Long way to go for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge lies in water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22, 2021.DARYL DYCK/The Canadian Press British Columbians were given a sobering verdict on the immensity of the repairs needed … Read more

No10 forced to insist PM ‘still has grip’ as Tories send letters of no confidence

November 24, 2021, 10:08 | Updated: November 24, 2021, 12:24 PM No10 has been forced to issue a statement that the prime minister is “healthy” and “still has a grip” to continue serving the public, amid Tory criticism of his leadership and a string of scandals. Boris Johnson faced an important test today during the … Read more

Ottawa deploys military to help flood BC

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, on Nov. 18.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Members of the Canadian Forces are expected to begin construction Friday on a levee in the agricultural center of Abbotsford, BC, much of which is submerged after this week’s catastrophic … Read more

Health Minister promises soon to announce changes to border measures COVID-19

The federal government will announce changes “very soon” to COVID-19 prevention measures at the Canadian border, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Tuesday. The government has been under mounting pressure for weeks to remove the requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to Canada to pass a negative COVID-19 molecular test. For travelers on just a short trip … Read more

Downing Street refuses to comment on Stanley Johnson’s accusation of MP

November 16, 2021, 06:52 | Updated: November 16, 2021, 15:23 Stanley Johnson has been accused of inappropriately touching a journalist and MP. Photo: Alamy Downing Street has declined to comment after two women, including a Tory MP, accused the Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, of touching them inappropriately. Caroline Nokes said the elder Mr Johnson … Read more

Downing Street refuses to comment on Stanley Johnson’s accusation of MP

November 16, 2021, 06:52 | Updated: November 16, 2021, 15:23 Stanley Johnson has been accused of inappropriately touching a journalist and MP. Photo: Alamy Downing Street has declined to comment after two women, including a Tory MP, accused the Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, of touching them inappropriately. Caroline Nokes said the elder Mr Johnson … Read more