30
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta politics, Enbridge, Energy, Environment, Gretchen Whitmer, Line 5, Line 5 Michigan, Oil and Gas, Oil sector, Pipeline, Pipelines, Politics

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario urge Michigan governor to reconsider shutting down Line 5

Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline would create a “dangerous precedent” that would forever imperil future cross-border infrastructure projects between Canada and the United States, says Alberta’s energy minister. Sonya Savage joined counterparts from Saskatchewan and Ontario in warning a House of Commons committee Tuesday about the knock-on effects…
03
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Biden, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Health, Joe Biden, mask mandate, Mississippi, mississippi mask mandate, Politics, Texas, texas mask mandate, us coronavirus, us covid, World

Biden says lifting mask mandates a ‘big mistake’ as COVID-19 remains threat in U.S. – National

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks — such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi — amounted to “Neanderthal thinking” given the rising death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if he had a message to Texas and Mississippi,…
28
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Environment, Greenbelt, Greenbelt Ontario, Highway 413, Ontario development, Ontario environment, Ontario government, Ontario greenbelt, Ontario Greenbelt consultation, Ontario water, Paris Galt Moraine, Politics, Simcoe County, The Greenbelt

Ontario Greenbelt consultation now underway, but advocates say plans don’t go far enough

It’s been more than a week since the Ontario government launched a public consultation on expanding the multi-region Greenbelt, but advocates say the focus of the consultation is narrow and there are calls to enact critical environmental protections outside of the Greater Toronto Area. “It’s always going to be…
26
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: arizona o'neill, Canada, Heather O'Neill, mile end book stores, mile end montreal, Montreal, news, Politics, S.W. Welch Books, saint viateur street, Shiller Lavy, Stephen Welch

Long-running Mile End bookstore says it will be forced to close after landlord demands rent hike

A growing number of Montrealers are expressing outrage about the fate of a small independent book store in the Mile End. S.W. Welch Books has been operating for nearly 40 years. But because its landlord is imposing a huge rent increase, the owner says the store will likely be…
23
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Biden Trudeau meeting, bilateral meeting, Buy American, Canada, Canada-US Relations, Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, Keystone XL, Line 5, Meng Wanzhou, Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, Politics, Trudeau Biden meeting, Two Michaels, US Canada relations, World

‘Human beings are not bartering chips’: Biden calls for China to release 2 Michaels – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said Canada and America will work together to secure the safe release of two Canadians — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig — detained in China. Biden’s remarks came after a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday afternoon. 3:21 Trudeau and Biden hold first bilateral meeting virtually Trudeau and Biden hold…
14
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada cyber attack, CSE, cyber attack, FireEye hack, Politics, Russia hack, SolarWinds hack, SolarWinds security, US government hack

Canada assessing SolarWinds hack as U.S. agencies lock down – National

Canadian security officials are eyeing a significant hack south of the border that appears to have penetrated top U.S. government agencies and left officials there scrambling to limit the damage. Reuters reported on Monday that the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Commerce were…
09
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Lansdowne Park, Ottawa 2021 budget, Ottawa affordable housing, Ottawa budget debate, Ottawa city council, ottawa city hall, Ottawa pandemic budget, Ottawa police budget, Ottawa transit fares, Politics

Ottawa’s budget, transit fares, Lansdowne: Highlights from a packed council meeting – Ottawa

Ottawa city council went through a series of high-profile items during a long meeting on Wednesday, approving a $3.94-billion budget and changes to the city’s deal with the Lansdowne Park operators but finding little common ground amid battling councillors. Mayor Jim Watson started Wednesday’s meeting stating his belief that…
08
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: George Cornell, Lynn Dollin, Politics, Simcoe County, Simcoe County council, Simcoe County Deputy Warden, Simcoe County news, Simcoe County Warden

Simcoe County Warden George Cornell acclaimed for second term – Barrie

Tiny Township Mayor George Cornell was acclaimed to serve as Simcoe County warden for a second term on Tuesday afternoon. “It has been an honour and privilege to serve as County of Simcoe warden for the past two years and I look forward to continuing to serve and represent…
26
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Chrystia Freeland, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus lockdowns, coronavirus rent subsidy, COVID-19, covid-19 lockdowns, covid-19 rent subsidy, Economy, Health, Politics, rent subsidy

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair? – National

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent subsidy. But a business expert says a cap is important and that there are difficult conversations that need to…
04
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Brent Devolin, Broadband Internet, Cell Service, Cellular, cellular service, Doug Ford, Economy, Education, Ford in Minden, Internet, Laurie Scott, minden, Minden Hills, Ontario cell service, Ontario government, Ontario internet, Ontario politics, Politics, Rod Phillips, Tech

Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province. In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019…