Federal government updates advice on booster shots, confirms purchase of antiviral COVID pills
In a week that saw several provinces expand eligibility for booster shots to combat COVID-19, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization on Friday recommended the use of booster shots for people over the age of 18, but emphasized that adults over 50 should be prioritized.
Beijing Olympics raise questions
Earlier this week, the Bloc Quebecois MP introduced a motion calling for the Beijing Olympics to be postponed or relocated. As the federal government still debating the potential diplomatic boycott, Canada’s decision will have to balance the interests of athletes and human rights.
Transit, affordable housing among concerns for students heading into election year
Young Ottawans say their priorities for local politicians heading into an election year include addressing ballooning housing costs, LRT service disruptions, climate change and rising police budgets.
Christmas Cheer spreading joy to those who need it most
Hundreds of young Ottawa residents are in need of help due to their financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of The Christmas Cheer Foundation, local charities are empowering youth one breakfast at a time.
32 years after Montreal Massacre, activists wonder what’s changed?
32 years later, the Montreal Massacre is “tattooed” on the lives of those nearby yet still impacts young people today.
Students call on Carleton U to divest from fossil fuels
Students, faculty and community members converged on the Carleton University campus Friday to urge the school’s administration to divest from fossil fuels.
New COVID-19 variant prompts Canada to announce new travel restrictions
Canada will implement travel restrictions to mitigate the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant recently detected in South Africa, federal officials announced Friday.
Ukrainian-Canadian youth use social media to promote the memory of Holodomor as Russian aggression continues
Canadian-Ukrainian youth are taking to social media to reclaim the legacy of Holodomor as the 88th anniversary of the man-made famine approaches on Saturday.
Lack of skilled workers in Ontario causing construction labour shortage.
Staffing within the construction industry has become increasingly difficult due to labour shortages. To address these challenges, the Ontario government has introduced a Skilled Trades Strategy to fund apprenticeships for young people.
‘Nothing about us without us’: Scholars weigh in on key legal issues facing trans people in Canada
Trans-rights scholars and advocates stepped up their criticism of Canada’s legal landscape on Friday, acknowledging the fight for basic human rights has created “huge fatigue.”