Travel rules eased for Canadians stranded in South Africa, but criticism of broader ban endures

Heading home for the holidays — or just getting back to Canada after a trip — now seems possible once again after a temporary exemption to travel restrictions was announced on Saturday. But the wider travel ban policy recently imposed by the Canadian government is still being criticized as unscientific by leaders of countries in southern Africa. The federal […]

Cracks in tails of RCAF Cyclone helicopters raise ‘serious concerns,’ says expert

Cracks in the tails of 19 Royal Canadian Air Force Cyclone helicopters are a cause for concern, says an expert. Michael Byers, a professor and defence policy analyst at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said the cracks could be indicative of much larger problems with the aircraft. “Each of these helicopters costs more than $150 […]

Province warns of possible water contamination following flooding

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health is warning residents in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley of possible water contamination connected to the recent flooding in the province. Record-setting precipitation fell between Nov. 14 and Dec. 2 in southwestern B.C., causing severe flooding that destroyed homes and farms, and caused landslides that killed several people. Officials say […]

UNC still opposed to EBC tech test in Tobago

News Clint Chan Tack 17 Hrs Ago Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar – FILE PHOTO/SUREASH CHOLAI OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar maintained the Opposition UNC’s objection to the Elections and Boundaries Commission’s (EBC) proposed use of technology at polling stations in Tobago on Monday, during the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election. Persad-Bissessar reiterated the UNC’s objection […]

Canadian field hockey players heading home from South Africa after travel exemption granted

Canadian field hockey players stuck in South Africa due to COVID-19 travel restrictions are set to finally depart on Dec. 8 after receiving a travel exemption from the Canadian government. The federal government posted the exemption on its website on Saturday, while parents of the players were also notified. “I am beyond relief that it looks […]

City of London installs first speed enforcement cameras to slow drivers in school zones – London

More than two months after the City of London launched its new speed limit enforcement program the City has installed its first two detection cameras. The Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program aims to deter speeders and improve safety by lowering traffic speeds in school zones. The ASE system detects speeding and the license plates of the […]

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