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Canadian Schools Offering Virtual Session

Canadian Schools Offering Virtual Session

Eight post-secondary institutions will come together to offer a virtual ‘Study in Atlantic Canada’ session on Thursday [Oct 7]. A spokesperson said, “The pandemic will keep representatives from Atlantic Canadian colleges and universities from visiting Bermuda again this fall.” Katherine Cross, visit coordinator and Assistant Registrar... Read more of this article

Canada To Require Vaccines For Air Travellers

Canada To Require Vaccines For Air Travellers

The Government of Canada will “require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated” and the “vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travellers” which “includes all commercial air travellers.” A statement on the Canadian Government’s official... Read more of this article

Halifax Magazine Features Duane Jones

Halifax Magazine Features Duane Jones

Duane Jones has been featured on the cover of the August 2021 issue of My Halifax Experience magazine. According to his website, “Art Pays Me is a lifestyle brand and podcast founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Duane Jones in 2011. Duane is an Artist and Designer who moved to Halifax from Bermuda in 2000 to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art... Read more of this article

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] Students attending Canadian universities will once again need to go to New York for the Biometric Identification Process. A Government spokesperson told Bernews that there is an inability to bring biometric testing to Bermuda, the same as it was last fall. This is due to there still being a ban on business travel for Canadian... Read more of this article

IOC Approve James’ Change Of Nationality

IOC Approve James’ Change Of Nationality

The International Olympic Committee has approved the change of nationality for figure skater Vanessa James, with James now be able to compete for Canada at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The report on the Inside The Games website said, “James will be eligible to represent Canada at the Games with her new skating partner, former world champion... Read more of this article

Canada Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine For Ages 12-15

Canada Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine For Ages 12-15

Canada has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children 12 to 15 years of age, becoming the first major world nation to do so. A statement from the organisation said, “Health Canada authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children 12 to 15 years of age. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine authorized... Read more of this article

Football: Bermuda To Play Canada In March

Football: Bermuda To Play Canada In March

Bermuda’s Men’s National Football Team is set to play against Canada on March 25 in Orlando for the Concacaf Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This is according to a statement on the Canadian Premier League website, which said, “Canada’s bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 will begin next month in Orlando. “Canada... Read more of this article

Air Canada ‘Temporarily Suspending Flights’

Air Canada ‘Temporarily Suspending Flights’

Air Canada is temporarily suspending flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, A statement from the company said, “Air Canada today said that, beginning January 31, it is temporarily suspending flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns,... Read more of this article

Atlantic Canadian College & University Tour

Atlantic Canadian College & University Tour

Representatives from eight Atlantic Canadian colleges and universities will be offering a virtual ‘Study in Atlantic Canada’ session on Wednesday [Oct 7]. A spokesperson said, “For the first time in over 15 years, Atlantic Canadian college and university representatives will not fly to Bermuda this week to connect with prospective... Read more of this article

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Due to a “ban on business travel for Canadian public servants, the Canadian Consulate is unable to facilitate the Biometric Identification Process for Canadian Visa Applicants in Bermuda,” the Ministry of Labour said. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that specific identification criteria are mandatory for some... Read more of this article

Govt Ascertaining Interest For Canada Flight

Govt Ascertaining Interest For Canada Flight

Premier David Burt confirmed last night [May 13] that the Government is ”working to gauge interest in a flight and capacity to fill a plane” from Canada, and urged anyone who may be interested to please register online. Speaking at last night’s [May 13] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “We’ve also received a number of questions... Read more of this article

West Jet Flight For Students In Canada

West Jet Flight For Students In Canada

The Bermuda Government — through negotiations with the Canadian Consulate and West Jet — have arranged for Bermudian students still in Canada to be flown home, and a West Jet flight will depart from Toronto on Sunday. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Tourism and Transport advises that the Bermuda Government, through... Read more of this article

Canada Bans Cruises With Over 500 People

Canada Bans Cruises With Over 500 People

As a response to Covid-19, the Canadian Government said they will “defer the start of the cruise ship season” in Canada, effectively banning all cruise ships with more than 500 passengers and crew. The Canadian Government’s website said, “As a response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada will defer the start of the cruise ship... Read more of this article