Environment Canada forecasts a mix of sun and clouds today. Patches of fog will dissipate in the morning. There will be a 60 per cent chance of showers tonight. The high will be 18C and the low will be 10C.

Canadians mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thousands of people across Canada marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from Cowessess First Nation to Thunder Bay; Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation to Ottawa. The Globe and Mail reports on the day’s events and how people in different parts of the country spent the day.

Trudeau under fire after flying to BC to be with family

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Tofino, B.C on Thursday to be with his family as the country marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. According to CBC, his daily itinerary first stated he was in “private meetings” in Ottawa. The Prime Minister’s spokesperson later confirmed he had left to be with family, but said he would be speaking with residential school survivors.

Public health experts urge Canadians to get flu shot

Canada’s public health experts are encouraging everyone to get their flu shot. They warn flu season this year could be severe after low case numbers were reported in 2020. The flu vaccine is even more important during the pandemic because COVID-19 and influenza are respiratory illnesses, Global News reports.

Some Ottawa businesses protest Ontario’s proof of vaccination system

Groups opposing the province’s recent vaccine policy are popping up online and sharing names of businesses allowing unvaccinated patrons in. Businesses include a martial arts gym, personal trainers, wellness retreats, but many of those are saying they won’t be asking for vaccine proof are not required to anyways. The Ottawa Citizen has the story.

Canadian military, Red Cross, Newfoundland sending COVID-19 help to Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday the province will receive help from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Red Cross, and Newfoundland and Labrador to help with Alberta’s COVID-19 crisis, according to the National Post. Alberta has reported more than 1,000 new daily cases for several weeks and has over 20,000 active cases.