Vincenzo Morello
Vincenzo Morello

Society

Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Royal Canadian Legion to launch tap-enabled donation boxes

This year Canadians are going to have a new way to donate and wear poppies during the run up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. The Royal Canadian Legion partnered with the HSBC Bank Canada in order to create a »

Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Society

Over 13,500 health-care worker in Quebec infected during first wave of pandemic

Health-care workers in Quebec who faced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable to contracting the virus than the rest of the population, according to a report released by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec »

Sports

U Sports cancels winter championships due to pandemic

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, has cancelled its 2021 winter national championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an announcement from U Sports on Thursday, the women’s and men’s championships in hockey, basketball, »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »

Society

Flu vaccine and personal protective equipment shortages concern physicians

With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned with the challenges physicians are facing in regards to accessing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and the flu vaccine.  According to a survey of CMA members, »

Health, Society

Edmonton International Airport to host clinical trial of rapid COVID-19 test

The Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is going to host the clinical trial of a new COVID-19 test that can produce near instant results. According to a press release from the EIA, the Edmonton-based company Graphene Leaders Canada Medical Inc. (GLCM) »