Skip to content

National News

New Brunswick premier won't attend first ministers meeting because of COVID-19

New Brunswick premier won't attend first ministers meeting because of COVID-19

FREDERICTON — A spokeswoman for New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will not attend the first ministers meeting today in Ottawa now that his province has reported its first presumptive case of COVID-19.

Inmates at Saskatoon jail under quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19 Court service and prosecutions staff have self-quarantined

Inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre are being quarantined after an offender claimed to have been previously in contact with someone with COVID-19. The infection protocol was done as a precautionary measure. Alberta and B.C.
Labour, biz leaders urge federal-provincial common front on COVID-19 impact

Labour, biz leaders urge federal-provincial common front on COVID-19 impact

OTTAWA — Canada's largest labour organization and the group that bills itself as the voice of business in this country have set aside their differences to jointly confront the economic fallout from the rampaging novel coronavirus — and they're hoping
Groups ask why strychnine banned against gophers but not for killing wolves

Groups ask why strychnine banned against gophers but not for killing wolves

Environmental groups are wondering why Ottawa wants to ban farmers from killing gophers with strychnine but plans to allow provincial governments to use it against wolves.
Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after almost two centuries in Scotland

Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after almost two centuries in Scotland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The remains of two Indigenous people have been returned to Newfoundland from Scotland after being stolen from a grave site on the island almost two centuries ago.
Trudeau says government eyeing ways to curb COVID-19 spread as pandemic declared

Trudeau says government eyeing ways to curb COVID-19 spread as pandemic declared

OTTAWA — The federal government rolled out a $1-billion package Wednesday to help the country's health-care system and economy cope with the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases in Canada grew, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that t

Southern chiefs work on tax strategy

Saying the provincial government is infringing on First Nations’ jurisdiction over taxation, the Southern Chiefs’ Organization held a summit to discuss a way forward.

Assiniboine students cook up tasty treats

What the heck is pork collar? That was my first question when I was told it would be the star of the Manitoba Pork competition held at the Assiniboine Community College’s culinary arts program Wednesday.
Manitoba government blocked by Opposition from tabling budget

Manitoba government blocked by Opposition from tabling budget

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats blocked the government from introducing its budget Wednesday, prompting Premier Brian Pallister to bail on a first ministers meeting in Ottawa later this week.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 7:22 p.m. The BC Council of Forest Industries is cancelling its 2020 convention in Prince George because of COVID-19.