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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

As of April 1st 2022, the Canadian border will no longer require a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travellers entering or returning to the country. Previously, a rapid antigen test or a PCR test indicating a person does not have COVID was required by border authorities. This rule change should encourage Canadians to […]

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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

After being closed for nearly 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on November 8th 2021 the United States land border officially opened to all fully vaccinated Canadians. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be staffing their border at pre-pandemic levels, but warns that wait times may be longer than in […]

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When Will USA Border Open to Canadians?

On August 9th 2021, Canada opened its border to all fully vaccinated Americans allowing tourists from the United States to visit the country once again. The US border remains closed to Canadians, however, and American authorities recently extended the border closure until September 21st citing COVID-19 transmission rates south of the border as well as […]

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

Most Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consequently, Canadians are starting to think about international travel again, and are beginning to research possible vacation destinations. This leads to the question, which countries can a fully vaccinated Canadian visit? As of July 2021, Canadian citizens who have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or […]


 
 

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Today’s News: Just a few odds and ends

Posted  June 6, 2022  by  Anonymous

Just a random collection of news tonight. First, from Uvalde: The more the media tries to dig into what happened in Uvalde, the less it makes sense. It is beginning to remind me of the confusion around the Portapique massacre, where 22 p…

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Today’s News: Why does Europe care about Putin’s delicate fee-fees?

Posted  June 5, 2022  by  Anonymous

So this is discouraging news: There’s a growing divide in Europe over what would constitute an acceptable conclusion to the Russia/Ukraine war. Macron is saying publicly what a lot of senior people say in private. https://t.co/5XIqEPEclI— Gerald Butts…

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Today’s News: 100 days

Posted  June 4, 2022  by  Anonymous

It has now been 100 days since Russia invaded Ukraine. The yellow markings on this map from Australian Strategic Policy Institute researcher Nathan Ruser show how successful Ukraine has been in retaking its territory from the Russian invaders…

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Animal crackers

Posted  June 9, 2022  by  Anonymous

Busy day today so just some funny animal tweets to enjoy: pic.twitter.com/kxBADuoqhj— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️‍🌈 (@CathieCanada) June 7, 2022 Bear sits next to guy 🐭💞 pic.twitter.com/0mkauOqsaL— 𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐝 (@farhad55526050) November 8, 2020…

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Today’s News: Pride parade again

Posted  June 19, 2022  by  Anonymous

Today was Saskatoon Pride parade day – thousands lined our streets, in spite of the heat, for our first parade since 2019: In photos: Sun shines on Saskatoon’s 2022 Pride Parade https://t.co/WZWBfSdfEi— TheStarPhoenix.com (@TheStarPhoenix) June 18, 202…

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Today’s News: Carnage. Chaos. Criminal.

Posted  June 10, 2022  by  Anonymous

Wow, did you see this tonight? Carnage. Chaos. Criminal.#January6th wasn’t a random event. It was a coordinated, deliberate conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/mrzoJG6W4M— American Progress (@amprog) June 10, 2022 Here is the comp…

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Today’s News: A tangled ball of string

Posted  June 18, 2022  by  Anonymous

The LA Times has a major article describing the gang of third-raters, rubes, grifters and gullibles who were trying to overturn Biden’s election. First, it’s all just one big tangled ball of string — the same bunch of fellow travellers keep turni…

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Today’s News: Pushing back

Posted  June 24, 2022  by  Anonymous

FreeDumb Convoy:First, here’s some actual news from the real world – Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives: 20,000,000 https://t.co/NT4RfBMWuo— James Moore (@JamesMoore_org) June 24, 2022 Next, we are finally seeing some push-back to that awful meetin…

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Today’s News: About authoritarianism

Posted  June 20, 2022  by  Anonymous

Over the last several days, I have seen a number of tweets and comments about authoritarianism as people try to understand what happened with everything from Jan 6 Insurrection to the FluTruxKlan, and what’s coming up. Here’s a roundup – Firs…

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When Will USA Border Open to Canadians?

Posted  August 25, 2021  by  Ben

On August 9th 2021, Canada opened its border to all fully vaccinated Americans allowing tourists from the United States to visit the country once again. The US border remains closed to Canadians, however, and American authorities recently extended the border closure until September 21st citing COVID-19 transmission rates south of the border as well as […]

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Today’s News: “You can’t handle the truth!”

Posted  June 15, 2022  by  Anonymous

Whoever this “someone” was… https://t.co/DD07Eluflj pic.twitter.com/JADr2lqewN— Mark Gerretsen 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@MarkGerretsen) June 14, 2022 Here’s one thing I noticed today — because Trudeau has Covid and has to appear on video in the Commons, he does…

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

Posted  July 1, 2021  by  Ben

Most Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consequently, Canadians are starting to think about international travel again, and are beginning to research possible vacation destinations. This leads to the question, which countries can a fully vaccinated Canadian visit? As of July 2021, Canadian citizens who have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or […]

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Two solitudes

Posted  June 11, 2022  by  Anonymous

Justin Ling’s column today made this observation about the Jan 6 hearings “We’re trapped in a hall of mirrors”What’s novel and disconcerting is the degree to which an emerging far-right ecosystem tooled itself into a totally insulated rapid r…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted  June 22, 2022  by  Anonymous

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day – here are some tweets that I liked about this important day.Here is Trudeau;s speech: “such strength, such resilience” Miigwich PM @JustinTrudeau for this. It brought tears to my First Nations eyes. A’ho!🪶…

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Today’s News: Birds!

Posted  June 2, 2022  by  Anonymous

Another miscellaneous collection of news items tonight from hither and yon. First up, birds! One of the people I now follow on twitter is Saskatoon’s Tim Brown, who is doing a series of “Birds of Saskatchetoon” which is a portmanteau of “Sask…

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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

Posted  November 8, 2021  by  Ben

After being closed for nearly 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on November 8th 2021 the United States land border officially opened to all fully vaccinated Canadians. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be staffing their border at pre-pandemic levels, but warns that wait times may be longer than in […]

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Today’s News: Some comments on the passing scene

Posted  June 16, 2022  by  Anonymous

Just a bunch of observations today on the passing scene.First up, interest rates. And I do mean up.Now, perhaps there is a problem with the conventional wisdom that raising interest rates will stop “inflation”. The problem is – maybe it won’t.As Atrios…

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Today’s News: Remember remember….

Posted  June 17, 2022  by  Anonymous

It doesn’t quite scan like “Remember remember the 5th of November”, but remembering Jan 6 2021 is now a cottage industry in the United States and the Jan 6 Committee hearings are getting more fascinating with every passing day. Today we found out …

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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

Posted  April 2, 2022  by  Ben

As of April 1st 2022, the Canadian border will no longer require a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travellers entering or returning to the country. Previously, a rapid antigen test or a PCR test indicating a person does not have COVID was required by border authorities. This rule change should encourage Canadians to […]

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Today’s News: Ford takes it

Posted  June 3, 2022  by  Anonymous

Ontario voters sent a message tonight, and the message was: Meh! We’re good. On a side note.. once I saw at 5 pm that voter turnout was only 35%.. i knew the opposition parties were in trouble. Low turnout rates always favour incumbents. #onpoli— Scot…

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Today’s News: News from all over

Posted  June 8, 2022  by  Anonymous

First, in Canada, the Mass Casualty Commission into the 2020 Portapique massacre is continuing with RCMP testifying today. Here’s the worst of it: as shown in Tim Bousquet’s hearing coverage this morning, RCMP seemed overly focused on crafting Per…

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Funny stuff

Posted  June 14, 2022  by  Anonymous

Just a random collection of funny stuff tonight So who knew there could be TWO ranked bulldogs in North American Diving Dogs? But here is one of them, Chewy! This is Chewy. He competed in his first dock diving event last month. Proud to be one of …

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Today’s News: Remembering what happened

Posted  June 12, 2022  by  Anonymous

Revisionism about the convoy insurrection:Remember Canada 5 months ago? The Convoy Insurrection destroying Ottawa’s downtown, border blockades messing up trade, protestors fanning out across the country to block nurses and doctors from going into hospi…

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Today’s News: Updates

Posted  June 21, 2022  by  Anonymous

A batch of updates tonight – here we goJuneteenth:Drew Litton, The Colorado Sun #juneteenth2022 pic.twitter.com/EHo0SjG7v7— Editorial & Political Cartoons (@EandPCartoons) June 19, 2022 Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune @ThatSteveSack #june…

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Today’s News: Update on the Russia Ukraine War

Posted  June 13, 2022  by  Anonymous

I haven’t seen as much about the Russia Ukraine War lately. So tonight I wanted to highlight some recent tweets and articles to summarize the situation:Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 13 June 2022 Find out more abo…

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Today’s News: Investigations all over

Posted  June 22, 2022  by  Anonymous

There are three important investigations going on right now — the Mass Casualty Commission (AKA the Portapique massacre) in Nova Scotia, the Jan 6 Committee hearings in Washington, and the Uvalde massacre investigations in Texas. They all had sig…

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Today’s News: The War on Women

Posted  June 25, 2022  by  Anonymous

The loss of abortion rights in the United States is the news of the day — the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe V Wade, redefining women’s rights and allowing states to stop women from getting abortions.  After deciding 40 years ago to mak…

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Today’s News: Lest We Forget

Posted  June 7, 2022  by  Anonymous

Follow this tweet thread for some sad photos of the brave Canadian boys who lost their lives fighting in D-Day 78 years ago. They were all so young: @CAFinUS has a remarkable, heartbreaking series today in recognition of the D-Day anniversary and the s…

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Today’s News: FreeDumb all the way!

Posted  June 23, 2022  by  Anonymous

Its hard to even think about how crazy the FreeDumb Convoy is getting, much less write about it.Justin Ling has a major article today in Vice that describes a leaked intelligence report about the anti-vax nutjobs who intend to try to overthrow the Cana…

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