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Parole Board Cuts Filing Fee down to $50.00

The federal government is making it more affordable for people to get their criminal records suspended and get back to normal life after serving time or paying their debt to society after committing crimes in the past. The application for a pardon was $657.77, too much for a lot of people on limited incomes and barely making ends meet. But on January1, 2022, that fee will will drop to $50, according to the Parole Board of Canada.

U.S. plans to reopen border to fully vaccinated travellers in November 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. announced this morning that it will begin reopening its borders to fully vaccinated foreign nationals starting in November. The update came from Jeff Zients, who is coordinating the White House’s COVID-19 response. All international travellers flying to the U.S. will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before boarding, as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of flight. Fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine, according to Zeints. He also...

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until at least Feb. 21

Restrictions on non-essential travel aim to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Feb. 21. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair today announced the latest extension to international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "Our government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against COVID-19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available," Blair tweeted. The Canada-U.S. agreement bars entry to most travellers who are not...

Full parole for Kamloops woman who set fire to her two kids, killing daughter

Donna Elizabeth Hysop is free to live in a private residence, but must not go within 100 kilometres of Salmon Arm, where her son and ex-husband live. A Kamloops woman whose young daughter died after she set her on fire has been granted full parole 22 years after the horrific crime in Juniper Ridge. According to a Parole Board of Canada decision, 52-year-old Donna Elizabeth Hysop is free to live in a private residence, but must not go within 100...