Republican politicians step up pro-vaccination messages as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Republican politicians are speaking out more and more this week in a bid to persuade people skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines to get vaccinated as a new, more contagious variant is skyrocketing the number of cases. In recent press conferences and statements, some prominent Republicans pleaded with voters to put lingering doubts aside. In Washington, the so-called Doctors Caucus met on […]

Ottawa to make announcement regarding Afghan interpreters

The federal government is expected to respond this morning to increasing calls to bring Afghan interpreters and their families to Canada. The government has come under pressure to help performers and other contractors who worked for the Canadian Armed Forces during the war in Afghanistan and who are now facing retaliation and possibly death from a resurgent Taliban. Earlier this […]

Some Manitoba wildfire evacuees struggle to adjust to city life, worry about homes they have left behind

With hundreds of wildfire evacuees now living in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon, some say they are struggling to make it their home away from home. “Right now we are all confused. We don’t know what’s going on. Our mental stress is really increasing every day because we don’t know what our homes are like, ”said John Cook, who left […]

Watch the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

The parade of nations is underway during the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020, as athletes march to a nearly empty stadium to kick off the Games which have been delayed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Canadian flag bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama transported the Maple Leaf to Tokyo Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 68,000 people. […]

Coronavirus: what’s happening around the world on Friday

The last: The UK government has sought to ease pressures on the food supply in England by exempting some workers from quarantine rules. In an announcement Thursday night following growing pressure from retailers facing staff shortages and empty shelves, he outlined plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers that will effectively enable those who test negative continue […]