Video plans & items as of 5:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 14
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WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability. (expected next)
Big city mayors ask Liberals for transit help
The mayors of Canada’s largest cities say they need federal aid to cover tens of millions in ridership revenue shortfalls to stave off a stalling of the country’s economic recovery. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, who chairs the big city mayor's caucus at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, says the alternatives are service cuts or scaling back on federally funded capital upgrades.
Time Published: 4:02 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
'Looking forward to getting back together,' Windsor mayor says of border opening
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens says people in his border city are looking forward to reuniting with family and friends in the United States. Speaking in Ottawa, Dilkens adds that he is still looking for details, including what happens to Canadians who have mixed vaccinations.
Time Published: 3:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
Iqaluit residents collect river water after tap water undrinkable
Residents of Iqaluit are filling up jugs and bottles with water at the city's Sylvia Grinnell river and at a water fill station in town. The city confirmed yesterday that Iqaluit's tap water potentially contains petroleum and is undrinkable.
Time Published: 3:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
Quebec pushes back mandatory vaccination for health-care workers
Quebec has pushed back the deadline for health-care workers in the province to get vaccinated against COVID-19 two days before it was set to go into effect. Workers now have until Nov. 15 to get two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or risk being suspended without pay.
Time Published: 3:12 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
Freeland urges caution on Canada-U.S. travel
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging Canadians not to let their COVID-19 guards down just because the U.S. is getting ready to let fully vaccinated non-essential travellers back into the country.
Time Published: 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
Canada's antisemitism envoy to be permanent: PM
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada plans to make its special envoy for preserving Holocaust remembrance and fighting antisemitism a permanent position. Former justice minister Irwin Cotler was appointed envoy in November 2020 to advance Holocaust education and fight domestic and global antisemitism.
Time Published: 12:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 13
Mandatory mask order coming for B.C. kids
B.C.'s provincial health officer says children aged five and older will be required to wear masks in public spaces. The health order comes as health officials urged residents in northern B.C. to get vaccinated, where COVID-19 cases are pushing hospitals to their limits.
Time Published: 5:55 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 12
World’s first lung transplant transported by drone
The world’s first lung transplant was delivered by an unmanned drone in Toronto on Sept. 25. The flight from Toronto Western Hospital to Toronto General Hospital was a collaboration between Unither Bioélectronique, a Quebec-based biotechnology aviation company and University Health Network.
Time Published: 10:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 12
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield says William Shatner is ready for real-life space voyage
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield is excited to see the actor who played Captain Kirk join the ranks of Canadian spacemen. Hadfield says "Star Trek" star William Shatner's acting experience should serve him well his flight on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket ship Wednesday.
Time Published: 12:14 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 11
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