Sarah Leamon: Why two complainants failed to convince the court that vaccine passports violate the human rights code

Sarah Leamon: Why two complainants failed to convince the court that vaccine passports violate the human rights code

The European Court of Human Rights has issued two rulings related to BC’s so-called vaccine passport system. These decisions, released last week, are likely to be the first of many more to come and provide insight into what future decision-makers can resolve in similar cases. In the first decision Complaints against Dr. Bonnie Henry, the … Read more

The history of North Vancouver gets its own spotlight with a new museum

The history of North Vancouver gets its own spotlight with a new museum

After 20 years of planning, there is a new cultural center on the north coast of Vancouver. MONOVA: The Museum of North Vancouver, dedicated to the city’s past, present and future, will welcome its first visitors on December 4 for a preview period throughout the winter. The 16,000-square-foot center is the latest addition to the … Read more

First charter flight with privately sponsored Afghan refugees lands in Toronto

First charter flight with privately sponsored Afghan refugees lands in Toronto

Afghan refugees go down the stairs in a charter plane and load on a bus at a private terminal at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday.JP MOCZULSKI / The Globe and Mail The first charter flight with privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Toronto on Thursday. The group of about 250 people will start their … Read more

City of Toronto staff recommend that CafeTO become permanent – Toronto

City of Toronto staff have recommended that the CafeTO program, which enables restaurants and bars to expand their outdoor dining area, become permanent. The program was first introduced last year to help restaurants and bars serve customers outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release issued Wednesday, city officials said Toronto Mayor John Tory … Read more

Montreal police say two teenagers were shot in Anjou Thursday night

MONTREAL – Two teenage boys were shot dead in Montreal’s Anjou district on Thursday night in what police call a double homicide attempt. Police said they received 911 calls around 7:15 p.m. for reports of gunfire near the intersection of Roseraies Boulevard and de la Nantaise Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a teenage boy sitting … Read more

Day care strike is ‘hopeless for parents’, says Quebec’s Finance Council

MONTREAL – The indefinite strike mandate of Quebec’s public day care workers (CPE) is ‘hopeless for parents’, according to Finance Council President Sonia LeBel. “The parents can not stand it for very long. The unlimited general strike is hopeless for the parents,” the minister said in an interview on the 98.5 FM radio station. In … Read more

The truck drivers’ strike in the port of Vancouver was averted by agreement

VANCOUVER – A container truck driver strike against two companies serving Vancouver’s port, which was due to begin on Friday, will be avoided. The union Unifor says it has reached an agreement with Prudential Transportation at the time of the deadline, to avoid a strike in Canada’s busiest port. It reached an agreement with Aheer … Read more

CHEO suspends virtual ER service to meet the demand for personal care

OTTAWA – Children’s Hospital in Eastern Ontario says it is suspending its virtual emergency room service to meet increased demand for personal care. The hospital says the virtual emergency room will be on hold for at least 90 days. CHEO says the move will allow the hospital to relocate staff from virtual care to personal … Read more

A wave of snowmelt from record high heat temperatures contributes to BC. floods

A person walks a dog in a residential neighborhood on a mountain overlooking flooded farmland in Abbotsford, BC, Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl DyckDARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press British Columbia on Wednesday broke several heat records, with the warm temperatures contributing to local flooding in the province’s central and southern … Read more

Driver in triple fatal accident in southern Edmonton Starbucks addresses court – Edmonton

Oscar Benjumea used his opportunity to speak to the court on the last day of his sentencing: to apologize. “There is nothing I can ever do or say that would change the tragic outcome of July 3, 2020,” the now 27-year-old said. “It’s terribly painful to know I can ‘t go back and change what … Read more