Canada zoo to send pandas back to China after coronavirus bamboo shortage

OTTAWA (AFP) - A Canadian zoo is shipping two pandas home to China after the coronavirus pandemic left it struggling to source the massive bamboo stockpiles needed to feed the giant creatures. Er Shun and her mate, Da Mao, have lived in the country since 2013 as part of a 10-year loan agreement with a breeding facility … Continue reading Canada zoo to send pandas back to China after coronavirus bamboo shortage

Iran plane crash will be ‘thoroughly investigated’ – Canada PM Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA (AFP) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday (Jan 8) that Ottawa would work to ensure a thorough investigation of a Ukrainian jetliner crash in Iran that killed dozens of Canadians. Bodies lie covered near the site of the crash on the outskirts of Teheran.PHOTO: NYTIMES "This morning, I join Canadians across the … Continue reading Iran plane crash will be ‘thoroughly investigated’ – Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Canada says another citizen detained in China amid row

Montreal (AFP) China detained another Canadian citizen amid sour relations between the two countries, Canada's foreign ministry said on Saturday, though the reason for the jailing remains unclear. "Global Affairs Canada is aware of the detention of a Canadian citizen in Yantai, China," a spokesman told AFP. He added that "Canadian officials are providing consular … Continue reading Canada says another citizen detained in China amid row

Canada evacuates by air remote indigenous community due to wildfire

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s military began evacuating by airplane 1,600 “vulnerable” people from a remote indigenous community in Northern Ontario due to a wildfire and concern about the smoke, the public safety ministry said on Friday. “We’re trying to get as many aircraft into the area as we possibly can. We’ve got to make sure those … Continue reading Canada evacuates by air remote indigenous community due to wildfire

Canada’s Prime Minister begs Nigeria President for one million immigrants

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has pleaded with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants. According to CBTV, Trudeau said that immigrants from Nigeria have been a strong force in Canada’s growth in all sectors of its economy. He … Continue reading Canada’s Prime Minister begs Nigeria President for one million immigrants