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Study finds Hydroxychloroquine not effective fighting COVID-19

A much-anticipated study, co-authored by Dr. Emily McDonald, a physician at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found that hydroxychloroquine — a drug much-touted by U.S. President Donald Trump — was not effective in fighting COVID-19. »

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Investigators hone in on possible bird strike in Snowbird jet’s fatal crash

Shortly after the crash of the Snowbird aerobatics jet that took the life of Capt. Jenn Casey last month in British Columbia, the team’s commanding officer called it “our absolute worst nightmare.” And, Lt.-Col. Mike French added, the circumstances leading up »

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Ottawa looking to private sector to help plan the economic recovery

Looking for work? Here’s a job for the non-faint of heart and today’s the deadline. The federal government is heading to the private sector for advice on how to achieve a strong economic recovery in Canada in the wake of »

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Trudeau will co-host virtual meeting Thursday on global economic crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will co-host what is being called a high-level virtual meeting Thursday on the global economic crisis. The purpose, officials say, is to advance concrete solutions to »

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Post in federal minister’s WeChat group ‘absolutely unacceptable,’ says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he finds it “absolutely unacceptable” that someone used a social media account created by a federal minister on a popular Chinese platform to raise money to sue a Canadian journalist for his critical reporting on »

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Winnipeg research suggests virus not very infectious eight days after onset

Canadian researchers have published a study that suggests that COVID-19 appears to be infectious only for the first eight days after patients experience symptoms. The study, published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the largest of its »

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Yet another huge annual tradition falls victim to COVID-19

Even though it’s held in the fall, another of Canada’s annual traditions has just been cancelled for this year. The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo was scheduled for October 14-17th at the Lindsay, Exhibition Grounds in the scenic Kawartha »

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Canadian NATO soldiers in Latvia targeted by disinformation campaign

The NATO battle group in Latvia currently led by Canadians, has apparently been the victim of a disinformation campaign over COVID-19. Last month some media outlets in the Baltic and Eastern Europe suggested that the military encampment located outside Riga »

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The memory of Jenn Casey is honoured from coast to coast

The people of Halifax turned out Sunday to honour one of their own–Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member Jenn Casey who died last weekend when the jet she was in went down seconds after takeoff in Kamloops, British Columbia. Captain Casey, »

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2 Canadian companies join forces to produce medical masks

What do you get if you combine the talents of two Quebec companies – one specializing in pharmaceutical research into cannabinoide-derived drugs and the other in producing acoustic panels for interior decoration? The answer might surprise you: Quebec’s first producer »