Grassy Narrows to get $68.9M more from Ottawa for Mercury Care Home, a milestone in fight for justice

After decades of fighting for justice, Grassy Narrows First Nation has reached a historic agreement with Ottawa, which will provide $68.9 million more in funding for a home that will specialize in caring for community members poisoned by mercury.

Quebec offers 3rd dose of mRNA COVID vaccine to AstraZeneca recipients who want to travel

The Quebec government says fully vaccinated residents who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine before travelling — but health officials are warning that it’s up to the recipient to seek their own advice.

Government of Canada and Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) sign revised Framework Agreement for Mercury Care Home

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Chief Randy Fobister and elected council of Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (ANA) met in community to sign an amendment to the Mercury Care Home Framework Agreement, which builds on the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that ANA residents who are living with methylmercury poisoning receive the… Continue reading Government of Canada and Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) sign revised Framework Agreement for Mercury Care Home

Spanish men’s basketball coach Scariolo furious over ‘dangerous’ wait for dressing room

Spain basketball coach Sergio Scariolo hit out at the Tokyo 2020 organizers after his side were made to wait almost half an hour before being allowed back into the dressing room following their 88-77 Group C victory over hosts Japan on Monday.

Government of Canada supports a Mercury Wellness Centre and other community health needs in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Waylon Scott, Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (Wabaseemoong), met in community to celebrate the signing of the Relationship Agreement: Comprehensive Response to Mercury and Human Health in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations. While a signing ceremony took place in September 2020 virtually because of pandemic restrictions, Minister Miller… Continue reading Government of Canada supports a Mercury Wellness Centre and other community health needs in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

Canada and Manitoba invest $76.6 million in 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, announced more than $76.6 million in joint federal-provincial funding for 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure in Manitoba.

Backgrounder: Canada and Manitoba invest $76.6 million in 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure

The Government of Canada is investing over $48.9 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Manitoba is funding more than $27.7 million. Project recipients, including municipalities and First Nations, are contributing over $15.4 million in total towards eligible project costs… Continue reading Backgrounder: Canada and Manitoba invest $76.6 million in 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure

Russian swimmer calls Tokyo Games ‘unfair,’ accuses organizers of bowing to U.S. interests

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova on Monday branded the Tokyo Olympics unfair due to the number of athletes ruled out of the Games and criticized organizers for scheduling morning finals to meet the demands of U.S. prime-time television.

Investing in a new $40M community and recreation facility in Steinbach, MB 

Today, the Honourable 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), on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of… Continue reading Investing in a new $40M community and recreation facility in Steinbach, MB 

Canada Invests in Greening Ontario Transport Companies 

Investments to lower fuel consumption in the freight sector, which makes up 10 percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, help businesses save money and increase their competitiveness while lowering their emissions. The Government of Canada is investing in initiatives that build a low-emissions future and ensure healthier, sustainable communities for future generations.

Health Canada releases What We Heard Report from the Public Engagement on the National Strategy for Drugs for Rare Diseases

From January 27 to March 26, 2021, Health Canada undertook public and stakeholder engagement to seek ideas and views on what a national strategy could look like. Canadians were invited to participate by completing an online questionnaire, sending a written submission by email or mail, or attending one of five virtual public town halls. Virtual… Continue reading Health Canada releases What We Heard Report from the Public Engagement on the National Strategy for Drugs for Rare Diseases

A jab in the comfort of home and other ways Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine hesitant are being convinced

Vaccine hesitancy in Alberta is about twice the national average. Here’s how some Alberta businesses and community organizations are making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible and convincing the hesitant to roll up their sleeves.

New EV Chargers Coming to Hamilton  

Today as part of #EVWeekinCanada, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment to Upper Sherman MOBIL to install two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers at its gas stations in Hamilton, helping put Ontarians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future. The Upper Sherman MOBIL is… Continue reading New EV Chargers Coming to Hamilton  

The Government of Canada supporting Prince Edward Island’s tourism sector

When the global pandemic hit, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and borders closed to international tourists. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations can look to the future.

Minister Anand to highlight major milestone in Canada’s COVID-19 response

The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will highlight a major milestone in Canada’s COVID-19 response. They will be joined by Guy Payette, President of Innomar Strategies, as well as representatives from vaccines suppliers and FedEx Express Canada.

Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers 

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for further action by the Government of Canada and its partners to improve the protection of temporary foreign workers. Year after year, these workers come to Canada to support our agriculture and agri-food industry and contribute greatly to Canada’s food security. Their hard work and expertise has been… Continue reading Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers 

Supporting communities across the Yukon

The health and safety of all Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Communities across the country are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is why the Government of Canada is taking decisive action to support communities and… Continue reading Supporting communities across the Yukon