Tag Archives: disaster

‘Ramp up’ of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

OTTAWA — Canada's vaccine deliveries are getting bigger almost every week but there won't be enough doses shipped to provinces and territories to "ramp up" the vaccination program for another few months, Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin outlined on Thursday. Fort...

Yukon supports Haines, Alaska, following torrential rain, mudslides in December

WHITEHORSE — Yukon is sending financial support to Haines, Alaska, as that community recovers from last month's devastating floods and landslides. A statement from the government of Yukon says $25,000 has been sent to the Salvation Army Alaska Division...

Riverside residents in Vanderhoof, B.C., alarmed as ice jams limit Nechako River flow

VANDERHOOF, B.C. — Ice jams are building along the Nechako River in central British Columbia and officials in Vanderhoof say flooding of nearby properties is possible.  The district has posted a warning advising its roughly 4.500 residents to stay clea...

Timeline: A look at Canada’s relationship with Iran, before and after the PS752 crash

OTTAWA — It has been 66 years since Canada and Iran established diplomatic ties. Those had frayed and been mended many times before the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehran killed all 176 on board, including at

‘That’s the plane’: How the federal government reacted to the downing of Flight PS752

OTTAWA — Shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2020, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne peeked at his mobile phone during a particularly intense teleconference. A BBC report of a plane crash outside Tehran airport flashed on his Twitter f...

Timeline: A look at Canada’s relationship with Iran, before and after the PS752 crash

OTTAWA — It has been 66 years since Canada and Iran established diplomatic ties. Those had frayed and been mended many times before the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehran killed all 176 on board, including at

Goodale rejects Iran’s offer to compensate Canadian victims of downed Ukraine plane

OTTAWA — Canada's special adviser on the Iranian military's downing of a passenger jet one year ago this week is rejecting Tehran's offer to pay $150,000 to the families of those killed in the tragedy. Ralph Goodale, the former Liberal public

‘Out of this mess:’ A look at some of the lives lost in the downing of Flight PS752

Pedram Mousavi sat with the other passengers on Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 as it remained parked on the tarmac south of Iran's capital, Tehran, about an hour behind schedule in the pre-dawn darkness. It was Jan. 8, 2020.  Amid escala...

Families of downed Ukrainian Flight 752 victims struggle with loss a year later

A broken cell phone and a muddied wallet were the only possessions Alireza Ghandchi received from Iran after his wife and two children were killed in a Ukrainian plane crash last year. "No luggage, no dolls, no anything," he said.  His son,

Families of downed Ukrainian Flight 752 victims struggle with loss a year later

A broken cellphone and a muddied wallet were the only possessions Alireza Ghandchi received from Iran after his wife and two children were killed in a Ukrainian plane crash last year. "No luggage, no dolls, no anything," he said.  His son, Daniel,