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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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s largest city cancels all city-led events to the end of the year

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, virtually all major events across the country were cancelled this year. This includes parades, festivals, large ethnic and religious celebrations, fairs, exhibitions and sporting events. The loss of these events has »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

The COVID grinch that may have stolen a big Christmas event in Toronto

it may be that another major annual event in Canada’s biggest city has become a victim of COVID-19. The Toronto Christmas market is modelled loosely on European Christmas markets such as Germany’s Chriskindlesmarkts. This was to be the 11th year »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Yet another huge annual tradition falls victim to COVID-19

Even though it’s held in the fall, another of Canada’s annual traditions has just been cancelled for this year. The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo was scheduled for October 14-17th at the Lindsay, Exhibition Grounds in the scenic Kawartha »

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

COVID-19 takes down one of the last major summer events

Even as provinces begin to ease up on emergency health lockdowns, the virus has claimed yet another of Canada’s major events. Often considered as marking the last hoorah of summer, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto has just been »

Health, Society

COVID-19: City of Ottawa bans outdoor visits to its long-term care residents

The emergency health rules requiring social distancing have been particularly hard on elderly residents of long-term care and retirement homes. Prevented from having visits from family, many are also not entirely at ease or familiar with ‘electronic’ visits such as »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Montreal: More COVID-19 cancellations

Even as the original source of the virus, Wuhan China, emerges from a COVID-19 lockdown, and Austria and Denmark begin to ease their restrictions, in Canada, the opposite still holds. Major events in cities across the country have been cancelled »


Update: Another international event falls victim to Covid-19

118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. Now officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the latest event to be cancelled because of the spreading virus is the World Figure Skating Championship set for Montreal starting next »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Society

School rugby programmes cancelled in Nova Scotia

The maritime province of Nova Scotia announced it has ceased all its high-school rugby programmes. The decision was apparently based on insurance costs and injury rates. There’s no doubt that rugby is a rough and tumble game like most other »

International, Society

School trips cancelled over terrorism fears

A school board in western Canada has cancelled all international trips planned for its students citing the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and California. High schools across Canada often organize trips abroad for their students and encourage fundraisers to help »