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Air Canada–again–cuts jobs and suspends routes

Air Canada, the country’s largest airline, is cutting 1,500 more jobs. It’s the latest economic body blow for a company–and its employees–that has already seen its workforce halved as it tries to cope with the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Novavax submits its vaccine for Health Canada approval

As Canadians continue their attempts to cope–physically and emotionally–with what has become a slow-motion rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, U.S.-based Novavax has provided something of a glimmer of hope. In a story published Sunday night, The Canadian Press’s Lee Bertiaume reports »

Health, International

Looking ahead, Trudeau delivers some numbers on Canada’s vaccine rollout

Following his meeting yesterday with his provincial and territorial counterparts aimed at finding ways to supply more momentum to Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today provided an update of where things stand.  “We agreed that it is »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Swimming against the COVID current, Canadian officials seek responses that work

Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic–by various and varying ways and means–as the coronavirus continues its merciless attacks across the country. Calling the situation ‘grim,” Canada’s chief public health official, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Tuesday said that 7,500 »

Economy, Health, Society

Poll suggests that nearly half of Canadians didn’t stay home for the holidays

Despite pleas from public health officials and politicians to limit their socializing over the winter holidays as part of the battle against COVID-19, a new poll suggests that a good number of Canadians–nearly half–decided to ignore the advice. The Léger »

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, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Nearly a quarter of Canadians plan to shun a COVID-19 vaccine: poll

A new poll suggests that about seven out of ten Canadians are planning to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when a vaccine arrives. But the survey also suggests that just under a quarter of the population are set to pass on »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Positive Moderna vaccine test results could be very good news for Canadians

A second COVID-19 vaccine developed by a company that has a procurement agreement with Canada is showing promising results in early trials. Moderna announced today that preliminary data from an ongoing study show its vaccine candidate appears to be 94.5 »

Economy, Health, Society

The coronavirus shows no signs of easing up across most of Canada

As winter approaches and Canadians move indoors, governments across the country continue to seek ways to put the breaks on the coronavirus pandemic.  But COVID-19 continues to attack. Relentlessly. For the third time in seven days on Thursday, the country »

Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement that will allow temporary agricultural workers to resume coming to Canada. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)

Economy, International

Mexico halts ban on farm workers coming to Canada

Temporary farm workers will–once again–be allowed to resume coming to Canada following an agreement reached Sunday tightening up safety measures in the face of COVID-19. Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Temporary Agricultural Workers Program (PTAT) had »