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Calgary to Reopen Playgrounds Starting May 29th

The City of Calgary has announced that it will begin the process of re-opening more than 1,100 City-operated playgrounds, starting May 29. The City will start reopening regional… Read more »

‘Broken Eggshells’ and ‘Star Trek Finance’: Canadian Banks Warn of COVID-19 Headwinds

Slashed interest rates and a widespread economic shutdown ate into second-quarter profits at Canada’s major banks, with financial institutions saying deep wells of cash are needed to protect themselves from the impact of the… Read more »

Poll: Alberta & Manitoba Premiers Have the Lowest Rating as Premiers Amid COVID-19

Angus Reid Institute has released the results of premiers’ performance survey that found an increase in most leaders’ approval ratings over the past few months as the… Read more »

‘Two-Tiered Health:’ Manitoba Premier Wants PM to Clear up Rules on Powwows

Manitoba’s premier is calling on Ottawa to clear up mixed messages about Indigenous ceremonies after a First Nation chief said his community would be holding its annual… Read more »

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden to Reopen on June 1, 2020; Reservations Required for Entry

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is reopening on June 1 with a set of safety measures in place so that visitors can enjoy the tranquility of… Read more »

New Brunswick Legislature Adjourned as New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Province

A new COVID-19 outbreak in New Brunswick has forced the provincial legislature to adjourn only two days after it resumed sitting. The abrupt decision came Thursday, a… Read more »

P.E.I. Extends State of Emergency, Off-Island Cottagers Applications to Open on June 1

Prince Edward Island has extended its state of emergency while announcing new rules to allow people with seasonal cottages to head to the Island. Premier Dennis King… Read more »

‘It Is Our Culture:’ Chief Says Manitoba First Nation Going Ahead with Powwow

A Manitoba chief says his community will hold its annual powwow next month even if provincial public-health orders continue to limit the size of public gatherings. “It is our… Read more »

Feds Offer of Help on Sick Leave, Long-Term Care Gets Mixed Provincial Reaction

The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin Trudeau broaches with premiers two topics… Read more »

Ontario Municipalities Say Request for Federal, Provincial Aid Unanswered

Some municipalities fear they are stuck in the middle of a lingering stand-off between the federal and Ontario governments over an aid package for hard-hit civic services, as… Read more »

Coronavirus: What is Open & Closed in Calgary; Calgary Reopening Plan

Alberta government has declared a state of public health emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. For ideas on what to do this weekend, check Things… Read more »

Graffiti on Chinese Consulate Office Potential Hate Crime: Calgary Police

Police in Calgary have opened a hate-crime investigation into graffiti sprayed on the wall of a Chinese Consulate building. Three suspects wearing masks and black clothing were caught on video spray… Read more »

If an MP Heckles in a Virtual House of Commons, Does It Make a Sound?

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod tried gamely Wednesday to adhere to a long-standing parliamentary tradition, heckling her rivals across the aisle in the House of Commons for an… Read more »

May 27: COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Two Large Family Gatherings in Saskatoon

Health officials have declared a community outbreak of COVID-19 in Saskatoon after two family gatherings were held that went over the 10-person limit. The Saskatchewan Health Authority said Wednesday that one person… Read more »

Reopening Rolled Back in Northern New Brunswick Region after 3rd New COVID-19 Case

New Brunswick partially rolled back its post-pandemic reopening plan on Wednesday, as officials blamed a cluster of new cases on a health-care worker who reportedly travelled outside the province and did not self-isolate upon return.

Public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the province’s latest case is a person in their 50s in the Campbellton area in the north of the province, bordering Quebec.

Firearm-Rights Group Challenges Liberal Assault-Style Gun Ban in Federal Court

A firearm-rights group is heading to Federal Court to challenge the constitutionality — and basic logic — of the Liberal government’s recent ban of many assault-style guns. The… Read more »

Toronto Introduces Interactive Map Showing COVID-19 Cases by Neighbourhood

Canada’s most populous city has released a map of neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19. Toronto’s chief medical officer of health says COVID-19 is present in every neighbourhood, but… Read more »

Ontario Says More Heath Providers Can Reopen Including Dentists, Optometrists

The province says over two dozen different health-care providers who were closed because of the pandemic lockdown can reopen. Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are among several dozen providers… Read more »

COVID-19 Aid Programs Like CERB Will Have to End or Canada Could Be Looking at Tax Levels Not Seen for Generations

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said one day after… Read more »

A Timeline of Events in the Case of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

A timeline of the Meng Wanzhou case, and rising tension between Canada and China. 2018 Aug. 22: A New York court issues a warrant for the arrest… Read more »

Nova Scotia Restaurants, Bars, Hair & Nail Salons, Gyms, Body Art Facilities to Reopen From June 5

Premier Stephen McNeil announced that most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen from June 5 provided they follow protocols in the plan… Read more »

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO Meng’s Fraud Case Will Proceed

A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Chinese Huawei executive can continue to the next stage. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter… Read more »

Huawei Executive Loses Court Ruling, Extradition Case Continues

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled against a Huawei executive wanted on fraud charges in the United States. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes says in a… Read more »

Restaurants, Bars, Swimming Pools, Spas, Tattoo Parlours, Community Centres to Reopen in Manitoba on June 1

The Manitoba government says dine-in restaurants, pools, gyms and many other services are to reopen Monday. Bars, community centres, seniors clubs and other facilities will also be allowed to resume services after… Read more »