Meet the Calgary cab driver who has delivered groceries to dozens of seniors for 15 years

Saturdays start early for Iqbal and Mumtaz Alimohd, who are at Real Canadian Superstore well before it opens, ready to buy and deliver groceries for dozens of Calgary seniors — just as they’ve done every weekend for more than 15 years.

Liberals block bid to force campaign strategist to testify about MPs’ budgets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals successfully blocked an opposition bid Monday to force one of the party’s chief campaign strategists to testify about IT contracts paid for out of the taxpayer-funded budgets of Liberal MPs. The Conservatives say questions about the contracts remain.

‘I’m going to win it again’: Pete Alonso looks to repeat as Home Run Derby champ

New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso will try to defend his Home Run Derby title on Monday at Coors Field in Denver at 8 p.m. ET. He’s up against Joey Gallo, Trey Mancini, Shohei Ohtani, Matt Olson, Salvador Perez, Juan Soto and Trevor Story.

France’s Emmanuel Macron makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all health workers

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered all French health-care workers to get COVID-19 vaccine shots by Sept. 15 and urged all of his compatriots to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to fight resurgent infections that are threatening the country’s economic recovery.

Porter plans to fly out of Pearson airport in Toronto after buying 80 new jets from Embraer

Porter Airlines could shake up the Canadian airline industry after announcing plans to launch jet service to destinations in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean with an order of up to 80 new jets, some of which will fly out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Government of Canada and Government of Northwest Territories to make an announcement on post-secondary education in the territory

Ottawa, Ontario – Members of the media are invited to attend a virtual announcement with the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, MP Michael McLeod, Northwest Territories Minister R. J. Simpson and Aurora College President Andy Bevan to make an announcement on proposed investments in post-secondary education in the territory.

Federal government launches Tourism Relief Fund to help tourism businesses and organizations recover and grow

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has provided over $15.4 billion in direct supports to the tourism sector. Budget 2021 committed an additional $1 billion to help the tourism sector prepare to welcome domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development… Continue reading Federal government launches Tourism Relief Fund to help tourism businesses and organizations recover and grow

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami unveils plan to tackle food security ‘crisis’

A food security strategy released Monday by the national organization representing Inuit, outlines five priorities for investment and action to address the highest documented prevalence of food insecurity of any Indigenous people living in a developed country.

Government of Canada takes action to protect Canadian research and intellectual property

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, released new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships, developed in collaboration with the Government of Canada–Universities Working Group. The new guidelines will integrate national security… Continue reading Government of Canada takes action to protect Canadian research and intellectual property

Up to $40M from Ottawa and Québec for Taiga Motors

The Government of Quebec confirms a $30-million loan for Taiga Motors, while the Government of Canada plans to grant a loan of up to $10 million to the business. These financial contributions will support Taiga Motors’ project to industrialize the manufacture of personal watercraft, snowmobiles, electric motorization systems and battery packs. This initiative valued at… Continue reading Up to $40M from Ottawa and Québec for Taiga Motors

An accidental overdose killed his son. Now this Niagara man is trying to save other young people

After 21-year-old Jake Borisenko died of an accidental overdose, at a time when opioid use in Ontario’s Niagara region has hit record levels, his father created a website and is developing an app to help other young people avoid danger.

Government of Canada takes action to protect Canadian research and intellectual property

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, released new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships, developed in collaboration with the Government of Canada–Universities Working Group. The new guidelines will integrate national security… Continue reading Government of Canada takes action to protect Canadian research and intellectual property

Minister MacAulay to make an important announcement regarding a new Operational Stress Injury site in Stratford

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island will participate in the opening of the new Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Satellite Service Site in Stratford, Prince Edward Island.

Canada announces new contribution to global vaccination efforts and launch of matching fund with UNICEF Canada

Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is our best chance of ending this pandemic. The government and Canadians can make a difference together by helping to ensure that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach people in developing countries, humanitarian and conflict situations.

Canada announces new contribution to global vaccination efforts and launch of matching fund with UNICEF Canada

Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is our best chance of ending this pandemic. The government and Canadians can make a difference together by helping to ensure that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach people in developing countries, humanitarian and conflict situations.