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Health, International

Ottawa urges Canadians to leave China while they can

The federal government is urging Canadians who have no “essential” need to be in China to leave the country as soon as possible using commercial means, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday. Champagne’s comments came as Ottawa struggles to airlift» 

Health, International

First group of Canadians set to leave Wuhan on Thursday

A passenger plane chartered by the federal government to repatriate nearly 300 Canadians stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan is on its way to a staging area in neighbouring Vietnam, where it will await a final clearance to airlift» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Coronavirus update; military base in Canada prepares

325 Canadians requested help to leave China First announced on Dec. 31, the Wuhan virus, “novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” has now claimed 361 lives in China, more than the SARS virus of 2002-2003 (349 in China). Recovery rates however are also» 

Health, International

B.C. health authorities confirm first case of coronavirus

Health authorities in British Columbia have confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in the Western Canadian province after lab results for a suspected case came back positive for the potentially deadly virus. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said» 

Health, International, Politics

Canada chartered passenger plane to repatriate Canadians from Wuhan

The federal government has chartered a civilian passenger plane to repatriate about 160 Canadians from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been at the epicentre of a novel coronavirus outbreak that has already infected nearly 6,000 people and claimed» 

Health, International, Society

Quebec investigating 3 more cases of coronavirus

Quebc’s ministry for health and social services announced yesterday evening that it is investigating three cases of the 2019 Novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. Another patient had already been tested negative for the virus. Last Friday, the province said that they» 

Health, International

Coronavirus, now possibly two cases in Canada

As concern and preventative measures increase around the world, a second possible case of the Wuhan virus has been reported in Canada. According to Ontario’s chief medical officer, the second presumptive case is the wife of the man who is» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Paid ‘pro-Meng’ demostrators at Huawei exec court hearing

There have sometimes been questions about the authenticity of pro-China demonstrators at relevant events in Canada and whether they may actually be demonstrating on the basis of their own convictions. This suggestion has been reinforced by events at yesterday’s hearings» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Concerns about a new respiratory virus as it turns deadly

China has reported about 200 cases of a new coronavirus originating in the city of Wuhan  which has caused the deaths of six people so far. It also is now reportedly spread from person to person, vastly increasing concerns. The» 

International, Politics

Controversial hearing for Huawei exec begins today

A year after she was detained in Vancouver on a U.S extradition request, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is in a British Columbia court today. The U.S Justice Department alleges that she fraudulently misled banks into processing financial transactions with Iran»