The fight against Delta: Next few weeks critical in Waterloo region’s battle with COVID variant
The next couple of weeks are critical for Waterloo region as the Delta variant causes increased infection rates, as the rest of the province reopens.
‘It’s not a day to celebrate Canada’: Cancel Canada Day rallies planned for July 1
Protests will be held across the country today calling for the cancellation of Canada Day because of the discovery of the unmarked graves of children near residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Cross-border travel not a priority for Canadians, survey shows, but local mayors beg to differ
A recently released survey shows Canadians and Americans agree the international border should not open immediately.
‘Writing behind bars’: Cihan Erdal says the letters he wrote and received while in a Turkish prison were a lifeline
On June 15, Cihan Erdal was released from prison in Ankara, Turkey. The Carleton University student had been in prison nearly nine months. Since his release, he’s attended hearings and reported twice a week to the Turkish police. He can’t leave the country and return home to his spouse, Ömer…
Anglican parish disappointed by Petawawa council decision to not raise Pride flag
Five Anglican ministers are expressing disappointment with the recent decision by the Petawawa town council to not fly the Pride flag because of a 23 year old municipal resolution prohibiting such public displays. The ministers from the Parish of the Valley made their point about Resolution 11 in an open…
Easing of border restrictions in July will bring relief to some fully-vaccinated travellers — but others must wait
A 24-hour journey turned into a 96-hour ordeal for Atul and Avikam Nagar when they returned to Canada from India on June 16. The father and son had to travel through a third country and take three COVID-19 tests to make it back to their home in Ottawa, since direct…
Sobey shortlist: Gabi Dao says COVID crisis helped her realize the “healing” value of art
Vancouver’s Gabi Dao is one of the five finalists for the prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award.
Open door possibilities: Community fridges are filling the gaps that cause food insecurity
COVID-19 exacerbated issues of food insecurity across Canada, and some communities are turning to community fridges as a response.
Pride flag won’t fly in Petawawa because of Resolution 11, council decides
The Town of Petawawa about 90 minutes west of Ottawa has rejected a motion to fly the Pride flag.
Canada embarking on a slow journey to allow fully vaccinated people to travel, Trudeau says
The federal government is moving forward cautiously to reopen borders and allow fully vaccinated Canadians to travel, the prime minister said Friday.