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Grocers attempt to calm food supply worries, but difficulties ahead

As fears about the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 virus increase, it has led to many cases of panic buying. While there has been some surprise about a rush to hoard toilet paper, it has also spread to panic buying of »

International, Politics

Freeland to travel to Cuba for talks on Venezuela crisis

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Havana on Aug. 28 to discuss the situation in Venezuela with her Cuban counterpart and find ways toward a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis, officials with Global Affairs Canada said Tuesday. »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

Cuban vacation: Canadian warns of rare disease to be aware of

“Cave disease” Canadians, and many others, love to go to warm southern vacation destinations to escape less than enjoyable seasonal weather at home. A Newfoundland couple were overjoyed to have won a trip to Cuba in April. Instead of coming »

International, Politics

Canada will defend Canadians doing business in Cuba, says Freeland

Canada will “fully defend” the interests of Canadian companies in Cuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that it will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties the Communist government seized from Americans after the 1959 »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Mysterious Havana syndrome- Diplomats sue federal government

It’s a bizarre, very mysterious, and possibly top secret incident. A number of Canadian diplomats and family members serving at the Canadian embassy in Havana, Cuba, experienced unexplained illnesses and evidence of brain injury. It’s become known as “Havana syndrome”. »

Health, International, Politics

‘Havana Syndrome’ forces Canada to halve its diplomatic presence in Cuba

Canada will reduce its diplomatic presence in Cuba by half after another Canadian diplomat came down with symptoms of a mysterious illness that has bedevilled U.S. and Canadian diplomats posted in Havana, Canadian officials announced Wednesday. This latest case brings »

Health, International, Politics

13th Canadian diplomat diagnosed with mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

Canada is forced to review its diplomatic presence in Cuba following another case of a mysterious illness among embassy staff that has baffled medical researchers in Canada and the United States, officials said Thursday. “Global Affairs Canada has decided to »

International, Society

Dozens of Canadians stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Dozens of Canadians have been stranded in Cuba after Cuban authorities grounded dozens of flights in the wake of a plane crash that claims the lives of 110 people on Friday. Some complained that they have been unable to reach »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Cuba struggles to shake off Irma’s impact

Five days after Hurricane Irma pummelled Cuba, the Caribbean island is still struggling to shake off the effects of its devastating knockdown punch, says a Canadian aid worker who survived the fury of the strongest Atlantic storm in recorded history. »

International, Politics

Canadian diplomat in Cuba treated for ‘unusual symptoms’

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated in hospital after displaying “unusual symptoms” that included headaches and hearing loss, Global Affairs Canada confirmed Thursday. The admission comes a day after the U.S. government announced that it had »