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Military to Help With Alberta Wildfire Response as Heat Wave Approaches

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are being deployed to Alberta as hot and dry conditions in the forecast threaten to worsen an already intense wildfire season. Temperatures in the high 20s and low-to-mid-30s are expected in some areas over the coming days, with daytime highs soaring up to 15 degrees above normal. The Alberta…


Premiers to Hold Virtual News Conference on Struggling Children’s Hospitals

Canada’s premiers plan to hold a news conference in Winnipeg today as children’s hospitals struggle to deal with a wave of child illnesses. Hospitals across the country have been cancelling some surgeries and appointments as they redirect staff amid an increase in pediatric patients. Admissions are surging under a triple-threat of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza…


Canadian Red Cross to Help CHEO Amid Surge in Respiratory Illnesses in Children

A prominent children’s hospital in Ottawa will soon be receiving help from the Canadian Red Cross as it grapples with a massive wave of pediatric respiratory illnesses that have stretched resources to the breaking point, the organization announced Sunday. CHEO, previously known as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, requested the additional support amid a…


Canadian Armed Forces Spearheads Ottawa’s Post-Fiona Response to Atlantic Canada

The Canadian military is spearheading federal efforts to support post-Fiona recovery efforts across Atlantic Canada. Here is a look at what Ottawa is doing to help those affected by the hurricane. Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian military is deploying troops and equipment to the region after the federal government approved requests for assistance from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland…