Canadian News

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 16:10:34 EDT
Opposition NDP calls for public inquiry into Alberta's COVID-19 response
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the strategy to lift all remaining health restrictions was proposed by the province's chief medical officer of health, not by the Alberta government.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 11:50:04 EDT
Ontario releases back-to-school plan with few details for managing COVID-19 cases, outbreaks
Ontario students will return to the classroom full-time in September with remote learning continuing to be an option, the province confirmed in its official back-to-school strategy — but the plan is...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 21:32:25 EDT
Ottawa denies Alberta's request to let people carry pepper spray for self-defence
The federal government has denied Alberta's request to amend the Criminal Code to allow people to carry pepper spray for self-defence.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 16:06:25 EDT
B.C. non-profit challenges Health Canada to end 50-year prohibition on magic mushrooms
TheraPsil has sent a 165-page proposal to Health Canada outlining regulations for so-called magic mushrooms based on the same ones the federal government first created 20 years ago for medicinal canna...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 04:00:00 EDT
Celebrated artist says he's Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor. His family says he isn't
An award-winning artist based in Kingston, Ont., has made inaccurate claims for decades of being Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor, according to family, members of 11 First Nations, and other c...

Canadian World News

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 04:42:20 EDT
Lebanon marks 1 year since deadly explosion at Beirut port
Banks, businesses and government offices were shuttered Wednesday as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 12:15:48 EDT
Biden calls on N.Y. Gov. Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment allegations
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from U.S. President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nea...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 22:59:22 EDT
Belarusian Olympian who says she faced punishment back home boards plane to Vienna
A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team has boarded a plane to Vienna.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 18:06:35 EDT
Hijackers have left targeted vessel in Gulf of Oman, British navy says
The British navy says the hijackers who boarded a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman have left the targeted ship, without elaborating.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 06:10:50 EDT
Exiled Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine
A Belarusian activist living in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, and Ukrainian police said they had launched a murder case.

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Regina Leader-Post

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:56:58 +0000
Q&A: Reynolds gets 'goose-bumps' thinking of Friday's opener
Saskatchewan Roughriders president-CEO Craig Reynolds is the special guest on this week's Rider Rumblings video podcast.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:02:18 +0000
Isaac Harker confirmed as Saskatchewan Roughriders' backup quarterback
Isaac Harker will be the Roughriders' backup quarterback for the second straight season.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:13:37 +0000
PCC pilot project to restrict vehicle access around Wascana Lake on select days
"I think the pandemic has amplified the need for that — not only to be active, but to have more space to be more active."

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:10:35 +0000
One person sent to hospital after crash in Regina
One person was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in North Central Regina on Monday night.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:09:51 +0000
Fire at Regina duplex was intentionally set, says fire department
A fire that destroyed a Regina duplex on Monday was the result of arson, according to the city's fire department.

Times Colonist

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 22:52:00 -0700
Saanich traffic stop leads to replica firearms, drugs
Saanich police stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of McKenzie Avenue and the Patricia Bay Highway on Monday and found 10 replica firearms and drugs believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine and psilocybin. A man and a woman known to police w...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 22:23:16 -0700
British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy says the hijackers who boarded a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman have left the targeted ship, without elaborating. The notice on Wednesday came after the Br...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 21:41:18 -0700
No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $26 million Lotto Max jackpot
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $26 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw.The jackpot for the next draw on August 6 will be at an estimated $34 million.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 21:05:50 -0700
California Republicans head to first debate in Newsom recall
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates heading into their first televised debate Wednesday in California’s looming recall election face a gamble: whether to pile up on Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom or try to undercut each other in front of a sta...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 20:45:00 -0700
Chairwoman of Greater Victoria School Board announces resignation on Twitter
The chairwoman of the Greater Victoria School Board announced her resignation from the position in a message on Twitter late Tuesday. “This is not a step I thought I would be taking, but I recognize the importance of aligning my values with my ...

Toronto Star

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 14:06:00 EDT
Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiled
School isn’t quite back to normal, but there are fewer pandemic restrictions than last year.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 17:56:33 EDT
Pharmacists scramble to use up expiring ‘liquid gold’ Moderna shots
Third doses for those who are immunocompromised among ideas being pondered to prevent wastage of thousands of expiring Moderna vaccine doses.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 16:03:00 EDT
This former undocumented migrant needed help to get to Oxford. Star readers responded
‘It is so uplifting. I’ve read each and every single message,’ says Almeera Khalid, who has the opportunity to do a postgraduate degree in forced migration and refugee studies at Oxford University this fall, in part thanks to Star readers who d...

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 11:55:26 EDT
Unvaccinated family or friends? An experts’ guide on how you can help build trust in COVID-19 vaccines
It may take several attempts. It may fail. But it’s important to try, and to help with these conversations, we’ve put together a basic guide on how to approach the topic, Amir Imani and Sabina Vohra-Miller write.

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 14:55:00 EDT
What exactly did Joe Biden say to Justin Trudeau? That depends on who you ask
In calls between world leaders, it’s not always easy to tell how the discussion went, Edward Keenan writes.

Windsor Star

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:59:34 +0000
Art Gallery of Windsor to reopen to public Aug. 12
For the first time this year, the Art Gallery of Windsor will be open to the general public.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:17:52 +0000
Windsor Regional Hospital mandates vaccination or regular testing for all staff
Windsor Regional Hospital is the second hospital in Ontario and the first in this region to announce staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to frequent testing. “We recognize the importance of immunization to reduce the risk of ser...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:10:33 +0000
Feds, province announce post-pandemic funding for Windsor
Eighteen of the busiest City of Windsor buildings will have their entrances and washrooms outfitted with touchless technology thanks to $3.2 million in government funding announced Tuesday. The money will also be used to upgrade four kilometres of mu...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:29:21 +0000
Warnock turns things around in a big way to join Mauro in making cut at Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championship
McGregor’s Luc Warnock turned things around in a big way on Tuesday. Of the five area golfers to qualify to play in the 116th Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, the 20-year-old Warnock had the worst opening-day round on Monday. “Honestly...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:37:19 +0000
Charges dropped against Windsor trucker who drove one-tonne load of marijuana
Tasbir Singh, 32, of Windsor, had no knowledge that his transport truck trailer was loaded with more than 1,000 kilograms of cannabis, says his lawyer.