Russian hackers behind recent cyber attacks against Canadian COVID-19 research organizations: CSE

Article contentOTTAWA – Canada’s digital spy agency says Russian intelligence services are behind recent cyber attacks attempting to steal information and intellectual property from Canadian research labs working on potential COVID-19 vaccines.In a statement published Thursday morning, CSE says that a well-known Russian hacker group known as APT29, “the Dukes” or “Cozy Bear” was...

COVID-19: Canadian, provincial governments raced to build new supply chains amid N95 mask fears

CALGARY — While fears mounted that Canadian medical personnel could encounter a shortage of masks, gloves and gowns in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian federal and provincial governments have spent a month securing new supply chains for critical protective and medical equipment.On Saturday, the first of soon-to-be many flights from Shanghai arrived on a Cargojet Inc....

“That is a surprise”: Doctors still waiting for feared surge of COVID-19 patients in Canadian ICUs

They have been bracing for the worst, a deluge of desperately sick patients who strain resources to the limit and lead to desperate choices over how to ration care.Doctors, nurses and other staff who run the nation’s intensive-care units have feared for their own safety, too, amid shortages of protective equipment.But, perhaps surprisingly, some critical-care physicians in the hardest-hit...

New wave of Canadian figure skaters gets early jump on worlds

Canada has few medal hopes going into the World Figure Skating Championships March 16-22 at the Bell Centre, but fans might be getting a glimpse of the future.Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha, are one of three Canadian entries in the ice dance event and they are looking forward to competing in their first world championships.“We just want to enjoy the experience,” Lajoie, a 19-year-old from...

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles

Prince Andrew, the much-disgraced Duke of York, stepped away from public life late last month in the aftermath of a disastrous interview on the BBC. In the weeks since, organizations around the world, including the prince’s old Canadian private school, have raced to cut ties with the bungling royal. His own mother reportedly cancelled his 60th birthday party.But the Queen’s middle son...

New foreign minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne presses for Canadian detainees with China counterpart

OTTAWA — Canada’s new foreign affairs minister hit the ground running this weekend, spending an hour in face-to-face talks with his Chinese counterpart over the fate of two Canadian men that the Trudeau government maintains are being arbitrarily detained.Francois-Philippe Champagne, who was shuffled into the new portfolio on Wednesday, spoke with China’s Wang Yi on Saturday at the G20...

At least one Canadian sickened after latest recall of California romaine

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one Canadian case of E. coli infection has the “fingerprint” linked to recalled romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.“Although an outbreak is not occurring in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified one Canadian illness with a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in the U.S. investigation,” the...

Als linebacker Hénoc Muamba named CFL’s most outstanding Canadian

Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, before being raised in both Montreal and Mississauga, Ont., Hénoc Muamba didn’t begin playing football until Grade 10.And when he started, he wasn’t a middle linebacker. He was a running back who hated the game and ran from defenders out of fear more than an attempt to reach the end zone.“I didn’t like the contact aspect of it. I was running away from people...