Day: December 21, 2020

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

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 reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission […]

Tsartlip First Nation territory doubles in size after traditional land returned by B.C. government

A large chunk of farmland on southern Vancouver Island has been returned to the Tsartlip First Nation after a historic agreement with the B.C. government. On Dec. 16, the Tsartlip took possession of the former Woodwynn Farm, a 78-hectare property on the Saanich Peninsula once used by the nation for gathering medicines, hunting and ceremonial practices. It is immediately adjacent to […]

Photos of the day: Dec 21

News 15 Minutes Ago Little Azima Zara, 5, smells the petals of this pink poinsettia flower, while shopping for plants with her family at Aranquez Nursies Plant Shop, Aranguez – ROGER JACOB Newsday photographers captured some of these images reflecting the past 24 hours in Trinidad and Tobago. Other photos were submitted by readers like […]

Penitentiary staff arrested in killing of Indigenous inmate in St. John’s

Police have arrested an undisclosed number of correctional officers in connection to the death of Jonathan Henoche, an Indigenous man housed at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary while awaiting trial on murder charges. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued a statement on Monday afternoon confirming several arrests, but would not say who exactly was charged, how many correctional officers were […]

Ottawa developing new refund regulations for large-scale flight cancellations

The federal government is developing new regulations to protect passengers in the event of another catastrophic event that results in large-scale flight cancellations.  “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a gap in the air passenger protection framework, which did not foresee the potential for large-scale and lengthy flight cancellations and groundings of air carrier fleets […]

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