Toronto man celebrates 100th birthday by doing what he says keeps him young: dancing

If you’ve ever wondered the secret to staying young, Harry Mitchell may be onto something. He’s celebrating his 100th birthday today. He’s survived cancer, a terrible accident, and COVID-19. He says his love for dancing has put him back on his feet through the tough times.

Murder trial hears secret audio of 2-day bush search for body of Sheree Fertuck

Accused killer Greg Fertuck insisted to undercover police in 2019 that he dumped his dead wife’s body in a stand of poplars north of a gravel pit, even though he spent two days leading them on a fruitless search for her remains through rain, mud and thick bush.

The House of Commons vaccine rule puts O’Toole in an awkward spot

The House of Commons is a workplace unlike any other. But the sandstone walls of Parliament are not immune to the reality of a global pandemic. So sooner or later, the House was going to face the same issue now confronting every other institution and establishment in the country: whether to require that its occupants be vaccinated and… Continue reading The House of Commons vaccine rule puts O’Toole in an awkward spot

Taliban vowed to respect rights of girls and women, but many can no longer attend school

It’s been more than a month since the Taliban forbid Afghan girls in grades higher than six from going to school. The Taliban called it a temporary measure, but fears among Afghan women are growing that the harsh rule of the 1990s is again taking hold.

Canadian held in ‘horrific’ Cuban prison being denied consular visits

Michael Carey Abadin, 19, who holds Canadian citizenship, is in a Cuban jail accused of throwing a rock through the window of a police car during pro-democracy protests. His mother says he has contracted COVID, hepatitis and herpes and appears to be in poor shape. Cuba has denied Canada consular visits.

Recess is serious business, and it’s getting neglected in the pandemic, researcher says

In our zeal to help children catch up academically after learning remotely during parts of the pandemic, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at schools, a leading researcher says we may be neglecting the most important subject of all — recess.

Pfizer releases clinical trial data for COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

Pfizer publicly released data from its coronavirus vaccine trial appearing to show that it’s both safe and effective for children aged five to 11. But that data is now being reviewed by regulators, and parents want to carefully weigh the risks.

Canadian ski resorts struggle to hire enough workers ahead of season

Ski resorts across Canada are struggling to find enough specialized workers and hospitality employees to be able to run at full capacity this winter. With their reliance on foreign workers, and those workers being unable to get visas in time, they are not able to employ as many people as they need to.

Canadian ski resorts struggle to hire enough workers ahead of season

Ski resorts across Canada are struggling to find enough specialized workers and hospitality employees to be able to run at full capacity this winter. With their reliance on foreign workers, and those workers being unable to get visas in time, they are not able to employ as many people as they need to.

The National | Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting, Kids’ vaccines, Supply chain woes

Oct. 22, 2021 | Shock after Alec Baldwin fires a prop gun on a movie set that wound up killing the cinematographer and injuring the director. Prime Minister Trudeau says Canada will have enough doses of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate every child between 5 and 11 after Health Canada approval. Plus, how the global… Continue reading The National | Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting, Kids’ vaccines, Supply chain woes

Niagara council docks Ontario mayor’s pay for asking woman if COVID-19 shot affected her period

Niagara regional council, acting on a code of conduct investigation, has voted to dock the pay of the mayor of West Lincoln, Ont., six months after he asked a woman in a private Facebook message if the COVID-19 vaccine changed her menstrual cycle.

Defence Minister Sajjan participates in NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting 

Today, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan marked the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. This two-day, in-person meeting allowed for detailed and extensive discussions with Canada’s Allies and partners, and contributed to the ongoing dialogue that is essential to the Alliance’s enduring success.

Canada endorses G7 joint statements on trade and investment, forced labour and digital trade

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in the third G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting, hosted in London, United Kingdom, by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade…

Simmering Canada-U.S. trade dispute erupts into the open

An emerging trade irritant between Canada and the U.S. that’s been quietly simmering for months has now bubbled into the open. The Canadian government sent a letter to U.S. officials expressing dismay over a proposal involving autos, and hinting that it might prompt a trade action.

Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry—Certain Container Chassis from China

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of certain container chassis originating in or exported from People’s Republic of China have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury. This final injury inquiry was initiated further to a notice received from the Canada Border… Continue reading Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry—Certain Container Chassis from China

Taxpayers spent up to $720K on salaries for military leaders sidelined by sexual misconduct crisis

Taxpayers have spent an estimated $639,000 to $720,900 on salaries for high-ranking military officers who have been moved out of their jobs in connection with the military’s sexual misconduct crisis, according to a CBC News analysis.