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Recent Retirees Job Hunting as Pension, Government Benefits Come Up Short

Campbell Alexander isn't living the retirement he envisioned. The Winnipeg man, who retired about two years ago, is applying for seasonal gigs as part of an effort to make up a $500-$600 monthly shortfall in...

Undocumented Healthcare Workers, Refugees Demand Access to Permanent Resident Program

Refugee claimants and undocumented healthcare workers are demanding they be allowed to apply for a government program that would grant them permanent status in Canada. The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway program was announced in...

Food Prices Rose Nearly 4 Percent in September, Canada’s Inflation Rises

The country’s annual rate of inflation reached its highest level since 2003 last month, Statistics Canada said Wednesday, amid ongoing supply chain disruptions in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency said its consumer price index...

Health Canada Warns Against Using Ivermectin for COVID-19

Health Canada is warning Canadians against using ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19, saying that calls to poison control centres about the drug have increased over the summer. Ivermectin, an antiparasitic medication, is authorized by Health...

Saskatchewan Chief Medical Officer Breaks Down While Presenting COVID-19 Modelling

The chief medical health officer of Saskatchewan cried on Wednesday during a teleconference on COVID-19 modelling in the province. Dr. Saqib Shahab said it’s upsetting to see what is happening in Saskatchewan’s hospitals and intensive care...

Quebec Plans to End State of Emergency in 2022, Some Measures Could Remain Longer

Premier François Legault says that while the province plans to lift the pandemic state of emergency after younger children have been vaccinated, some health measures may stick around longer. Mr. Legault told reporters in Quebec City...

More Than 5,500 BC Healthcare Workers Still Unvaccinated as Deadline Nears

With just one week to go before B.C.'s broader COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers comes into effect, about 5,500 employees have yet to receive their first dose. Health Minister Adrian Dix said that number doesn't...

Conservatives Oppose Decision to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory for MPs

The federal Conservatives, the only caucus yet to confirm how many of its MPs remain unvaccinated—have come out in opposition to the new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy announced by the House of Commons. The decision to...

Traders Increasingly Doubt Bank of Canada’s Rate Hike Timeline

Traders are betting that the Bank of Canada will be forced into raising interest rates earlier than expected, posing one of the stiffest tests yet for Governor Tiff Macklem. Bets in the overnight swaps market are...

Rising Cost of Living, Burden of COVID-19 Forcing Canadians Further into Debt

The rising cost of living and the added burden of COVID-19 are forcing Canadians further into debt, a new survey suggests. The 2021 BDO Affordability Index, released Monday, suggests that many Canadians' quality of life is...

Parents Worried as Dispute Between Optometrists, Ontario Government Drags On

As a dispute between optometrists and the Ontario government drags on, parents of children whose eyesight is deteriorating are getting worried. As of Sept. 1, 98 percent of optometrists have been withholding their services from the...

Ontario Launches Flu Shot Campaign During Fourth Wave of COVID-19

The Ford government is kicking off Ontario’s flu vaccine campaign and says shots will be available to all residents beginning in early November. Health Minister Christine Elliott says the rollout will be “one of the largest...

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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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