Canada will be investing millions to upgrade North America’s aging defence systems

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June 21, 2022


Canada will be investing millions to upgrade North America's aging defence systems, plastic bags and containers are on their way out, and blood-sucking creatures are threatening to upend the delicate balance of the Great Lakes.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

NORAD funding

Defence Minister Anita Anand announces that Canada will be spending $4.9 million on continental defence over the next six years, but details on how this will work are still scarce.

Hockey Canada grilled

The orginization is facing scrutiny from parliamentarians due to their handling of an alleged sexual assault four years ago.

Stuck in limbo

One of the many refugees stuck in a hotel in Canada awaiting proper resettlement is a transgender woman from Syria, who said she feels like a "criminal" trapped in a hotel for months after her harrowing journey to get here.

Plastic ban

Over the next few years, the federal government will be phasing out plastic bags and takeout containers, starting with a ban on importing them that goes into effect by the end of this year. 

Marine bloodsuckers

The sea lamprey, a snake-like fish that can suction cup to other fish to drain their blood, has been wreaking havoc in the Great Lakes, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission is raising awareness of their detrimental impact.


Actor Ben Stiller met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv.


Sunscreen may not be enough this summer, as skin cancer rates are on the rise in Canada, according to a new study from McGill University. Check out this advice from experts on how to protect yourself.

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