Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

The next time you get a takeout order of spaghetti and meatballs, or a tasty bowl of pho, imagine carrying it home without plastic. Because in another 18 months or so, you might just have to. As the federal government announced long-awaited details of its ban on some single-use plastics Monday — including bags and … Read more

Ottawa urged to move ahead with food warning labels despite call to exempt ground meat

Ottawa urged to move ahead with food warning labels despite call to exempt ground meat

A worker re-stocks products in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax on Jan. 28.Kelly Clark/The Canadian Press Health organizations are calling on Ottawa to move forward with its proposed food warning labels, expressing concerns that further debate over ground meat could delay a critical program that’s already long overdue. Since 2016, … Read more

Poilievre charges an attempt to distract: Brown

Poilievre charges an attempt to distract: Brown

Conservative Party leadership contender Patrick Brown says accusations by Pierre Poilievre that his campaign funded membership fees are an attempt to distract from his rival’s economic policy pledges. Brown said Poilievre is hiding behind the attacks as the world’s cryptocurrency market tanks. “This is Pierre Poilievre trying to change the channel. This week, there was … Read more

First phase of Canada’s Greener Home Loan Program launched – National

First phase of Canada’s Greener Home Loan Program launched – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2022 7:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –HAS Larger font Increase article font size HAS+ Ottawa has launched the first phase of its plan to offer interest-free loans to Canadians planning upgrades that will have a significant impact in reducing their home’s environmental footprint. The … Read more

Tornado watch issued for Ottawa, parts of eastern Ontario

Tornado watch issued for Ottawa, parts of eastern Ontario

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of eastern Ontario with severe storms possible Thursday afternoon and early evening. Environment Canada issued the watch around 11:30 am Thursday. “Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes,” the weather agency said. “Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also … Read more

Parliament Hill explosives scare appears based on a bad tip: sources

Parliament Hill explosives scare appears based on a bad tip: sources

A bomb scare near Parliament Hill that drew investigative resources from major national security services appears to have been based on bad information, two senior Canadian intelligence sources told Global News. Police descended on the area surrounding the parliament buildings Saturday after receiving what sources called credible intelligence about potential explosives in the area. Read … Read more

Ottawa police evacuate Parliament Hill

Ottawa police evacuate Parliament Hill

Parliament has been evacuated and police have blocked access to Parliament Hill in Ottawa for what they’re calling an “ongoing police investigation.” Parliamentary Protective Services (PPS) said in an email to the Star that Parliament Hill has been evacuated and a police operation is underway “with a possible threat.” It said all parliamentary buildings have … Read more

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA – Ukraine’s agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market. Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen by the Russians. Speaking via videolink to MPs, he said Russia … Read more

Businesses urged to claim their share of multi-million class-action settlement with Visa, Mastercard

Businesses urged to claim their share of multi-million class-action settlement with Visa, Mastercard

Small merchants, defined as those with under $5-million in annual revenue, can receive $30 a year for each year they accepted credit-card payments, up to a maximum of $600. Small merchants do not need to provide proof of their claim. Larger merchants can claim more money from the $131-million settlement fund, but are required to … Read more

To F bomb or not to F bomb? Why that word Justin Trudeau did or didn’t say still matters

To F bomb or not to F bomb?  Why that word Justin Trudeau did or didn’t say still matters

We are two and a half years into a pandemic. There is a war raging in Ukraine. Prices of food and other everyday items are creeping up, straining the wallets of Canadians. Oh, and the prime minister may have said f—– (rhymes with trucker, clucker or even shucker) in the House of Commons. “May have” … Read more