TORONTO – Searches for unmarked graves resume, Canada quietly updates travel advisories, and new pandemic benefits are on the way. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. Resume Search: A search prompted by ground-penetrating radar is resuming land in Edmonton that houses a former so-called ‘Indian hospital’, where indigenous patients suffered abuse and sometimes never came home.
2. Travel Consultation: The Canadian government has quietly removed its advisory against non-essential international travel, the first time the notice has been removed since March 2020.
3. Epidemic Benefits: The federal government has announced changes to popular income and business assistance programs during the pandemic and are set to expire on Saturday.
4. Vaccine Passport: Instead of issuing a singular federal national COVID-19 vaccine passport, the federal government says each province and territory will be responsible for issuing a “standardized pan-Canadian” vaccine passport that Canadians can use when traveling.
5. Death on Set: Officials are investigating after confirming that a prop firearm left by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in the western film, killed the cinematographer and injured the director.
One more thing…
travel insurance: As tourism around the world resumes, experts say buying travel insurance is essential if Canadians want to stay safe and enjoy traveling abroad.