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Renovations coming to Summerside facilities ahead of 2023 Canada Winter Games

Ahead of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, two sports facilities in the host city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, are going to get upgraded and renovated, and one new facility will be built. According to an announcement on Tuesday from »

International, Politics, Society

Canada offers assistance to Lebanon after massive blast rocks Beirut

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada is ready to assist Lebanon “however we can,” following a huge blast that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom »

Health, Society

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

The Alberta government is now mandating masks for students in Grades four to 12 and all school staff when school starts in September as part of a number of new school safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. According »

Politics, Society

Research sheds added light on anti-COVID-19 resistance

As demonstrators protest COVID-19 restrictions across the country, other Canadians continue to scratch their heads trying to figure out just what the heck is going on. “It’s not like anybody’s asking them to storm the beaches of Normandy,” say many. »

International, Society

Millions of Zimbabweans face acute hunger, UN food agency warns

Nearly nine million Zimbabweans, more than half of the country’s population, will face hunger by year’s end due to the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, drought and endemic economic recession, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). »

Health, Society

Three-in-five Canadians worry about side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine: poll

With more than two dozen COVID-19 vaccine candidates undergoing various levels of clinical trials around the world, Canadians are debating over who should get vaccinated first, whether vaccination should be mandatory, and whether the vaccine could present possible side effects. »

Uncategorized

Canadian singer Michael Bublé recognized by British Columbia’s highest honour

The Canadian singer Michael Bublé is among a group of 13 people being recognized by one of British Columbia’s highest honours.  British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin, the chancellor of the order, announced Monday that Bublé, who was born in »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New Ontario Public Health data provides hope in COVID fight

The number of people in Ontario who have been infected by COVID-19 is four times more than the province’s official tally, according to new antibody testing data from the province’s public health agency. Medical experts say that’s good news–an indication »

Society

Andrew Furey will become Newfoundland and Labrador’s next premier

Newfoundland and Labrador’s 14th premier was announced Monday following a leadership contest delayed by COVID-19 restrictions following Premier Dwight Ball announcement in February that he was stepping down. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon and charity founder with family connections to »

Health, Society

COVID-19 has taught Canada ‘some hard lessons,’ says top doctor

With more than 18 million infections and over 690,000 deaths globally, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much active and is “looking for the next place to stage a comeback,” Canada’s top doctor said Monday. The warning by Dr. Theresa »