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107 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada
Ottawa, Dec 25 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it has resettled 107 refugees from Libya to Canada, the last resettlement departure of refugees from the African nation this year.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Canada,Politics
One dose of Ad5-nCoV Covid vax is safe, effective: The Lancet
Toronto, Dec 25 (IANS) One dose of Ad5-nCoV (Convidecia), a Covid-19 vaccine developed in China, is 57.5 per cent effective against symptomatic Covid-19 and 91.7 per cent effective against severe Covid-19 disease beginning 28 days post-vaccination, finds a new study.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Canada,National
Ontario records highest single-day Covid cases
Ottawa, Dec 24 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has reported 5,790 new Covid-19 cases, breaking a record for the highest number of single-day infections registered in a day.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.9 mn
Ottawa, Dec 22 (IANS) Canada reported 9,597 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 1,907,180 cases with 30,082 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Omicron has a greater capacity to bind with human cells: Study
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Even as the newly reported Omicron variant is poised to replace Delta as the dominant variant across the world, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher shows that many mutations in the variant allow it to bond with human cells far more efficiently than previous strains.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases continue to rocket
Ottawa, Dec 21 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases continued to surge as the Omicron variant rapidly took hold in the country.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canada's job vacancies hit record high
Ottawa, Dec 21 (IANS) The number of job vacancies in Canada reached has hit a record of 912,600 in the third quarter of 2021, according to official data.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Ontario needs "immediate circuit breaker" measure against Omicron variant
Ottawa, Dec 17 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is expected to see intensive care capacity reach unsustainable levels in January 2022 without an "immediate circuit breaker" to stem the spread of Omicron variant, according to Ontario's Science Advisory Table.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canadian govt apologizes to victims of military sexual misconduct
Ottawa, Dec 14 (IANS) The Canadian government made a long-awaited official apology to victims of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada sees sharp increase in Covid-19 cases
Ottawa, Dec 12 (IANS) Canada has reported 3,589 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,831,344 cases, including 29,909 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Omicron could drive daily Covid cases to record high in Canada'
Ottawa, Dec 11 (IANS) Canada could see daily Covid-19 cases soar to record levels above 10,000 before January if Omicron cases sharply increase, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
2021-12-11
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadians to pay much more for food in 2022: Report
Ottawa, Dec 10 (IANS) Canadians are expected to see the biggest annual increase in food bills on record as supply chain issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on the prices and availability of items, according to the country's Food Price Report.
2021-12-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.8 mn
Ottawa, Dec 4 (IANS) Canada reported 2,538 new Covid cases on Friday afternoon, raising the cumulative total to 1,801,405 cases with 29,747 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada finds first cases of Covid-19 in wildlife
Ottawa, Dec 2 (IANS) Canada has found the first cases of Covid-19 in three white-tailed deer, according to the Environment and Climate Change Canada.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Measuring viral RNA may help predict which Covid patients will die
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) The amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material -- viral RNA -- in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the infectious disease, researchers have found.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
This gene is key to how antibodies develop
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Canadian researchers have discovered an overlooked gene that plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help the immune system recognize and fight viruses including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria and other causes of infectious disease.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
Homicide rate for Canadian Indigenous victims 7 times higher
Ottawa, Nov 26 (IANS) The homicide rate for Indigenous victims was seven times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous people in Canada in 2020, according to Statistics Canada.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mental health of older adults significantly impacted by pandemic: Study
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) A new study has found that the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
1.3 mn Canadian children live in poverty
Ottawa, Nov 25 (IANS) More than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7 per cent, live in poverty, according to an annual report issued by Campaign 2000.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Politics
More rainstorms to hit flooded Canadian province in coming days
Vancouver, Nov 25 (IANS) Canada's still-flooded British Columbia province has warned that flooding could worsen in the province as river levels are expected to rise with heavy rainfall in the coming days.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Canada to allow entry of travellers fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin
Ottawa, Nov 20 (IANS) Travellers who are fully vaccinated with the shots from Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin will be allowed to enter Canada starting November 30, the Canadian government said.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Air pollution didn't drop during Covid lockdown in India as thought: Study
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Although clear blue skies and an absence of visible smog seen during the first Covid-19 lockdown in India gave people much relief, a new study claims that air pollutants did not decrease as thought, rather ozone levels increased, which could lead to potential health issues.
2021-11-17
Category: International, Canada,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Canada sees increased int'l arrivals in Oct
Ottawa, Nov 13 (IANS) Canada saw the number of international arrivals to the country increase in October from the same month last year, but remained well below the pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of October 2019, according to authorities.
2021-11-13
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada-US border town mayors urge for ending Covid test requirement for travellers
Ottawa, Nov 9 (IANS) Some border town Mayors on both sides of the Canada-US border held a virtual news conference to urge Ottawa to cancel the Covid-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Kids under 12 account for over 20% of new daily Covid cases in Canada
Ottawa, Nov 6 (IANS) Children under the age of 12 now account for over 20 per cent of Canada's daily new cases coronavirus cases, health authorities have confirmed.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian newspapers' revenue sharply down in 2020
Ottawa, Nov 4 (IANS) The operating revenue of Canadian newspapers fell to C$2.1 billion in 2020, down 21.9 per cent from 2018, according to official figures.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada to allow 8 more airports to accept int'l passenger flights
Ottawa, Nov 3 (IANS) Canada will allow more airports to accept international passenger flights at the end of November, Canada's Transport Ministry has said
2021-11-03
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Common antidepressant may cut Covid hospitalisation risk by 30%
Toronto, Oct 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified a low cost antidepressant drug called fluvoxamine that can help save the lives of Covid-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's first Hindu minister Anita Anand gets defence portfolio
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Canada's first Hindu Cabinet minister Anita Anand made history on Tuesday by becoming the country's second-ever woman defence minister by replacing fellow Indo-Canadian Harjit Sajjan as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new Cabinet.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada lifts advisory against non-essential int'l travel
Ottawa, Oct 23 (IANS) The Canadian government has lifted its advisory against all non-essential international travel by Canadians outside the country which were in place since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada announces new support measures for economic recovery
Ottawa, Oct 22 (IANS) The Canadian government has announced new measures to restore the economy while its income and business support programs against the Covid-19 pandemic are to expire on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Vax mandate to be imposed in Canadian Parliament precinct
Ottawa, Oct 21 (IANS) Staring from November 22, people aged 12 and above entering Canada's House of Commons precinct will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to authorities.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Creating history, Canada's Calgary and Edmonton have elected Sikhs as mayors
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) While former Federal Minister Amarjeet Sohi, 57, has been elected as the mayor of Edmonton, Jyoti Gondek will become Calgary's first female mayor.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Canada,National,Politics
SonyLIV launches in Canada with Indian family saga 'Tabbar'
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian streaming service SonyLIV will be launched in Canada on October 15 with the web show 'Tabbar'.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Air Canada launches Delhi-Montreal non-stop flights
Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) Air Canada is launching a new thrice weekly, non-stop flight between Delhi and Montreal from October 31.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy
Air Canada launches Delhi-Montreal non-stop flights (Lead, correcting time in para four)
Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) Air Canada is launching a new thrice weekly, non-stop flight between Delhi and Montreal from October 31.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.65 mn
Ottawa, Oct 8 (IANS) Canada reported 3,783 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday afternoon, bringing the cumulative total to 1,651,233 cases with 28,141 deaths.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada announces Covid vaccination mandate for federal employees, most travellers
Ottawa, Oct 7 (IANS) The Canadian government announced on Wednesday a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal employees and travellers aged 12 and older.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Ottawa, Oct 1 (IANS) Canada marked its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honoUr lost children and survivors of the notorious indigenous residential school system in the country.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Court dismisses Trudeau government's indigenous child-welfare appeals
Ottawa, Sep 30 (IANS) Canada's Federal Court has dismissed the Justin Trudeau government's attempts to appeal a pair of rulings about providing services and compensation to indigenous First Nations children.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Leader of Canada's Green Party resigns
Ottawa, Sep 28 (IANS) Annamie Paul, leader of Canada's Green Party, has announced her resignation after she failed to win a seat and to increase her party's seat number in the country's House of Commons in the 44th parliamentary election on September 20.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Air Canada resumes direct India flights
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Air Canada, which operates daily flights between Delhi and Toronto, announced on Monday it is resuming non-stop flights to and from Delhi.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Canadians vote to elect new PM
Ottawa, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadians headed to the polls across the country to choose a new Prime Minister who will form the next federal government after a 36-day election campaign amid the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
17 Indo-Canadians elected MPs as Trudeau fails to win majority
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to seek a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even as 17 Indo-Canadians were elected as MPs.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Malayalam film 'Paka' premieres at Toronto festival
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Director Nithin Lukoses debut Malayalam film 'Paka', tag-lined in English as 'River of Blood', drew praise for its genre-defying tale at its premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
2021-09-20
Category: International, Canada,National
Monday's election to decide whether Trudeau's Liberal Party will have 3rd mandate
Ottawa, Sep 20 (IANS) Canada's 44th national election on Monday will not only decide whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party receives a third mandate, but could determine whether fissures that emerged during the 36-day campaign become a social reality across the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins People's Choice Award at Toronto festival
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which sets the tone for the Oscar season, picked British actor-director Kenneth Branagh's family drama 'Belfast' for the People's Choice Award on Saturday.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
How schools can boost better sleep patterns in teens amid pandemic
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Students returning to their morning school schedule might have an unintended positive lifestyle impact as a new study has found that more teenagers will obtain the recommended amount of sleep as compared to pre-pandemic sleep patterns.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Canadian Covid-19 cases surpass 1.55 mn
Ottawa, Sep 15 (IANS) Canada has reported 3,955 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,555,121 with 27,262 deaths, according to local media.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Afghan director Sahraa Karimi: Don't let Afghan cinema die
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi during a a virtual conversation out of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) said that she is trying to start a new life, a new journey but is very sad, of course. The director added that anytime she is alone, she thinks immediately to go to Kabul.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan