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…

Two Guyanese Fishing Vessels Being Illegally Detained By Venezuelan Navy
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Two Guyanese Fishing Vessels Being Illegally Detained By Venezuelan Navy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gov’t calls for immediate release of fishing crew, vessels detained by Venezuelan navy The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has confirmed reports that two Guyanese registered fishing vessels – the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf – operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone, were Read More…

Ontario Businesses Face Up To A $10,000,000 Fine For COVID-19 Infractions
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Ontario Businesses Face Up To A $10,000,000 Fine For COVID-19 Infractions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Government stepping up inspections to protect staff and consumers OTTAWA — The Ontario government is carrying out workplace inspections in Ottawa, Windsor, Niagara and Durham this weekend to ensure essential businesses that can continue to operate during the provincewide shutdown are following the public health guidelines. The province wants to ensure workers and customers are Read More…

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3,874 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes Canada looks to ramp up mass inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning in February 2021. Over a year ago, the thoughts of a COVID-19 vaccine was hard to imagine, but with the commitment of governments and scientists from around the world, multiple vaccines have been produced and mass inoculation has begun. As Canada’s top medical Read More…

UK to host G7 Summit in Cornwall
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UK to host G7 Summit in Cornwall

Reading Time: 3 minutes The G7 summit will be used to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host the world leaders of the G7 democracies in Cornwall, June of 2021 to address the challenges from beating coronavirus and tackling climate change, to ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from Read More…

The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care
CoronaVirus Northern Canada

Yukon Hospitals Get A $10.4 Million Boost To Patient Care

Reading Time: 2 minutes The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care Canadians benefit from a health care system that is informed by research evidence—and by the voices of patients and caregivers. That is why it is essential that the government invest in patient-oriented research, which engages patients as partners throughout the research process. The Honourable Read More…

Toxic Work Environment Forces Resignation Of Canada's Governor General
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Toxic Work Environment Forces Resignation Of Canada’s Governor General

Reading Time: < 1 minute Payette’s resignation is affective immediately Julie Payette and her senior advisor, Assunta di Lorenzo have tendered their resignation effective immediately, after the results of a scathing report conducted by an independent third party into the workplace environment of Rideau Hall. In 2020 many reports started to surface about the toxicity and abusive culture within the offices of Read More…

Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec
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Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec

Reading Time: 2 minutes The fleur de lis, symbol identifies Quebec’s rich identity. QUEBEC, Today Premier François Legault, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Simon Jolin-Barrette highlight the 73rd  anniversary of the fleur de lis, symbol of our rich Quebec identity. On January 21, 1948, the Quebec flag was hoisted, for the very first time, at the top Read More…

Norway Reports 23 Deaths Among Vaccinated Elderly
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Norway Reports 23 Deaths Among Vaccinated Elderly

Reading Time: 2 minutes No indication of causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and death The elderly in nursing homes and residential care homes are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine in Norway. The majority of those vaccinated are elderly people, often with severe underlying diseases. “We have to bear in mind that most of those living in nursing homes have severe Read More…

"Seismic" Upgrades Coming To B.C Elementary Schools
Western Canada

“Seismic” Upgrades Coming To B.C Elementary Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seismic upgrades to elementary schools will help keep kids safer in an earthquake. RICHMOND – Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools. “Safe learning environments are essential to students’ well-being as they learn, grow and play Read More…

Canada Scores Big Win On "IRENA" Council
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Canada Scores Big Win On “IRENA” Council

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada Wins Two-Year Term on International Renewable Energy Agency Council Today Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Canada has been voted in as an official Member of Council for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Announced at the 11th session of the IRENA Assembly, Canada will serve a two-year term on the Read More…

Over 124,000 Work At Home Jobs In Canada And US Remain Unfilled
Canada U.S.A

Over 124,000 Work At Home Jobs In Canada And US Remain Unfilled

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 has created high paying work from home jobs but companies can not fill them The COVID-19 Pandemic has been devastating to industries such as hospitality, food and beverage, salons and fitness, but prosperous to others, mainly in the tech and telecom sector. With big companies and government still required to provide essential services and Read More…

Hail To The Chief - Biden Presidency Starts With Immigration Bill
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Hail To The Chief – Biden Presidency Starts With Immigration Bill

Reading Time: 5 minutes President Biden Sends Immigration Bill to Congress as Part of His Commitment to Modernize Immigration System Today’s swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, marks the end of Trump’s devisive, corrupt, insurrection fueled presidency. Under Trump, the United States was operating more like a dictatorship with malice for the rule of Read More…

The Keystone Pipeline Is An Executive Order Away From Being Killed
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The Keystone Pipeline Is An Executive Order Away From Being Killed

Reading Time: 4 minutes Keystone XL commits to become first pipeline to be fully powered by renewable energy President Elect Biden has signaled he plans to undo many of President Trump’s executive orders within the first day of his Administration. And one of those will be to cancel the Keystone pipeline agreement just as the company had announced to Read More…

The Second Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens
CoronaVirus Europe Latin

The Second Dose Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens

Reading Time: 2 minutes Residents and healthcare professionals of care homes begin to receive the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 Araceli Rosario Hidalgo, a resident of the Los Olmos care home in Guadalajara since 2013, born in 1924, and Mónica Tapias, born in 1972, an auxiliary nursing care technician (Spanish acronym: TCAE), have now received both doses Read More…

UK Makes School Lunches Free For Students
United Kingdom

UK Makes School Lunches Free For Students

Reading Time: 2 minutes Studies show kids learn better under when they have a full stomach Schools can the UK can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils from today as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families. An online service for schools, the scheme allows schools to place orders for Read More…

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“COVID Medical” Ontario Creates Hospital For Only COVID-19 Patients

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Adding Over 500 Hospital Beds to Expand Critical Care Capacity VAUGHAN — The Ontario government is providing up to $125 million to immediately add over 500 critical care and high intensity medicine beds to hospitals in areas with high rates of COVID-19 transmission. A portion of the funding will also be used to temporarily Read More…

B.C. Phasing Out Costly Enhanced Drivers Licence ID cards
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B.C. Phasing Out Costly Enhanced Drivers Licence ID cards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The enhanced cards were used to gain quick entry into the United States VICTORIA – B.C. is phasing out the enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) and enhanced identification card (EIC), originally offered to ease entry into the U.S. The popularity of other cost-effective travel documents that are valid longer and allow for air travel are among Read More…

Canada Assumes Command of NATO Maritime Group One Portugal
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Canada Assumes Command of NATO Maritime Group One Portugal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is a long standing member of NATO Commodore Bradley Peats of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal today. Commodore Peats assumed command from Commodore José António Mirones of the Portuguese Navy. “I am honoured to Read More…

UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country
United Kingdom CoronaVirus

UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country

Reading Time: 3 minutes International arrivals required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England. Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by Read More…

Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?
Africa CoronaVirus

Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?

Reading Time: 3 minutes This new project unveiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is part of a continuing effort to address this health care delivery shortage Somalia’s health system has been in a severely weakened state for decades due to conflict and humanitarian crises which have led to the displacement of more than 2.6 million Somalis.    Moreover, Read More…

NRA Declares Bankruptcy
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NRA Declares Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The once mighty gun lobby now bankrupt The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is the most power gun lobby group in America, has filed for bankruptcy in a New York courtroom early Friday morning. The Non for profit organization has been under tremendous scrutiny for miss management of founds and operating out of the Read More…

Newfoundland
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Newfoundland and Labrador Heading To The Polls Feb.13

Reading Time: < 1 minute Liberal Leader Furey seeks majority with election call Liberal Leader Andrew Furey has announced today his province is heading for a general election on February 13, 2021. Furey beat out longtime civil servant candidate John Abbott by over thirteen thousand points in his bid to becoming the leader of Liberal Party. As the new Premier Read More…

Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans
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Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans

Reading Time: 6 minutes Biden rolls out plan to effectively and equitably vaccinating the U.S. population The COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse by the day — more people are hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before, the death rate is up almost 20 percent, and we’re nearing 400,000 deaths total. At the same time, there is a new, more contagious strain Read More…

EU Forms New Agency In Fear Of AI Taken Over
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EU Forms New Agency In Fear Of AI Taken Over

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now is the time to ensure artificial intelligence works for Europeans From tracking the spread of COVID-19 to deciding who will receive social benefits, artificial intelligence (AI) affects the lives of millions of Europeans. Automation can improve decision-making. But AI can lead to mistakes, discrimination and be hard to challenge. A new EU Agency for Read More…

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

UK Vaccinated Over One Third Of Seniors Over 80-Years-Old

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than one third of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as of 10 January. More than one third (34.6%, 1,036,605) of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 10 January, new Read More…

Admiral Art McDonald Appointed Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff
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Admiral Art McDonald Appointed Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff

Reading Time: 2 minutes Admiral McDonald replaces a distinguished General Vance who is retiring after 39 years of service. Early Thursday morning, Admiral Art McDonald was appointed Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff during a change of command ceremony held virtually today in Ottawa. The event was presided over by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor Read More…

Trump Becomes Only US President To Be Impeached Twice
U.S.A

Trump Becomes Only US President To Be Impeached Twice

Reading Time: < 1 minute 11 Republicans break ranks and vote with Democrats for Trumps second Impeachment Donald Trump becomes the first President in US history to be impeached twice and all but certainly sealing his fate from a second run at office. On Wednesday January 13, 2020, with the help of ten Republicans joining the Democrats, the US House Read More…

United Kingdom

UK Deploys Merlin – All Science No Magic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Merlin a fully autonomous robot that will help defend and secure hazardous scenes. Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, has developed a prototype robot so that humans and machines can now share the burden of detecting and report dangerous chemicals over large areas. The Merlin Robot, developed by industry partner HORIBA-MIRA with funding Read More…

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

8.5 Million Ontarians To Be Vaccinated In Phase Two

Reading Time: 4 minutes Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as Read More…

Latin Europe

Iraqi-Syrian Terror Suspect, Arrest By Spanish Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes The suspect was part of the so-called Islamic State in the Iraqi-Syrian conflict zone. Europol supported an operation of the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) leading to the arrest of a member of the so-called Islamic State. The suspect had recently returned from the conflict zone on the border of Iraq and Syria. Two other individuals Read More…

B.C Government Opens Up 5,000 Acres To Farmers To Improve Food Security
Western Canada

B.C Government Opens Up 5,000 Acres To Farmers To Improve Food Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes The B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) provides over 5,000 acres for famers to grow fruit and graze livestock. VICTORIA – More than 100 farmers in the province have started growing crops and raising livestock on more than 2,023 hectares (5,000 acres) of farmland since 2016 through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). The 46 land Read More…

Pence Rejects 25th Amendment To Remove Trump
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Pence Rejects 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vice President Mike Pence will not invoke the 25th Amendment Late into Tuesday night, the United States House of Representative debated a bill that eventually passed that will see Vice President Pence invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Donald Trump. “With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic caucus are Read More…

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Machine Learning Is The Future and Ms Alishba Imran Is Already There!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alishba Imran, the Canadian who continues to be recognized globally for her work with AI and Robotics. Alishba Imran is a 17-year-old machine learning and blockchain developer from Mississauga, Ontario. From a young age, she had a profound interest in technology and an unmatched passion with a sense of urgency to solve the complex problems Read More…

Assault Of An Inmate At Atlantic Maximum Security Penitentiary
Atlantic Canada

Assault Of An Inmate At Atlantic Maximum Security Penitentiary

Reading Time: < 1 minute RCMP investigation launched into inmate assault OnJanuary 7, 2021at about 5 p.m., an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The Blackville detachment of the Royal Canadian Read More…

Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation Assists with Unplanned Home Birth
Indigenous Western Canada

Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation Assists with Unplanned Home Birth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Chiefs are on call 24/7 to assist their community “Being a leader of a First Nation is no easy task. As a former Chief, I know that it’s a role where you are expected to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The pandemic has amplified the demand that is Read More…

Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet With The Resignation Of Navdeep Bains
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Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet With The Resignation Of Navdeep Bains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Navdeep Bains has chosen not run in the next Federal election The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Cabinet with the resignation of Navdeep Bains. As the MP for Mississauga-Malton since 2008 and now former Minister of innovation, Bains sighting family reasons for his resignation. Marc Garneau, currently Minister of Transport, becomes Read More…

Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire
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Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes Medical Waste a Multi-billion Dollar business being lit from the Ongoing Pandemic Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Medical Waste Management Market in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2024, finds that the increase in hospital visits due to COVID-19, aging population, and medical visits are key factors driving the medical waste management market in North Read More…

Insurrectionists Now F.B.I's Most Wanted
U.S.A

Insurrectionists Now F.B.I’s Most Wanted

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Insurrectionists that stormed the US Capitol Building are now the F.B.I’s most wanted The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C. and stormed the US Capitol Building. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol building Read More…

Western Canada

Welcome To California – Canada’s Must Read Book On Mental Illness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian author Sandra LA Boszko gives a first hand account of what it’s like to be locked in an American prison while suffering from mental health. Today we are going to talk about mental illness and very special book Welcome to California: From L.A. County Jail to #1 in Sales, written by an amazing Canadian Read More…

UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing
CoronaVirus United Kingdom

UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Community testing offer to be expanded across all local authorities in England to test people without symptoms. Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms. Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus Read More…

January 8th Marks One Year Anniversary Of The Downing Of Ukrainian Flight PS752
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January 8th Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Downing Of Ukrainian Flight PS752

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran claimed the jet was accidentally shot down by the Iranian Military On January 8th, 2020, US Government and Pentagon officials reporting Iran accidentally shot down Ukrainian Flight 752 based on analysis of satellites, radar and electronic data collected from the US military and intelligence. At first, Iranian officials refuted the claims by US President Read More…

Breaking News

INSURRECTION – Homegrown Terrorists Storm US Capitol Building

Reading Time: 2 minutes Calls for Trump’s removal from office grow louder January 6, 2021 will be known as the day a sitting US President incited an attack on his own country. President Donald Trump and many of the Republican Party members has abdicated their duty to serve the people and do not deserve to hold any office. Four Read More…

World News

The World Needs One Day To Be Happy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Don’t Worry Be Happy By LiL Duval and T.I Today we are reporting one story about sad state of affairs in the United States and we dedicate the rest of our coverage to songs about happiness. The world deserves at least one day to be happy!

Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment
Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will help forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting Read More…

Pallister Government seeks authority to spend $500M on COVID-19 response
Western Canada

Early Cabinet Shuffle For Manitoba Premier Pallister

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cabinet shuffles are often an indication of a government in trouble In just a little over a year of Manitobans going to the polls early, Manitoba’s Premier Pallister has shuffled his Cabinet in the middle of the pandemic. At the start of COVID-19, Manitoba had the lowest reported cases of COVID-19 in the country for Read More…

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

Ontario Accelerates Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Homes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All residents and workers to be vaccinated by third week of January TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive Read More…

UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown
CoronaVirus United Kingdom

UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown

Reading Time: 4 minutes UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown as new strain of COVID-19 is spreads UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the Read More…

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

Reading Time: 2 minutes A total of $984,000 have been collected from Business and individuals The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.  A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were issued for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3 including 49 $1,296 tickets to Read More…

Western Lenders Cut Off Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects In Africa
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Western Lenders Cut Off Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects In Africa

Reading Time: 7 minutes A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels. Specifically, it said that it Read More…

Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021
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Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provinces across Canada has frozen rent increases due to the pandemic MONTREAL, The member for Laurier – Dorion and responsible for Québec solidaire in housing matters, Andrés Fontecilla, urges the CAQ government to adopt a special law as soon as Parliament returns to suspend rent increases for the year 2021 and thus offer a breath of fresh air to the thousands Read More…

British Courts Deny US Requests To Extradite Wiki Leaks Julian Assange
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British Courts Deny US Requests To Extradite Wiki Leaks Julian Assange

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange has been a wanted man by the United States for over a decade Julian Assange, the founder and political activist of WikiLeaks gained international attention with the massive dumping of government cables provided by former Army Intelligence Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), Read More…

A Coup In Plain Site: Trump's Chilling Phone Call To Georgia's Secretary of State
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A Coup In Plain Site: Trump’s Chilling Phone Call To Georgia’s Secretary of State

Reading Time: 34 minutes Trump’s Desperate call to overturn the election is shameful and a smack in the face to democracy Trump’s intimidation tactics towards Georgia’s Secretary of State to over turn the election is an impeachable offense. And if it wasn’t for that fact he was not reelected, he could have been the only sitting president to be Read More…

Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Moderna vaccines are being distributed but cases continue to climb in Saskatchewan As of January 2, 3,722 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.  With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, Read More…

CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention
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CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention

Reading Time: 3 minutes Military Help Needed Immediately for Ontario Long-Term Care Homes in Outbreak: CUPE Toronto – Calling on the Ontario PC government’s effort to ramp up long-term care reforms like a care standard and increased staffing “lethargic and inadequate”, today the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joined advocates urging military intervention to curb COVID-19 wave two Read More…

7 Million South Sudanese Approaching Famine Conditions
Africa

7 Million South Sudanese Approaching Famine Conditions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Increasing risk of famine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more than 7 million people into hunger The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is extremely concerned about the counties in South Sudan where an increasing risk of famine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more than 7 million people into hunger. Food insecurity is rising amidst Read More…

UK Establishes New Institute Teaching Excellence
United Kingdom

UK Establishes New Institute Teaching Excellence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Institute of Teaching to provide lifelong training and development for teachers A new Institute of Teaching is set to be established in England to provide teachers and school leaders with prestigious training and development throughout their career. Training will be delivered through at least four regional campuses, launching in September 2022, with the Institute being Read More…

Canada To Take Command Of NATO Maritime Group One
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Canada To Take Command Of NATO Maritime Group One

Reading Time: 2 minutes SNMG1 is one of four NATO Standing Naval Forces on continuous active duty Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax departed its namesake homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on New Years Day for a six-month deployment as part of the Maritime Task Force of Operation REASSURANCE. During this deployment, Commodore Bradley Peats of the Canadian Armed Forces will Read More…

Breaking News

Goodbye 2020, The World Will Not Miss You

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hope, Vaccines, Peace, Love and Humanity. 2021 The World Is Counting On You! 2020 has been a hell of a year. Australia was ablaze, threats of war between Iran and America proliferated, and a pandemic was brewing all in the first couple months. Unnecessary injuries and deaths as a result of police brutality have become Read More…

United Kingdom

Tampon Tax Abolished As Of January 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK ‘tampon tax’ has been abolished – with a zero rate of VAT applying to women’s sanitary products coming into effect today (1 January 2021). Tampon tax abolished – from today (1 Jan 2021) VAT no longer applies to women’s sanitary products. As a part of wider government action to End Period Poverty which Read More…

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
Atlantic Canada

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
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

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…