Dishing up hot meals for truck drivers a way to show ‘deepest appreciation,’ says Salvation Army

Major Rene Loveless is the Salvation Army’s secretary for public relations and development in this province. The Salvation Army is restarting efforts to dish out hot meals for truck drivers in Port aux Basques. (Adam Walsh/CBC ) Volunteers at the Salvation Army are renewing their efforts to provide hot meals to truck drivers finding it […]

COMMENTARY: When it comes to vaccines, Canada needs to earn Indigenous, Black people’s trust

I’m a Black and Mi’kmaw journalist originally from Elsipogtog First Nation, and knowing the history of colonization of Turtle Island, and the abuse and systemic racism vulnerable populations have endured in the health-care system, one can understand why my communities may be hesitant of the vaccines now available in Canada for COVID-19. As government and […]

Coronavirus: Ontario nursing home where 81 died was later cited 13 times for violations

A long-term care home in Scarborough, Ont., where dozens of residents died from COVID-19, was cited 13 times by provincial inspectors for failing to comply with health and safety regulations that included not giving residents enough water or timely medication, staff improperly using protective gear, and a lack of infection prevention measures. In early December, […]

New hotel quarantine rules for air travellers are now in effect. Here’s what you need to know

Beginning Monday, most air passengers entering Canada must comply with new travel measures, including a pricey hotel quarantine. The new regulations are off to a bumpy start, with complaints from some travellers that they can’t get through on the government phone line to book their hotel, or they can’t figure out if they’re exempt from the […]

‘It allows us to dream and dream big’: Former N.S. woman wins $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize

The second time was the charm for Darlene Nuqingaq when it came to winning the Arctic Inspiration Prize. Nuqingaq, originally from Spryfield, N.S., moved to Nunavut more than 30 years ago. She taught music there until her retirement in 2017. Last year, her proposal for a daily after-school music program for children as young as six was runner-up for the […]

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