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Former astronaut is Canada’s new Governor General

Canada’s new Governor General Julie Payette assumes her new role with an impressive résumé—astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. The 53-year-old trailblazer began her career as an astronaut in 1992, when she was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to become one of four astronauts chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency. Her preparation […]

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Airbus C295W selected for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program (FWSAR). As part of the FWSAR program, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The new planes are meant to replace the nearly 50-year-old CC-115 Buffalos and older model […]

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New trilateral travel agreement between Canada, U.S. and Mexico

Good news for frequent travellers between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico—a trilateral agreement between the three countries will make travel between the three countries more efficient. Public Safety Canada has joined the Department of Homeland Security and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American […]

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Public Health Agency of Canada makes a statement on measles

The Public Health Agency of Canada is again reminding Canadians of the importance of ensuring their immunizations are up to date, following the confirmation of additional cases of measles in the Vancouver region. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region has reported additional cases of measles linked to a March 21, 2015, Air China Flight from Beijing […]

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Public Health Agency of Canada reminds travellers to protect themselves against avian flu

If you are planning any travel to Asia, don’t let a nasty virus ruin your trip. The Public Health Agency of Canada reminds Canadians planning trips to China, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and other parts of eastern and central Asia to protect themselves against avian influenza. There are several types of avian influenza viruses that […]

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