Ottawa orders ‘full and thorough’ probe into veteran assisted dying discussion – National

Ottawa orders ‘full and thorough’ probe into veteran assisted dying discussion - National

The federal government is launching a “full and thorough” investigation into the case of a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee discussing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) with a veteran. In a statement provided to Global News on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said that the minister “has directed his Deputy Minister to … Read more

NATO chief to visit Canada for meetings with Trudeau on Ukraine, Arctic defence – National

NATO chief to visit Canada for meetings with Trudeau on Ukraine, Arctic defence - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 19, 2022 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is making a visit to Canada next week. The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change and Arctic defences will be the main areas of focus for … Read more

‘No evidence’ ArriveCAN app causing ‘any problems’ at borders: transport minister

CBSA allowing one-time ArriveCan exemption for vaccinated travellers - National

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says there is “no evidence” the ArriveCAN app has caused “any problems” at Canada’s borders. In fact, without the app, Alghabra said the processing of arrivals “would take longer.” “ArriveCAN is not contributing to the congestion. In fact, ArriveCAN is a useful tool that helps verify the vaccination status of an … Read more

Another familiar name enters 2022 Cambridge municipal election: Jim Karahalios

Another familiar name enters 2022 Cambridge municipal election: Jim Karahalios

One the final day to enter the municipal race in Ontario, a familiar name appeared on the list of candidates for councillor in the City of Cambridge: Jim Karahalios. The leader of the New Blue Party has followed his wife’s lead by looking to win a seat on Cambridge city council although she is on … Read more

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees after Roe v Wade

Customers outside a Walmart store in Torrance, California, US, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Walmart Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on May 17. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart on Friday told employees that it will expand abortion and travel coverage for employees, according to an internal memo. The change comes … Read more

China issues first national drought emergency scorching temperatures

The Jialing River bed at the confluence with the Yangtze River is exposed due to drought on August 18, 2022 in Chongqing, China. Vcg | Getty Images China issued its first drought emergency this year as scorching temperatures dry up areas of the Yangtze River and put pressure on the power grid while the country … Read more

Will Canadian MPs visit Taiwan? ‘Significant reflections’ going on: Trudeau – National

Potential Taiwan stop by Canadian MPs would be part of Singapore trade trip: officials - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there are “significant reflections” happening following suggestions that Canadian MPs are weighing a stop in Taiwan amid plans for a broader Asian trade trip this fall. During a media availability on Friday, Trudeau was asked about the comments made by Liberal MP Judy Sgro earlier in the week suggesting that … Read more

Kingston, Ont. health-care officials react to province’s new plan – Kingston

Kingston, Ont. health-care officials react to province’s new plan - Kingston

The Ontario government’s ‘Health System Stability and Recovery’ plan has the attention of health officials in Kingston, Ont., as the city continues to deal with challenges in the long-term care sector. “It covers a lot of ground and addresses a number of areas where we do have challenges and have had challenges going back well, … Read more

BC Ferries reports highest-ever quarter for vehicle traffic – BC

BC Ferries reports highest-ever quarter for vehicle traffic - BC

British Columbians and travellers are using BC Ferries now more than ever, after a major dip in ridership during the pandemic, according to BC Ferries’ statistics. Traffic levels are close to pre-pandemic levels, officials said in a press conference Thursday. “In the first three months (of this fiscal year), passenger and vehicle traffic increased 74 … Read more

Group with suspected ties to ‘freedom convoy’ facing eviction from Ottawa church

Group with suspected ties to ‘freedom convoy’ facing eviction from Ottawa church

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 18, 2022 3:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An Ottawa-based group with suspected ties to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” says it has been threatened with eviction and is ready to take its cause to court in an attempt … Read more