Dr. Miguel Cardona First Latino Nominated for Secretary of Education
North East USA Southern USA U.S.A

Dr. Miguel Cardona First Latino Nominated for Secretary of Education

Dr. Miguel Cardona nomination is another sign the Biden administration is committed to having a Cabinet that reflects America. The nomination of the former school teacher is a drastic 180 from current education secretary Betsy Devos. As the Secretary of Education, Devos has single handedly destroyed an already weekend public education system in favour of Read More…

Health Canada Authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
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Health Canada Authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is the second one authorized by Health Canada Health Canada received Moderna’s submission on October 12, 2020, and after a thorough, independent review of the evidence, it has determined that the Moderna vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. Today’s authorization is a critical step in ensuring additional COVID-19 Read More…

Changes To Jordan's Principle to Become More Inclusive for Indigenous Children
Canada Indigenous

Changes To Jordan’s Principle to Become More Inclusive for Indigenous Children

Canada has approved over 750,000 products for first nations under Jordan’s Principle Every child deserves access to services like health care and supports at school. Closing the gaps in health, social services and education for First Nations children and families are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Since July 2016, Canada has approved over Read More…

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87 Indigenous Communities Now Connected To High-Speed Internet

High Speed internet is now considered an essential service in Canada VICTORIA – Thousands more people in rural and Indigenous communities are benefiting from improved high-speed internet in British Columbia. This year, initiatives supported by the Province’s Connecting British Columbia program were completed in 147 communities, benefiting an estimated 11,121 households. Since July 2017, projects Read More…

Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic
Canada COVID-19

Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies invested over $433 Million dollars into Western business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many businesses as possible in communities large and small. RDAs like Western Economic Diversification Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
COVID-19 Europe

European Union Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The EU approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency authorization of use. Germany – Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional authorization of use for immunization to prevent the COVID-19 virus in individuals 16 years of age and older. This follows the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products Read More…

UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families
COVID-19 United Kingdom

UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families

Schools and councils have received over 560,000 laptops this year to support remote learning Over one million devices will now reach schools, colleges and councils, helping ensure students have access to high-quality remote education if they need it, the Government has announced today. Almost 70,000 pupils are also now confirmed to have enrolled in the Read More…

Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy
Canada COVID-19

Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy

The registry list all companies that have received the Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque. Unanimously supported by Parliament, as of December 13, 2020, Read More…

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart
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Ontario In COVID-19 Code Red, Provincewide Shutdown

Ontario becomes the latest province to go into a shutdown as the COVID-19 virus spreads. TORONTO — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and Read More…

B.C's Drug Overdose In November Up 89%
Western Canada

B.C’s Drug Overdose In November Up 89%

Drug toxicity deaths continue to surpass records in B.C. VICTORIA – In the midst of dual public health emergencies, the BC Coroners Service continues to urge extreme caution due to the increasingly toxic illicit drug supply in British Columbia. The BC Coroners Service reports 153 suspected drug toxicity deaths in November 2020, an 89% increase Read More…

Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours
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Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours

Canada becomes latest country to impose stricter travel restrictions from the UK amid new COVID-19 strain. As Canada continues to monitor the new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, the government is taking precautionary measures to mitigate the spread into Canada. Canada has had robust travel restrictions and border measures in place since March Read More…

Unstoppables Raise Profile of Women’s Rugby in Africa
Africa

Unstoppables Raise Profile of Women’s Rugby in Africa

Rugby Africa’s #TryAndStopUs campaign showcases diversity of women’s rugby across the African continent CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Rugby Arica’s “Unstoppables” (RugbyAfrique.com) have proved just how unstoppable they are!  Since being selected three months ago, these 12 women have utilized their energy and passion to raise the profile and fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Read More…

UK Government Pledges Another £310 Million To Tackle Homelessness
United Kingdom

UK Government Pledges Another £310 Million To Tackle Homelessness

Councils will receive additional government support to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless. Councils will receive additional government support to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless, the Communities Secretary has announced. £310 million will be targeted at areas with high numbers of homeless people, those at risk of homelessness, or those living in temporary accommodation  - helping them to rebuild their lives. The funding represents a £47 million Read More…

Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Canada’s meticulous reviewing of the Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is important as Canadians lives are at risk. Health Canada is aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna. Health Canada has been reviewing Moderna’s vaccine since it was submitted on October 12, 2020, Read More…

UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19
COVID-19 United Kingdom

UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19

As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of Covid-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance. As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that Read More…

Congress Woman Deb Haaland, First Native American To Be Appointed in Cabinet
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Congress Woman Deb Haaland, First Native American To Be Appointed To Cabinet

Congress woman Deb Haaland will serve as the nations Secretary of the Interior President Elect Biden makes another historic appointment to Cabinet with the appointing of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to lead the Office of the Interior. She is one of the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress. Never in the history Read More…

New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat
Eastern Canada

New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat

Action centre provides employment services and training to those who lost their jobs WINDSOR – The Ontario government is investing more than $210,000 in a new action centre that is helping up to 800 workers who were impacted by the Fiat Chrysler layoffs in Windsor. A wide range of services and supports are offered to Read More…

Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families
Western Canada

Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families

B.C governments $1.9 Billion investment into low income housing sees its first tenants move in. NANAIMO – Construction is complete on 23 new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo through a partnership between the Province and the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society. “These new homes are part of our efforts to make sure people in need Read More…

UK Government Stops Export of "Death of Cleopatra"
United Kingdom

UK Government Stops Export of “Death of Cleopatra”

Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has stopped the export of ivory sculpture, ‘Death of Cleopatra’, carved by the artist Henri de Triqueti UK Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage placed a temporary export ban on the historic ivory sculpture titled ‘Death of Cleopatra’ by a highly appreciated figure in 19th century art. The sculpture is valued at £150,000 Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
COVID-19 Indigenous Northern Canada

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba

Provincial distribution of COVID-19 to Indigenous communities still up in the Air The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this week. Health care professionals began receiving the vaccine in Winnipeg on December 16. The province has shared that there are enough doses to vaccinate about 900 people. Manitoba plans to deliver vaccines Read More…

Ottawa Forgives $844M Debt From Newfoundland And Labrador's Muskrat Falls
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Ottawa Forgives $844M Debt From Newfoundland And Labrador’s Muskrat Falls

Clean Energy to Strengthen the Economy and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador Investing in infrastructure and clean energy is key to building strong communities, and a more sustainable and resilient economy. As an important part of Atlantic Canada’s clean energy future, the Lower Churchill Projects will provide a reliable and long-term source of clean power Read More…

Canada Sending It's First Astronaut To The Moon in 2023
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Canada Sending It’s First Astronaut To The Moon in 2023

Canada signs a historic space treaty with the U.S. and secures a vital role for Canada in the Lunar Gateway Today Navdeep Bains Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA have signed the Gateway Treaty, a historic agreement that confirms Canada’s participation in the next major international collaboration in Read More…

Nova Scotian Company SeaChange Turning Seaweed Into Edible Profits
Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotian Company SeaChange Turning Seaweed Into Edible Profits

SeaChange Biochemistry Inc. gets new equipment to take chemicals from kelp to the market Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs must take advantage of emerging opportunities to compete globally and create good jobs in the region. That is why the Government of Canada is helping innovative start-up company SeaChange Biochemistry Inc. commercialize its sustainably sourced chemicals from seaweed. Read More…

Quebec's Economy Sees Another of Export Decline
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Quebec’s Economy Sees Another of Export Decline

0.2% decrease in Québec’s international merchandise exports in October 2020 Québec’s seasonally adjusted international merchandise exports, in constant dollars, fell 0.2% in October 2020 compared to the previous month (+ 4.7% in September). With this decline, the level of exports in October was 7.6% below that of February.  The decline in October was mainly due to Read More…