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Autonomous delivery trucks to start in Canada

First autonomous delivery fleet in Canada The idea of ‘driverless’ vehicles has been growing rapidly in recent years with tests and some ‘semi-autonomous’ vehicles already on the road. Now a major grocery chain has signed a deal with a U.S. »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Covid-19: mandatory vaccination?

With potential vaccines against the SARS CoV2 virus now nearing reality, issues of distribution to the population are being discussed, but also whether it should be mandatory. The answer for a policy of mandatory vaccination against the virus seems to »

Economy, Health, Society

Canadian sports fans win one and lose one as they prep for next year

In normal times, yesterday was supposed to approach something resembling a low-key national holiday–a Sunday when Canadians across the country would gather with friends and family to join in a long-time, late fall ritual: the viewing of the Grey Cup, »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada History: Nov 23, 1968- Passing of a landmark inventor

Very few Canadians will know the name of Henry Seth Taylor, a jeweler and clockmaker in Stanstead Quebec. Nor will they know the names William Still and Frederick B. Fetherstonhaugh of Toronto. The name George Foote Foss, is also a »

Economy, International, Society

Puppies, COVID-19, crime

Those three words may seem like a strange connection, but something is happening in society to bring them together Since the pandemic has obliged large numbers of people to spend much or most of their time at home isolated and/or »

Economy, International, Society

Trudeau joins other APEC leaders to sign free trade declaration

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along 20 other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ virtual summit hosted by Malaysia, has signed a declaration on free trade and digital innovation as a way to generate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Economy, Health, Society

Chief health officer says COVID-19 cases could hit 60,000 a day by year’s end

Canada’s chief public health officer released new modelling today about where the COVID-19 pandemic may be heading across the country and the numbers are anything but pretty. Dr. Theresa Tam said there could be as many as 60,000 new cases »

Economy, International

 Canada- U.K. close to new trade deal to replace the EU deal

With Britain on the verge of ‘Brexit’ the  Canada-EU trade deal known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would no longer apply to Britain. The two countries have been quietly working on a specific new bilateral deal  and »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canada-U.S. border likely to stay closed for–at least–another month

It appears travel restrictions at the Canada-United States land border will be extended another month–to Dec. 21–according to numerous media reports in Ottawa. The two countries first announced the restrictions in March and–with some additional exemptions–they have been renewed every »

Economy, International

Garneau says Canada will wait to clear Boeing 737 MAX jets for takeoff

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will not be returning to Canadian airspace, at least for the moment, despite being cleared for takeoff in the United States on Wednesday. Following the U.S. announcement, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said Canada will impose »