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Survey suggests more and more Canadians want to get vaccinated

A new survey suggests that more and more Canadians are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccines right away. The online Angus Reid Institute poll, published Monday, was conducted with a randomized sample of 1,748 Canadian adults who are members of »

Health, Society

Survey: Canadians more comfortable with activities if COVID-19 testing expanded

As the number of COVID-19 cases being reported rise across the country, and with the start of the new school year, expanding asymptomatic testing could put some Canadian minds at ease. According to an Abacus Data poll commissioned by the »

Politics

Canadian government announces financial support for Black owned businesses

The Canadian government has committed to supporting Black entrepreneurs and business owners across the country to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses by launching Canada’s first ever Black Entrepreneurship Program. According to an announcement from Canadian Prime »

Economy

Health Canada recalls hand sanitizers containing unacceptable ingredients

Health Canada has issued a recall on over 50 hand sanitizer products that may pose a health risk.  Products that contain ethanol and denaturants are not acceptable for use in hand sanitizers in Canada, according to a recall alert from »

Health, International

Survey: Canadians and Americans less willing to travel before COVID-19 vaccine

Many Canadians and Americans aren’t willing to travel and become tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic, before there is a vaccine according to a poll by Research Co., a Vancouver based polling firm. The survey found that less than a third »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian kids are hanging in there… kinda

May is always something of a bittersweet month for North American kids. Final exams are coming. But so is summer. It’s actually a pretty good time to be young. This spring, not so much. A new survey from the non-profit »

International, Society

Canada turns to foreign carriers to get citizens home

Ottawa is turning to nearly a dozen foreign airlines to help get about 5,000 Canadians still stranded overseas back home. Many are in secluded islands or on remote mountains in countries that are locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on cruise ship in Japan

Just off the coast of Japan, 251 Canadians are quarantined on a cruise ship. Out of the 3,700 people on board the cruise operated by Princess Cruises, 10 have tested positive for the coronavirus.  None of those who tested positive »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Stop dolphin tourism and suffering, urges non-profit

A new report decries the massive scale and profitability of the dolphin entertainment industry, and the suffering it causes the animals. World Animal Protection says at least 3,000 dolphins are confined in 54 countries including the U.S., Mexico, China and »

Society

Before I die: list of things to do

Things to do before you “kick the bucket”. The term “bucket list” has only entered the popular lexicon since the 2007 Hollywood movie of the same name. Usually the list consists of things people would like to do, see, or »