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Health, International, Society

The world is ‘unfit’ to prevent another pandemic: expert panel

It took too long for countries to respond to the first cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in December 2019 in order to protect people from COVID-19, according to a panel of experts appointed by the World Health Organization.   ‘February »

International, Society

Funding will help foreign nurses get certified to work in Canada

Canada has a shortage of nurses and the government has announced funding to help foreign nurses get their credentials to be able to work in Canada. The federal government will provide over $2.3 million for three projects to help nurses »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Vaccine passports: Canadians yes, Americans no

An international survey this month shows a majority of Canadians agree with the idea of a ‘passport’ showing the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19. The survey also shows only about 4 in 10 Americans for the idea, with an »

Society

Vancouver rated best Canadian city for youth

When it comes to how a city’s attributes can help young people fulfill their professional and personal ambitions, Vancouver is tops, according to a rating fostered by RBC, one of the largest Canadian Banks. It collaborated with a social organization »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Highlights, International, Society

COVID continues to take a toll on events this year

Last year virtually every major and minor official event was cancelled over fears of the pandemic. This meant all fairs, parades, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts etc., were all cancelled. Now, a year later with vaccinations well underway and ramping up »

Health, International, Society

Second province suspends first dose use of AstraZeneca vaccine

One day after the province of Alberta said it would suspend administering the first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, the province of Ontario said it was also suspending giving AstraZeneca and Covishield as a first dose as a defence »

Indigenous, Society

Recognition of documents highlights Indigenous cultures and knowledge

Two new collections have been inscribed in the Canada Memory of the World Register that highlight the preservation and transmission of Indigenous cultures and knowledge. The Canada Memory of the World Register was created in 2017 to promote significant documentary »

International, Politics, Society

International arrivals to Canada increase in April, remain low compared to 2019

The number of international arrivals to Canada by land and air increased in April when compared to the same period of the previous year, but remained over 90 per cent below the pre-pandemic levels, according to new data released by »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian province suspends first dose AstraZeneca vaccination

The western Canadian prairie province of Alberta is reported to have stopped administering first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-1. except in certain special cases. This includes Covishield which is the name of the same product produced in India. »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy watchdog warns facial recognition tools endanger human rights

Facial recognition technology can enable widespread surveillance, provide biased results and erode other human rights, says Canada’s privacy commissioner. In a presentation to a parliamentary committee, Daniel Therrien warned that the technology has the potential to be “extremely privacy invasive.”  »