Canada News and Updates for Students

April 9, 2021

Calls to prioritize vaccines for essential workers in Manitoba amid rising COVID-19 variant cases

As COVID-19 variants rise across the country, some are saying Manitoba needs to move essential and critical service workers higher in the vaccine priority list. Larger […]
March 27, 2021

2 officers injured, 1 seriously, after bank robbery in Toronto’s west end: police

Two officers have been injured after Toronto police were called to a west-end bank Friday evening with reports of a robbery. Emergency crews were called to […]
March 26, 2021

Hong Kong residents transfer billions to Canada as China clamps down

Hong Kong residents transfer billions to Canada as China imposed a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong last year after massive protests.
March 26, 2021

York Region looking to give COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 45 to 60 in hotspot neighbourhoods

York Region’s medical officer of health says he and his staff are looking to vaccinate younger adults in hotspot neighbourhoods.
March 26, 2021

Ontario long-term care workers’ unions say they were forgotten in province’s 2021-2022 budget

Ontario long-term care workers protesting what they say is a lack of funding for health-care workers - particularly in the long-term care sector.
March 26, 2021

More COVID-19 infection, hospitalization in young people: Saskatchewan officials

Younger people are more affected by COVID-19 and variants of concern, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer said on Thursday.
March 25, 2021

First COVID-19 variants identified in Yukon

The first cases of COVID-19 variants of concern have been identified in Yukon, officials said Thursday.
March 25, 2021

$1.8 million in drugs seized in London related to Southern Ontario OPP investigation

$1.8-million in illegal cannabis and related products seized in London related to Southern Ontario OPP investigation.
March 25, 2021

Quebec pours money into health care, delays balancing budget

Quebec announced Thursday it is pushing back its timeline for balancing the budget and focusing short-term spending on supporting the health-care system and the economy.
March 25, 2021

Canadian government expected to shorten quarantine for NHL players ahead of trade deadline

The Canadian government is poised to approve a shortened seven-day quarantine with extra testing for NHL players traded from American teams to Canadian teams.
March 25, 2021

Asian residents in Markham spat on and hit, charges laid against neighbour

A 33-year-old man faces a number of charges – including assault and criminal harassment, after police allege he spat on and hit Asian residents. Miranda Anthistle.
March 25, 2021

Campaign to end sexual harassment in Canadian Armed Forces shut down

The country's acting top military commander has formally ended Operation Honour, the high-profile campaign to stamp out sexual misconduct in the ranks.
March 25, 2021

Canada adds more than 4K new COVID-19 cases as Tam warns of rising infections

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Canada hit 946,375 on Wednesday, as health officials across the country reported 4,050 new cases.
March 24, 2021

COVID-19: Toronto opens new mass vaccination site in Thorncliffe Park

Toronto has opened another mass vaccination clinic, this time in Thorncliffe Park. Unlike the previous locations, this location isn’t City-run and changes up how the patient moves through it. As Matthew Bingley reports, it’s not the only change the city is making to help get shots in arms.
March 24, 2021

Trudeau says he does not need mandate for pandemic budget because he already has one

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he does not need to call an election to get a mandate from Canadians to implement the coming federal budget because he already has one.
March 24, 2021

‘It’s a major concern,’ experts warn airline industry may not be ready for rush of travelers

Canada’s major airlines suspended some service to sun destinations in January as a way to secure the border from variants of concern. That measure is set […]
March 24, 2021

Anti-Asian racism in Canada more ‘frequent’ as report tallies hundreds of attacks during pandemic

A report by the Chinese Canadian National Council’s Toronto chapter has found 1,150 incidents of anti-Asian racism were tallied during the COVID-19 pandemic — with many of the incidents involving people physically attacking, spitting or coughing on Asian Canadians.
March 24, 2021

Canada sees 3,601 new COVID-19 cases as global infections top 124 million

Canada saw 3.601 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the country’s total caseload to 942,325. Health officials in the province also confirmed another 19 people […]