Categories
Canada COVID-19 News World

New UK COVID-19 variant reaches Canada

The couple in Durham who tested positive had no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts, top medical official Dr. Barbara Yaffe said in a release.

Categories
Canada News

Canada pays out $10 million to Khadr

According to a Canadian government official, former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, has received a compensation sum of $10.5 million CAD. Two sources within the Canadian government, who wished to speak anonymously, have confirmed that the Canadian born Khadr, who plead guilty to killing a U.S. army soldier in Afghanistan, has received a massive payment […]

Categories
Canada News

Canadian government to pay former Guantanamo prisoner

The government of Canada is set to formally apologize and pay former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr millions after losing a civil suit filed against Ottawa. Khadr pleaded guilty to killing a United States army medic while under interrogation that was concluded to be “oppressive.” The settlement will be just over $10 million CAD, according […]

Categories
Canada Life News

Fireworks rock Guelph’s Riverside in Canada 150 festivities 

Guelph celebrated Canada Day at Riverside Park, with a special array of fireworks rocking the grounds for Canada 150.  People from across the city, Ontario, and even beyond gathered at Riverside Park during the day for face painting, food vendors and more for the Guelph Rotary’s annual “Day in the Park” event. Happy Canada Day #Guelph! […]

Categories
Canada News World

Canada extends Iraq mission by 2 years

The Liberal government in Ottawa announced on Thursday that the Canadian anti-Daesh (IS) mission to Iraq will be extended for two years to Mar. 31, 2019.  Around 200 special forces are currently part of the “advise and assist” mission in Iraq, advancing the Kurdish Peshmerga training and ability to fight. A C-130J Hercules transport plane […]

Categories
Canada News

Guelph Farmers’ Market on Canada Day

The downtown-based Guelph Farmers’ Market is marking Canada’s 150th anniversary with festivities.  The family-friendly farmers’ market is holding a morning of free “fun and civic celebration”, according to their Facebook page. The farmers’ market was the only building designated on the city plan when land was first cleared for Guelph in 1827. Guelph’s founder, John Galt, […]

Categories
Canada News

Mayor challenges Guelph

Mayor Cam Guthrie has challenged Guelph to do three acts of service for the local, national and global communities.  Guelph signed on to the “3 Things for Canada” challenge, Mr Guthrie said in a blog post on Sunday. “Your 3 things can be big or small, and they can make a difference for someone up […]

Categories
Canada News

Trudeau pledges to rename​ Aboriginal Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked Canada’s National Aboriginal Day with a pledge to rename it and to build a stronger “government-to-government” relationship with Indigenous people in a statement released Wednesday morning. Read the full statement here. Guelph celebrates Aboriginal Day Mr Trudeau said that “no relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous […]