Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The latest: Alberta’s mandatory mask requirement for children under 12 in all settings and for all students in schools ends Monday, while Saskatchewan’s use of a  vaccine passport program is also ending. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the decision about masks last week as part of a phased plan to eliminate all COVID-19 restrictions. The provincial government has told school […]

Olympic wake-up: Canada to play for women’s hockey gold, Gushue cruises again

Canada’s women’s hockey team will once again play for an Olympic gold medal. Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice and Sarah Nurse had a four-point game in Canada’s 10-3 rout of Switzerland in Monday’s Olympic women’s hockey semifinal in Beijing. “I know going into the championship, we will have to tighten some things up defensively,” said Nurse who […]

How Yukon’s booming economy and rapid population growth has led to a housing crisis

It’s a common saying among locals that Yukon is “Canada’s best-kept secret” — referring to the territory’s pristine wilderness and welcoming culture. But it seems the secret is out. According to Canada’s 2021 census numbers, Yukon led the country in terms of population growth since 2016, increasing by 12.1 per cent and bringing its population from […]

The pandemic exposed flaws in Quebec’s health system. Frontline workers say it’s time to fix them

Since the start of the pandemic two years ago, said Dr. Louis P. Perrault, a veteran Montreal cardiac surgeon, the province’s beleaguered health-care system has been held together mostly through the sheer will of staff.  “But there’s a limit to the triumph of the human spirit to save the system,” said Perrault, president of Quebec’s Association […]

Ivan Reitman, acclaimed Canadian producer and director of Ghostbusters, dead at 75

Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies from Animal House to Ghostbusters, has died. He was 75. Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us […]