Tag Archives: Canadian Armed Forces

Medical supplies from Canada arrive in India as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully touched down in Delhi with medical supplies as India struggles to contain a crippling second wave of COVID-19. Nadir Patel, Canada’s high commissioner to India, welcomed the first consignment of what he described as “urgently-needed” medical supplies including 25,000 vials of anti-viral remdesivir and …

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Canada’s military deployed to Lac Seul First Nation amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) says six rangers have been deployed to help a First Nation community in Dryden, Ont., several days after the community declared a state of emergency over rapidly rising COVID-19 cases. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair tweeted Wednesday the federal government had …

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COVID-19: Canadian military preparing to send ICU nurses, medics after Ontario’s request for help

COVID-19: Canadian military preparing to send ICU nurses, medics after Ontario’s request for help

As Ontario continues to get a handle on the surging third wave of COVID-19 cases and crushing patient loads at intensive care units, the Canadian Armed Forces is preparing for a potential deployment of medical personnel to the province after a recent request for assistance. “There are over 1,900 …

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CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the move to help the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on Twitter this morning following a request for help from the Ontario …

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Coronavirus: Military intervention needed at Ontario long-term care homes, group says

Coronavirus: Military intervention needed at Ontario long-term care homes, group says

A non-profit that represents health-care professionals and patients is calling for military intervention in Ontario’s long-term care homes to help control outbreaks of COVID-19. The executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition says redeploying the Canadian Armed Forces to the hard-hit facilities is not the group’s first choice, but …

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Dozens more soldiers heading to Manitoba’s Shamattawa First Nation – Winnipeg

Dozens more soldiers heading to Manitoba’s Shamattawa First Nation - Winnipeg

Over 50 more Canadian Armed Forces members are heading to Shamattawa First Nation to assist in a COVID-19 crisis that’s gripped the remote community. The CAF says it deployed a team of 17 medical professionals from the 1 Canadian Forces Health Services Group in Edmonton yesterday to operate an …

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More military support heading to Manitoba’s Shamattawa First Nation – Winnipeg

More military support heading to Manitoba’s Shamattawa First Nation - Winnipeg

More military help is on the way to help the hard-hit Shamattawa First Nation battle COVID-19. Defense minister Harjit Sajjan says a request for more Canadian Armed Forces personnel has been approved as the community in northern Manitoba struggles with extremely high transmission of the virus. We’re increasing the …

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Canadian Forces troops arrive in Calgary to help in national COVID-10 response

Military plane seen at the Calgary International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces — along with resources and equipment — are in Alberta to help with the national COVID-19 response, if needed. Read more: Canadian military creates ‘Operation Vector’ to help with coronavirus vaccine rollout Three military aircraft were seen at the Calgary International Airport Wednesday …

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Military help coming to hard-hit Shamattawa First Nation – Winnipeg

Military help coming to hard-hit Shamattawa First Nation - Winnipeg

Canada’s military is stepping in to help with a COVID-19 crisis on Manitoba’s Shamattawa First Nation. Chief Eric Redhead says the Canadian Armed Forces Rangers are being deployed to the remote community of around 1,000 people, which has seen 144 cases of the virus as of Saturday morning. Manitoba …

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Canadian military creates ‘Operation Vector’ to help with coronavirus vaccine rollout – National

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The Canadian Armed Forces received formal orders last week to start planning for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, though the military’s top commander says preparations have been underway for longer — and that his force will be ready. The order is contained in a planning directive issued last week …

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