Brandon Pham

More People to Be Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Ontario is expanding the list of who can get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced Thursday. Dr. Keiran Moore said, based on recommendations by the National Advisory...

Canada Travel: Here’s What You Need to Know About Travelling to or Within Canada

As several provinces gradually begin reopening their economies and governments reconsider loosening travel and border restrictions, the rules for travelling to and within Canada have changed. While vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantining at federal government-mandated...

Toronto Achieves Record Breaking 26,000+ Doses Administered in One Day

This past Sunday, the City of Toronto achieved a significant milestone in its vaccination campaign after more than 26,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered at the Scotiabank Arena clinic, possibly setting a world record in...

Canada Goose Will No Longer Use Fur in Its Products

Luxury parka maker Canada Goose said on Thursday it would stop making its products with fur by the end of 2022. The move comes after years of backlash over its use of coyote fur and...

Vaccine Branding Leads to Hesitancy Confusion Towards Mixing Moderna and Pfizer

Despite repeated assurances they are both safe and highly effective – some people hoping to get a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are walking away from clinics offering Moderna. Public health officials continue to stress that both Pfizer...

University of Toronto To Make Vaccinations Mandatory for Residence Ahead of Fall Semester

The University of Toronto will require students living in residence during the upcoming school year to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The university made the announcement on Tuesday, saying the measure is supported by both Toronto and...

The Facts and Myths About Drinking Two Litres of Water Daily

We all know that we need water to survive, and that you feel much better when you drink it regularly. It is often said that optimal hydration is crucial for our health and wellbeing, but...

Canadian Economy Enters 2021 with Double-Digit Growth After Worst Year on Record

In 2020, Canada posted its worst economic showing on record as the global COVID-19 pandemic led to growth in unemployment and business shut downs. According to Statistics Canada, the real gross domestic product (real GDP) declined...

Canada Spring COVID-19 Immunization Timeline

As of March, Public Health Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination program included Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and most recently the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines. The campaign, which started in December 2020, is expected to ramp up in...

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish Big Winners at Grammys as Beyonce Makes History

On Sunday March 14, 2021, Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony that was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  As with other awards show held during the pandemic,...

Federal Debt is Manageable If GDP Growth Continues Says Poloz

Accelerating Canada's long-term economic growth by reducing interprovincial trade barriers and introducing programs like universal daycare could be the best way to manage the ballooning federal and provincial government debt said former Central Bank of...

Federal Sickness Benefit Falls Short of Paid Sick Leave Protections, Says Advocates

The federal sick leave program that was created to make sure people wouldn't face financial hardship if they have to miss work due to COVID-19 is facing criticism for not protecting enough people who need...

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Ontario Premier Ford, Top Doctor, Defends Decision to Roll Back Proof of Vaccination Starting January

Following the news that Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ontario Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore announced on Friday Ontario plans to lift all...

Saskatchewan Plans to Send More COVID-19 Patients to Ontario

Saskatchewan plans to increase the number of COVID-19 patients it sends to Ontario starting early next week. The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) is coordinating...

Canadian Military Provides COVID-19 Support in Saskatchewan

Front-line workers battling the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are about to get some much-needed help from the Canadian military. In a tweet Friday...

Cargo Ship on Fire Near Victoria, Most Crew Taken to Safety

Officials say the crew of a cargo ship anchored near Victoria that caught fire Saturday morning may need to be fully evacuated. Sixteen crew members...

New Benefit for Workers Only Intended for Those In “Complete” Lockdown

The federal government intends for the newly proposed lockdown benefit to apply only to individuals whose work is interrupted by a complete COVID-19 lockdown...

Canada U.S. Trade Dispute Erupts into the Open

An emerging trade irritant between Canada and the United States that had been quietly simmering for months has now bubbled into the open. The Canadian...

Ontario Makes it Easier for Immigrants to Work in Their Professions

Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would make it easier for immigrants to get licensed to work in professions that match their areas...

Raw Onions Recalled in Quebec and Ontario Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says red, white, and yellow raw onions from Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho are being recalled due to...

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