At least one dead in Canada mudslides after downpour

OTTAWA (AFP) – At least one person has died in torrential rains that forced thousands in western Canada to evacuate their homes and trapped motorists in mudslides, federal police said on Tuesday (Nov 16). Search and rescue teams recovered the body of a woman from a mudslide near Lillooet, 250km north of Vancouver, the Royal […]

If it ain't broke: Canadians want central bank to keep policy framework

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada should not change its three-decade old monetary policy framework, which is flexible enough to deal with bouts of price increases, particularly as tweaking it could trigger more public anxiety over hot inflation, analysts say.FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa, Ontario, […]

Canada adds 90,200 jobs in August, unemployment falls to 7.1%

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a “Help wanted” sign at a retail store in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File PhotoOTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada added 90,200 jobs in August, slightly below expectations, while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.1%, its lowest point since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Statistics Canada data […]

Canada to end coronavirus-related cruise ban in November

MONTREAL (AFP) – Canada said Thursday (July 15) it will lift a ban on cruise ships in its waters in November, as Covid-19 restrictions loosen earlier than expected. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would “no longer be in effect if operators are able to fully comply with public health requirements”. “We will welcome […]

Canada mandates new cars to be zero-emissions by 2035

OTTAWA (AFP) – All new cars and light-duty trucks in Canada will be required to be zero-emissions by 2035, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced on Tuesday (June 29), moving up the timeline for eliminating vehicle pollution. “Today, I’m announcing that we are accelerating our zero emission vehicles goal. By 2035, all new cars and light […]

Canada plans a first, and small, step for easing border restrictions.

OTTAWA — Canada will take its first, limited step toward rolling back border restrictions next month, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday. Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who fly home will no longer have to quarantine at a government-designated airport hotel until they receive a negative result for a Covid-19 test administered […]

Pope says Canada school discovery painful, but stops short of apology

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) – Pope Francis said on Sunday (June 6) that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect for the rights and cultures of native peoples. However, Francis stopped short of the direct apology some […]

Canadian lawmaker caught urinating on virtual video stream weeks after naked gaffe

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – A Canadian lawmaker is temporarily stepping down from some duties and is “seeking assistance” after being caught on camera urinating during parliamentary proceedings, a month after being caught on camera naked during another virtual appearance. “Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings virtually, in a non-public setting, I urinated without realising […]