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

Coronavirus: What you can and cannot do in Ontario amid Stage 3 of reopening

On Monday, the province announced that 18 of 32 regions within the province will enter Stage 3 of the province’s plan for reopening from the coronavirus pandemic later this week. … Read More

Coronavirus: What you can and cannot do in Ontario amid Phase 3 of reopening

On Monday, the province announced that 18 of 32 regions within the province will enter Phase 3 of the province’s plan for reopening from the coronavirus pandemic later this week. … Read More

Coronavirus: Does wearing a face mask pose any health risks? Not for most people

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who … Read More

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline … Read More

WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air Canada has … Read More

Consumers left with worthless passes and gift cards following COVID-19 business closures

The pandemic has hurt a number of Canadian businesses — some to the point of no return — but consumers have also not gone unscathed. Brenda Mihalicz of Carstairs, Alberta … Read More

Coronavirus: Grocery store workers should be ‘properly’ paid, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said grocery store employees should be “properly supported and paid” during the coronavirus pandemic. “The people who step up in the midst of the … Read More

Coronavirus: CERB to be extended by 8 weeks, Trudeau says

Posted June 16, 2020 11:17 am Updated June 16, 2020 11:22 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government will … Read More

Starbucks plans to shutter up to 200 shops in Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 10, 2020 10:50 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Starbucks is pulling back on … Read More

‘The numbers don’t lie:’ Restaurant owners feel toll over coronavirus closures

Michael Raviele agonized for hours over how to break the news to his loyal customers before finally announcing at 4:30 a.m. on May 15 that he was closing Il Gatto … Read More

Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Banff is all about tourism. In fact, almost its entire economy is tourism-based. “The Town of Banff‘s reason for being a municipality is to provide services to visitors to Banff … Read More

Las Vegas casinos to reopen in early June, Nevada’s governor announces

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome … Read More

10-days paid sick leave could be more costly than beneficial, experts say

As the federal government discusses the possibility of implementing 10 paid sick days for workers across Canada amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts caution that doing so could be more … Read More

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of … Read More

With low coronavirus figures, Australia wants exemption to British quarantine rule

Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it is seeking an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving in the U.K. quarantine for 14 days … Read More

Where to buy face masks online in Canada and how to choose

Masks and face coverings seem poised to become a wardrobe essential in the COVID-19 new reality. As Canadians all over the country begin to venture outside in greater numbers, the … Read More

‘People are livid’: Advocates call on feds to make airlines give refunds amid COVID-19

Consumer advocacy groups and tens of thousands of Canadians are calling on the federal government to force airlines to offer passengers the option of a refund for flights they can’t … Read More

The New Reality: N.S. food producers reaching new customers, but will interest wane after COVID-19?

This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here.  … Read More

Johnson & Johnson to pull baby powder from Canada, U.S. due to dropping demand

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it … Read More

No physical distancing needed on flights, but ban washroom lineups: airline trade group

The trade association for the world’s major airlines is proposing a range of measures aimed at relaunching the global air travel industry — including an end to in-flight physical distancing … Read More

Bye-bye buffets? What COVID-19 means for restaurants offering self-serve food

Some public health officers are warning people not to share food in social settings in this time of pandemic, but does that mean Sunday brunch buffets, Chinese self-serve and restaurant … Read More

More Canadians likely to shop, eat out than go to concerts, sports games in 2020: poll

Canadians are more likely to shop or eat at a restaurant than attend a live concert, sporting event or movie theatre this year as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, according … Read More

Coronavirus contact tracing app ready for rollout, says Montreal AI institute

One of the world’s leading artificial intelligence research institutes is ready to offer governments across Canada a contact-tracing smartphone application for COVID-19 infections that it promises will protect users’ personal … Read More

Major U.S. airlines want temperature checks for passengers during coronavirus pandemic

A major U.S. airline trade group on Saturday said it backed the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checking the temperatures of passengers and customer-facing employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines … Read More

Coronavirus: Manulife CEO warns of ‘devastation’ if economies are reopened too early

Manulife Financial Corp’s chief executive on Thursday cautioned against reopening economies shut by the COVID-19 pandemic despite challenges that contributed to a 40 per cent decline in first-quarter profit for … Read More

Alberta meat plant should slow production to avoid more COVID-19 outbreaks: union head

The head of the union that represents workers at an Alberta meat production plan hit by a major COVID-19 outbreak says meat production should be slowed to ensure workers’ safety … Read More

Coronavirus: Public transit will not be ‘business as usual’ after reopening

The gradual reopening of Canada’s economy will not mean business as usual for the country’s public transit agencies. Despite the fact that a slowly growing number of workers will make … Read More

World needs a plan ensure a COVID-19 vaccine can reach everyone: experts

Leading philanthropists and immunization experts say the world lacks the ability to properly manufacture, finance and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, even if one were found by the end of the … Read More

McDonald’s Canada to start importing beef over supply concerns amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 28, 2020 4:53 pm Updated April 28, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Trudeau defends Health Canada’s easing of some bilingual label rules amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Health Canada’s decision to ease restrictions for bilingual labels on some cleaning products coming from the United States during the novel coronavirus pandemic. He said … Read More

Worker from JBS meat packing plant near Brooks dies with COVID-19 test pending

Provincial health officials confirmed Wednesday that a worker from the JBS meat packing plant near Brooks, Alta., has died while awaiting results from a COVID-19 test.  “There are two additional … Read More

Airline conducts rapid blood tests for COVID-19. Should this be the new normal?

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe, governments and businesses have implemented stringent measures in an attempt to limit the virus’ spread. Last week, Emirates became the first airline … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic raises question: Is it time for a basic income?

Economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus has led some to ask whether it’s time for a basic income. In Canada alone, more than a million people have lost their jobs since … Read More

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