CBC News shows that the Canadian government has extended its ban on incoming flights from India and Pakistan to June 21, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra confirmed Friday. The ban is meant to help control the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.
Manitoba Premier urges USA President to send unused vaccines to Canada
CBC News shows that Premier Brian Pallister is calling on USA President Joe Biden to send unused vaccine doses north of the border.
Canadians crossing border for vaccine not exempt from quarantine, says Ottawa
CBC News shows that the Public Health Agency of Canada says that crossing the USA border for a vaccine doesn’t exempt people from completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine when they return to Canada.
Many Canadians stuck in limbo over 2nd vaccine dose
CBC News: The National in Canada shows that as Canada delivers more first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, many Canadians are frustrated over the lack of information about when they’ll get a second dose – leaving them in a state of limbo.
Bank of Canada: Rapid increase in home prices not normal
CBC News shows that the Bank of Canada warns Canadians the recent spike in home prices are ‘not normal’ and imbalances in the market could leave the economy more vulnerable to shocks. CBC senior business correspondent Peter Armstrong and president of Realosophy Realty John Pasalis discuss what can be done to cool the hot housing market.
Greyhound shuts down in Canada for good
CBC News: The National in Canada has the story. After a century of bus service across the country, Greyhound will no longer be operating in Canada, leaving few transportation options for some communities.
Canada’s vaccination campaign ramps up
CBC News: The National in Canada has the story. Canada’s vaccination drive is kicking into high gear as millions more doses are set to flood into the country. This week, Canada expects another 5 million doses – its biggest single shipment yet. Over 18 million doses have already been administered.
The Big Shift: Is Canada ready for the EV revolution?
Global News shows that the electric vehicle revolution is in full swing, but is Canada ready to become a major player? For The New Reality, Mike Drolet goes inside a Quebec plant that’s leading the way in electric vehicle production and finds out whether our power grids are ready for the big shift.
COVID-19: How much protection is in the 1st dose of vaccine?
CBC News: The National in Canada has the story. 2 infectious diseases doctors answer viewer questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including how much protection people get from the first dose and how variants may change that.
What will Canada do with 655,000 doses of AstraZeneca?
Global News has the story about Canada and vaccinations. This week on The West Block: guest host Mike Le Couteur speaks with Canada’s Procurement Minister Anita Anand about what the government plans to do with the 655,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that were delivered last week. This comes after many provinces put a pause on administering first doses of this particular vaccine following concerns of blood clots.
Jessica Mudry, associate chair of the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University, and Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist with the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, joined Le Couteur for a discussion around how the government is communicating the science of COVID-19 – and what can be done better.
Canada to stay the course on mask guidance
Discussions of mask wearing are here. A relief to millions of USA Americans, the Center for Disease Control is telling its fully vaccinated citizens they can shed the mask. But when will Canadian officials follow suit? Nigel Newlove reports.
Canada to receive 4.5 million Pfizer, Moderna doses this week
CBC News takes a look at when will there be enough vaccine supply for Canadians to get their second dose? Procurement Minister Anita Anand says ‘once we get to a situation where we can move up the timing of the second doses, we will do so.’
Pandemic threatens to delay Canadian citizenship for hundreds of thousands
CBC News: The National in Canada has the story. CBC News has learned that more than 100,000 immigrants to Canada are part of a backlog caused by the pandemic. They’re waiting to take their citizenship test, and the delay is causing them problems.
AztraZeneca-Oxford developer: ‘Canada is acting on hearsay, not facts’
CTV News shows how Sir John Bell from Oxford University gives his insight on whether Canada is making a mistake by avoiding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Filming a Raging Forest Fire – North America
Discovery on Youtube shows that a camera crew takes to the air to capture the true power of the forest fires that struck Ontario, Canada in 2011, destroying 1.5 million acres of pine forest. See the North America sights.
Canadian government announces $740 million in spending to support nation’s airports
Global News shows that Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra laid out Tuesday how approximately $740 million in funding to help Canada’s airports amid the COVID-19 pandemic would be distributed. He was joined by National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier and Gudie Hutchings, parliamentary secretary to the minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development.
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India’s oxygen crisis during COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns for developing nations
Global News shows that there’s growing concern that the shortage of oxygen devastating COVID-19-ravaged India could happen in other developing nations.
International aid is now arriving in the country, with a Canadian plane having landed carrying vials of the antiretroviral drug remdesivir and ventilators. And there is now an effort being made by countries like Canada that aims to provide poorer countries with medical supplies.
Redmond Shannon explains how The Every Breath Counts Coalition is working to keep the crisis seen in India from reaching those countries.
Should Canada speed up 2nd vaccine doses as supply increases?
CBC News: The National in Canada shows that with a steady supply of COVID-19 vaccines and nearly 40 per cent of Canadians having received at least one shot, there are more questions about when second doses will roll out and whether Canada’s strategy is supported by science.
Should Canada do more to help South Asia during the pandemic?
CBC News shows that India is reporting a record-high 4,187 deaths in the past 24 hours and more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19. A shipment of medical supplies from Canada arrived in New Delhi on Saturday carrying ventilators and 25,000 vials of remdesivir, a drug used to treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Canadian aid touches down in India
A Canadian plane filled with medical supplies has landed in India. But Caryn Ceolin with why Canada is not actively supporting a proposal that could help Indian factories make desperately needed important COVID-19 vaccines.
Canada sends meds and ventilators to India as pandemic surges
CBC News shows how International Development Minister Karina Gould joined Power & Politics to discuss the new aid Canada is sending to India as it grapples with a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases.
India’s COVID-19 crisis: Distributing aid another hurdle
CBC News shows that Canada is among the countries sending medical supplies to India as it grapples with a devastating second wave of COVID-19, but getting enough supplies and distributing them are big hurdles.
Canada’s economy lost 270,000 jobs last month
CBC News shows that Canada lost 270,000 jobs in April as new lockdowns hit a lot of young people and service workers, just a month after the country had gained 300,000 jobs. A look at the people caught on the so-called “see-saw” driven by lockdowns.
Canada: Federal Transport Minister explains Canadian travel restrictions
See news about Canada travel restrictions. Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra clears up the confusion surrounding travel restrictions. Sid shares his thoughts on the matter and he’s not happy.
Canada not yet waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents
CBC News shows the vaccine patents situations in Canada. Vaccine patents are a hot topic at the World Trade Organization. Some countries, including the USA, argue patents should be waived in the pandemic to increase vaccine supply for the world at a faster pace. Canada is not actively supporting that idea.
The USA has reversed its stance on vaccine patents. President Joe Biden on Wednesday supported waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. More than 100 other countries also support this decision. It seems this move is angering pharmaceutical companies.
Biden voiced his support for a waiver (a sharp reversal of the previous USA position).
Canada urged to return vaccine shipments as India’s COVID-19 crisis deepens
Global News shows that India has recorded its deadliest day in the pandemic on Sunday, with over 3,600 COVID-related fatalities – the 4th straight day deaths in that country were over 3,000.
The devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has overwhelmed the country’s hospitals, morgues and crematoriums.
The country added 392,488 new infections on Sunday alone, pushing its total case load to 19.56 million.
As the country continues to reach grim milestones while medical supplies dwindle, more countries are stepping up to help. Canada itself has already committed $10 million in aid through the Indian Red Cross.
Fauci says Canada isn’t mishandling the pandemic’s 3rd wave
CBC News shows that U.S. President Joe Biden achieved 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. His chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 has been difficult globally, and Canada is not ‘making any big mistakes’ as it battles the third wave of the pandemic.
Canada: Ontario ICU admissions climb to 900
CBC News in Canada shows that Ontario intensive care unit admissions have hit a record high. Overall admissions to ICUs rose to 900 for the first time. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, says hospitals across the province are ‘working as hard as humanly possible’ to make sure an ICU triage protocol ‘never comes into effect.’
Canada: No masks, social distancing in Montreal protest
WION shows that provinces across Canada report single day records of new COVID 19 cases. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Montreal against restrictions imposed by the government to stem a third wave of the virus in Canada.
Spice New Collab With Shaggy & Sean Paul Tops US iTunes Charts
Spice new collaboration “Go Down Deh” debuts at the top of the US iTunes chart.
Spice, Shaggy, and Sean Paul, aka SSS, have been turning heads and waists with their new single “Go Down Deh,” and their US-based fans are making their love felt visa iTunes. Just two days after its release, the single already topped the USA Reggae iTunes chart and is currently at number 2 in Canada and the UK.
The track for “Go Down Deh” was released on Friday, and the video on The Queen of Dancehall’s YouTube page, BET Jams, and BET Soul a day later, this after days of promotion. Her recent success has not gone unnoticed by Spice, who thanked her fans in her own special way. The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star mounted herself atop the kitchen counter in her new home, where she performed a number of sultry maneuvers as she danced in celebration of her recent iTunes success.
“Go Down Deh is #1 on USA Reggae iTunes chart. Canada and UK get it to #1 if you want to see this full video, I seriously went on my head top for you,” she wrote in the caption.
Go down deh is #1 on USA ?? Reggae ITunes chart . Canada ?? and UK ?? get it to #1 if you want to see this full video, I seriously went on my head top for you ? Call your grandma and teach her to buy it on iTunes ??we currently #2 In Canada ?? and Uk ?? https://t.co/69i6RbjNK3 pic.twitter.com/nJQtryhEPz
— Spice (@spiceofficial) May 1, 2021
The song was produced by Grammy Award nominee Costi Ionita and Shaggy and released via VP records. The entire production, from sound to visuals, celebrates the raw exotic culture of dancehall. The video, which was directed by Jay Will, was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica, featuring cameo appearances by other Jamaican Dancehall representatives, including Kemar Highcon, Walshy Fire, and Naomi Cowan. Director credits are also given to Kanye West, Major Lazer, Lee Scratch Perry, Shaggy, and M.I.A.
The collaboration with Sean Paul and Shaggy is what Spice, who has been through her fair share of ups and downs in the Dancehall, describes as “the biggest milestone” of her career.
“They are both International giants in our genre. I’m honored to have created such a historic moment by being one of the first artists to have them collaborate on a track together,” she said.
Spice is set to release a highly anticipated debut album on July 30, titled “TEN.” The details surrounding this album have not yet been announced.