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Lonely days ahead for grandparents whose pandemic bubbles are about to burst

By | September 2, 2020

Back-to-school anxiety isn’t just affecting students and their parents. It’s also causing some distress among grandparents who are facing the loss of prized time with family. “In many cases, their whole reason for living is their interaction with their grandchildren and their families,” Bill VanGorder, interim chief policy officer for the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), told Radio-Canada… Read More »

Stigmatizing Hutterites about COVID-19 will harm response: public health officer

By | July 29, 2020

Canada’s chief public health officer says discrimination against Hutterites will not help build trust as some colonies across the Prairies experience outbreaks of COVID-19. “The surrounding communities or the rest of the population should not stigmatize these communities,” Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday. “It does not help with any of the response.” There are outbreaks in Hutterite colonies… Read More »

Witness describes ‘scary’ bus crash in Jasper National Park that killed 3, injured 24

By | July 19, 2020

A woman who witnessed the aftermath of a fatal bus crash in Jasper National Park says it was “really scary” to see the large vehicle overturned. Three people died and 24 others were injured — many of them critically — after a glacier sightseeing bus rolled over near the Columbia Icefield in the Alberta park on Saturday afternoon. Lauren Johnston of Calgary was… Read More »

Witness amazed anyone survived bus crash in Jasper National Park that killed 3, injured 24

By | July 19, 2020

A witness to a fatal bus crash in Jasper National Park says he was surprised anyone survived after the glacier sightseeing vehicle rolled four or five times. Three people died and 24 others were injured — many of them critically — after the bus crashed near the Columbia Icefield in the Alberta park on Saturday afternoon. Vanja Krtolica… Read More »

Witness surprised anyone survived bus crash in Jasper National Park that killed 3, injured 24

By | July 19, 2020

A witness to a fatal bus crash in Jasper National Park says he was surprised anyone survived after the glacier sightseeing vehicle rolled four or five times. Three people died and 24 others were injured — many of them critically — after the bus crashed near the Columbia Icefield in the Alberta park on Saturday afternoon. Photos and… Read More »

Fiancé of Manitoba scientist killed in Tehran plane crash wants ‘credible investigation’

By | July 12, 2020

A Manitoba man who was engaged to one of the victims on board Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 is calling on Canada to initiate an investigation into why a missile hit the jetliner in January, killing 176 people. “I will not rest the rest of my life till I find the truth along with other families, and hopefully we… Read More »

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

By | May 5, 2020

A majority of forests in Canada face a higher-than-normal wildfire risk this summer, say federal scientists. The forecast map from Natural Resources Canada suggests every region west of central Quebec will face an above-average hazard. “We’re starting to see indication of above-normal potential starting in June and carrying on through the summer,” Richard Carr of the Canadian Forest… Read More »

‘It’s just too soon’: Some businesses refusing to reopen, despite province lifting restrictions

By | April 30, 2020

Even with provincial restrictions lifted, some Winnipeg businesses are refusing to reopen on Monday, saying it would jeopardize their safety and the safety of their clients. Manitoba announced on Wednesday that non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen on May 4 under strict guidelines.  The areas affected include non-urgent surgery and diagnostic procedures, therapeutic and medical services, museums, galleries, libraries,… Read More »

Cities ask Liberals for up to $15B in emergency funding to stave off COVID-19 budget crisis

By | April 23, 2020

A group representing Canada’s cities says municipal budgets are on the brink of financial crisis due to COVID-19 unless the federal government gives billions of dollars in help. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities says cities will need between $10 billion and $15 billion over the next six months to pay for services while they see revenues decline. Transit… Read More »

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

By | March 26, 2020

Canada’s agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it it isn’t designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis. Already people worried about food staples have emptied some grocery store shelves, although governments have all said supplies are secure. “We’re in unknown territory. We have concerns… Read More »