January 23, 2022 23:51 (IST)
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PM Modi to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees tomorrow | India's 'tallest man' Dharmendra Pratap Singh joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP polls | At 3.33 lakh new Covid-19 infections, India witnesses marginal drop in cases from yesterday | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off her wedding after new Covid rules amid Omicron rise | PM Modi pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

Justin Trudeau terms deaths of 4 Indians in blizzard as 'tragic'

Ottawa/UNI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has termed the deaths of four Indians, including an infant and a teen, in a blizzard on the Canada-US border as “tragic” and said they were victims of human trafficking.

About 60 pct of Canadians struggling to provide enough food for their families, a new poll says

Toronto/IBNS: A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute, released on Friday, shows that 57 percent of Canadians are struggling to feed their family recently, an increase from 36 percent in 2019.

Ontario's plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions not being followed by Quebec, Alberta

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario's plan to ease restrictions starting from Jan 31 will not be followed by Quebec and Alberta.

Canada: Quebec’s anti-corruption squad probes large number of fake vaccine passports

Quebec/IBNS: Various fraudulent schemes to make and distribute fake vaccine passports in the province of Quebec are being investigated by the province's anti-corruption squad with a warning that people involved could face serious criminal charges.

Canada welcomes over 200 Afghan refugees to Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver/IBNS: Sean Fraser, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Wednesday announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, marking the largest flight to date of Afghan nationals arriving in BC.

Canada's annual inflation rate rises to 4.8 pct in Dec, highest since 1991: says Statistics Canada

Ottawa/IBNS: The annual pace of inflation in Canada climbed to 4.8 per cent in December, the highest since 1991, says Statistics Canada.

Beijing Olympic Committee's higher COVID-19 testing threshold can negatively impact Canadian athletes

Toronto/IBNS: The Beijing Olympic Committee's use of reportedly stricter than usual testing for COVID-19 has made it harder for Canadian athletes to pass tests upon arriving in China, especially those who have recently recovered from the virus.

Truckers coming into Canada from US must be fully vaccinated: Canadian govt

Ottawa/IBNS: The Canadian government has mandated truckers to be fully vaccinated when crossing into Canada from the United States effective Jan 14.

Canada: Most schools in Ontario and Quebec to be closed today due to severe snowstorm

Ottawa/IBNS: Most of the schools in the provinces of Canada's Ontario and Quebec have either been closed or been moved to online learning Monday due to a severe snowstorm.

Texas hostage crisis: Pakistani accused shot dead

Texas/UNI: US Security Forces have shot dead a suspect assumed to be a Pakistani man who took four hostages in a Texas synagogue.

Texas hostage-taker dead, say police

Texas/UNI/Sputnik: Colleyville Police Chief Michael Miller has confirmed to reporters that the suspect in the hostage-taking at the synagogue is dead.

US: Thieves loot trains carrying e-commerce packages in Los Angeles

Los Angeles/IBNS: Multiple freight cars are being looted in Los Angeles's railways by thieves, who leave thousands of empty boxes after taking away products packed in them, taking advantage of trains' stoppages, AFP reported.

Ontario launches virtual 2022 budget consultations

Toronto/IBNS: Ahead of the delivery of the budget in March 2022, an online budget consultation launch was announced by Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy enabling Ontarians to share their ideas for making Ontario the best place to build a career, a family, and a future.

'Unclear if businesses ordered to close last week will reopen on Jan 26': Ontario chief medical officer

Ontario/IBNS: Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, has said during a news conference that it is unclear if businesses ordered to close by the government last week will reopen on Jan 26.

Canada: Ontario Provincial Police investigates use of fake toonies in Hawkesbury

Toronto/IBNS: An investigation has been launched by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on counterfeit two-dollar coins after OPP discovered them being used to purchase items at a store in Hawkesbury, Eastern Ontario.