By Laura Osman
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The massive convoy of demonstrators that rolled into Ottawa this past winter loudly heralded a new era in Canadian politics, with blaring horns and the rumble of hundreds of idling engines. The weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa and the kindred demonstrations that appeared at provincial legislatures and international border […]

By Mia Jensen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Sudbury Star

As the federal government prioritizes critical mineral extraction, local officials are emphasizing the need to take advantage of the opportunities available in Sudbury. “Mining has always been one of Canada’s economic cornerstones,” said Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe. “Today, this sector matters more than ever. There is a growing global appreciation […]

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MONTREAL – A new global agreement to save nature from human destruction was passed overnight Monday at the COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, despite objections from a number of African countries that accused the Chinese presidency of forcing a deal through against their objections. The final deal calls for all […]

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A retired priest has been charged in an alleged historical sexual assault that investigators say occurred in the Toronto area four decades ago. Peel police say in a news release they received information in October that a Catholic priest who practised in the Peel region between 1980 and 1983 allegedly […]

By Kelly Geraldine Malone
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A study from the C.D. Howe Institute estimates Canada would have lost $156 billion in economic activity in 2021 had COVID-19 vaccines been rolled out six months later than they were. That would have been equivalent to about 12.5 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. “The results show that […]

By Tara Deschamps
THE CANADIAN PRESS

When Canadians soon gather with loved ones for holiday meals, there will be an unwelcome guest at the dinner table: decades-high inflation. The measure of how much prices have increased shows grocery bills rose by 11 per cent over the last year alone. “It’s crazy, like you need a mortgage […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is updating its curriculum in both computer science and technological education to include more hands-on learning. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the changes will give students experience with new technology, expose them to real-life problem solving and prepare them for the job market. “Today in this province and country […]

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Advocates say better support is needed in major Canadian cities as more Indigenous people move to larger centres.  In Ottawa, where the Inuit population has grown by more than 35 per cent in the last six years, women are especially vulnerable to violence, homelessness and other issues. This September, 22-year-old […]

By Dylan Robertson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants European nations to join Canada in sanctioning Haiti’s elites over alleged ties to the violent gangs paralyzing that country. He also says Canada must avoid some of its past mistakes as it responds to a request from Haiti’s unpopular government for a foreign […]

By Brenna Owen
THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The effects of climate change are taking a toll on Christmas tree farms across Canada, with one forestry expert and the head of the Canadian Christmas Tree Association saying the sector that’s already undergoing shifts will need to adapt. The festive trees take eight to 12 years to […]

By Laura Osman
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Health Canada approved a COVID-19 vaccine booster for children on Friday that targets more recent variants of the coronavirus, along with the original strain. The Pfizer-BioNTech “bivalent” shot protects against the most prevalent subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, and is the first approved for use in children […]