Breaking News

Trudeau Government Provides Air Industry Well Needed Financial Support

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and our economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The air transportation sector has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As governments around the world impose border restrictions and advise their citizens against non-essential travel to protect people’s Read More…

Eastern Canada

2 Convicted Felons Being Held In Supermax Penitentiary Test Positive For Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Public health has confirmed that two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec, a maximum-security facility. These are the first confirmed cases related to inmates in a federal correctional institution. Prior to the two inmates being diagnosed, nine employees who work at the same institution also tested positive for COVID-19. All Read More…

Indigenous

Federal Funding For Remote Indigenous Families Living Of The Land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) came to an agreement today, with support from Indigenous leaders, to help Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land as part of the territory’s response to COVID-19. The federal government, through ISC, is providing $2.6 million in federal funding, which Read More…

Breaking News

Quebec Government Launches Free Multi-Language Education Portal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Education Minister, Jean-François Roberge, is proud to announce the official launch of the web platform The Open School . Designed in a playful spirit and developed in an accessible format, the platform offers varied resources allowing parents and students to carry out activities of different natures, and this, in several subjects and at all school levels. These activities, Read More…

Asia

Manilla International Airport Reopens One Day After Deadly Crash Killing 8

Reading Time: 2 minutes MANILA — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway 06/24 reopened for operation before 5 a.m. on Monday, following the temporary closure to conduct investigation involving a medical evacuation (medevac) plane that burst into flames during takeoff Sunday night killing all eight passengers. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) authorities confirmed there were three flights affected during the Read More…

U.S.A

Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus

Reading Time: 5 minutes U.S. pandemic planning envisioned the possibility of using CPAP machines for milder cases of COVID-19 when ventilators are in short supply. But evidence suggests that the machines, commonly used by people with sleep apnea, can aerosolize and possibly spread the virus. (KHN Illustration; Getty Images) The limited supply of ventilators is one of the chief Read More…

Middle East

UN Chief Urges Rolling Back Sanctions To Contain Coronavirus Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Nations leadership called for rolling back international sanctions regimes around the world, saying they are heightening the health risks for millions of people and weakening the global effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Foreign Policy reported on March 24. The appeal reflects mounting concerns that sanctioned regimes may be impeding efforts Read More…

U.S.A

AutoHHS Removed Images Of Condoms From HIV/AIDS Awareness Fliers Draft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condoms were featured on a fact sheet and included in a social media campaign on Facebook intended to inform the public on how to reduce HIV transmission among women and girls. Calling the images “unapproved,” the Department of Health and Human Services stripped the fact sheet from a government website. (Source: HHS emails provided by Read More…