Easing Bill 101’s requirements for public education not an option: Quebec education minister

Speaking Tuesday, Education Minister Jean-François Roberge said he has no plans to soften language requirements for public education in Bill 101, Quebec’s Charter of the French language. The comment comes after Marlene Jennings, a former Liberal MP who was appointed…

Moncton artist to leave behind a legacy of life journal sketchbooks for her family

On any given day, you can find 86-year-old Moncton artist Dorice Richard sitting at her kitchen table, paintbrush in hand, to caress out pieces of her life story. “If I live long enough, I am going to leave each of…

2020 Corus Radiothon aiming to raise $1.5M for Stollery Children’s Hospital

After raising over $24 million in 20 years, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is setting a goal of $1.5 million for this year’s Corus Radiothon. “There are countless families that come and they are so grateful to the support that…

Ontario teachers’ strikes: A timeline of key events and actions taken so far

All four Ontario teachers’ unions are currently engaging in some form of job action in protest of government changes to education funding in the province. Work-to-rule, rotating strikes, and province-wide walkouts have been courses of action taken by the unions…

Nova Scotia police watchdog to investigate Halifax police involvement in Santina Rao assault

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog has announced they will investigate an incident that Santina Rao says left her with a broken wrist, a concussion and injuries to her neck and arms. Rao, 23, alleges she was physically abused by Halifax Regional Police (HRP)…

Young Stars Classic, featuring NHL rookies and hopefuls, returning to South Okanagan

After a one-year hiatus, the Young Stars Classic is returning to the Okanagan. On Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks announced it will again be hosting the tournament in Penticton. The four-team event will run Sept. 11-15, and will also feature prospects…

City of London, Ont., on sewage in Thames River: ‘We are working very hard at this’

An environmental services engineer with the City of London says he understands concerns about raw sewage ending up in the Thames River and work is underway to address the issue. Kirby Oudekerk spoke on The Craig Needles Show on Global…

New Brunswick education minister receiving death threats amid mandatory vaccine legislation

New Brunswick’s education minister says he has received death threats in response to the province’s plan to make vaccinations mandatory for children in school and daycare. Dominic Cardy told Global News on Tuesday that the anonymous messages have come on multiple…

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest will not seek Conservative leadership

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 21, 2020 3:27 pm Updated January 21, 2020 4:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Former Quebec premier Jean Charest has announced that he…

‘Welcome to Canada’: Donations pour in for Syrian boy to play hockey in St. John’s, N.L.

A 10-year-old Syrian boy is getting a true taste of what it means to be Canadian, after many generous donors responded to a viral tweet by sending him hockey equipment so he can play Canada’s national sport. Yaman Bai, 10,…