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Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s ‘Atlantic bubble’ reopening in jeopardy over rising COVID-19 cases

Plans to reopen a “travel buble” between Canada’s Atlantic provinces on April 19 looked increasingly precarious on Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases and, in particular, variants of concern across the country. Premiers of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, »

Health, Society

COVID-19 situation in Canada ‘remains extremely serious,’ says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians on Tuesday that the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country “remains extremely serious” as the number of infections continues to rise despite efforts to ramp up vaccinations. “On Sunday, Ontario reported a »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada investigates after U.S. pauses Janssen vaccine

There was more negative news today that could affect vaccine rollouts in Canada and other countries. U.S. authorities have recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This single-shot vaccine was approved for use »

Indigenous, Society

Yukon is sorting through a VERY close election

Voters went to the polls in Yukon on Monday in an election that appears to be as close as it gets. With 10 seats needed to form a majority government in the 19-seat legislature, the Liberal Party and the Yukon »

Health

Doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis, report researchers

A new study suggests that doctors in the large province of Ontario are still hesitant to prescribe cannabis to treat long-term pain. The physicians said they were concerned about possible ill-effects on such things as cognitive development, existing mental illnesses »

International, Politics

Canadian Coast Guard takes part in international Arctic exercise

More than a dozen Canadian Coast Guard officials are taking part in an international online exercise simulating a joint search and rescue and environmental response operation following a collision between an expedition cruise ship and an oil tanker off the »

Internet, Science & Technology

A change in diet helped wolves evade extinction

Gray wolves are some of the largest predators that managed to survive the great extinction at the end of the last ice age and they may have succeeded by adapting what they ate. This is the conclusion of researchers at »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Montreal’s Biosphere, once the toast of the town, gets a new lease on life

She’s seen a few sides of life now–the geodesic dome created by Buckminster Fuller to serve as the U.S. Pavillion at the 1967 world’s fair in Montreal, known as Expo 67. It was a world’s fair anyone who was there »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Air Canada sign massive financial deal to try to salve 2020 wounds

After a year that saw it shoulder staggering financial losses and lay off more than half of its workers, Air Canada, battered and bruised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the federal government are charting a new course. At a news »

International, Politics

Canada cancels 29 high-tech arms exports permits to Turkey

The federal government has cancelled 29 arms export licences for Turkey’s high-tech drone systems after a thorough review found “credible evidence” that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa’s consent and was used in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall, »