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Operation NANOOK – Allies Training Together

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their partners from the United States, Denmark, and France are conducting a series of training activities in the Arctic. Operation NANOOK is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature northern operation, which is designed to enhance security in the region. During this year’s operation, participants also maintain a maritime presence, […]

August 14, 2020

Telling Their Story: Indigenous Art from Canada on Display at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is one the world’s largest collections of Native art and artifacts. The NMAI aims to educate visitors about Native cultures — past and present — through its exhibits on display in Washington, D.C., New York City and Suitland, Maryland.  With approximately 266,000 catalog records spanning over […]

August 10, 2020

The Masked Man of Saskatchewan: A Signage Company Retools to Fight COVID-19 in Boston & Beyond

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Living through a global pandemic brings new meaning to this time-honored truth, and few express it better than Brad Hertz, co-owner of Sleek Signs in Regina, Saskatchewan. When COVID-19 hit, Hertz reconfigured his company’s signage and production facilities to manufacture innovative protective plastic shields for […]

August 3, 2020

A Canadian microbiologist’s love for virology, and hope for a COVID-19 treatment

His Twitter name says it all: @VirusNinja. Dr. Benjamin tenOever’s interest in virology goes back to his days at McGill University, but his interest in science stems from his early childhood. His parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands following a wave of Dutch farmers recruited by the Canadian government to settle in Smithville, Ontario and […]

July 24, 2020

Stocked Shelves During COVID-19? Thank A Trucker

The next time you pass a semi-trailer on the interstate, notice the license plates. Chances are it’s a Canadian trucker delivering food products and toilet paper to your local grocery store or needed manufacturing inputs to a plant in your area (because the U.S. and Canada have always made things together).  Or maybe it’s a […]

July 10, 2020

Canadian Company Donates Vital Personal Protective Equipment to Kentucky

Throughout the pandemic, Canadian and U.S. businesses have been working together to ensure a steady supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across the border. Some companies with Canadian and U.S. operations have generously contributed PPE to medical facilities and health care workers. One such example is Solutions 2 Go, a firm based in Brampton, Ontario […]

June 25, 2020

Working Together to Bring Canadians Home

Since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, one of the biggest challenges that Canadian officials have faced across the U.S. is the safe repatriation of Canadians on cruise ships located in U.S. waters. In most of these cases, Canadians are relying on Consular officials – whom they will likely never meet – to help get […]

June 19, 2020

In a small border community, distillery pivots from whiskey to sanitizer production during COVID-19

International Falls, Minnesota and the neighboring town of Fort Frances, in Northwest Ontario, are separated by the Canada-U.S. border, but comprise one community, joined by events and celebrations, shared resources, and extended families who live in both jurisdictions.  Residents of both towns travel regularly back and forth across the international border to see movies, go […]

June 12, 2020

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