By Trudeau Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes New firearms measures to combat crime and increase public safety Gun violence has had devastating effects on communities across the country, and on too many Canadians who have lost loved ones. According to Statistics Canada, firearms were used in over 40 per cent of homicides in Canada in 2019. Last May, the Government of Canada Read More…

$100M In Funding To Cleanup Inactive Oil Sites On Indigenous Lands
Caribbean Indigenous

$100M In Funding To Cleanup Inactive Oil Sites On Indigenous Lands

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous leaders have long advocated pipelines not to run through their communities Two new rounds of the Site Rehabilitation Program will provide $400 million to create thousands of jobs for Albertans while completing significant environmental cleanup across the province – including on First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements. The Alberta and Canadian government are advancing Read More…

Canada Gets Top Marks From I.M.F For It's COVID-19 Response
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Canada Gets Top Marks From I.M.F For It’s COVID-19 Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) praises Canada’s COVID-19 economic response plan TDS News – Today, Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, welcomed the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s annual Article IV mission report that found Canada’s strong and decisive actions at the onset of the pandemic “provided crucial support to the economy and the Read More…

New Fuel Efficiency Standards On The Horizon For Canada & America
Canada U.S.A

New Fuel Efficiency Standards On The Horizon For Canada & America

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s commitment to climate change requires an update to auto pollution Canada is taking action to cut pollution from the transportation sector, which accounts for one-quarter of our overall emissions. By requiring light-duty vehicles (LDV) to be less polluting over time, Canada’s fuel efficiency standards have the potential to cut fuel costs in Canada, and Read More…

UK and EU Reach Historic Post Brexit Trade Agreement
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UK Prime Minister Johnson To Host Virtual G7 Meeting

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host fellow G7 leaders for a virtual meeting on Friday 19 February On Friday (19th February) the Prime Minister will host fellow G7 leaders for a virtual meeting to discuss how the world’s leading democracies can work together to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines around the world, prevent future Read More…

Japan's 9.0 Earthquake Brings Up Memories Fukushima Disaster
Asia

Japan’s 9.0 Earthquake Brings Up Memories Fukushima Disaster

Reading Time: < 1 minute Japan’s record setting earthquake comes within months of the Fukushima meltdown from 2011 The 2011 earthquake in Japan was the most powerful earthquake ever registered with a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) Fast forward a decade later and the far east country is hit with another devastating earthquake with the same magnitude as that of 2011. The earthquake triggered Read More…

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Is Trump The New Teflon Don?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trump’s acquittal cements his stranglehold on the Republican Party Trump is still in full control of the Republican Party after the Democrats failed to garner two thirds of the Senate vote to convict him for insurrection. In a vote of 43 not guilty to 57 guilty — the jury fell short of the 67 guilty Read More…

New COVID-19 Variant Forces In Person Voting To Be Cancelled
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New COVID-19 Variant Forces In Person Voting To Be Cancelled

Reading Time: < 1 minute Newfoundland and Labrador will all be done by mail in ballots On January 15, 2021, Liberal Leader Andrew Furey has announced Newfoundland and Labrador were heading for a general election on February 13, 2021. And just yesterday, the Chief Electoral Officer for the province Bruce Chaulk announced the suspension of all in person voting due Read More…

Ontario Ups Deployment Of Rapid Tests Kits To Essential Workers
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Ontario Ups Deployment Of Rapid Tests Kits To Essential Workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Innovative Testing Options to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Key Sectors TDS News — Based on the successful use of rapid tests in select settings across the province the Ontario government is deploying test kits to more essential workplaces and sectors in order to quickly identify and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Rapid Read More…

Canada Continues To Invest In Youth Employment In Height Of The Pandemic
Canada Western Canada

Canada Continues To Invest In Youth Employment In Height Of The Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes $460,000 in funding to the Hollyburn Family Services Society TDS News – Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs in the future. The Government of Canada is continues to take strong action to ensure that young Canadians have the supports they need to move forward from the impacts Read More…

Awesemo - DFS Daily Podcast, A Well Needed Distraction From The Pandemic
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Awesemo – DFS Daily Podcast, A Well Needed Distraction From The Pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes A great podcast can do a lot for ones mental health and Awesemo’s daily podcast does just that. TDS News – Daily fantasy sports (DFS) are a subset of fantasy sport games. As with traditional fantasy sports games, players compete against others by building a team of professional athletes from a particular league or competition while remaining under a salary cap, and earn Read More…

Georgia's Dynamic Duo Warnock & Ossoff Making Good On Election Promises
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Georgia’s Dynamic Duo Warnock & Ossoff Making Good On Election Promises

Reading Time: 3 minutes Warnock & Ossoff Outline Significant COVID-19 Relief Aid They Are Fighting To Deliver To Georgians TDS News – Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) outlined significant COVID-19 relief aid they are working to deliver to Georgia families in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Over one year Read More…

China Imposes Retaliation Measures On The UK, Banning All BBC Content
United Kingdom Asia

China Imposes Retaliation Measures On The UK, Banning All BBC Content

Reading Time: < 1 minute China ramps up its attempt to sensor news from Western Nations For centuries the communist country has practiced censorship to the point it is engrained into the content they show to their citizens. None more egregious than that of the denying and scrubbing any reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre that took place on April Read More…

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths
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Ontario Completes First Round Of Vaccination In Long-Term Care Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Accelerated vaccination rollout continues despite supply delays TDS News – The first round of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in every long-term care home across Ontario to eligible residents who wanted one. This goal was achieved despite repeated delays and reductions of vaccine shipments. To date, more than 62,000 long-term care residents have received at Read More…

Free Fishing For Manitoba Families Leading Up To Family Day
Western Canada

Free Fishing For Manitoba Families Leading Up To Family Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family fishing weekend at the height of the pandemic is a welcomed distraction TDS News – Manitobans will be able to get outside and try their luck ice fishing at many of Manitoba’s world-class lakes and rivers during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “The Read More…

$55 Million Haul For Canada Clean Tech. Companies
Canada

$55 Million Haul For Canada Clean Tech. Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than $55 million to support R&D on clean solutions in the energy, agricultural and resources sectors TDS News – Canada continues to is make investments that will lay the groundwork for a stronger, greener and more resilient economy, which will create opportunities for all Canadians. A strong economic recovery will be built on Canada’s Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Commits $15 Billion To Fix Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure

Reading Time: 2 minutes New public transit investments will build strong communities, fight climate change, and create new jobs across Canada TDS News – Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years, which includes permanent funding of $3 billion per year for Canadian communities beginning in 2026-27. This announcement provides Read More…

New Drugs Entering Canada A Rate of 5 Per Year
Canada

New Drugs Entering Canada A Rate of 5 Per Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bictegravir accounts for 51% of new drug sales in Canada last year TDS News – The latest edition of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Meds Entry Watch reports that 40 new-to-Canada medicines were approved for market in 2018, of which 22 had reported sales by the end of 2019. This is in line with the Read More…

100 New Beds For Addictions Treatment Coming To B.C
Western Canada

100 New Beds For Addictions Treatment Coming To B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C leads the country in addictions and drug overdose TDS News – People struggling with substance-use challenges in B.C. will have additional treatment and recovery options as more than 100 new publicly funded beds in 14 organizations will soon become available around the province. “To help people get the addictions care they need, we’re providing Read More…

Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
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Major Changes To Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health Canada issues label change authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine TDS News – Today, Health Canada issued a label change authorization to Pfizer-BioNTech to reflect that each vial of its COVID-19 vaccine contains six doses, rather than five. This follows an independent and thorough scientific review of a submission received from Pfizer-BioNTech on January 22, 2021. In Read More…

1.7 Million UK Citizens Received A Text They Hoped Would Never Come
CoronaVirus United Kingdom

1.7 Million UK Citizens Received A Text They Hoped Would Never Come

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over 1.7 million users have been asked to isolate as a result of a close contact since launch, helping to break chains of transmission. Over 1.7 million app users across England and Wales have been advised to isolate by the NHS COVID-19 app following a close contact with someone who goes on to test positive, Read More…

U.S.A

Majority Leader Schumer Sets Trump Impeachment Trial Parameters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s first impeachment trial saw no witness TDS News – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced an agreement on a Senate resolution setting up the structure of the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump that ensures the trial will be fair to both the impeachment managers and defense.  “I’m pleased that all parties – the Read More…

B.C RN's Become The First In Canada To Prescribe Medications For Opiod Addictions
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B.C RN’s Become The First In Canada To Prescribe Medications For Opiod Addictions

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C leads the country in Opiod overdose and deaths TDS News – The first cohort of registered nurses (RNs) is on track to begin prescribing medications for treatment of opioid use disorder, as part of B.C.’s leading-edge overdose response plan.  Thirty RNs and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) will complete their training this month to prescribe Read More…

Special Court On The Horizon For Victims Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence
Eastern Canada

Special Court On The Horizon For Victims Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec report on Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence made 190 recommendations prompting the need for a more specialized judicial structure for these issues. TDS News – The Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Quebec, Simon Jolin-Barrette, announced the establishment of a working group following the tabling of the report of the Committee of Experts Read More…

Western Canada

Saskatchewan Gets All Clear For Invasive Zebra Mussels

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Invasive Mussels Found In Saskatchewan Waters In 2020 Zebra mussels are a small freshwater mussels that is invasive to bodies of water and spread quickly. In recent years, the province have Manitoba has been plagued with Zebra mussels causing extensive damage to water supplies. The species was originally native to the lakes of southern Read More…

$1.19M Funding To Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi'kma'ki
Atlantic Canada Indigenous

$1.19M Funding To Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi’kma’ki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre preservers of Indigenous history Today, Member of Parliament Lenore Zann for (Cumberland–Colchester) announced $1,193,801 in funding for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Nova Scotia. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The funding will support the architectural design of the Mi’kmawey Debert Read More…

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Until Next February…

Reading Time: < 1 minute A poem honoring Black History Month February is the monthWhen Black stories can be held highWhen both culture and historyAre presented in great supply The folktales of the peoplesThe spirits of the land‘Bout the animals and riversAnd the plants o’African There’s tales of Anansi,The ever tricky spiderTeaching youth to be quite couthYet still smart and Read More…

UK Technology Turns Cell Phones Into Kidney Detecting Machines
United Kingdom

UK Technology Turns Cell Phones Into Kidney Detecting Machines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thousands of patients to benefit from smartphone app that allows them to transmit results to their GP in minutes without leaving home. Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure are benefiting from pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) that turns a smartphone camera into a clinical-grade tool to detect early kidney disease. NHSX, the digital transformation arm Read More…

Chief Agnes McCoy Centre Now Open Providing 39 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Families
Western Canada

Chief Agnes McCoy Centre Now Open Providing 39 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Families

Reading Time: 2 minutes New affordable homes open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook TDS News – New affordable rental homes are now open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook British Columbia. This is thanks to a partnership between the Province, Columbia Basin Trust, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Aqanttanam Housing Society. “These new homes will provide much-needed affordable Read More…

Mozambique Positioning Africa's Premier Tourism Destination
Africa

Mozambique Positioning Africa’s Premier Tourism Destination

Reading Time: 3 minutes By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realize its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader The African continent is renowned for its rich diversity of cultures, languages, wildlife and landscapes, in which Mozambique enjoys the privilege of encapsulating these elements in one country. The southeastern nation is Read More…

UK Announces Measures To Boost Study For International Students
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UK Announces Measures To Boost Study For International Students

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister Johnson announces new measures to help the education sector build back better from the pandemic. New measures aimed at attracting more overseas students, boosting access to global student exchanges for thousands of people, and supporting international education partnerships have been announced today (6 February) by the Government. Following the announcement in December of Read More…

University of Toronto Mississauga Charging Mandatory Fees To Students For Closed Facilities
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Canadian University Continues To Charge Students Fees For Facilities That Are Closed Due To COVID-19

Reading Time: 6 minutes Students are calling mandatory fees unfair especially while income is limited due to COVID-19 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of facilities at the ‘University ofToronto Mississauga (UTM) have been closed. However, UTM students are still required to pay mandatory fees, called incidental fees, for these closed facilities as well as still having to Read More…

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Eastern Canada

Ontario’s $115 Investment Into works sectors reaping rewards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investment will lead to innovative solutions to get job seekers back to work Applications are now open for the Ontario government’s new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund. The fund, which will support workers and apprentices, is specifically designed to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and help reduce obstacles to hiring, training and Read More…

Manitoba Increases School Funding By $20.8 Million For 2021-22 School Year
Western Canada

Manitoba Increases School Funding By $20.8 Million For 2021-22 School Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba’s $1.35 billion is amongst the highest in the province for total education investment. TDS News – Manitoba’s public schools system will see another increase in the Funding of Schools Program for the 2021-22 school year of $20.8 million, or 1.56 per cent, for a total $1.35 billion, the highest total investment in Manitoba’s history, Read More…

Mandatory Animal ID Coming To B.C Farmers
Western Canada

Mandatory Animal ID Coming To B.C Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal ID’s can help better locate livestock in the middle of pandemic or fire. TDS News – After consulting with B.C.’s farming and ranching community, the Province is moving forward with a mandatory Premises Identification (ID) regulation to help livestock producers and communities better prepare for emergencies and be equipped to respond to them. “B.C. Read More…

Historic Partnership With The Innu Nation - Quebec Hydro To Construct 200 MW Apuiat Wind Farm
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Historic Partnership With The Innu Nation – Quebec Hydro To Construct 200 MW Apuiat Wind Farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Apuiat Wind Farm is seen as a win win project for the Innu Fist Nation and the province of Quebec. TDS News – Today Quebec Premier François Legault, members of his cabinet along with Martin Dufour, the president and CEO of Hydro-Québec, announce a historic partnership allowing the realization of the important Apuiat wind Read More…

UK Taking Steps To Protect Ancient Traditional Indigenous Medicine
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UK Taking Steps To Protect Ancient Traditional Indigenous Medicine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Traditional Indigenous medicines have been used to cure people for many centuries. Project “Green Health” is researching the medical use of biodiversity (based on indigenous healthcare practices), to develop mechanisms protecting this knowledge, and consider how to use this to increase the health and prosperity of less favoured groups in Guatemala. Other partners of the Read More…

$1.5 Billion In Federal Funding To Connect Underserviced Communities With Broadband Internet
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$1.5 Billion In Federal Funding To Connect Underserviced Communities With Broadband Internet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Highspeed Internet is now listed as an essential service TDS News – Today, the CRTC announced that five transport projects will receive up to $26.7 million in funding from the Broadband Fund. Over 550 km of fibre transport network will be built in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, benefitting 41 communities, three of which are Read More…

Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Hauls In $44 Million In Funding
Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Hauls In $44 Million In Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to be jointly provided by the Federal and Provincial Governments Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force within the Canada’s economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. Today, the Government Read More…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, The New GOP House Leader By Abdication

Reading Time: 2 minutes House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, silent on Qanon congresswoman’s conspiracy beliefs “Democrats are choosing to raise the temperature by taking the unprecedented step to further their partisan power grab regarding the committee assignments of the other party,” McCarthy said.  Translation – I am Trumps bootlicking, spineless whipping boy that would rather bend the knee to Read More…

Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism
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Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism

Reading Time: 3 minutes New core services and additional funding will offer greater choice based on need TDS News – Starting in March, the Ford Government will begin offering core clinical services based on a child’s individual needs, a key element of the new Ontario Autism Program. These services include applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, occupational therapy and Read More…

Pandemic Pushes Augmented Reality Revenues To $12 Billion In 2025
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Pandemic Pushes Augmented Reality Revenues To $12 Billion In 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brands are increasingly leveraging AR tools and 3D content to drive online sales and add value to their customers The ongoing pandemic and lockdowns have exploded social media usage and increased traffic in online shopping platforms, forcing many brands to embrace emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and virtual stores to remain competitive and Read More…

G7 Foreign Ministers' Condemn Myanmar Coup But Offer Nothing Else
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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Condemn Myanmar Coup But Offer Nothing Else

Reading Time: 2 minutes For now, thoughts and prayers is about all the G7 Ministers’ can offer to the people Myanmar In a joint statement from the G7 nations condemning the illegal coup of Myanmar’s democratically elected government and detention of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, there is still remains many uncertainty as to how and what they Read More…

Canadian Government Strikes Deal To Have COVID-19 vaccines Manufactured In Montréal
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Canadian Government Strikes Deal To Have COVID-19 vaccines Manufactured In Montréal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Novavax to pursue the production of COVID-19 vaccine at the National Research Council Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today announced the government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Novavax to pursue the production of its COVID-19 vaccine at the National Research Council of Canada’s Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Montréal. The Prime Minister also announced Read More…

Ontario Justice System Gets A Mental Health Makeover
Eastern Canada

Ontario Justice System Gets A Mental Health Makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Additional funding will support victims, Indigenous families and youth TDS News – The Ontario government is investing $6.48 million to strengthen mental health and addiction supports for victims, front-line workers, Indigenous families and youth involved in the justice system. The funding will allow victim assistance organizations to hire more staff, and provide safe housing and Read More…

McCain Foods Investing $5M Into Grand Falls New Brunswick
Atlantic Canada

McCain Foods Investing $80M Into Grand Falls New Brunswick

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick company to implement modern high-speed manufacturing line The food manufacturing industry is one of largest economic drivers in Atlantic Canada and one that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovation and the integration of new technologies are proving to be key assets to enable businesses in this industry remain competitive and Read More…

Another Military Coup In Myanmar
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Another Military Coup In Myanmar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Myanmar Military overthrows democratically elected government In the breaking morning on Monday February 1, Myanmar’s democratically elected president Win Myint, his parliament and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a Military Coup. The Army’s spokes person took to national Tv to announce that the military has taken control of the country and Read More…

Major Efforts By The IOM To Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 Among Indigenous Brazilians
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Major Efforts By The IOM To Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 Among Indigenous Brazilians

Reading Time: 2 minutes IOM Helps Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 among Brazilian Indigenous and Riverside Communities TDS News– Indigenous, rural, and riverside communities in northern Brazil comprise the most vulnerable populations to the spread of COVID-19. Due to economic and transportation restrictions in place across such communities, locals’ access to health, hygiene and cleaning products is limited, making it Read More…

Stricter Travel Restrictions Into Canada Take Effect In One Day
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Stricter Travel Restrictions Into Canada Take Effect In One Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the COVID-19 cases continue to increase globally, Canada is tightening its restrictions on people coming into the country. Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced new rules on international travel, in addition to the multi-layered approach on COVID-19 already in place. The government and Canada’s airlines agreed to suspend all flights to and from Mexico Read More…

Government of Canada Invests $349,000 To Indigenous Solar Energy Project
Eastern Canada

Government of Canada Invests $349,000 To Indigenous Solar Energy Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s solar-energy project will install solar panels on the community Bingo Hall. Today, the Member of Parliament for Oakville North–Burlington and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, Pam Damoff, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, joined the Chief Read More…

Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
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Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Johnson and Johnson will apply for emergency authorization of use if February Johnson & Johnson today announced topline efficacy and safety data from its Phase 3 clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies met all primary and key secondary endpoints. The topline safety and efficacy data are Read More…

Trudeau Government Invests $4 Million Into Indigenous Medical Education
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Trudeau Government Invests $4 Million Into Indigenous Medical Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education Indigenous Peoples in Canada continue to experience serious health inequities. Changing the status quo requires introducing new approaches to medical education that are respectful of Indigenous knowledge, cultures, values and beliefs. In support of this goal, the Government of Canada will provide $4 million to a National Consortium for Read More…

Alberta Company Fined $15 Million For Scamming Canadians
Western Canada

Alberta Company Fined $15 Million For Scamming Canadians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Company pleaded guilty to operating a deceptive trial offer scheme A Canadian company doing business as Revive You Media (1806369 Alberta Limited) pleaded guilty today in the Provincial Court of Ontario for promoting deceptive free trial offers for health and dietary supplements that trapped consumers into monthly subscriptions. The company was fined $15 million and Read More…

RCMP Seize 228.14 kg of Meth With A Street Value of $28.5 Million
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RCMP Seize 228.14 kg of Meth With A Street Value of $28.5 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA seizure of record amount of meth leads to RCMP charges On December 25, 2020, while facilitating the entry of essential goods at the Coutts, Alberta port of entry, CBSA officers referred a semi-truck hauling produce for further inspection. While examining the shipment, CBSA officers uncovered 228.14 kg of methamphetamine with an estimated street value Read More…

Quebec Launches $100 Venture Capital Fund To Help Entrepreneurs
Eastern Canada

Quebec Launches $100 Venture Capital Fund To Help Entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Quebec venture capital industry will provide seed funding to current and aspiring entrepreneurs. QUEBEC, The government of Quebec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Teralys Capital in collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Fondaction are today launching the Seed Fund Competition of Quebec. This venture capital investment initiative totals $ 100 Read More…

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations
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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspections will help protect temporary foreign workers ahead of the growing and harvesting season TORONTO – The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect farmworkers during the pandemic by expanding provincewide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other agricultural operations to ensure health and safety measures are being followed. “Our government is taking action to Read More…

Canada Assumes Command International Counter-Terrorism Naval Task Force
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Canada Assumes Command International Counter-Terrorism Naval Task Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes Code name operation ARTEMIS Operation ARTEMIS is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contribution to CTF 150, a multinational task force conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in Middle Eastern waters.  Commodore Dan Charlebois of the Royal Canadian Navy assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) today, during a change of command ceremony held Read More…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Produced In Canada, Begins Clinical Trials

Reading Time: < 1 minute Providence Therapeutics on pace to begin production of Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Headquartered out of Toronto, Providence Therapeutics begins phase one of its MRNA COVID-19 vaccine trials at its Toronto clinical facility. The news of a vaccine produced within Canada, could not come at a better time. The vast majority of vaccines are being produced in Read More…

COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here's Why
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COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here’s Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya’s system allows travelers to upload their COVID-19 test results online for easy verification by port health and travel officials and helps in the detection of forged certificates ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Read More…

Today Marks The 1 Year Anniversary Of The Death Of The Black Mamba
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Today Marks The 1 Year Anniversary Of The Death Of The Black Mamba

Reading Time: < 1 minute The world still mourns the tragic death of NBA Legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant Early Sunday morning January 26, 2020, NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas helicopter crash. On the downed helicopter were his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and six other passengers and the pilot. Emergency personnel responded but no one on board survived. Five people Read More…

Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Total inmate deaths within Canadian Prison Institutes now sits at five On January 23, 2021, an inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge died at a community hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19. As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC has notified the coroner who will review the Read More…

Feds. and Provinces Team Up To End Gender-Based Violence in Canada
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Feds. and Provinces Team Up To End Gender-Based Violence in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Status of women ministers meet, endorse declaration for gender-based violence FREDERICTON (GNB) – Federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for the status of women, including Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace, endorsed a declaration for gender-based violence. The ministers held their annual meeting online Jan. 21 and 22. “It is so important we Read More…

1 Year Ago, Canada Recorded Its First Case Of COVID-19
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1 Year Ago, Canada Recorded Its First Case Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario reported the first case of the deadly virus in Canada A year ago today, we were presented with one of the most difficult challenges in our history with the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Ontario. The rapid spread of the virus through the province, the country and around the world would Read More…

Inmates Brazen Escape from Stony Mountain Institution
Western Canada

Inmates Brazen Escape from Stony Mountain Institution

Reading Time: < 1 minute The escapee is thought to be heading to Brandon, Manitoba On January 24, 2021 during the 7:30 P.M. count in the minimum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution, staff members discovered that Owen Spence was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) contacted the Stonewall detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Read More…