2021-02-23

Community Champion: NACCA

In 2018,  local community members from Newmarket came together to connect, and to discuss how to build a more diverse and connected Newmarket. Based on their ideas and discussions, the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) was developed. NACCA’s vision is to build a strong and connected community where Black Canadians of all ages are connected to their past while …

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2021-02-23

Get to know: Environment and Climate Change Working Group

The Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council (NAYC) has divided into working groups to better expand our understanding of key policy issues affecting youth across Canada. The Environment and Climate Change working group is a small but mighty team and we are super excited to announce our major project this year will be to design and implement a Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council Green Award.  …

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2021-02-12

Backgrounder: A Plan to Permanently Fund Public Transit and Support Economic Recovery

Backgrounder Historic investments made since 2015 Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13 billion for public transit projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Canada Infrastructure Bank. These historic investments in public transit have resulted in over 1,300 projects right across the country. Thanks to these investments, more …

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2021-02-12

Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air

News release February 12, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Government of Canada Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone returning to the country. With new COVID-19 variant detections increasing in the country, the Government of Canada is announcing today further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers …

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2021-02-12

Canada negotiates accelerated delivery schedule for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

News release February 12, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada continues to work to ensure that Canadians have access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. Successful efforts to expedite this access demonstrate Canada’s commitment to ensure more people in Canada have access to vaccines even sooner. Today, the Honourable …

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2021-02-12

#TogetherInICEolation

Learn how in eight easy steps: Step One: Gather any materials you would like to use in your ice art. I collected pinecones, needles, and sumac berries from my neighbourhood. Step Two: Find a plastic container that is a shape you like. Step Three: Put 2-5 cm of water in your container (add food colouring if you wish) and arrange …

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