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Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

90K essential temporary workers and graduates offered new pathway to residency

Facing a manpower shortage due the COVID-19 pandemic and a long-term demographic decline, the federal government is opening a new pathway to residency in Canada for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates. The new policy will allow foreign »

Health

Health Canada says AstraZenaca vaccine benefits far outweigh risks

Federal health officials say Canadians should not feel skittish about rolling up their sleeves to get a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or its Indian-produced twin, Covishield, because their benefits far outweigh the risks of developing very rare and »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Lab able to quickly diagnose blood clots after vaccine

A laboratory which has pioneered work on blood clots caused by medication is now set to diagnose clots that may occur in people after they received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Canadian health authorities say an extremely rare blood clot syndrome may »

Economy, Society

Women remain underrepresented in Canadian boardrooms: study

Efforts by Canadian security regulators to accelerate the representation of women in corporate boardrooms have failed to produce noticeable results with only one quarter of boardroom vacancies being filled by women, according to new research from the Conference Board of »

Politics, Society

Laurentian University facing mounting criticism after cuts to staff and courses

When Laurentian University, a mid-sized bilingual institution in Sudbury, Ont., filed for creditor protection in February–the first Canadian university, at least in recent memory to do so–the university was quick to say that current students would see no change in »

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous designer launches sustainable, plus size clothing

An Indigenous-owned clothing company will begin offering all of its sustainable clothing lines in larger sizes ranging from XS to 6X. The Anne Mulaire company is Métis owned.  Métis are people of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry and are one »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Four provinces set to move forward on path towards modular nuclear reactors

The premiers of four provinces are set to sign a memorandum today to explore the feasibility of using small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, as a clean energy option. All four of the provinces–Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick–oppose the »

Society

Noted businessman and philanthropist W. Galen Weston dies ‘peacefully’ at 80

Canadian businessman and philanthropist W. Galen Weston, whose business acumen and retailing skills helped make his family one of the wealthiest in Canada, has died at the age of 80. In a statement, his family said Weston died on Monday, »

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 »