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Society

Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

International, Society

More Canadians have a poor opinion of the U.S.

Fewer than half of Canadians (44 per cent) have a favourable or somewhat favourable opinion of the United States compared to 68 per cent in the fall of 2012, according to surveys. The Focus Canada program has been tracking attitudes »

International, Politics

Canada braces for ‘various eventualities’ of U.S. election, says Trudeau

Canada is bracing for potential “disruptions” following the U.S. presidential election in November, especially if neither candidate secures a clear majority of votes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at an event to announce funding for electric vehicle production »

Society

Land border between Canada and the U.S. to remain closed until Oct. 21

The Canadian federal government is going to extend the closure of the Canada-U.S. land border for another 30 days, until at least Oct. 21, according to a report from CBC News. A source also told CBC News that Canadians should »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Economy

Quebec and Ontario Premiers meet in summit to discuss health care and economy

Québec Premier François Legualt and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met in Mississauga, Ontario this week for the first ever Ontario-Québec summit to discuss economic recovery plans and ways to increase health care funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the end »

International, Politics

U.S. wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, top official

The United States wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, Washington’s newly appointed Arctic coordinator said Wednesday even as he warned of growing big power rivalry in the region due to climate change and conflicting geopolitical interests. »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

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 »

Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »