Category Archives: National

Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

OTTAWA — Global supply issues are temporarily delaying Canada's vaccine shipment from Pfizer-BioNTech, but Procurement Minister Anita Anand says they will be made up with accelerated deliveries in February and March. Anand said Friday that production i...

Rejection letter ESDC sent to Black organizations ‘completely unacceptable’: Hussen

OTTAWA — Several Black organizations were denied federal funding through a program designed to help such groups build capacity — after Employment and Social Development Canada told them their leadership was not sufficiently Black. Velma Morgan, the cha...

Alberta monolith comes with message to save eastern slopes of Rocky Mountains

A towering stainless steel monolith set up along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta comes with a message. The three-metre-tall structure, which reflects its surroundings, is one of many that have been found around the world in recent

International students frustrated by federal work limits during pandemic

TORONTO — Pooria Behrouzy was honoured to be offered a full-time job as a COVID-19 vaccine support worker at Trillium Health Partners last month.  The international student in health informatics at George Brown College was already on staff at the Missi...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 40,283 new vaccinations administered for a total of 459,492 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at

Country singer Paul Brandt adds voice against proposed coal mines in Rockies

Another country music star from Alberta has voiced protest against proposed coal mines on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Paul Brandt, who leads a committee on human trafficking set up by the Alberta government, has posted his concerns on

Syrian refugees celebrate fifth anniversary in Canada with virtual event

OTTAWA — Canadians' support for Syrian newcomers has been a beautiful example for the rest of the world, says the organizer of a virtual celebration to mark the fifth anniversary of Canada's welcoming Syrian refugees. In an interview with The Canadian

Doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected in 60 B.C. First Nations by next week

VANCOUVER — Doses of COVID-19 vaccine are expected to reach close to 60 First Nations in British Columbia by the end of next week. Several Indigenous communities have seen significant increases in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, said Dr.

New defence chief apologizes to victims of military sexual misconduct, hate

OTTAWA — Admiral Art McDonald used his first address as Canada’s new chief of the defence staff Thursday to apologize to Canadian Armed Forces members who have faced discrimination or harassment while serving. McDonald was sworn in as defence chief dur...

Coast guard’s marine watch desk reports sightings in real time to protect B.C. orcas

VICTORIA — The Canadian Coast Guard will report whale sightings in real time from a new marine mammal desk established to protect endangered southern resident killer whales and other cetaceans in British Columbia waters. Fisheries and Oceans Canada say...