Mary Simon named Canada’s first Indigenous governor general
Mary Simon has been named Governor General becoming the first Indigenous person to hold the post.
Intentions and hesitancy: Social media, family, friends among key reasons influencing Indigenous Peoples’ choice to get vaccine, survey shows
A survey on Indigenous People’s vaccines intentions and hesitancy showed that friends, family, coworkers, community leaders and social media influence the willingness to get vaccinated.
Ontario breaks ground on new $55 million LTC home in North Bay
Ontario government officials gathered in the empty lot of what used to be the old St. Joseph’s McLaren Hospital site overlooking downtown North Bay to break ground on one of the province’s newly announced long-term care projects. “We are going to build the nicest long-term care home this town has…
Canada Day 2021: A time to reflect
This year, attitudes toward Canada Day were affected by recent revelations of the unmarked graves of Indigenous children on land near former residential schools and by the shocking attack that killed four members of a Muslim family in London, ON. Across the country on July 1, there were celebrations of…
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…