News - Regina

Huawei’s Ambitions for Canada Stalled by Rift with China, Security Expert Says

Huawei Technologies Co.’s push to become a leading supplier of 5G technology in Canada appears to be in jeopardy after the Chinese tech giant’s CFO suffered a legal setback… Read more »

Tam: NHL Proposal For Resuming Play Being ‘Reviewed,’ Mandatory Quarantine Remains in Place

Canada’s top health official says proposals are being reviewed from sports leagues looking to resume play — including the NHL — but the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people entering… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

CMHC Says Housing Prices Won’t Have Fully Recovered by End of 2022

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it expects home prices and sales to decline substantially this year and still won’t have recovered by the end of 2022. The federal housing agency… Read more »

Make Fruit Scones Served during Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace – Recipe

On Queen’s Elizabeth’s 94th birthday, the Royal Family has shared a chocolate birthday cupcake recipe. Last week, the Royal Pastry Chefs shared their recipe for fruit scones… Read more »

NHL Unveils Return-To-Play Format in the Event Season Can Resume

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a return-to-play format in the event the 2019-20 season can resume. The… Read more »

Federal Deficit Likely Now at $260 Billion Due to COVID-19, PBO Says

Parliament’s spending watchdog says the estimated federal deficit for the year has likely risen to about $260 billion with new measures rolled out in recent weeks. Budget officer Yves Giroux… Read more »

Canada Pension Fund Manager Posts 3.1 Per Cent Annual Return for 2019-20

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a return of 3.1 per cent after expenses during the financial year ended March 31. Net assets for the Toronto-based fund… Read more »

Half of Canadians Say Governments Are Hiding Something about COVID-19: Poll

Half of Canadians believe they’re not getting the whole truth from their governments about COVID-19, a new poll suggests, and some also believe conspiracy theories about where… Read more »

May 25: Saskatchewan Reporting Two New Cases of COVID-19, No Active Cases in Regina

Saskatchewan is reporting two new cases of COVID-19. Health officials say there are 81 active infections in the province, with most in the far north region. There… Read more »

Payments for CERB Top $40 Billion, Exceed Budget Allocation

A key federal benefit for Canadians out of work, or seeing large drops in their earnings, in the COVID-19 pandemic has paid out over $40 billion in… Read more »

Canada Post Swings to Q1 Loss despite 10 Per Cent Growth in Parcels Revenues

Canada Post swung to a $66-million loss before taxes in the first quarter despite a surge in parcel volumes near the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. The… Read more »

Trudeau Seeks 10 Days of Paid Sick Leave for Workers in Bid for NDP Support

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll push the provinces to give workers 10 days of paid sick leave a year as the country deals with the COVID-19… Read more »

NHL Hoping to Move to Phase 2 of Return-To-Play Protocol in Early June

The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon — with plenty of precautions. The league, which was forced to pause its season March 12 because of… Read more »

European Regulators Launching an In-Depth Investigation into Air Canada-Transat Deal

European regulators are launching an in-depth investigation into Air Canada’s deal to buy travel company Transat AT amid European Commission concerns the deal may reduce competition and result… Read more »

NDP Makes Support for Suspending Commons Contingent on Permanent Sick Leave

Federal New Democrats are conditioning their support for a plan to continue suspending full House of Commons sittings on real action from the Liberal government on paid sick leave for all Canadians and support for people with disabilities struggling with COVID-19.

Canada Food Inspection Agency Says Variety of Vegan Chocolate Bars Contains Milk

  The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning that a brand of vegan chocolate bars actually contains milk. The agency put out the allergen alert… Read more »

Federal Parties Tap Emergency Wage Subsidy Program to Avoid Layoffs as Donations Dry Up

Federal political parties are tapping into the emergency wage subsidy program to avoid laying off their staff as donations dry up during the COVID-19 crisis. The Liberal and Conservative parties are… Read more »