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Economy, Health, International

EU set to add COVID restrictions on travellers from Canada

Up till now, Canada has been listed as a ‘white list’ country whereby travellers can enter the European Union countries without restrictions related to COVID-19. This has meant Canadians entering the EU do not have to quarantine or provide mandatory »

International, Politics

Armenia claims it found Canadian tech on downed Turkish drone

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community today to follow Canada’s example by suspending exports of military technology to Turkey — after his defence officials claimed they had found Canadian components on a downed Turkish drone. Pashinyan made the call a day after Armenian »

Health, International, Sports

COVID cancels Canada’s university national winter sport championships

Except for the years of the two world wars, for the first time there will be no national university champions, and the first time since U Sports began in 1961. The U sports nationals are considered the highest level of »

International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until Nov. 21

Canada and the U.S. are extending travel restrictions on their mutual land border until at least Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday. “Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to »

International, Politics

Champagne meets Belarus’s exiled opposition leader in Lithuania

Canada “will always be on your side” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told exiled Belarusian opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya during their meeting in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on Friday. Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania following the crackdown against tens of »

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenian and Turkish leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he spoke with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan this morning to express Canada’s concerns about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces that has raged on for weeks. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau »

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

Saskatchewan farmer, inspiration for Hollywood film dies

His name is Percy Schmeiser and he became the unlikely hero in a David vs Goliath battle of a small rural farmer fighting the huge multi-national Monsanto. It began in 1998 when Schmeiser, farmer and farm equipment dealer, grew a »

Health, International

Overuse of antibiotics in animals seen as dangerous to public health

Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics through their overuse on farms and the resulting superbugs are getting into the human food chain and the environment.  About 700,000 people people around the world die every year from infections that cannot »

International, Politics

China fires back at Canada- again

The war of words between China and Canada has escalated this week, The tension between the two was ignited by the 2018 detention in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition request, and subsequent arrest and imprisonment »

International, Politics

Champagne discusses foreign policy challenges with NATO and EU leaders

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne discussed a panoply of foreign policy and security challenges, ranging from the ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh to the situation in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, in meetings with top NATO »