Category Archives: Social

Refugee family settling in Peterborough, Ont., after long journey from Afghanistan

PETERBOROUGH — Parwaiz Hamidy's two young sons are all smiles as they rush down a slide at a park in Peterborough, Ont. The boys and their parents are half a world away from the chaos of Kabul, having fled the

Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids’ COVID-19 shot

OTTAWA — Pfizer-BioNTech has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. The vaccine was developed in partnership with Germany's BioNTech and is now marketed under the brand name Comirnaty. It was

Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc a chance to rectify Tofino mistake: chief

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Justin Trudeau's visit was a chance to move forward, Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir said Monday, even as she rebuked the prime minister for ignoring her first invitations to join the community for Canada's first National

Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital.  May Simon's four-day state visit will include a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and she will

Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

OTTAWA — An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region. Archeologists say the

Military’s human resources officer under investigation for ‘historic’ sex misconduct

OTTAWA — Military police say they are investigating “historic” allegations of sexual misconduct involving yet another senior commander, this time the officer responsible for human resources in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces National Inv...

War of words breaks out as admiral pushes for reinstatement as Canada’s defence chief

OTTAWA — A war of words broke out at the very top of Canada’s military on Friday, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and acting defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre blasted Adm. Art McDonald’s decision to write a letter to senior

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc in B.C. next week

OTTAWA — The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit next Monday. The Oct. 18 trip follows his apology to Chief Rosanne Casimir for not having responded to invitations to visit on Sept.

Hope hinges on emergency: Homeless shelter in central Alberta on brink of closure

RED DEER, Alta. — When a central Alberta city renewed its state of local emergency in response to rising COVID-19 cases, workers at an emergency shelter were overcome with relief.  It meant they wouldn't be evicted from their temporary shelter in

Closing submissions in B.C. money laundering inquiry include call to work together

VANCOUVER — The commissioner of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering was urged to look to future efforts to combat the crime rather than point blame at how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash poured into provincial