Weightlifting gold for Canada and other highlights from Tokyo 2020

Canada’s Maude Charron has won a gold medal in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting event, and Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard has captured bronze in the women’s under-63 kg judo category. Plus, a visual look at other highlights from Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday.

Deputy Prime Minister discusses economic importance of early learning and child care with British Columbia families and business leaders 

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was at the Burnaby Child Care Centre to meet with children, parents and early learning and child care educators.

U.S. CDC calls for masks in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, even for fully vaccinated

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on its recommendations around mask-wearing and now says that in areas of high COVID-19 transmission rates, even fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks in public indoor settings to prevent the spread of the delta variant.

Dramatic raw video introduced at hearing shows brutality at U.S. Capitol riot

Democrats launched their investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Tuesday with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building, in an effort to put a human face on the violence of the day.

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport), on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2.3-million investment to Anvil Crawler Development Corporation to install 36 electric vehicle (EV) chargers… Continue reading New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

Minister of Transport to make an important funding announcement in support of Canada’s airport recovery

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery in Edmonton. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the Mayor of Leduc County, Tanni Doblanko, the Mayor of the City of Leduc, Bob Young, and the President and CEO of the Edmonton International Airport, Tom Ruth.

Minister Murray to Make an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Announcement

The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Engagement and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle infrastructure.

Minister Guilbeault to Make an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Announcement

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Laurier—Sainte-Marie, and Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Châteauguay—Lacolle, Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle infrastructure.

Government of Canada to announce support for air transportation services in Sault Ste. Marie  

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor, will announce FedNor funding in support of regional air transportation in Sault Ste. Marie and across the region.

Minister Schulte to make an important announcement on nature conservation in Ontario

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Seniors, the Honourable Deb Schulte, on behalf of Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement on nature conservation in Ontario. She will be joined by Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, and Andy Mitchell, Chair of Conservation Ontario.

Vegas deals Vezina-winner Fleury to Chicago, Vancouver puts Holtby on waivers

Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and is contemplating his future, according to his agent. Vancouver has signed Conor Garland to a five-year deal while placing goalie Braden Holtby on waivers.

Canada and British Columbia invest to strengthen community resilience in Lions Bay and Whistler

Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea-to-Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Bowinn Ma, Member of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, on behalf of the Honourable Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Ron McLaughlin, Mayor of the Village of… Continue reading Canada and British Columbia invest to strengthen community resilience in Lions Bay and Whistler

To prepare for future heat waves, classify air conditioners as medical devices, UBC expert says

Advocates say the devastating heat dome in B.C. in June through early July should be a wake-up call for health authorities to develop new measures to better protect the elderly and other vulnerable populations from future extreme weather emergencies.