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, ...

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

OTTAWA — Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna said Thursday that new measures must be taken to protect Canadian politicians from threatening behaviour. Her comments come after police launched an investigation this week into an incident&n...

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

Chinese miner hires Canadian CEO as review continues on Nunavut gold mine buy

TORONTO — The Chinese company trying to buy TMAC Resources Ltd. has appointed a Barrick Gold Corp. veteran as CEO of its Canadian operations even though the deal is still being reviewed by Ottawa. Hong Kong-traded Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

OTTAWA — More than 12 million eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Thursday...

N.L. considering program that would allow wild game donations to food banks

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Food banks in Newfoundland and Labrador are being surveyed on a long-discussed proposal to allow hunters to donate moose meat and other game to those in need. Eg Walters of the Community Food Sharing Association, ...

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity registered Thursday as a lobbyist of the federal government — months after it began talks with federal officials about potential programs to help Canadian youths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization's executive director, Dalal Al-W...

Budget watchdog says COVID-19 wage subsidy might cost less than predicted

OTTAWA — Canada's official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program might cost $14 billion less than the government predicted. A new report today by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown estimates subsidizing wages for c...