Pivotal summer for Canadian men’s basketball begins with Tampa training camp

The Canadian men’s senior basketball team began training camp in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday as it prepares for a summer it hopes ends on the podium on Tokyo. But along the way, it’ll have to win a last-chance qualifying tournament in Victoria just to get back to the Olympics for the first time since 2000.

Government of Canada renews the Indigenous Community Business Fund through Budget 2021

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced $117 million to renew the Indigenous Community Business Fund (ICBF). The ICBF provides non-repayable financial contributions to Indigenous microbusinesses and community- or collectively owned businesses across the country that do not qualify for other existing business supports.

Joint Statement by Minister Lametti and Minister Bennett on the Senate Passing Bill C-15, An Act Respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today issued the statement.

Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 14

As of June 14, 2021, Canada reported an incredible accomplishment in its vaccination efforts, with more than 33,113,116 COVID-19 vaccine doses being distributed across the country. As of June 15, 2021, in First Nations communities with information available, over 82% of individuals aged 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19… Continue reading Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 14

Media Advisory – Victoria, British Columbia

Members of the media are invited to join an important virtual event regarding an infrastructure announcement in British Columbia. This virtual event will take place in the presence of the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s… Continue reading Media Advisory – Victoria, British Columbia

Government of Canada to announce funding to help communities address rising methamphetamine use

On behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, along with Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), will announce funding for projects… Continue reading Government of Canada to announce funding to help communities address rising methamphetamine use

Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency in Truro Plant 

Lenore Zann, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $18,500 investment in an energy management information system (EMIS) for Intertape Polymer Group Inc.’s (IPG) facility in Truro, Nova Scotia, to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.

‘Very frightening’ plan by developer to buy $1B in homes will price renters out: anti-poverty group

An anti-poverty group is calling a Toronto-based developer’s plan to buy $1 billion worth of single-family homes and turn them into rental properties a “frightening” example of how even more people will be priced out of an increasingly expensive housing market.

Canadian women’s water polo team edge Hungary to charge into knockout round at World League Super Final

The Canada women’s water polo team finished atop its group after defeating Hungary 13-12 at the World League Super Final in Athens, Greece on Wednesday. With the win, Canada tops Group A with a perfect 3-0 record heading into the quarter-finals. 

Government of Canada to announce support for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention in Atlantic provinces

Member of Parliament Scott Simms, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament Sean Casey will announce support for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention in the Atlantic provinces.

Why 2 citizen scientists spent 18 months in a remote Arctic cabin, studying their surroundings

Sunniva Sorby, from B.C., and Hilde Fålun Strøm, from Norway, both self-titled scientists, spent 18 months at a small, uninsulated trapper’s cabin in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, about 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, to collect data for research.

COVID-19 has ‘spread like wildfire’ through Kashechewan — and children are suffering most: Miller

While the number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped precipitously nationwide, Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario is in the grips of a troubling new wave of coronavirus infections — and most of its victims are children.

Government of Canada invests in partnerships to support freshwater habitat research

Freshwater habitats include the numerous lakes, rivers, streams and waterways that are part of Canada’s diverse aquatic ecosystem. These versatile habitats and species that call them home have been affected by human activity and environmental changes. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting research that will study and inform us on how we can… Continue reading Government of Canada invests in partnerships to support freshwater habitat research

Minister Bibeau announces program open to applicants to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies

Farmers and agri-businesses in the North and across Canada are leaders in climate-smart agriculture, finding new ways to make their operations more sustainable. To help them continue towards a low-carbon economy, the Government of Canada is supporting the research, innovation and adoption of clean technologies.

Minister Bibeau announces program open to applicants to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies

Farmers and agri-businesses in Quebec and across Canada are leaders in climate-smart agriculture, finding new ways to make their operations more sustainable. To help them continue towards a low-carbon economy, the Government of Canada is supporting the research, innovation and adoption of clean technologies.

Media Advisory – Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in education and active transportation infrastructure to help reduce the impacts of COVID-19

Today, Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, announced funding for upgrades to four education and active transportation infrastructure projects in Central Prince Edward Island.

Backgrounder: Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in education and active transportation infrastructure to help reduce the impacts of COVID-19

Joint federal and provincial funding will support upgrades to four education and active transportation infrastructure projects in central Prince Edward Island. These investments will support safer and more sustainable communities.

Supporting Modernization and Upgrading of Forest Fibre  Processing at British Columbia Pulp Facility

Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., today announced $4.5 million to Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership, a company based in Castlegar, British Columbia, to deploy innovative technology and processes that improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues in British Columbia.