Last-minute training and preparations: Scenes before Tokyo Games officially begin

Some competitions like soccer and softball are already underway, but the Tokyo Games officially begin with the opening ceremony on Friday. Here’s a look at the athletes, the venues and daily life in Japan in the lead up to the most unusual Olympics due to the pandemic.

The Honourable Marc Miller, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, President Rebecca Kudloo, and President Aluki Kotierk to announce funding for shelters in Nunavut

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, will announce funding for shelters in Nunavut. The announcement will be… Continue reading The Honourable Marc Miller, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, President Rebecca Kudloo, and President Aluki Kotierk to announce funding for shelters in Nunavut

Report outlines ‘violent, fraught’ history of Wood Buffalo National Park and impact on First Nation

A new report details the “fraught” and “violent” history of Wood Buffalo National Park, which includes the removal of hundreds of members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Now, the First Nation is asking for a formal apology and reparations. 

Toronto police made ‘series of mistakes’ when investigating 2017 death of trans woman: interim chief

The investigation into the death of Alloura Wells, a transgender woman found in Toronto’s Rosedale Ravine in 2017, was plagued by a “series of mistakes,” the city’s interim police chief conceded in the face of information dug up by the CBC podcast The Village.

Government of Canada to announce funding support for Western Canada’s quantum technology sector

Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North – Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages will provide details on funding to… Continue reading Government of Canada to announce funding support for Western Canada’s quantum technology sector

$18.9 million allocated to the D’Autray RCM and the Matawinie RCM to continue deploying high-speed Internet services

The governments of Canada and Quebec are announcing a joint investment of $18.9 million to support the deployment of high-speed Internet to 10,980 additional households in the riding of Berthier, of which 10,500 are in the Matawinie RCM and 480 are in the D’Autray RCM, by September 2022. Thanks to this funding, all residents in… Continue reading $18.9 million allocated to the D’Autray RCM and the Matawinie RCM to continue deploying high-speed Internet services

Health Canada Launches National Call for Proposals for the Substance Use and Addictions Program

In recognition of the communities and families that continue to grapple with the opioid overdose crisis, and increasing substance use amongst Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the launch of the 2021 national call for proposals (CFP) for Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP).

$12.6 million allocated to the Argenteuil RCM to continue deploying high-speed Internet services

The governments of Canada and Quebec are announcing a joint investment of $12.6 million to support the deployment of high-speed Internet to 1,950 additional households in the Argenteuil RCM by September 2022. The project, with a total cost of $14 million, will be carried out by the Argenteuil RCM and Fibre Argenteuil and will provide… Continue reading $12.6 million allocated to the Argenteuil RCM to continue deploying high-speed Internet services

$3.2 million allocated to the Table d’action en communication et technologies de l’information de la MRC de Coaticook to proceed with the deployment of high-speed Internet services by September 2022

The governments of Canada and Quebec are announcing a joint investment of $3.2 million to speed up the deployment of high-speed Internet to 2,980 households in the Coaticook RCM by September 2022.