Ottawa extending multiple COVID-19 subsidies for workers, businesses amid Delta spread

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is extending multiple COVID-19 benefits due to expire next month for an extra 30 days amid reopening delays and concerns about the … Read More

How women could be the solution to Canada’s post-COVID skilled labour shortage

A shortage of skilled workers is intensifying in Canada, potentially threatening the pace of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has policymakers looking at a largely untapped … Read More

Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded … Read More

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled in Canada due to benzene levels

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2021 8:48 pm     Updated July 21, 2021 3:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled in Canada due to high benzene levels

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2021 8:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Johnson & Johnson is recalling … Read More

Can a business ban unvaccinated customers? Here’s what we know

As more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19 and society starts its climb back to normal, businesses and institutions are facing a difficult question: are they going to require people to … Read More

COVID-19: Events sector keeps eye on Calgary Stampede to see if mass gatherings can be held safely

The Calgary Stampede officially got underway on Friday and became the first legal mass gathering of people in Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province nearly a year-and-a-half ago. … Read More

‘I am concerned.’ B.C. wildfires could lead to higher home insurance rates

The B.C. wildfires that destroyed the small community of Lytton amid a record heatwave could have ripples effects on home insurance across the country, experts say. While homeowner and commercial … Read More

Housing? Gas? Here are the sectors that may get more expensive amid rising inflation rate

With Canada’s annual inflation rate seeing a record increase last month, some economists say certain sectors will eventually level off as the economy recovers from COVID-19, while others might continue … Read More

‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

Laurie Brooks describes her experience taking psychedelic mushrooms as a journey — one that helped her find answers to some of her most important life questions. The 54-year-old mother of … Read More

Planning to travel this summer? Here’s what you should know

A “one-dose summer” — as touted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — is in the cards for Canada, with more than half the Canadian population having received at least a single … Read More

Amazon to offer $100 more to new U.S. hires with COVID-19 vaccination proof

Amazon.com Inc will give $100 more to new hires with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the world’s largest e-commerce retailer said on Thursday, as part of its plan to employ 75,000 … Read More

COVID-19: Transat flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

COVID-19: Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

Talc poses health risk in forms like baby powder, bath bombs: Health Canada

While some forms of talc do not pose a health risk, other popular uses like in bubble baths, baby powder and bath bombs carry a risk of causing ovarian cancer, … Read More

Does Air Canada owe you a refund because of COVID-19? Here’s how to get it

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Canada passengers are finally getting their money back. The refunds come in the wake of a nearly $6 billion financial support package … Read More

Travellers can avoid paying for Canada’s hotel quarantine

Travellers entering Canada by air can avoid paying more than $1,000 each for a mandatory quarantine because the federal government will pay the whole bill, Global News has learned. In … Read More

Sobeys says request to use personal information of COVID-19 vaccine recipients was a mistake

Along with following public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are also facing questionable demands on their personal information. The grocery giant Sobeys has been inviting people to register … Read More

‘It hurts our staff’: Halifax bars react to new early closing-time measure

Restaurants and pubs in the Halifax region once again have to adjust their business plans, after the province announced that all service must end at 9 p.m. Tougher restrictions for … Read More

Health Canada warns of salmonella outbreak in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Thursday afternoon Health Canada declared an outbreak of salmonella in two Atlantic provinces. The federal agency says 57 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness were confirmed, of which 25 are in … Read More

Maritime businesses brace for a second summer without cruise ship tourists

It’s going to be another tough summer for waterfront businesses in the Maritimes as they make do without cruise ship tourists for the second year in a row. The federal … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Are ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns going to cut it? Or is it time for #COVIDZero?

Remember that time in the summer of 2020 when many provinces — including Ontario — eased their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions after the daily recorded cases plummeted? Well, some experts say … Read More

Coronavirus: N.S. restaurant owner says he was charged after anti-restriction rant

The owner of a Lower Sackville restaurant says he was charged after an interaction with Health Protection Act enforcement officers regarding mask use at the restaurant. John Giannakos, the owner … Read More

Nova Scotia flags potential COVID-19 exposure in Halifax locations, flights

Nova Scotia health officials are advising of potential exposure to the coronavirus at two locations in Halifax and two flights. Potential exposure may have occurred at the following stores in … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Legal cigarette sales rose in Atlantic provinces during coronavirus bubble: study

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 14, 2020 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ HALIFAX – A new study … Read More

Winter sports are heating up amid COVID-19, says sporting goods retailer

A growing number of people are turning to outdoor sport as a means of getting out of the house amid COVID-19, which some are also seeing as a safer option. … Read More

Shutdown of N.S. poultry plant could result in widespread euthanization of chickens: expert

A food expert says farmers may need to euthanize large numbers of poultry as a result of a decision to close Nova Scotia’s only poultry processing plant for two weeks … Read More

9 out of 10 Canadians to change, cancel holiday plans amid coronavirus: poll

Canadians are preparing to make some big changes to their holiday plans this year, with a new poll showing that nine in 10 are planning to either modify or cancel … Read More

Canada hints at ‘major’ coronavirus recovery plan but still no brakes on spending

The Canadian economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will likely not begin until “deep into 2021” but how the government plans to gauge when it is time to turn on … Read More

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair?

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent … Read More

Mothers of kids under age 6 make up majority of workforce exodus amid coronavirus: RBC

Men are picking up jobs at three times the rate that women are leaving the workforce amid the pressures and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Royal Bank report. More … Read More

‘We are sorry’: Mount Allison University announces sexual violence action plan

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Discretion is advised.  New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University (MtA) has released a new action plan … Read More

Survey: Canadians cite systemic barriers to legal medical cannabis

Two years after the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, an advocacy group is calling for changes when it’s up for review this coming year. A Medical Cannabis Patient Survey … Read More

Alberta lawyers file class-action lawsuit after Salmonella outbreak linked to U.S. onions

An Edmonton lawyer is handling a class-action lawsuit against a California company at the centre of an onion recall this summer. The Public Health Agency of Canada said a Salmonella outbreak involving … Read More

3 Minnesota congressmen under fire for flying commercial after flight with Trump

Three Minnesota congressmen are facing backlash over taking a commercial flight home from Washington, D.C., on Friday night just two days after they shared Air Force One with President Donald … Read More

Grocery bills set to increase for Canadians: report

According to a new report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, the average Canadian family is set to spend a lot more at the grocery store. Each year, … Read More

Retroactive CERB will still be available despite questions over rules: official

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will remain available retroactively until early December. A federal government official on Thursday clarified the availability of the retroactive portion of the program, the rest … Read More

Smaller turkeys, quieter gatherings: How coronavirus is changing Canada’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving won’t look the same this year — or at least it shouldn’t, if Canadians abide by coronavirus restrictions. And one poultry farm in Quebec is already experiencing the effects. … Read More

Demand for outdoor heaters, skis and skates expected to soar this fall amid coronavirus

TORONTO — Canadians preparing for their first pandemic fall and winter might want to pick up outdoor heaters, skis, skates and puzzles while they can. Retail experts are predicting these … Read More

15 new Salmonella cases reported in Canada linked to U.S. peaches

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2020 11:03 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Officials say 15 new cases … Read More

Fresh imported peaches recalled by Prima Wawona due to salmonella

Fresh imported peaches have been recalled by Prima Wawona due to possible salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says. The advisory was triggered by a recall on peaches with … Read More

Liberals unveil $37B for CERB transition to new benefits, EI changes

Just a few weeks ahead of the expected end of the Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit, the Trudeau government announced on Thursday $37-billion in fresh spending on new and revamped federal … Read More

What to know (and do) about the CRA breach and shutdown

The Canada Revenue Agency says it was forced to temporarily suspend its online services after a series of cyberattacks that compromised the usernames and passwords of thousands of accounts. The … Read More

Air Canada promoting ‘leisure’ travel to U.S. despite advisories warning against non-essential trips

Air Canada is promoting the availability of both “leisure and business” flights to the United States even as that country continues to record explosive growth of coronavirus cases and as … Read More

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on … Read More

Avoid all onions with unclear origins amid growing salmonella outbreak: warning

Canadian health officials are urging people not to eat any kind of onion from the U.S. amid a growing salmonella outbreak that’s sickened more than 200 people in Canada in recent … Read More

Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada

By Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper Reuters Posted July 24, 2020 4:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald … Read More

Loblaw profits plunge amid coronavirus costs despite revenue surge

Loblaw Companies Ltd. says its net income plunged in the second quarter despite surging revenues because of COVID-19 related costs including a temporary pay boost for employees. Canada’s largest grocer … Read More

Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos

More than eight in 10 Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos poll said they want to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed till at least the end of 2020. Hesitation to … Read More

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