Canada starts vaccinating children 5-11 years old against COVID-19

11/25/2021

MONTREAL, Canada  – Canada began immunizing children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 Wednesday, joining a handful of nations including Israel and the United States in offering shots to this age group. At Montreal’s convention center, a few dozen…

Fernandez, Raducanu arrange first all-teen US Open final since 1999

Reuters 09/10/2021

Two unseeded players, both teenagers, will face each other in a U.S. Open final for the first time. Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu both advanced Thursday night in New York and will face each other in the…

Deaths surge in US and Canada from worst heatwave on record

Reuters 07/01/2021

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND — A heatwave that smashed all-time high-temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the threat of wildfires.…

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

Reuters 06/23/2021

OTTAWA — Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of…

 Woman tries to dodge curfew by walking leashed man in Canada

Agence France Presse 01/13/2021

MONTREAL–Canadian police have fined a woman whose dogged determination to dodge a strict new curfew saw her taking a man for a walk — on a leash. Quebec province has imposed an 8:00 pm curfew in a…

The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

Canada’s top doctor urges mask wearing during sex, no kissing

Associated Press 09/03/2020

OTTAWA, Canada  – Canada’s chief public health officer on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, urged couples to wear masks during sex to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. “Sex can be complicated in the time of Covid-19,…

Canada predicts historic deficit due to pandemic spending

Associated Press 07/09/2020

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is predicting a historic CDN$343 billion (US$254 billion) deficit for 2020-21 resulting from its economic and stimulus plans to battle COVID-19. The amount, included in a fiscal “snapshot” the Liberal government released…

Canada: Trudeau’s wife tests positive for new coronavirus

03/13/2020

TORONTO  — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Thursday night. It said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was felling well and would remain in isolation. “The Prime Minister is…

Canada reports first ‘presumptive’ coronavirus case

AFP 01/26/2020

MONTREAL, Canada — Canada’s first “presumptive” case of a new coronavirus has been detected in a man who returned to Toronto from the Chinese city where the virus first appeared, health officials announced Saturday. “We have the…

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Associated Press 01/21/2020

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he’s taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed,…

At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

Associated Press 01/09/2020

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital. Trudeau said Wednesday 138 passengers…

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