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Health

Gatherings of up to 250 people now allowed in Quebec

Starting today, the maximum number of people that can gather indoors and outdoors in Quebec is increasing from 50 to 250 people. The Quebec government originally announced the rule changes for public gatherings on July 23. The new rules apply »

Health

British Columbia enforces rules on bars and nightclubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid a rise in cases of COVID-19, the British Columbia government has set new rules for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, according to an announcement from Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces stiffer rules for vaping products

The federal government continues efforts to end promotion of vaping products to young people. The additional rules were announced yesterday by federal health minister Patty Hajdu and will come into effect in August. The latest move is to further prevent »

Economy, Health, Society

COVID-19: ‘Virus fatigue’- protection measures and concerns weakening

After three months of lockdowns and rules about staying home and social distancing, it seems more people are starting to ignore the advice. Although infection cases seem to be on a decline, health officials are still advising on things like »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Canadians upset at fines for simplest of things

Emergency rules for social distancing seem not well-understood. That misunderstanding is costing many people hundreds of dollars in fines. People, now spending much more time indoors, want to get outside, but there seems to be confusion about provincial rules and »

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Internet, Science & Technology

New Drone Rules Coming for Canada

This past Christmas, literally thousands of small drones of various sizes and capabilities were given as gifts. Many companies, like real estate agencies, wedding photographers and others such as farmers, are using drones, commercially. These- especially larger ones- are also »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Concerns over changes to Canada’s offshore drilling policy

Several environmental agencies have expressed concerns over relatively quiet changes being proposed for offshore drilling. They say notice for public consultation has been barely advertised, that affected first nations tribes have not been consulted at all, and that most input »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Abused spouses trapped by residency rules

A government rule about newly-arrived, sponsored spouses is bad for women and makes it harder for newcomer women to leave abusive relationships, says the Canadian Council for Refugees, an umbrella organization representing advocacy groups across the country. The Conditional Permanent Residence rule »