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Canada announces ‘presumptive’ 1st case of deadly coronavirus in Toronto | CBC News

Canada has confirmed its first "presumptive" case of the deadly coronavirus in Toronto as the number of infections worldwide surpasses 1,400 cases. Public health officials announced Saturday afternoon the confirmed case —  a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China — was found at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.Officials say lab results were received…

Xi says China faces ‘grave situation’ as coronavirus spreads, deaths mount | CBC News

The death toll from the coronavirus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported. The figures reported Sunday morning cover the previous 24 hours and mark an increase of 15 deaths and 688 cases.The Chinese government also reported five cases in Hong Kong, two in Macao and three in Taiwan. Small numbers…

‘My heart is going to bleed,’ says man who lost daughter, granddaughter in Iran airline disaster | CBC News

Habib Haghjoo's girls are home. The bodies of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, landed in Toronto on Saturday, Haghjoo said of his daughter and granddaughter who were on the Ukrainian flight that was shot down by Iran forces earlier this month. "It's going to break me badly," he said through tears. "I…

Peter MacKay officially launches bid for Conservative leadership | CBC News

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay formally launched his bid to replace Andrew Scheer on Saturday in his home province of Nova Scotia, where he first began his political career more than 20 years ago.  MacKay made the announcement in his former riding of Central Nova at the province's Museum of Industry. "Over four years ago I…

Trump’s defence team begins arguments in Senate impeachment trial | CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defence Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House. "They're here to perpetrate the most massive…

Bringing biology to bricks — concrete details on how to grow building materials | CBC Radio

A team of American researchers has developed a new kind of biological concrete that could redefine what we mean by "green buildings."  The concrete, developed by researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, uses bacteria as a binder. This leads to a material that can grow and even heal itself — much like a living organism. "When…

Uncertainty remains over the future success of Harry and Meghan’s new life in Canada | CBC News

The Royal Fascinator Hello royal watchers and those intrigued by what's going on inside the House of Windsor. This is your deep dive into royal news and analysis. Reading this online? Sign up here to get this delivered to your inbox. Harry and Meghan have stepped back. Now what? The breathless headlines over Prince Harry…

Why tracing the animal source of coronavirus matters | CBC News

Alongside treating people infected with the new coronavirus, tracing those they've been in contact with and learning how the virus is transmitted, there's another pillar for controlling infectious diseases: searching for its animal host. Scientists have named the new virus that's caused hundreds of confirmed infections 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The outbreak started in Wuhan, China…