The Royal Canadian Air Force is getting creative about finding new pilots. Commercial airlines across Canada have been temporarily laying off pilots in recent weeks as the industry struggles with plummeting demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the Air Force is hoping to snatch up some of those pilots to address its own shortage of experienced aviators
As of Wednesday, all people returning to Canada will have to check in to a hotel or other designated site unless they have an acceptable self-quarantine plan, the federal government says. Returnees — whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not — must have an isolation plan that includes access to food and medicine, officials said Tuesday.
The Conservative opposition raised broad concerns Tuesday about Canadian government's reliance on the World Health Organization, questioning the accuracy of its data and its relationship with China during the COVID-19 crisis. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said he had "serious concerns" about the WHO during a press conference on Parliament Hill after returning from his Saskatchewan riding.
RCMP say charges have been laid after a fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C., early on the morning of April 7. The Mounties say Robert Tomljenovic, who is 26, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Pritpal Singh.
Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of using fraudulent and unauthorized N95 masks that may not offer protection against COVID-19. The organization said it has received reports that uncertified N95 respirator masks are being illegally sold online and in some stores.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says travel restrictions along the Canada-U.S. border won't be eased any time soon. Trudeau says Canada is still very much in the control-and-contain phase of its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, and won't be able to consider even a partial return to normality for several more weeks.