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Canada Conservatives skeptical if Liberals meet target to end First Nations' boil water advisories

Ottawa/IBNS: COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized some of the Liberal government's key deadlines of its reconciliation agenda including a promise to end all long-term boil-water advisories on First Nations by March 2021, media reports said. 

Friends of Canada-India with other groups demonstrate outside Chinese Consulate in Vancouver

Vancouver/IBNS: Friends of Canada- India, along with seven other organizations, has organized a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate Office in Vancouver on Sunday.

Ontario's COVID-19 infections soar, Premier to impose severe fines to those ignoring health guidelines

Ottawa/IBNS: The failure of Ontario's Public health officials to trace roughly half of the city's latest rising COVID-19 infections has caused great concerns to the experts in hampering efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Canada, media reports said.

Canada: New Brunswick's PCs re-elected in Canada's first election during Covid-19

New Brunswick/IBNS: In Canada's first provincial vote held during the coronavirus pandemic, New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative Party was re-elected with a majority government for Premier Blaine Higgs, media reports said. 

Canada's ascending coronavirus cases a cause for concern, says Chief Public Health Officer

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada has reported an average of 545 new cases during the past week, up from 435 on Aug 31 and 390 on Aug 24, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Theresa Tam, said on Tuesday, which is an increase in the average daily case count by 40 per cent over the same period.

Canada's 2nd province, Newfoundland & Labrador launches COVID-19 Alert App

Newfoundland & Labrador/IBNS: The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), the second Canadian province, signed up for the COVID-19 Alert App, details of which were unveiled Sep 3 by the federal government's exposure notification system, media reports said. 

Canadian Health experts advise citizens to get flu shot to avoid toll on healthcare system

Ottawa/IBNS:  Canada's health experts are advising Canadians to get the flu shot to avoid an influx of people becoming ill as influenza and the novel coronavirus circulate at the same time, media reports said. 

Heath Canada willing to consider approval of home COVID-19 tests to screen for virus

Ottawa/IBNS: The news of the consideration of approval of home COVID-19 tests to screen for the virus by Health Canada was welcomed by public health experts and doctors who were in favour of frequent and inexpensive testing, media reports said. 

Enforced disappearance: Baloch, Sindhis, Pashtuns demonstrate against Pakistan in Toronto

Toronto: Observing the ''International Day of Victims of Forced Disappearances’, members of Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun organisations staged a protest against Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Canada's COVID-19 cases continue to surge before school reopening

Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 127,673 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,113 deaths, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.

Canada: Ontario witnesses no spike in COVID-19 cases in Stage 3 plan of reopening

Ottawa/IBNS: There has been no spike in COVID-19 cases so far even after four weeks when Toronto and Peel Region joined the rest of Ontario (with the exception of Windsor-Essex) in Stage 3 of the province's pandemic reopening plan, media reports said. 

Canada's COVID-19 clinical trials drop over China's refusal to ship potential vaccine

Ottawa/IBNS: The collaboration between a Chinese company CanSino Biologics and a Halifax research team aiming to carry out Canada's first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine was abandoned due to the escalation of tension between Canada and China, media reports said. 

Canada records 124,629 COVID-19 cases, 9,071 deaths

Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths, said the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.

Consulate would do everything to make 'Home away from Home' for all Indians: Apoorva on 74th India's Independence Day

Toronto/IBNS: This year's observance of India's Independence Day on Aug 15 in the office of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, was very different and unique due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Charity Scandal: Canadian finance minister Morneau resigns 

Toronto/UNI: Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau is stepping down from his cabinet role and as MP for Toronto Centre after weeks of scrutiny for his role in a charity scandal that has plagued the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.