Health Canada recorded its fourth Canada bound flight on Thursday where ‘all rows’ were impacted by positive COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, Air Canada Rouge flight 1803 between the Jamaican capital of Kingston and Toronto on Friday, Jan. 15 was posted to Health Canada’s online list of COVID-impacted flights as having ‘all rows affected’ by passengers who eventually tested positive for the respiratory virus.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the permit for Calgary-based TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline was a “gut punch,” characterizing it as a direct attack on the trade relationship between the two countries.
Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are resigning after an outside workplace review of Rideau Hall found that the pair presided over a toxic work environment.
A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional Service of Canada has started vaccinations for federal prisoners who are older or considered “medically vulnerable.” But, as of last week, provinces had yet to start giving shots to inmates awaiting trial or serving shorter sentences in provincial jails.
There are dire job predictions being made during these difficult times by a business organization. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said Thursday that one in six — or 181,000 small businesses — are considering permanently closing shop, putting more than 2.4 million jobs on the block.
Farmers who employ migrant workers are urging the federal government to waive the negative COVID-19 test result required before the employees can fly to Canada, saying the cost of the tests in certain countries are proving to be a barrier for some. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture, which represents thousands of farmers across the province, said it has been working with Ottawa to find ways to accommodate migrant workers travelling to Canada for jobs in the agriculture sector.
Police are investigating what appears to be the latest escalation in the GTA’s ongoing towing turf wars. Around midnight Thursday, a gunman in a dark blue Mercedes opened fire on a tow truck parked along the highway ramp at Avenue Rd. before speeding away west on the 401.
For the third time in 10 days, so many passengers on an Air Transat flight from Port-au-Prince to Montreal tested positive for COVID-19 that Health Canada deemed the entire plane impacted by the virus. On Wednesday, Health Canada added TS663 — which landed in Montreal on Jan. 17 — to its online list of COVID-impacted flights. Two other flights from Haiti earlier this month —TS663 and TS665 — were deemed to have all rows affected by passengers who subsequently tested positive for the virus.
Toronto Police are warning the public as they investigate a report of a man trying to enter a woman’s apartment while threatening her. Cops say the man had been “loitering” outside an apartment building in the Jameson Ave. and Leopold St. area on Wednesday when he entered the building.and went to an apartment door.
The governor general is heading for the exit rather than be turfed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Toronto Sun has learned. Julie Payette is set to submit her resignation as governor general ahead of the release of a report that will claim she was responsible for a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall. Had Payette not decided to resign, the Trudeau government would have sought to have her removed.