Karen Huestis says restoring the coverage of out-of-country medical emergencies will lower travellers’ insurance premiums, making travel more affordable, particularly for seniors.

Court sides with snowbirds, says Ontario must cover medical emergencies for residents travelling abroad...

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A court has ordered the Ontario government to restore health insurance coverage for residents who face medical emergencies while travelling outside of the country.The Out-Of-Country Travellers Program was eliminated by Premier Doug Ford’s government...

Alberta top court rejects appeal of man who killed Calgary Stampeders football player (Details)

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CALGARY - Alberta’s top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a Calgary Stampeders football player outside a nightclub in 2016.Three Court of Appeal justices unanimously dismissed the appeal of Nelson...
Public polls have consistently shown Canadians’ overwhelming support for border restrictions especially at the land ports of entry with our nearest neighbour, the United States, where more than seven million Americans have contracted the virus and about 203,000 have died.

Can Canada’s border be reopened safely in a COVID-19 world? Here are some of...

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Since March, it’s been all about Fortress Canada.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our ports of entry have been restricted. Travellers from other countries have been largely barred. Many international students and migrant workers have been...

With 165 COVID-19 cases, B.C. records another daily high (Details)

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B.C. has once again topped its previous daily record for new COVID-19 cases.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 165 new cases since Wednesday. That includes two epi-linked, and raises the total number of...

Five classrooms closed in Peel; 71 schools across the region now reporting cases of...

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Ontario’s plan to get children back to school continues to prove challenging in Brampton and Mississauga as cases of COVID-19 continue to appear. In the Region of Peel the trouble started before schools even...
A resident arrives to vote in the New Brunswick provincial election at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Quispamsis, N.B., on Sept. 14, 2020. Elections BC spokesman Andrew Watson said staff have consulted with their counterparts in the eastern province, where voters were the first in Canada to cast their ballots during COVID-19,

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan, British Columbia (Details)

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VANCOUVER—Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling station workers as part of a pandemic plan similar to one used recently in New Brunswick.Elections...

Ontario nurses’ college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk (Details)

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The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday.The College of Nurses of Ontario, which...
Agriculture is a major producer of CO2, from its use of energy and burning of fossil fuels, to the destruction of rainforests to create more agricultural land.

Mark J. Poznansky, author of new book ‘Saved by Science,’ says synthetic biology may...

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The future of mankind is far from secure. I am among many who believe that humanity is in crisis; in particular, our personal health, the security of our food supply and the health of...
Mounties in Alberta are trying to find a transport truck operating under a bogus business name that picked up $230,000 worth of beef then disappeared.

Alberta RCMP investigate heists involving seven hot tubs and $230,000 worth of beef (Details)

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BROOKS, ALTA.—Mounties in Alberta are trying to find a transport truck operating under a bogus business name that picked up $230,000 worth of beef then disappeared.RCMP say suspicions were raised Aug. 30 when a...

Bob Lazar and UFOs: a reading (and watching) list (Details)

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American conspiracy theorist Bob Lazar claims to have been a defence contractor and physicist at the Nellis Air Force Base complex, said to contain Area 51. In 1989, Lazar gave a TV interview in...
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From AIDS to COVID-19, America’s Medical System Has a Long History...

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In the early days of the pandemic, Susan Castor, a 64-year-old Filipino American nurse, would make her rounds taking care of patients at a...