Police are finally making some progress at the Ambassador Bridge blockade in Windsor, Ont., but the effort to restore the flow of goods to Canada’s busiest border crossing has fallen short so far. Global’s Sean O’Shea was there when police moved in and made some arrests.
The mayor of Ottawa says he’s reached a back channel deal with protest organizers to limit their demonstration to the area immediately surrounding Parliament Hill. The agreement calls for vehicles to roll out of residential neighbourhoods over the next 24 hours. And as Abigail Bimman explains, the deal is welcome news for Ottawa residents fed up with the three-week protest.
During an interview on The West Block with Mercedes Stephenson, Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair hinted the Trudeau government is actively considering using emergency powers to end the blockades.
Saskatchewan is dropping its COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination passport as of midnight. Nathaniel Dove has more.
At least a dozen countries including Canada and the U.S. have told their citizens to get out of Ukraine as western allies warn Russian forces could invade at any moment. Canadian military trainers have been pulled out and are now in Poland and Canadian embassy staff in Kyiv have also been relocated. Jennifer Johnson reports.
As many Canadians prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their partners, others might be newly single, fresh-off a breakup and alone. A new study out of the University of British Columbia found when men leave a relationship they seem to be at greater risk of mental illness. And as Jamie Maraucher explains, the pandemic could be making things worse.
As we hopefully begin to emerge from the pandemic, many of us are eager to put isolation behind us and resume out normal lives. But a former pro hockey player from Saskatchewan and his Dutch girlfriend are pretty much doing the opposite. They beat out thousands of other applicants to become caretakers of an uninhabited island off the coast of Ireland. Redmond Shannon has their story.
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