Daily Archives: May 8, 2015

Temporary closure of south channel bridge between Cornwall Island and Massena NY

The Canada Border Services Agency is advising travellers and commercial carriers that the south channel of the Seaway International Bridge is closed for repairs from Cornwall Island to Massena, NY for the next 48 hours. As a result, the CBSA recommends travellers use the Prescott, ON/Ogdensburg, NY port of entry or the Dundee, QC/Fort Covington,

UN to begin polio and measles vaccinations as Ebola transmissions plummet in Liberia

8 May 2015 – United Nations agencies and their partners today announced a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 600,000 children against polio and measles in Liberia as a crucial step towards recovery and the restoration of health services in the West African country, where Ebola transmissions have dwindled in recent weeks. “On 9 May,

Press Releases: U.S. Condemns Violence in Sudan

The United States is gravely concerned about the continuing fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region and Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Actions by the Sudanese government and armed opposition groups, especially following the return of some elements of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), have displaced countless civilians this year and exacerbated an already serious

Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home

CAF medical personnel were fighting against the Ebola epidemic with British forces in Sierra Leone OTTAWA — The second group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA arrived in Ottawa today after deploying to West Africa in support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic.The return followed a detailed