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Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

COVID-19: Drive in movies making a comeback

In its heyday in the 50’s and 60’s, drive in theatres were scattered in the thousands across North America and in many other places around the world as well. With the arrival of video cassette recordings, and cable TV, their »

Health, Society

Quebec mandating masks in enclosed public spaces starting this weekend

Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced today that masks and face coverings will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces throughout the province starting this Saturday, July 18.  The regulation will apply to places including grocery stores, malls, and restaurants whenever »

International, Society

Notre Dame Cathedral to be re-built as it was; Canada offers materials

The world was shocked and horrified to see one of the world’s most iconic architectural wonders, burning and severely damaged just a little over a year ago in April 2019. The fire occurred during the latest restoration project of the »

Politics, Society

Trudeau apologizes for handling of WE Charity student grant contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he “made a mistake” in not recusing himself from cabinet discussions about awarding a contract to administer a $900-million federal student grant program to WE Charity that had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s immigration numbers slowly increase in spite of COVID

The arrival of COVID-19 in Canada caused immigration processing to come a near halt, but the latest figures from Canada’s immigration department showed numbers of immigrants accepted increased significantly in May from the previous month. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada »

Society

Manhunt continues for father of 2 girls found dead near Quebec City

Quebec provincial police are combing through a wooded area near Quebec City as they continue to search for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of the provincial capital. The bodies of »

Society

Two Atlantic Canada sites recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks

The Canadian Commission of UNESCO announced today that two sites in Atlantic Canada, the Cliffs of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and Discovery in Newfoundland and Labrador, are being recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks for their exceptional geological heritage. The Cliffs »

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

Society

City of Toronto cracking down on beach parties due to health concerns

The city of Toronto is increasing police presence and restricting evening parking at three city beaches this weekend due to a significant increase of people at beaches late into the night who are also not respecting physical distancing measures.  Parking »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Ottawa recognizes children born abroad to same-sex couples as Canadians

The federal government is moving to change the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act to allow non-biological Canadian parents to pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Thursday. Mendicino said the measure »