Major-General. Dany Fortin, the military commander responsible for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, answers questions about vaccine logistics in Canada.
The Canadian dollar hit its highest level in almost four years on Thursday, supported by high commodity prices The loonie changed hands at 82.08 cents US in the early afternoon, its highest level since September 2017. Two major trends combine to push the loonie higher. First, the improved outlook for the global economy stemming from COVID-19 has pushed up the […]
Edmonton woman who died from vaccine-induced blood clot was turned away to emergency room, friend says
The first Albertan to die of a rare blood clot disease linked to a COVID-19 vaccine was discharged from an Edmonton hospital two days before her death, a family friend said. Lisa Stonehouse, 52, died in hospital at the University of Alberta on Saturday. Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said Tuesday that a woman in her […]
The venerable mediums of pandemic-era sports media coverage – television and streaming – have been essential lifelines for journalists tasked with remote filing in the absence of regular in-person access . When these streams are not available, viewers, fans and members of the media are forced to fight for unusual alternatives. The unplanned broadcast shutdown at this week’s World Women’s […]
Ontario has pledged to investigate the horrific deaths in long-term care. Now he says that didn’t happen.
Almost a year ago, as the first detailed picture of the true extent of the horror experienced by residents of Ontario’s long-term care system during the pandemic emerged, a visibly emotional Premier, Doug Ford, swore, “There is going to be justice.” Ulcer patients with soiled linens left in bed as COVID-19 tore homes apart, dehydration, cockroaches and staff moving the […]
The New York Rangers were sentenced Thursday to an extraordinary fine of US $ 250,000 by the NHL for “degrading” public comments about Chief Safety Officer George Parros. After the league’s player safety department was fined but failed to suspend Washington’s Tom Wilson for his role in a scrum against the Rangers that injured Artemi Panarin, the team released a […]
A boundless report that outlines a five to six year plan to reimagine Newfoundland and Labrador to avoid a “perilous situation” and prepare for the future was revealed Thursday in St. John’s. As expected, Moya Greene, chair of the Prime Minister’s Economic Stimulus Team, presented a groundbreaking plan – proposing everything from tax hikes and deep spending cuts to a […]
The last: Campaigners cheered, pharmaceutical companies complained, and government leaders assessed next steps after the Biden administration’s successful decision to support patent easing and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines which, hope very much, will help poorer countries to get more doses and hasten the end of the pandemic. The decision to support the lifting of intellectual property protection on vaccines […]
The federal government is expected to end nearly two years of mystery on Thursday and reveal its plan to build a new, long-awaited heavy icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The announcement is eagerly awaited by the Vancouver and Quebec shipyards who have been fighting tooth and nail for the coveted contract since it was pulled from the Vancouver shipyard […]
An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled has garnered tens of thousands of signatures since it launched in Japan just days ago. The petition rollout comes with Tokyo, Osaka and several other regions under states of emergency with an increase in coronavirus infections – especially new variants. The state of emergency is due to expire on […]