Canada terminates $222 million PPE contract following forced labor investigation

Public Services and Procurement Canada has terminated two supply contracts with Supermax Healthcare Canada following allegations that the nitrile gloves it manufactured in Malaysia for use by Canadian healthcare workers were made with forced labor. Those contracts for synthetic rubber medical gloves, worth more than $222 million, were part of the $8 billion push led by former Supply Minister Anita […]

Jagmeet Singh and his wife have ‘realized their mistake’ and will pay $1,895 as a gift for a rocking chair

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pictured in an Instagram post from his personal account promoting the $1,895 Grand Jackson Rocker from Canadian furniture company Monte. (Jagmeet Singh/Instagram) The NDP says it is working with the Ethics Commissioner and intends to file a formal disclosure report on an $1,895 rocking chair given to the wife of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in exchange […]

As threat of invasion looms, Ukraine demands weapons and Canada develops evacuation plans

Canada faced increased pressure on Tuesday to match U.S. and British deliveries of defensive weapons to Ukraine as the threat of a Russian invasion continues to loom over Eastern Europe. The Liberal government has heard calls for arms deliveries both at home and in Kyiv, where Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly wrapped up a second day of meetings Tuesday with […]

More than 1,000 Albertans hospitalized with COVID-19

The number of Albertans hospitalized with COVID-19 has passed 1,000, a milestone not seen since the peak of the fourth wave last fall. Updated COVID-19 statistics released Monday by the Alberta government show there are 1,007 people hospitalized, up from 822 on Friday. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care has also increased, now at 94, from 81 on […]

Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill could have a real impact in Canada – if we can roll it out fast enough

After Canada approves a new treatment for COVID-19, Pfizer’s highly effective oral treatment Paxlovid, experts hope the much-researched pill can help control a devastating flare-up caused by Omicron – if rolled out quickly enough. “I think it will be an effective tool in people at high risk if they can get tested fast enough that they can be in the […]

Federal nurses and contact tracers on the way as Nunavut reports another COVID-19 death

The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help manage the wave of COVID-19 sweeping through the territory. Nunavut Premier PJ Akeeagok announced the federal assistance Tuesday during a live COVID-19 update. Akeeagok also announced that another Nunavut resident has died from COVID-19. “My thoughts are with the family and the community,” he said. […]

Joly pledges financial aid to Ukraine as she watches threat of Russian invasion

Canada’s foreign minister landed in Kyiv on Monday promising additional economic aid to help keep Ukraine’s government afloat in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion. Mélanie Joly met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal yesterday. She said her visit was to show Canada’s unwavering solidarity in the current crisis. In a subsequent interview with […]

Microsoft buys gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $68 billion

Microsoft buys games company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, providing access to hit games like Call of Duty and Candy Crush. The all-cash deal will allow Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, to accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or virtual environment. The announcement comes Tuesday as Activision is still in turmoil over allegations of […]

Some patients come in for COVID-19, others get infected alongside another problem. In hospitals these lines are fading

In a busy intensive care unit in east Toronto, Dr. Martin Betts often sees patients struggling with a dual diagnosis: a serious health condition associated with – or caused by – COVID-19. As chief of critical care for the Scarborough Health Network, Betts treated several patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, a buildup of acids in the blood that is a life-threatening […]

30.000 nükleer atık sevkiyatı, taslak plan kapsamındaki tarım arazileri olan Ontario şehirlerinden geçecek

Kanada nükleer endüstrisi tarafından önerilen bir ulaşım planı, 2040’lardan başlayarak Ontario’nun en kalabalık topluluklarından bazılarından kırk yıl boyunca yüksek oranda radyoaktif olarak tüketilen nükleer yakıt çubuklarının 30.000 sevkiyatını içerecektir. Altında Teklif Nükleer Atık Yönetimi (NWMO), Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba ve New Brunswick’teki reaktör alanlarından ve geçici depolama tesislerinden karayolu ve/veya demiryolu ile Ontario’daki South Bruce veya Ignatius’a yakıt çubukları gönderir. Bilim […]