The U.S. is vaccinating nearly 1M people per day. How does Canada compare? – National

As the United States moves to vaccinate around one million people per day against the novel coronavirus, Canada appears to be falling short. As of Sunday, Canada had administered 816,557 vaccine doses. In comparison, the U.S. had administered 20,537,990, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On […]

Coronavirus: Canada marks over 19,000 COVID-19 deaths – National

Novel coronavirus-related deaths in Canada have now surpassed 19,000. The grim milestone was reached after provincial health authorities reported an increase of 120 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday. Another 4,852 cases of COVID-19 were reported as well, bringing Canada’s total caseload to 747,383. Over 663,700 patients have since recovered from the disease, however, while at least […]

Canada didn’t start Keystone XL dispute — the president did, Kenney says in rebuke of Biden

Alberta’s premier has offered another sharp rebuke of the U.S. president’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, going so far as to accuse him of showing “disrespect for America’s closest friend and ally.” In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney criticized newly inaugurated president Joe Biden’s decision […]

‘Realistic possibility’ COVID-19 variant from U.K. could be deadlier, researchers say – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the COVID-19 variant first discovered in the U.K. may be associated with a higher level of mortality. However, he said evidence showed that both vaccines being used in the country are effective against it. “We’ve been informed today that in addition to spreading more quickly, it […]

Alberta premier calls for compensation amid cancellation of Keystone XL

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is asking the prime minister to press the United States Administration for compensation amid the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project. Within hours of being sworn in on Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the Keystone XL permit. The move drew quick criticism from the […]

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam A highly contagious strain first detected in the U.K., South Africa or Brazil is suspected in a recent outbreak at a Barrie, Ont. […]

Changes in Indian farm laws will ‘be good for Canada’ as well: experts – National

Changes to India’s farm laws could open up the second-most populous country to Canadian farmers, although a lot remains unknown about how a liberalized market might affect nations looking to export their produce, experts say. A freer market in India would help corporations and countries that see it as a destination to sell produce, […]

Trudeau, Biden to speak Friday in 1st foreign call of new presidency – National

The White House says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak with newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday. Press secretary Jen Psaki says Trudeau will be the first foreign leader to speak with Biden since his inauguration. Read more: Biden revokes presidential permit for Keystone XL pipeline expansion on 1st day White House […]

Biden revokes presidential permit for Keystone XL pipeline expansion on 1st day

Hours after he was sworn into office, U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to revoke the permit that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project to continue. The project which was previously approved by TC Energy would see the 1,930-kilometre pipeline transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil a day […]

Canadians to watch Joe Biden’s inauguration, hopeful for smooth transition of power – National

Canadians will be watching with bated breath as a new U.S. president takes office Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris are to be sworn in at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. READ MORE: India celebrates Kamala Harris’ inauguration as U.S. vice president The pandemic has placed limits on the size of the […]