National Newswatch

Snowbirds file challenge against cuts to Ontario government travel insurance

Jan 2 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A group representing Canadians who spend part of the year in sunnier climes has filed a legal challenge against Ontario's decision to scrap out-of-country health insurance, saying the government's move violates the Canada Health Act. The Canadian Snowbird Association announced Thursday that it was seeking a judicial review of the changes, which came into effect on […]

Snowbirds file challenge against cuts to Ontario government travel insurance

Jan 2 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A group representing Canadians who spend part of the year in sunnier climes has filed a legal challenge against Ontario's decision to scrap out-of-country health insurance, saying the government's move violates the Canada Health Act. The Canadian Snowbird Association announced Thursday that it was seeking a judicial review of the changes, which came into effect on […]

Old infrastructure, wet weather can give dogs a shock, utility warns

Dec 18 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Nanami Ushiroji was walking her dog one chilly day in North Vancouver when she experienced a nightmare she couldn't have imagined. Coby, her seven-year-old Doberman mix, stepped on a grate, jumped up and yelped. A few moments later, he was dead — electrocuted by the ground beneath his feet, according to court documents filed earlier this year. The phenomenon, known […]