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MPs issue mandatory summons for WHO's Bruce Aylward to testify before committee

MPs issue mandatory summons for WHO's Bruce Aylward to testify before committee

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament have issued a mandatory summons to Canadian World Health Organization expert Bruce Aylward, after he turned down repeated invitations to testify to a House of Commons committee.
Planning starts for return of Alberta flood evacuees as ice jams melt, break up

Planning starts for return of Alberta flood evacuees as ice jams melt, break up

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — An ice jam had shrunk to almost half its size Thursday after causing major flooding earlier in the week that forced 13,000 people from their homes in Fort McMurray.
Nova Scotians hit with second tragedy in two weeks after military chopper crash

Nova Scotians hit with second tragedy in two weeks after military chopper crash

HALIFAX — A province still reeling from a horrific mass shooting less than two weeks ago is now dealing with news that a military helicopter operating from a Halifax-based frigate crashed off Greece with six crew aboard.
Feds to ban gun used in Montreal massacre, other assault-style rifles

Feds to ban gun used in Montreal massacre, other assault-style rifles

OTTAWA — The federal government is poised to begin fulfilling a key electoral promise by banning a variety of assault-style rifles, including the type used in the 1989 mass shooting in Montreal.
Ottawa mayor orders end to ban on window visits in city nursing homes

Ottawa mayor orders end to ban on window visits in city nursing homes

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says he's ordered the people who run the city's nursing homes to find a way to let family members visit residents through windows again.
'We've been braced for it:' Nunavut confirms first case of COVID-19

'We've been braced for it:' Nunavut confirms first case of COVID-19

IQALUIT, Nunavut — COVID-19 has reached Canada's High Arctic. Nunavut confirmed Thursday its first case of the novel coronavirus in one of the country's northernmost communities. "We've been braced for it for a while," Dr.
'What do we do with the kids?' Experts say child care needed in reopening plans

'What do we do with the kids?' Experts say child care needed in reopening plans

REGINA — Kelly Knowles has many questions about returning to work, including where her son would go.
The people who cared for a COVID-19 patient: How a single case was handled

The people who cared for a COVID-19 patient: How a single case was handled

VANCOUVER — The call came in on an afternoon in March: a patient at a medical clinic in Vancouver complained of chest pains. Paramedic Jeffrey Booton watched the details flash across the screen as he and his partner made their way to the clinic.
Montreal hospital to test disinfection robot that uses ultraviolet rays

Montreal hospital to test disinfection robot that uses ultraviolet rays

MONTREAL — The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre says it will soon conduct the first Canadian test of a robot that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect.
Canadian support for gender equality doesn't match reality, survey suggests

Canadian support for gender equality doesn't match reality, survey suggests

WASHINGTON — Canadian support for the principle of equal rights for women and men is among the highest in the world — but in practice, archaic attitudes towards gender roles are still alive and well both at home and around the globe, a new survey sug