Olympic mountain biker Catharine Pendral enjoys balance of competition, motherhood

40-year-old Canadian cross-country mountain biker Catharine Pendral prepares to compete in her fourth Olympics — her first as a mother. Pendral has been watching the stories of Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold and basketball player Kim Gaucher very closely.

Invitation to media – The Honourable Mélanie Joly to announce renewed Government of Canada support for regional export promotion organizations

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, accompanied by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec Lieutenant, Member of Parliament for Honoré–Mercier and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, will announce renewed financial support from the Government of Canada for regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX).

Land affected by wildfires in N.W.T. has almost doubled since last week

There were 23 active wildfires in the territory Monday evening, and three of those fires had started within the previous 24 hours. The largest fire, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was about 96 kilometres southeast of Gameti, N.W.T.

‘I felt really privileged’: P.E.I. valedictorian gives address 11 times due to COVID protocols

Delivering a valedictory address to your fellow high school graduates can be a nerve-racking experience. Charlottetown Rural High School valedictorian Brandon MacKinnon had to do it 11 times to meet Prince Edward Island public health guidelines for graduation ceremonies.

Minister Garneau meets with Belarusian opposition leader 

Minister Garneau reaffirmed Canada’s support for Belarus’ democratic movement and sought Ms. Tsikhanouskaya’s views regarding the ongoing human rights violations in the country. Minister Garneau reiterated the need for an international investigation into these violations.

Hollywood movie about Theo Fleury stalled as autobiography co-author claims ownership over his life story

Former NHL star Theo Fleury has filed a lawsuit against the co-author of his autobiography who is claiming to own half the rights to his life story, stalling the production of a Hollywood movie until the matter is settled in court.

How COVID-19 made it next to impossible to get a rental car this summer

The car rental shortage — or “carpocalypse” as it’s been dubbed in the U.S. — started when nearly all travel was halted at the outset of COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions. Now that demand is returning, car rental companies can’t rebuild their fleets fast enough.

Government of Canada and Government of Northwest Territories announce new housing working group and $25 million from Budget 2021

Canada’s northern, remote and isolated communities face unique housing needs because of the challenges presented by geography, climate change, infrastructure and remoteness. And partners of the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework identified the need to address housing in the North as part of its goal of supporting resilient and healthy northern and Indigenous people.

Canada and Quebec invest in 187 infrastructure projects to improve Quebec’s educational facilities 

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education, announced a total of nearly $180.3 million in funding for these 187 infrastructure projects. The Government of Canada is investing over $144.2 million through the new COVID-19 Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government… Continue reading Canada and Quebec invest in 187 infrastructure projects to improve Quebec’s educational facilities 

Minister Bibeau to announce investments to support productivity and competitiveness to Lac Saint-Jean’s dairy processors

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce investments to support productivity and competitiveness in the dairy sector through innovation and modernization. Rose-Alice Boivin-Côté, owner of Fromagerie Médard, will also participate in the event.

The Government of Canada is taking the first steps in preparing for the procurement process to build a new train service in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor

The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, while also creating jobs and economic growth.

Minister Bibeau to announce investments to support innovation and cutting-edge research in the agriculture and agri-food sector

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce investments to support sustainability in the agricultural sector through innovation, scientific activities and cutting-edge research.

Manitoba Metis Federation and Canada sign agreement to advance right of self-government for Manitoba Métis

The Government of Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation are working closely together to advance reconciliation and renew our government-to-government relationship based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.

Investing in upgraded and safer marine infrastructure for Digby residents

Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia; and Warden Linda Gregory of the Municipality of the District of Digby,… Continue reading Investing in upgraded and safer marine infrastructure for Digby residents

Update on inmate visits in federal correctional institutions 

The health and safety of staff and inmates continues to be a top priority for the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). There are currently zero inmate cases of COVID-19 in federal correctional institutions across the country and, as a result, CSC has started to gradually resume inmate visits.

Minister Alghabra, Minister Fortier, Member of Parliament McGuinty and Mayor Watson to make an announcement on High Frequency Rail in Ottawa

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, the Honourable Mona Fortier, the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, the Honourable David J. McGuinty, and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa will make an announcement… Continue reading Minister Alghabra, Minister Fortier, Member of Parliament McGuinty and Mayor Watson to make an announcement on High Frequency Rail in Ottawa

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen, makes U.S. Olympic equestrian team

The daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa has been selected as one of four riders on the U.S. jumping team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics. U.S. Equestrian announced Monday that Jessica Springsteen would be making her Olympic debut.