Day: October 1, 2021

Court throws out challenge to Saskatchewan’s proof-of-vaccination policy

A Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Saskatoon has ruled against a group arguing that the province’s proof-of-vaccination policy is in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The court application was brought forward by former People’s Party of Canada candidate Mark Friesen as well as the groups Concerned Citizens (Estevan) and Unified Grassroots. The groups were asking […]

Military began monitoring COVID-19 in early 2020 but still failed to predict pandemic’s path, documents show

Newly-released documents show the Canadian military was concerned enough about the initial spread of COVID 19 to begin monitoring and planning for a response in late January 2020. Experts are now asking whether that early advantage was squandered when it came to forecasting the trajectory of the pandemic and its impact on both troops and the general public. The records, […]

Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has reinstated his decision to subject a thermal coal mine expansion in Alberta to a federal review after a court ordered him to rethink it. “Following the reconsideration process, I have determined that the physical activities warrant [federal] designation,” Wilkinson said in a statement regarding the proposed Vista expansion project. Coalspur […]

2 weeks later, little known about Western University sexual assaults posted online: police – London

Two weeks after multiple reports on social media about Western University students being drugged and assaulted, London, Ont., police say they have not been able to find evidence to support the posts. According to social media posts, 30 or more students may have been drugged and/or assaulted in Medway-Sydenham Hall during the first week back […]

‘We are still here’: Hundreds march in Iqaluit on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

About a thousand Iqaluit residents, nearly all in bright orange T-shirts or hoodies, walked down the main street of Nunavut’s capital on Thursday for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Leading the march was Jack Anawak, carrying an orange and white flag with an “all children matter” banner in memory of any children who died at residential schools.  […]

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