Canadian environmental groups, unions, churches ask that potential oil bailout be for families, not companies

Some Canadian organizations are asking the federal government to focus any bailout of the oil industry on workers and families, not corporations. The request comes in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released Tuesday morning and signed by environmental organizations, faith and labour groups that the signatories say represent about 1.3 million people. “Giving billions of dollars to […]

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Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Albertans who feel they need a little extra mental health support as they face the COVID-19 pandemic have a new outlet to seek out advice. Alberta Health Services, in partnership with hospitals and other health organizations, launched the Text4Hope program on Monday, a service where residents can text COVID19HOPE to the number 393939 and receive daily messages focused on healthy […]

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P.E.I. health officials to provide COVID-19 update

Prince Edward Island’s chief medical officer of health will be providing an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday afternoon. The province did not report any new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. There are still three cases on Prince Edward Island. On Monday, chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said stiff fines will be imposed on those who do […]

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Government says you can’t see your partner during Covid-19 lockdown

The Government has ordered Brits to not visit their boyfriend or girlfriend if they do not live together during the coronavirus lockdown. In an astonishing move, a No10 spokesman said people must follow four “clear” rules if they are to leave their homes. Those are the following rules : Caring for a vulnerable person, or attending a medical appointment Travelling […]

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Army spotted delivering coronavirus supplies to hospitals during UK lockdown

The army has delivered supplies to a hospital as staff and patients battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the 101 Logistic Brigade delivered a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas' Hospital, London, on Tuesday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict lockdown measures on Monday urging people to stay at home and only leave the house for basic […]

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Coronavirus: Stocks surge on hopes for a $2-tn U.S. stimulus deal

North American stocks jumped at the open on Tuesday as signs that Washington was nearing a deal on a $2-trillion rescue package for the coronavirus emergency gave a shot of optimism to markets reeling under the biggest selloff since the global financial crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,130.26 points, or 6.08 per cent, at the open to 19,722.19. The S&P 500 […]

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