Party leaders campaign in B.C., Ontario
The Canadian Press reports the party leaders’ campaign appearances for today as follows:
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will be in Brantford and Hamilton, Ont., with an announcement late morning and an event with supporters in the evening; Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Surrey, B.C. to make an announcement on housing; NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in Windsor, Ont. where he will make an announcement on the cost of living, make another announcement at a pumping station and meet with local candidates.
Defense Metals reaches drilling milestone
Defense Metals Corp. today announced it has completed steep terrain drill pad construction in preparation for commencement of its 2021 Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Deposit diamond drill program at its site located 80 kilometres northeast of Prince George, B.C. Defense Metals has now completed four timber drill pads in preparation for its 2021 diamond drilling program, which is expected to commence in early September.
Manitoba invests in new Portage La Prairie hospital
The government of Manitoba is investing a $283 million in a new two-storey hospital in Portage La Prairie which will offer more inpatient beds, expanded medicine and surgical capacity, and an improved emergency department. The new hospital replaces the current site which was determined by a 2019 study to have a number of deficiencies and that replacement of the old structure would be more cost-efficient than renovation.