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Canada preparing plane to fly Canadians from Wuhan, once China gives OK

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada has a plane preparing to fly Canadians out of the province in China at the centre of an outbreak of a new coronavirus, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday. The next step is to secure co-operation from China to assist the 160 Canadians who have requested help, Champagne said. Not all […]

Solemn events to mark third anniversary of deadly Quebec City mosque shooting

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — QUEBEC — Three years after a deadly mosque shooting claimed six lives in Quebec City, community members said Wednesday the anniversary presents a chance to highlight lingering problems of Islamophobia and hatred. One of the survivors, Ahmed Cheddadi, said the mosque attack was a horrifying event that shocked Quebec society and should spur a move to eliminate discrimination. […]

Chinese Canadians warn against a repeat of the racism they faced during SARS

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Members of Toronto's Chinese community say the racism they experienced during the SARS epidemic must not be repeated during the current outbreak of a new form of coronavirus. The cautions came at a news conference in Toronto where community leaders and local politicians sounded the alarm about a rising tide of anti-Chinese sentiment in […]

Chinese Canadians warn against a repeat of the racism they faced during SARS

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Members of Toronto's Chinese community say the racism they experienced during the SARS epidemic must not be repeated during the current outbreak of a new form of coronavirus. The cautions came at a news conference in Toronto where community leaders and local politicians sounded the alarm about a rising tide of anti-Chinese sentiment in […]

Chinese Canadians warn against a repeat of the racism they faced during SARS

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Members of Toronto's Chinese community say the racism they experienced during the SARS epidemic must not be repeated during the current outbreak of a new form of coronavirus. The cautions came at a news conference in Toronto where community leaders and local politicians sounded the alarm about a rising tide of anti-Chinese sentiment in […]

Fresh lettuce and tomatoes: Sea-can garden aimed to ease Arctic food insecurity

Jan 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut — Two converted sea cans sitting on the rocky tundra are bringing fresh vegetables to the Arctic. The overseas shipping containers have been turned into greenhouses that are producing lettuce and tomatoes for the residents of Gjoa Haven, well above the Arctic Circle. It's part of a program by federal agencies to nurture local sources of […]