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Nova Scotia Police To Get More Resources To Fight Sex Offenders
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Nova Scotia Police To Get More Resources To Fight Sex Offenders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province Increases Number of Sex Offender Registration Sites Registered sex offenders must report to a registration centre once a year, in addition to other reporting obligations like notification of a change of address, employment and volunteer activities, enrolment at an educational institution, receipt of driver’s license or passport, and notification within seven days of travel Read More…

Newfoundland
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Newfoundland and Labrador Invest $335,000 Into Big Tech

Reading Time: 2 minutes Advancing Newfoundland and Labrador Tech through Investments in Research and Development Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Industry Energy and Technology, Andrew Parsons announced more than $335,000 in provincial support for three projects with a research and development focus led by tech companies in Newfoundland and Labrador. These projects illustrate a focus on research and development Read More…

New Brunswick Declares November Family Violence Prevention Month
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New Brunswick Declares November Family Violence Prevention Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus and added extended quarantine has increased the levels of stress that can increase the likelihood of family violence FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has declared November as Family Violence Prevention Month. The declaration is signed each year to renew the government’s commitment to preventing family violence. “Everyday, there are New Brunswickers who face Read More…

Free Vaccines For Newfoundland and Labradorians
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Free Vaccines For Newfoundland and Labradorians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are motivated to get the flu shot in wake of the COVID-19 second and third wave. Flu season is here. The Department of Health and Community Services is encouraging all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get a flu shot this year. Starting (Wednesday, October 21), the regional health authorities will begin hosting free Read More…

Chief Medical Officer Calls for renewed COVID-19 privacy
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Chief Medical Officer Calls for renewed COVID-19 privacy

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Brunswickers want more details about COVID-19 infection zones but they would breach privacy laws. In recent days, we have received questions looking for specific information about how the latest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Zone 1, the Moncton region, and Zone 5, the Campbellton region, began. I understand the desire to know what took place, Read More…

New Brunswick records 3rd death related to COVID-19
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New Brunswick records 3rd death related to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick’s COVID-19 cases are said to be related to Air Canada Flight 8954 – from Toronto to Fredericton. New Brunswick has recorded its third death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health confirmed that an individual between 60 and 69 died Saturday afternoon in Zone 1 (Moncton region) as a result of underlying complications, Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers
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MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians across the country are standing in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Fishers Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. Grand Chief Garrison Settee expresses his support and solidarity with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia in their struggle to maintain their Aboriginal fishing rights. The recent acts of violence against Indigenous fishers have drawn national wide condemnation from Read More…

Feds Invest $1.25M into Self-Sufficiency Food Growing Facilities
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Feds Invest $1.25M into Self-Sufficiency Food Growing Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government’s investment into new technology is an investment into the future of Canadian agriculture Elvis Loveless, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, yesterday announced a $1.25-million investment to help establish vegetable cold storage and packing facilities in Robinsons and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Spruce Meadow Farms, near Happy Valley-Goose Bay, will receive $250,000 in Read More…

$50 million in funding to support people experiencing gender-based violence
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$50 million in funding to support people experiencing gender-based violence

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women’s safety must be the foundation on which all progress is built. A life free from violence is a must. Newfoundland and Labrador – The COVID‑19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in the very systems designed to keep people safe. It has created unprecedented challenges for those experiencing gender-based violence and the organizations that provide supports Read More…

Bill C-5, Sets September 30, for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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Bill C-5, Sets September 30, for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once Bill C-5 passes, it will mark the first national day for Indigenous reconciliation Reconciliation with the Canadian Indigenous community has been the precipice of the Trudeau administration. Canada’s dismal and at times tragic tragic history with its Indigenous people stem from decades of systematic racism and ignorance to them, their culture, languages and teachings. Read More…

Nova Scotia Premier McNeil Delivers Historic Apology To Black and Indigenous Community
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Nova Scotia Premier McNeil Delivers Historic Apology To Black and Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier McNeil’s apology has been well received by the Black and Indigenous Communities Every Nova Scotian should feel safe, protected and well served by our public institutions, but many do not. The Black Lives Matter movement in Nova Scotia and around the world has brought to the forefront the systemic failures of our current reliance Read More…

Gender equality makes Prince Edward Island stronger
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Gender equality makes Prince Edward Island stronger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gender equality week marks another year of highlighting the important contributions made by women. Islanders are encouraged to recognize and support women and the contributions they make to the growth, development and character of Prince Edward Island as part of Gender Equality Week. September 20 to 26, 2020 is Gender Equality Week in Canada. This Read More…

Nova Scotia flattening the COVID-19 curve as other provinces see a surge in cases
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Nova Scotia flattening the COVID-19 curve as other provinces see a surge in cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 cases are on the down turn As of today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 13. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 765 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 13. To date, Nova Scotia has 83,576 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 Read More…

Rescue boat Conception Bay to hit the high seas
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Rescue boat Conception Bay to hit the high seas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conception Bay is one of twenty new coast guard ships to being built in Canadian waters Canadian Coast Guard Ship Conception Bay (CCGS) is one of twenty high-endurance search and rescue lifeboats being built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet renewal planning. The Bay Class vessels have been Read More…

Furey hope to win Premier Ball's old seat in October 6, 2020 by-election
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Furey hope to win Premier Ball’s old seat in the October 6, by-election

Reading Time: < 1 minute Newfoundland and Labrador by-election deadline draws near as Furey hopes claim seat In just a few months, Newfoundland and Labrador will be the second Canadian province to hold an election in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike New Brunswick, the province will be holding a by-election to replace former Premier Dwight Ball who resigned Read More…

Canadian Company Tronosjet to produce developing 3D‑printed COVID-19 Swabs
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Canadian Company Tronosjet to produce 3D‑printed COVID-19 Swabs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Edward Island’s Tronosjet to produce 30,000 nasal testing COVID-19 swabs per day Testing for COVID-19 is the only way to find and isolate those who have the virus to prevent its spread and future outbreaks. Tronosjet know for aircraft leasing, major modification centre and aircraft maintenance services, will expand its business to aid in Read More…

Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope
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Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over $750 million worldwide have been donate to fight cancer in the Name of Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed Read More…

500,000 voter cards hit New Brunswick Mail Boxes
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500,000 voter cards hit New Brunswick Mail Boxes

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick voters head to the polls Sept. 14, 2020 to choose a new government More than 500,000 New Brunswickers will receive voter information cards in the mail this week advising them when and where they can vote in the Sept. 14 provincial general election. “We encourage voters to bring their voter information cards with Read More…

Nova Scotia make Mandatory Masks in School amid COVID-19
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Nova Scotia make Mandatory Masks in School amid COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s back to school plan will be updated to mandate non-medical mask use for students in grades 4 to 12 while in school. The decision to require masks for grades 4 and up in our schools is in line with recent evidence and guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada,” said Dr. Robert Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Dr. Theresa Tam – Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has flattened the curve of the Pandemic while countries struggle to combat its first wave “There have been 111,697 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,862 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,616,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 42,000 people Read More…

War of the Roads - Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding
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War of the Roads – Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding

Reading Time: < 1 minute Provincial government strongly considering twinning with Quebec regional county municipalities The provincial government is strongly considering twinning with Avignon Regional County Municipality and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec to allow residents from these regions to travel to New Brunswick without needing to self-isolate. “There is such a sense of community between the Campbellton region Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada acted fast to contain the COVID-19 pandemic “There have been 109,669 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,839 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,438,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 40,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. As more Canadians go Read More…

P.E.I Commits $200,000 to help survivors of sexual violence
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P.E.I’s “Rise” Commits $200,000 to help survivors of sexual violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “RISE” program is free for all victims of sexual violence Islanders can now access additional supports to navigate the justice system and community supports through a new partnership with Community Legal Information. RISE is a new program that provides educational, legal and emotional to support to Islanders dealing with sexual violence trauma. The program Read More…

Nova Scotia flattened COVID-19 curve - No new cases reported
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Nova Scotia flattened COVID-19 curve – No new cases reported

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia has 59,124 negative test results todate As of today, July 17, Nova Scotia has only two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 16. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 491 Nova Scotia tests on July 16 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed long-term Read More…

Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies
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Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government doing everything possible to ensure the provincial economies do not fail Today Prime Ministers Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. “With Canadians doing their part and following Read More…

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Indigenous Atlantic Canada

$50M Historic claim settlement for Nova Scotia First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Land claims dating back to 1784, 1820, and 1848 respectively A historic agreement has been concluded for the settlement of the Halifax County 1919 Invalid Surrender Specific Claim with Sipekne’katik and the Millbrook First Nation. The parties agreed upon a compensation amount of $49,204,071 to settle the specific claim. “Today marks another step forward on Read More…

$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition
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$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brighter future initiatives for Indigenous youths As Canada’s clean energy sector grows and transforms, the country has a tremendous opportunity to attract more young people, women and Indigenous workers and to pass knowledge and skills on to the next generation. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced Read More…

Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce
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Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce

Reading Time: 3 minutes $1.5 million in funding to support Community Food Centres Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, there are some Canadians who do not fully enjoy the benefits of continued Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

Nova Scotian women receives top recognition form the Queen
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Nova Scotian women receives top recognition from the Queen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Queens highest honour for volunteering, Commonwealth Points of Light award Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recognized Rebeccah Raphael, representing Canada, as the 147th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service supporting the educational needs of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor Read More…

Nova Scotia Opens Up Campgrounds Across the Province July 3
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Nova Scotia Opens Up Campgrounds Across the Province July 3

Reading Time: < 1 minute A welcomed site to summer amidst the coronavirus Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3. With further easing of public health restrictions, the province will also open more than 300 additional campsites at provincial parks for bookings on Read More…

Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada
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Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada. COVID-19 has wiped out a billion off the company’s balance sheet Today Air Canada announced the indefinite suspension of service to 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.  These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a Read More…

Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres
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Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres

Reading Time: 2 minutes Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres. Child Care workers do not require criminal record checks Amendments have been proposed to the New Brunswick Early Childhood Services Act to increase the safety of children receiving services at licensed early learning and child-care facilities. One of the major proposed changes is requiring criminal records checks for Read More…

Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams
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Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams. They are particularly targeting seniors While New Brunswickers are staying safe at home to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, scam artists in the community and online are trying to take advantage of their vulnerabilities. The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is warning consumers Read More…

New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service
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New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service. 911 will be available by text messaging in 2022 New Brunswick will be one of the first provinces to up-to-date 911 services across Canada and move towards next-generation technology. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has mandated that telephone network service providers enable a new Internet-based Read More…

New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online
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New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online. COVID-19 prevented 31,000 licence renewals The 31,000 New Brunswick drivers who have not been able to renew their licences due to COVID-19 restrictions will now be able to do so online. Driver’s licence renewals, which normally require an in-person visit to a Service New Brunswick centre, were Read More…

COVID-19 Case On The Rise In Nova Scotian Senior Homes. Nova Scotia Has 22,993 Negative Test Results
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COVID-19 Case On The Rise In Nova Scotian Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19 Case On The Rise In Nova Scotian Senior Homes. Nova Scotia Has 22,993 Negative Test Results As Nova Scotia continues to deal with the aftershocks of weekend shooting, they are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases among seniors. Today Nova Scotia has reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 12. Read More…

Prince Edward Island Declares COVID-19 A State Of Emergency
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Prince Edward Island Declares COVID-19 A State Of Emergency

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prince Edward Island Declares COVID-19 A State Of Emergency Effect From April 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. To further enhance and support existing efforts to protect the health, safety and welfare of Islanders, the province has today declared a state of emergency and renewed the state of public health emergency. Premier Dennis King extended the Read More…

2 Convicts Escaped From P.E.I Provincial Correctional Centre
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2 Convicts Escaped From P.E.I Provincial Correctional Centre

Reading Time: < 1 minute 2 Convicts Escaped From P.E.I Provincial Correctional Centre Wanted By R.C.M.P. Do Not Approach, Call 911 Law enforcement agencies of Prince Edward Island are working to capture two escapees from the Provincial Correctional Centre. On April 12, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Murray James Todd, age 31, and Brandon Jeffery Quinn, age 22, both serving time Read More…

The Government Of Newfoundland Is Broke & Cannot Pay Workers
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The Government Of Newfoundland Is Broke & Cannot Pay Workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Government Of Newfoundland Is Broke & Cannot Pay Workers. Weeks Away From Total Financial Chaos The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador came within two weeks of being unable to pay its employees in all sectors in mid-April. In March the province was reporting just four cases of COVID-19 when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball Read More…

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Nunavut The Only Canadian Province Covid-19 Free

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of today, Nunavut remains the only Canadian Province or Territory without any confirmed or presumptive cases of Covid-19. The public health communicable disease team is following approximately 111 persons under investigation. So far, 43 people who were under investigation have been cleared and no longer need isolation. On March 24, the government enacted strict Read More…

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New Brunswick Gov. To Cover Child Care Fees For Unemployed

Reading Time: < 1 minute FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is working to minimize the financial impacts that child care facility closures are having on parents. “Next to the health and safety of children and staff, our decisions have been guided by how we can limit the financial impact on New Brunswickers,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Read More…

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No In, No Out; Canada/US Border Shut Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S.-Canada land border serves as an economic engine that supports over $2.4 billion dollars in daily trade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and Canada are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. In each of our countries, we are encouraging people to exercise caution by avoiding unnecessary contact with Read More…

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Provincial Parks Closed, Camping Season In Jeopardy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parks Canada announced under the advice of public health experts, they are taking all steps necessary to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Parks Canada is temporarily Read More…

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Emergency Covid-19 Loans For Canadians Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad, as announced by the Prime Minister today. In light of the multiple measures implemented by governments throughout the world to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Canadian Government is advising all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until Read More…

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Trudeau Government Steadfast Handling Covid-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes On March 13th, 2020 the Public Health Agency of Canada advised Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada in view of the worldwide pandemic and the rapidly evolving situation globally, and to self- isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada. Today the Federal Government has imposed stricter guidelines for travelling in and out Read More…

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Prime Minister Trudeau Celebrates International Woman’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of women in Canada and around the world, and recommit ourselves to moving forward to a future in which everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We all have women in our lives who inspire us every day. This year’s theme, Because Of You, honours those who Read More…

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Trudeau Government To Reduce Wireless Cost By 25%

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than ever, Canadians are relying on wireless services for their everyday needs, making access to high quality and affordable wireless services absolutely essential. The Trudeau government is offering Canadian consumers more affordable options by helping to reduce the cost of mid-range wireless services by 25 percent and further increasing competition. To help Canadians get Read More…

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Trudeau Sets Date To Meet With National Indigenous Leaders And First Ministers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council on March 12, 2020. They will discuss how the Federal Government can work together to advance the priorities of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation. “Canadians have been clear about the importance Read More…

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Over 1 million Canadians Have Been Lifted Out Of Poverty Under Trudeau Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading up to the 2015 federal election, the leader of the Liberal Party Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to grow the middle class and improve the standard of living for many Canadians living in poverty. Once elected, Prime Minister Trudeau implemented a Poverty Reduction Strategy and set measurable targets that are aligned with the Read More…

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Oath Of Canadian Citizenship Will Recognize Rights Of First Nations, Inuit And Métis Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The proposed amendment to the Read More…

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Suprised Resignation By Newfoundland And Labrador Premier Dwight Ball

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Waking up to hear your Premier has resigned was not the news you expect to hear first thing in the morning,” said a long time Ball supporter. Dwight Ball Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador surprised his province and the country with his abrupt resignation as the provinces thirteenth Premier. There are more questions than answers Read More…

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Canadian Flag Celebrated Its 55th Birthday

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley, based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was selected. Wikipedia February 15, Read More…

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Trudeau Announces Bi-Partisan National Security And Intelligence Committee

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians count on our security and intelligence community to respond to evolving threats in a way that protects their safety and security and upholds their rights and freedoms. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced new members of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians – a multi-party committee first established in 2017 that Read More…

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House Of Commons Finance Committee No Women Members For NDP, Bloc And Conservatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa- The House of Commons is getting down to work with the establishment of various standing committees. The first to be called back to work is the important Finance Committee which met on Wednesday. This committee is mandated to conduct a wide-ranging consultation on the priorities of Canadians for the yearly Canadian government’s budget due Read More…

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MP Pat Finnigan Takes Leadership Role To Address Meth Crisis.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Liberal Member of Parliament Pat Finnigan is raising eyebrows in Ottawa by increasing awareness about the terrible toll meth use is having in Miramichi. Recently a Community Advisory Committee has been formed and held their second meeting looking at how to address this growing problem. This is one of the most serious issues facing Read More…

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Canada Summer Jobs 2020: Employer Application Season Kicks Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Investing in young people is key to ensuring Canada’s prosperity. Getting a good quality summer job is a great way to help young Canadians gain valuable skills and workplace experience toward starting a meaningful career – all while helping build our workforce. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Read More…

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Government Of Canada Updates Marine Aerial Fleet With High Tech Surveillance Equipment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s oceans are a source of inspiration and pride for all Canadians and contribute to the growth of our economy. As overseas trade and the movement of goods grow, there is a need for greater emphasis on marine safety and environmental protection. Now more than ever, the Government of Canada recognizes that enhanced prevention measures Read More…

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Yukon Government Invests Heavily Into Crime Prevention

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust has opened up funding for non-profit community groups, school councils, municipalities or First Nations governments. The funding supports community-led projects that work to reduce crime, prevent gender-based violence or address the root causes of criminal behaviour. The Trust also supports projects that provide services or programming for victims Read More…

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Indigenous Innovators Building The Foundation For Affordable Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British  The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada and their ideas cover a range of new ways to respond to Indigenous social Read More…

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Canadian Government Increases Research Funds For Indigenous Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa —The federal Liberal government has just announced additional funding to help strengthen Indigenous research and training. It has long been known by Researchers that too many researchers build careers without providing benefits to the people used in their studies. This new fund will allow Indigenous peoples to set their own research priorities, guiding how Read More…

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New Federal Safety Requirements In Place Or Fresh Fruits Or Vegetables

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beginning today, new necessities of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into power for most organizations in the fresh fruits, natural products or vegetables (FFV) that import, export take part in the interprovincial exchange. The SFCR makes Canada’s nourishment framework considerably more secure by focussing on anticipation and taking into consideration quicker expulsion Read More…

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Lion’s Head Lighthouse Destroyed In Latest Ontario Storm.

Reading Time: < 1 minute There are reports that a historic lighthouse in Ontario was destroyed overnight between January 11 to January 12. The lighthouse is found in the Georgian Bay near the Lionshead town. This working lighthouse is a favourite among locals and visitors who often use it as a backdrop for photos. The first lighthouse was a lantern, Read More…

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Canadian Government Establishes International Coordination And Response Group For families Of Victims Of Flight 752

Reading Time: < 1 minute After meeting with the families of Fight 752 to give his condolences and additional support to the grieving families, Prime Minister Trudeau’s government established the International Coordination and Response Group for families of victims of Flight 752, led by Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The participants are all countries whose citizens who were Read More…

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Canada Set To Blast Off Two New Astronauts Into Outer Space

Reading Time: < 1 minute Longueuil, Quebec, – Today, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) welcomes two new astronauts into an elite group of Canadians. Joshua Kutryk and Jenni Sidey-Gibbons accepted their certification at a packed ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. This was the first time a Canadian Jeremy Hansen, supervised the NASA graduating class of 2020. Canada has been Read More…

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63 Canadians Killed In Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Ukrainian official just stated that 63 Canadians are among those killed in a plane crash near the Iranian capital of Tehran. Foreign Affairs Minister Vadym Prystaiko says Iranian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, British and German nationals were also aboard the plane. The passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off Read More…

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Yukon To Have Referendum On Daylight Savings Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yukoners are being asked whether they want to keep the twice-annual time change or permanently adopt a single time. A public engagement campaign has been launched to see whether Yukoners prefer Pacific Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time if the time change is dropped. Yukon currently observes Pacific Standard Time in the winter months Read More…

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The Top Reasons Why American Weed Is Better Than Canadian Weed

Reading Time: 4 minutes Markian Hawryluk: MarkianH@kff.org, @MarkianHawryluk DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted pests without the use of toxic pesticides. Every part of the Read More…

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Minister MacAulay Honours Veterans; Commissions National Monument For Canadians Who Served In Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of having a special place to honour the more than 40,000 Canadians in uniform—as well as the hundreds of civilians and government officials—who served in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. Canada owes deep gratitude for the sacrifices made by Canadians who lost their lives or were injured—physically and psychologically—in Canada’s mission in Read More…

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Major Drug Bust Inside Canadian Federal Prison

Reading Time: < 1 minute December 30, 2019 – Renous, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada On December 17, 2019, staff members confiscated 1,100 grams of hashish and one ounce of ecstasy at Atlantic Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $120,000. This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional Read More…

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Trudeau Government Commits $3Billion To Help Canadian Chicken Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers and other businesses in the province’s broiler chicken egg and hatcheries sector enhance traceability of its products. With cost-share funding of up to $141,450 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission (OBHECC) will upgrade its systems that track Read More…

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Trudeau Liberals On Target To Meet Climate Change Goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes From forest fires and floods to heat waves and coastal erosion, Canadians are living the impacts of a warming climate every day. Fighting climate change presents an enormous opportunity – to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and also to position Canada for economic success as demand for clean technology accelerates around the world. Read More…

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First Nations Control Of First Nations Education Becoming A Reality By The Federal Government:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fighting The Aboriginal Industry Winnipeg- Full authority & control for First Nations education is being transferred to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta in line with UNDRIP protocols by the federal government. A non-Indigenous school though is unhappy with new funding arrangements & is pushing back against the loss of power & funding due Read More…

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Government Announces Climate Action Incentive Payment Amounts For 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 16, 2019 – Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced the 2020 Climate Action Incentive payment amounts for residents of provinces that have not adopted the federal system or otherwise met the federal stringency requirements for pricing carbon pollution: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Individuals will be able to claim these amounts through their 2019 Read More…

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Jaime Battiste, MP For Sydney-Victoria, The New Chair Of The Indigenous Caucus

Reading Time: < 1 minute OTTAWA, ON — The Liberal Indigenous Caucus announced during the Christmas sitting of Parliament the election of Jaime Battiste, MP for Sydney-Victoria as the Chair of the Indigenous Caucus. He takes over from co-chairs MPs Marc Serré and Robert-Falcon Ouellette. Founded in 2016 by MP Don Rusnak, the Indigenous Liberal Caucus was created as a Read More…

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Trudeau Talks National Pharmacare With Premier Ball

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball to discuss shared priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to continue working collaboratively with Premier Ball and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also thanked Premier Ball for his ongoing collaboration on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure, energy, and Read More…

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Changes Coming To Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, introduced amendments to the Liquor Corporation Act to realign the governance structure of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) to better reflect the current operational realities of the corporation. Currently, the NLC Board consists of a maximum of seven appointed members, Read More…

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Government Launching Active Transportation Fund To Address Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Driver’s license fees are being reinstated to fund a new $5 million active transportation fund for Prince Edward Island. The new $5 million dollar active transportation fund will help build new walking and bike paths, widen paved shoulders, and better connect existing walking and cycling trails to improve and grow our active transportation network.  “I Read More…

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Minimum Wage To Increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.  The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to government after the review is complete. To read the board’s report, visit Minimum Wage Review Report.   “We certainly appreciate that increasing the minimum wage can Read More…

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$16,000 In Illegal Drugs Seized Following Drug Warrant

Reading Time: < 1 minute A significant amount of illegal drugs, as well as some prohibited weapons were seized following the execution of a drug warrant on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Some items seized during the search include: Quantity of drugs believed to be crystal methamphetamine Quantity of drugs believed to be cocaine Fentanyl patches Significant Read More…

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The Manchurian Candidate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conservative leader Andy Scheer squirms to answers questions from the Canadian media as to why he hid the fact he was also an American citizen. Many Canadians resent the fact Andy and former Prime Minister Harper criticize the former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair for also holding dual citizenship. This is Read More…