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Muslim community gathers to start healing during funeral for family in London, Ont.

Canadian flags draped the caskets of four members of a Muslim family who were mourned at a funeral Saturday in London, Ont., almost a week after they died in what police have said was a hate-motivated attack. Madiha Salman, 44, her husband Salman Afzaal, 46, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Salman’s 74-year-old mother Talat Afzaal died after […]

Canada’s vaccine contracts allow for doses to be donated, in some cases resold

Most of the federal contracts for COVID-19 vaccines allow for Canada to donate some of its doses to other countries or international aid organizations, and in at least three cases, say doses can be resold. Public Services and Procurement Canada quietly tabled eight contracts with the House of Commons health committee Friday afternoon as a partial response […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday

The latest: Manitobans can once again gather in small groups outdoors starting this weekend, a small reprieve from strict pandemic rules brought in as the province battled a surge in COVID-19 infections. The slight easing of restrictions comes as provincial health officials say they expect daily COVID-19 case counts to continue to drop but warn the number of people in ICU […]

When international travel resumes, Canada’s borders and airports will be very different

Just as the 9/11 attacks did 20 years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic will transform the way people travel internationally — with hundreds of millions of dollars in new government spending planned for modernizing border security and updating public health measures at airports. In the recent federal budget, the federal government announced $82.5 million to fund COVID-19 testing infrastructure at Canadian airports […]

B.C. First Nation organizes 3-day healing walk in wake of Kamloops residential school discovery

WARNING: This story contains distressing details Hundreds of people have embarked on a trek along the South Thompson River from Kamloops to B.C.’s Shuswap, with the goal of reclaiming the spirits lost to the city’s former residential school. On Friday morning, participants gathered at Pioneer Park in downtown Kamloops for the opening ceremony to kickstart Walking […]

Burnaby School District apologizes for exam asking how First Nations benefited from colonial relationships

The superintendent of the Burnaby School District has issued an apology after a question on a Grade 9 social studies test asked students to describe how First Nations people benefited and took advantage of their relationship with colonizers. “We often study the tragic effects on the First Nations people of North America as a consequence of […]

‘A great day’: Electronic logging devices becoming mandatory in semi trucks in Canada to combat driver fatigue

A new era in highway safety regulation begins in Canada on Saturday as electronic logging devices that track a driver’s hours behind the wheel become mandatory in semi trucks travelling between provinces. The electronic logging devices (ELDs) replace the use of paper log books and effective June 12 are a requirement under a federal regulation aimed at […]

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