Ottawa Announces $221 Million for Long-Term Care Facilities in Quebec

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with seniors before announcing increased funding for long-term care facilities in Montreal on June 27.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press The federal government is injecting more than $221 million to help Quebec’s long-term care facilities improve infection prevention and control. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the funding is the result … Read more

Toronto’s BlueCat sells for $700 million plus a slew of deals for Canadian tech companies

BlueCat co-founders Richard Hyatt, left, and Michael Hyatt._Beyond Infiniti Photography/Handout Toronto-based network security provider BlueCat Networks has been bought by a US private equity firm for more than $700 million, one of several Canadian technology acquisitions announced this week. The purchase by Audax Private Equity comes five years after US private equity firm Madison Dearborn … Read more

Ottawa gives thousands of Afghans access to Canada through Pakistan, which has eased border restrictions

Children of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan sit outside a shop on the outskirts of Lahore on June 19.ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images Ottawa is issuing one-way travel documents to thousands of Afghans approved for resettlement in Canada and is urging them to move to Pakistan, which has eased border restrictions so they can stay there temporarily … Read more

Indigo launches its first beauty and wellness store in Vancouver

The Indigo Robson Street store in Vancouver has a 1,300 square foot space suitable for Canadian skin care products.Matthew Chen As a one-stop shop for things to enjoy at home, Indigo adds to its self-care offerings with its first dedicated beauty and wellness store. Located in the Indigo Robson Street store in Vancouver, the 1,300-square-foot … Read more

Brian Jungen’s Bronze Sculpture ‘Couch Monster’ Installed Outside AGO in Toronto

The sculpture, called ‘Couch Monster’, is the first large-scale work in bronze by contemporary BC artist Brian Jungen.The Canadian Press Toronto’s latest public artwork is a solid bronze statue of a circus elephant, made from used leather furniture. The Art Gallery of Ontario unveiled its first-ever public art commission, dubbed “Couch Monster” and described as … Read more

Opinion: Ottawa’s oil and gas emissions targets hinge on hopes and miracles

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Secretary Steven Guilbeault announced Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions targets for the oil and gas sector in March, they emphasized that there is no tradeoff between “clean air and good jobs, a healthy environment.” and a strong economy.” They called their blueprint “an ambitious and achievable sector-by-sector approach” to … Read more

Toronto has to do the little things right

Exterior and interior of the public washroom located at a recreation area on Unwin Ave. on the Toronto waterfront.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail It’s a beautiful spring day in Toronto. You decide to take a walk in one of the city’s many public parks. You feel you need to go to the toilet. You approach … Read more

Children’s hospitals across Canada report high admissions numbers as viruses return

The hospital for sick children in Toronto on January 21, 2021.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Hospitals across the country are seeing record numbers of children in emergency rooms, and the reason has everything to do with the specific moment we are in during the pandemic, health experts say. “What we’re seeing now is completely unprecedented … Read more

Protests against remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa have been raging all summer

Events will take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and throughout the summer for what organizers say is to protest the remaining restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic era. Andrew MacGillivray, a member of the Veterans for Freedom steering committee, said in an interview on YouTube that it will hold a three-day conference … Read more

Ottawa ‘definitely won’t reimburse’ officials who refused vaccination against COVID-19 and placed on unpaid leave

Intergovernmental Affairs Secretary Dominic LeBlanc makes an announcement about ending vaccine mandates for some travelers, transportation workers and federal employees in Ottawa on June 14, 2022.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Officials placed on unpaid leave for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will not receive compensation for eight months of lost wages as vaccine mandates are … Read more