Category Archives: Human Interest

New report shows ongoing trend in Manitoba of lower birth and marriage rates

WINNIPEG — A new report says fewer Manitobans tied the knot or gave birth last year, continuing an ongoing trend.The annual report from the province's Vital Statistics Agency says there were 5,047 marriages in 2019, down more than 300 from

Ontario releases new COVID-19 modelling as Quebec braces for new restrictions

MONTREAL — Health officials in Ontario said today that further measures could be coming to fight COVID-19, as neighbouring Quebec prepares to shut down bars, restaurants and most in-home gatherings in its two largest cities. New modelling released toda...

Quebec’s second wave driven by community transmission, muddled messaging, expert says

MONTREAL — Quebecers following the COVID-19 news in recent days may be feeling a certain sense of deja vu. The government has been announcing 700, 800, even close to 900 new cases per day — numbers not seen since the first

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

The controversy around WE Charity in Canada is opening the door to a public discussion about whether WE — and groups like it — actually help the African communities where they operate. Firoze Manji, the former Africa program director for...

The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

OTTAWA — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 4:45 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting a new case of COVID-19 for the first time in more than two weeks. Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health,

COVID-19 limits possibilities for former prime minister John Turner’s state funeral

OTTAWA — The state funeral for former prime minister John Turner will take place on Oct. 6 at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto, the Department of Canadian Heritage announced Tuesday. The funeral won't be open to the public to help

Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

MONTREAL — Quebec's COVID-19 case numbers hit their highest numbers since the end of May this weekend, but Alexandre Laberge-Ayotte wasn't worried. Laberge-Ayotte and a handful of other protesters stood outside a Montreal subway station on Saturda...

Government plans to remove offensive name from mountain in Banff National Park

BANFF, Alta. — The federal government says it is planning to remove an offensive name from a mountain in Banff National Park. In a written statement to CTV News, officials say Ottawa is committed to reconciliation and renewed relationships with In...

B.C. human rights commissioner calls for data collection to tackle inequity

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's human rights commissioner says the province isn't collecting enough demographic information in order to tackle racism and social inequality. Kasari Govender says use of data about ethnicity, gender and...

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Multiple provinces reported COVID-19 cases linked to schools just as thousands more students returned to class Tuesday, raising fears over what's in store for a segment of the population largely sheltered from exposure over the past six months. Th...