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Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship will come back to Canada

The Canadian federal government has announced plants to bring the Canadian citizens on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to Canada, according to a press release from Global Affairs Canada.  Canadians will be checked for symptoms of the coronavirus »


2nd chartered plane leaves Wuhan with 185 Canadians on board

The second passenger plane chartered by the federal government to repatriate the remaining Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, is on its way to Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne confirmed Monday. “The plane »

Health, International

Ottawa set to dispatch second plane to Wuhan ‘to bring every Canadian home’

A chartered plane with 194 Canadians on board has left the Chinese city of Wuhan and is expected to arrive at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton near Toronto Friday morning. after a short refuelling stop in Vancouver, officials announced Thursday. »

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 »

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 »


Northern Ontario Indigenous community set for another spring flood evacuation

Kashechewan First Nations has declared a state of emergency and is preparing to evacuate the flood-prone northern Ontario Indigenous community that is routinely threatened by spring flooding. Every spring residents of Kashechewan, a remote Cree community of about 2,000 residents »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian rescue flight returns to Rothera from South Pole station

A Canadian aircrew continues its daring mission to retrieve two people in need of urgent medical attention from a research station at the South Pole in the dead of the Antarctic winter. The Calgary-based crew – a pilot, co-pilot, flight »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canadian police, military move fire evacuees out of camps

The first convoys of evacuees stranded in mining camps north of the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray began their daunting escape from the fire-ravaged area early on Friday, accompanied by police escorts on the ground and military helicopters in »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Neighbouring province of B.C. on wildfire alert

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) is taking a lesson from Alberta‘s massive wildfire and telling residents to prepare themselves in case they need to evacuate because of fire. Two wildfires have merged into one in northeastern B.C. near Fort »