Freeland to attend face-to-face meeting of G7 finance ministers in London

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to London, England this week to participate in the only face-to-face G7 ministerial meeting. Freeland will meet with G7 finance ministers on June 4-5 before G7 leaders meet in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on England’s south-west coast. “The global COVID-19 recession has drawn the world’s attention to many pressing challenges and […]

WHO gives new names to worrying COVID-19 variants

The World Health Organization on Monday revealed new names for the worrying variants of COVID-19 which, to date, were known by multiple names and numbers. As such, the four variants considered to be of concern by the UN agency – and generally known to the public as the variants first identified in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and India, and […]

AJLNH reportedly appealed against continued suspension of Kadri to neutral disciplinary arbitrator

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld an eight-game suspension for Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri following his illegal failure to lead Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Game 2 of ‘a first-round series against St. Louis. The NHL Players Association has called in a neutral disciplinary referee on Kadri’s behalf, according to The Athletic. Update: The NHLPA has filed an appeal with […]

Amazon employee describes lax enforcement of COVID-19 precautions at Ottawa warehouse

An Amazon employee says working in the retail giant’s Ottawa warehouse during the pandemic was a nerve-wracking experience, citing examples of safety measures allegedly ignored and dozens of workers who have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who tested positive for the virus at the end of 2020, is one of 500 people who work at Amazon’s fulfillment center in […]

550 vaccinated healthcare workers to attend Canadian Maple Leafs’ 7th game in Toronto

Some 550 healthcare workers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be invited to attend Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Monday night. In a press release, Premier Doug Ford said the decision was made in consultation with Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Toronto public health and hospital administrators. […]