Monday, June 17, 2019

Canada News

Trudeau announces $1.4 billion annual Canadian investment into women’s health worldwide

The money will support women’s health in Canada and abroad.

Canada-wide recall issued for Compliments brand chicken strips

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Toronto police issue Canada-wide warrant for 3 men wanted for first-degree murder

A 26-year-old Toronto man was killed in what police believe was a shooting

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

Canadians under 25 can get unlimited train travel across the country this summer

International students over 26 can also avail the offer!

Canadians asked to avoid all travel to the Philippines due to terrorism threat

The area is also experiencing high levels of criminality, and violent clashes between the military/police and terrorist or rebel groups

Health Canada releases new packaging requirements for cigarettes

No more colourful, shiny cigarette packs

Canada’s vertical $10 bill voted best new banknote in the world

The next four new banknotes in Canada will also use this vertical format

Esquimalt-based naval ship seizes 2.5 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The HMCS Regina was deployed just two weeks ago.

Canada’s top surfers are coming to Tofino to compete for the Olympic team

Surfing makes its Olympic debut in the Japan 2020 games.

One-in-five Canadians believe gender pay gaps exist in their workplace (REPORT)

Four-in-five working women say the gender pay gap is a “serious issue” in Canada.

Canada Revenue Agency site goes down amidst tax season

As if filing taxes wasn’t fun enough already 🙄

Facebook launches measures to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation

The platform will no longer cater to anti-vaxxers

Payless Shoes to host the largest liquidation sale in retail history after announcing closure

They need to get rid of $1 billion worth of merchandise

BC is in 3rd place after first half of the 2019 Canada Games

Can you guess which province is currently #1? 🥇

The oldest man in Canada just passed away at age 110

He lived through 2 world wars and countless recessions

Federal Auditor General Mike Ferguson dies of cancer at age 60

He had been undergoing treatment since last November

Nanaimo RCMP Bear completes his cross-country journey to Newfoundland

He’s now Newfoundland RCMP’s newest mascot!

54 Canadians contract salmonella poisoning from recalled breaded chicken

People in 10 different provinces have become sick
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It’s official: BC is the loneliest province in Canada

At least people like us more than Quebec!

Over half of all food in Canada is lost or wasted each year (REPORT)

Almost a third could be redistributed to people in need.
CANADIAN MONEY

Almost half of all Canadians are just $200 away from not being able to...

1 in 3 said they did not make enough to cover their bills.

Canada plans to accept over 1 million new immigrants in the next three years

Immigration accounted for 80% of the country's population growth in 2017

VicPD K-9 helps nab wanted man with Canada-wide warrants related to homicide

He was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his 10-week-old son.

Shoppers Drug Mart is officially Canada’s newest licensed cannabis retailer

But you won't find an eighth of weed on the shelves anytime soon

Durex issues Canada-wide recall on one of their lines of condoms

Apparently they don’t pass the company's “burst pressure specification.”

Canadians’ donations to charity down 32% since 2006 (STUDY)

Americans are donating almost 3x as much as Canadians per average income

Police can now demand mandatory breathalyzer tests for drivers across Canada

People who refuse the test can face a minimum fine of $2000

These are Canadians’ top Google searches in 2018

We had some very interesting things to ask the search engine this year

Canada’s second emergency alert test is happening TODAY

Keep an eye on your phones, Victoria!

Senate ends Canada Post strike with back-to-work legislation

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has been on strike for the past 37 days

Nationwide emergency alert test scheduled for November

Don't worry, it's just a drill.

Canadian postal workers’ rotating strike returns to Victoria after third failed negotiation

The first 24-hour postal strike in Victoria occurred on October 22nd

Canada’s new vertical $10 banknote will go into circulation next week (PHOTOS)

With a portrait of the first Canadian woman to ever be featured on a regular banknote

Victoria shipyard among 3 to receive $7-billion federal government contract

5 of the ships are already docked in Esquimalt

Vancouver Island man sets new marathon record for Canada

The last record was unbeaten for 43 years, and was set in 1975.

Canada Post’s country-wide rotating strike begins in Victoria today

The strike will last for 24 hours before rotating to different cities.

Canadian government will pardon people with prior cannabis possession convictions

People who served time for possessing under 30 grams of cannabis will be eligible for pardons

Canada’s Women’s Soccer team qualifies for FIFA 2019

The score was 7 - 0 for Canada!

MacLean’s ranks UVic 2nd best Comprehensive school in Canada

Students also ranked UVic 4th in Canada for Student Satisfaction

Here’s what you need to know about flying with cannabis in Canada

Cannabis will be legalized in Canada on Wednesday

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