National News

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  1. On September 15, 2021, Loren Rudd, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  2. On September 17, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  3. Media are invited to view, with the option for pooled media coverage to attend, the ceremony marking the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario on September 19, 2021.
  4. On September 15, 2021, Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) pleaded guilty in Prince Rupert Provincial Court to a charge of violating subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act in relation to the deposit of pesticides in or around waters frequented by fish. The company was fined $2.5 million, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  5. The Canadian Coast Guard is past the mid-way point of its 2021 Arctic operational season, which runs annually from June to November and ensures safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canada's northern waters.
  6. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for tests and inspections.
  7. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, September 16, 2021
  8. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Public Health Agency of Canada officials at September 16, 2021 news conference
  9. On September 7, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  10. To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a temporary import licence condition for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley in California for the 2021 growing season.
  11. The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today made available the Actuarial Report and its summary for the 2022 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate. The rate is set at $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings for employees and $2.21 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate, which is unchanged from the 2020 and 2021 premium rate.
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 13th to September 19th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  13. Three National Film Board of Canada produced and co-produced short films are being featured at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), with in-person screenings October 1 through 10, and virtual screenings available across Alberta from October 4 at 9 a.m. to October 31 at 9 p.m.
  14. The 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1–11) will feature six B.C. premieres of National Film Board of Canada documentary and animated works.
  15. The 2021 Calgary International Film Festival (September 23–October 3) will present a powerful story of hope and change from the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta, as Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ award-winning feature documentary Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (Seen Through Woman Productions/National Film Board of Canada) has its Alberta premiere as part of the DGC Canadian Doc Competition.
  16. On September 8, 2021, Jacques Bolduc, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  17. North America’s largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) will feature five National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated shorts—including the world premiere of a Poland/Canada co-production from an acclaimed animation trilogy.
  18. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced that Annette Clarke is stepping down as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studiov.
  19. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Rezolution Pictures International have announced that the NFB has acquired international distribution rights for their acclaimed 2009 co-produced feature documentary, the Gemini and Peabody Award-winning Reel Injun, directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond and Catherine Bainbridge.
  20. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, September 10, 2021
  21. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of lane reductions on the Des Joachims Bridge for maintenance work
  22. On September 10, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  23. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Public Health Agency of Canada officials at September 10, 2021 news conference.
  24. We can confirm that today 43 Canadian citizens were on board a special flight organized by the Government of Qatar, which departed from Kabul, Afghanistan, for Doha. They will be repatriated to Canada in the coming days.
  25. Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Larry on Friday, September 10, 2021. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Bob Robichaud, will discuss the latest information about the storm.
  26. Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Larry on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Bob Robichaud, will discuss the latest information about the storm.
  27. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on the Des Allumettes Bridge for maintenance work.
  28. The safety of Canada’s Arctic waters and those who use them is a top priority for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). As traffic increases in this vast region, so does the demand for essential coast guard services, including search and rescue.
  29. On September 3, 2021 at approximately 9:25 pm, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Bath Institution, a medium-security facility.
  30. On September 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  31. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 8th to September 12th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  32. On September 5, 2021, Jean-François Roy, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody.
  33. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of oil country tubular goods, originating in or exported from the Republic of Austria, has caused injury to the domestic industry.
  34. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service.
  35. On September 5, 2021, Raymond Crookedneck, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died while in our custody.
  36. Today marks 1,000 days since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily detained in China. Both men are being arbitrarily detained. We strongly condemn the lack of a transparent legal process.
  37. On September 3, 2021, Pascal Therrien, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  38. During the 10:30 p.m. count on September 2, 2021, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution, discovered that Lucas Paintednose was not accounted for.
  39. As was announced on July 19, the Government of Canada will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes starting on September 7, 2021
  40. On September 2, 2021, Wilson Arthur Brown, Wilson Pleman Frank Brown, and Carl Arthur Brown, of Summerford, Newfoundland and Labrador, were sentenced to pay a total of $32,000 in penalties for having each committed two offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
  41. On September 3, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  42. The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement
  43. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Public Health Agency of Canada officials at September 3, 2021 news conference.
  44. As a result of the vigilance of staff members, two separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  45. From September 13 to 15, 2021, Canada and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will virtually co-host the landmark circular economy event of the year, the World Circular Economy Forum 2021 (WCEF2021). Media representatives are invited to register to learn more about the economic, social, and environmental benefits of the circular economy and to have access to world leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs as they share insights on the circular economy, success stories, challenges, and a proposed path forward.
  46. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, have caused injury to the domestic industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. The complainant in this case was Palliser Furniture Ltd., of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  47. On August 31, 2021, S L Dried Seafood Co. Ltd. and Wang Cheung, store manager, were sentenced to pay fines of $60,000 and $5,000 respectively after pleading guilty in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice to unlawfully importing protected shark species without a permit from the country of export.
  48. The National Film Board of Canada is grieved to learn of the death of filmmaker Jacques Drouin, an outstanding animator and skilled picture editor. Over the course of his 30-plus years with the NFB, he created six unique and poetic films, including the now classic Mindscape (1976). Drouin’s work is inextricably linked to the Alexeieff–Parker pinscreen, a legendary tool in the history of animated film.
  49. On August 17, 2021, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the Palo Verde Women in Nuclear Leadership Symposium. In her remarks, she discussed the essential role that leaders play in the success of diversity and inclusion efforts. The fundamentals of nuclear safety – including safety culture and emergency preparedness – are better achieved by diverse teams who bring forward a variety of perspectives.
  50. The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives in this country.