Category Archives: Science

B.C. Health Minister issues warning for those planning on holding weekend events

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Health Minister urged those thinking of attending large events where social distancing isn't possible to re-think their plans, and warned bylaw officers would be out as enforcement. Adrian Dix says parties may not be ...

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper on ...

Weeks before school restart, Ontario allows boards to tap into reserve funds

TORONTO — Tensions escalated between the Ontario government and teachers' unions Thursday, as the province rushed to free up money to allow boards to address pandemic safety concerns just weeks before schools are set to reopen. Education Mini...

Lethbridge supervised drug site defunded by government to shut down end of month

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The operator of one of the busiest supervised drug consumption sites in North America is shutting down at the end of the month. The Alberta government pulled its funding from ARCHES in Lethbridge in July after an audit

No singing allowed: New Brunswick introduces new COVID-19 rules for schools

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says all students returning to public school this September will be required to bring a face mask to school to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but masks will not be required inside the classroom. The new

B.C. adds $36 million to create 123 addiction treatment beds for youth

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is committing $36 million over nearly three years to fund more addiction treatment space for youth. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy says the investment will add 123 new treatment beds ...

Manitoba requiring masks on school buses, recommending them in classrooms

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is strongly encouraging parents to send their children to school in masks come September, but masks will not be required in classrooms. "The safety and health of students and staff, and their families, ...

CBC ‘timely’ fall podcasts include ‘Seat at the Table,’ ‘Party Lines’

TORONTO — The CBC has announced what it calls a "smart, timely and relevant" mix of podcasts for the fall, starting with a new season of "Seat at the Table," focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement. The special six-episode limited run

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

OTTAWA — Health Canada is warning people to do more to keep edible pot products out of the hands of kids, as multiple children ended up in the hospital after eating them. A department official said Thursday that since October 2018,

Feds earmark money to help communities adapt to realities of COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is offering $31 million to help communities find ways to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money could be used for everything from pop-up bike paths to art installations to apps to support local