Skip to content

National News

Chief public health officer's decisions must be scrutinized: Scheer

Chief public health officer's decisions must be scrutinized: Scheer

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer refused Thursday to express confidence in Canada's chief public health officer, arguing the need to question her decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the reasons Parliament must resume.
'Beginning of an end:' Court case of La Loche shooter over after four years

'Beginning of an end:' Court case of La Loche shooter over after four years

Canada's top court has refused to hear an appeal from a young man sentenced as an adult for a mass shooting in northern Saskatchewan when he was still a teenager.
Broader gender focus needed for COVID-19 response, advocates say

Broader gender focus needed for COVID-19 response, advocates say

OTTAWA — As Canada continues to combat the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, women's rights advocates say not enough focus has been placed on the unique and often disproportionate impact the pandemic is having on women.

Zoos look for financial help to feed animals during COVID-19 closures

TORONTO — Cash-strapped zoos and aquariums across Canada are soliciting donations from the public to keep their animals fed and cared for during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Tipping point:' Agriculture group wants aid prioritized to ensure food supply

'Tipping point:' Agriculture group wants aid prioritized to ensure food supply

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says Ottawa should make the industry a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to the health of Canadians, to safeguard the country's food supply.
Transit workers across Canada concerned over lack of protective gear

Transit workers across Canada concerned over lack of protective gear

TORONTO — Jason Watts hides in the washroom right up until the moment his shift as a bus driver in Toronto's transit system begins. The Toronto Transit Commission worker is terrified of contracting COVID-19, so he tries to minimize his exposure.

Small plane causes stir after landing on highway near Quebec City

ST-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Que. — A small plane caused a stir this morning when it landed on a highway near Quebec City. Motorists who were driving on Highway 40 near the municipality of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures alerted the police around 10:40 a.m.

'We wanted a party:' small business closures threaten Toronto's culture

TORONTO — Sam Conover has been running the numbers, trying to figure out how long she can keep the lights on at her Toronto-based lingerie store after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to temporarily move the business online.
Trudeau, premiers to focus on topping up pay for workers in long-term care homes

Trudeau, premiers to focus on topping up pay for workers in long-term care homes

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial and territorial leaders will speak tonight about ways to better protect those in long-term care facilities, which have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
Trudeau, G7 leaders affirm importance of WHO amid differences with Trump

Trudeau, G7 leaders affirm importance of WHO amid differences with Trump

OTTAWA — Canada and its G7 allies confronted U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday over his decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization, as they stressed solidarity with a key international organization during the COVID-19 crisis.