January 24th, 2021

National News

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. There are 737,407 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 737,407 confirmed cases (65,750 active, 652,829 resolved, 18,828 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 5,957 new cases Friday from 101,130 ... Read More »

1 response

Couple charged after travelling to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

WHITEHORSE – A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Community Services Minister John Streiker says he’s outraged the man and woman allegedly chartered a flight to Beaver Creek, the most westerly community in Canada near the border ... Read More »

1 response

Ontario recovers $11M allegedly taken by senior civil servant accused of fraud

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

TORONTO – A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said on Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for applying and approving the benefit ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Trudeau says GG vetting process needs improvement after Payette resigns

By Mike Blanchfield and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s admission Friday that he might have to improve the vetting for high-level appointments sparked criticism over why he didn’t figure that out before he chose Julie Payette as governor general. Trudeau named the former astronaut as Canada’s 29th governor general in 2017 after disbanding a non-partisan, arm’s-length committee created ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Ontario recovers $11M taken by senior civil servant in alleged COVID fraud

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

TORONTO – A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said on Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for applying and approving the benefit ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Federal public safety minister suspends sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has suspended the sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles, two days after a man in Nova Scotia was arrested for allegedly impersonating an officer while driving a fake police car. The suspect’s 2013 Ford Taurus was a decommissioned police car and was allegedly altered to look like an unmarked ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

The federal government is mulling a mandatory quarantine in hotels for returning travellers as the country’s top doctor warns that easing COVID-19 restrictions too quickly could cause case numbers to shoot up again. The federal government is also looking at other options that would make it harder for people to return from foreign trips, Prime ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Provinces doing ‘extraordinary’ job to avoid wasting doses of COVID-19 vaccine

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

OTTAWA – Health Canada says vaccine clinics are doing an “extraordinary” job preventing many doses of precious COVID-19 vaccine from going to waste. Canada has received more than 1.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna since mid-December, and has now given at least one dose to more than 767,000 people. A spokeswoman ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Rapid COVID-19 tests important to reopening safely: business group

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

OTTAWA – A group of large businesses in Banff National Park is proposing a rapid COVID-19 testing project meant to help reopen the economy safely. Yannis Karlos, the head of the group, said rapid testing can guarantee the safety of the community while allowing the return to a semblance of normality in a place heavily ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

B.C. announces plan for mass vaccination campaign starting in April

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s oldest residents will be able to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations starting in March after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized under a provincial plan announced today. People who register for the age-based plan will get a reminder to book appointments when eligible, but provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!