The Department is notifying the public that avian influenza has been detected in Nova Scotia. On Friday, January 28, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed a Canada goose in the Grand Desert area of Halifax Regional Municipality tested positive. Avian influenza is a viral infection that can spread easily and
Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don McLean celebrates the 50th anniversary of his global hit “American Pie” reaching #1 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for four weeks! To commemorate the anniversary, McLean has coined his international 50th Anniversary “American Pie” World Tour which will visit multiple destinations in N.
A number of churches in the Canada and the United States have been vandalized by criminals, some of whom claim to be acting in response to recent revelations around the horrifying mistreatment of indigenous children in Canada at the hands of mostly Catholic-run schools. Officials are still investigating the incidents.
According to a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, despite claims to the contrary, minimum wage increases do little to lower poverty rates and can actually hurt low-income workers. “As an anti-poverty tool, minimum wage hikes are largely ineffective and can actually hurt
The Government of Canada today announced new rules on international travel, in addition to the multi-layered approach on COVID-19 already in place. The government and Canada’s airlines have agreed to suspend all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries until April 30, 2021. This will be in effect as
Former Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario, Dr. Richard Schabas sent a letter to premier of Ontario, Doug Ford earlier this week backing up a letter earlier from MPP Roman Baber requesting Ford to change course on COVID-19. The five point letter detailed problems with risk, ICU bed capacity
Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to children, usually girls, under the age of 18 between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study
Despite spending more on health care than most other developed countries with universal health care, Canada has some of the lowest numbers of doctors, hospital beds, and medical technologies—and the longest wait times, finds a new study released recently by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The City of Toronto, Canada reported 420 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, putting Canada’s largest city, a population of 6,197,000 at 36,821 total cases since the pandemic started. The recent increase in cases has prompted the Province of Ontario Friday to announce further measures in Toronto and Peel Region to
Health officials in the United States and Canada both announced the end of the Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches this week. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday it appears the outbreak is over after a total of 101 people infected with the outbreak
A new report from scientists claim that asbestos could be a key factor in battling global warming, through the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2). The new article from Technology Review covers that work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, analyzing the “most common form of asbestos, chrysotile, a serpentine mineral
As a result of Philadelphia Phillies announcing Friday five players had tested positive for COVID-19, every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press (AP) reports that all of the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarily
Major League Soccer will be back on the field next month, announcing yesterday that a World Cup-style tournament featuring all 26 clubs will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. “The opportunity to have all 26 clubs in a controlled environment enables us