Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers … Read More

Trudeau, Ford to unveil deal Friday to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign … Read More

Coronavirus: 3M to make N95 masks in Brockville after agreement with federal, Ontario governments

TORONTO — The federal and Ontario governments have secured an agreement with 3M that will see it produce N95 masks at a Brockville, Ont., facility. A spokesman for Ontario’s minister … Read More

Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning over counterfeit N95 respirators

Health Canada is warning the public after identifying counterfeit N95 respirators, which the agency says may not provide proper protection during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The safety warning issued Monday … Read More

‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the … Read More

Nova Scotia chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

A team of chemists at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax is looking at methods to help East Coast mills produce pulp that can be used in the N95 respirator masks … Read More

8 million N95 masks from a single distributor failed to meet federal standards

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2020 6:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government has suspended … Read More

Coronavirus: Volunteers use 3D printers to produce PPE amid outbreak

Groups of volunteers across Canada are using 3D printers to produce personal protective equipment and other essential supplies at a breakneck speed — an effort some say could have a … Read More

Coronavirus: 3M files lawsuit against Canadian firm accused of price gouging N95 masks

The U.S. company at the centre of a short-lived dispute with the White House over medical-gear exports to Canada is going to court with an Ontario reseller it accuses of profiteering during the COVID-19 pandemic by selling coveted N95 face masks at exorbitant prices.

Coronavirus: Trump says 3M to supply U.S. with 55.5M face masks a month

“Because of my actions under the DPA, I can also announce today that we’ve reached an agreement with — a very amicable agreement — with 3M for the delivery of an additional 55.5 million high quality face masks each month,” Trump said. “So that we’re going to be getting over the next couple of months 166.5 million masks for our frontline health care workers, so the 3M saga ends very happily.”

Can masks be sterilized, reused in fight against coronavirus? Experts say yes

“There’s no real way to clean it because of the materials that they’re made of,” he said. “You can’t really stick it in water very easily or in other cleaning solutions and be confident that you’ve actually removed very much.”

B.C. firefighters wearing extra gear to respond to possible COVID-19 calls

Port Moody Fire Rescue is just one of many emergency response teams taking no chances with possible COVID-19 medical calls. When a distress call comes in from someone with flu-like … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario stockpiled 55 million N95 masks after SARS, officials checking usability

The Government of Ontario has confirmed to Global News they are looking at using expired medical supplies to deal with the growing coronavirus outbreak in the province. Approximately 55 million … Read More

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