Canada Urges US Not to Put Troops at Border During Pandemic – The New York Times

Canada said Thursday it told the Trump administration that a proposal to put troops at the U.S.-Canada border amid the coronavirus pandemic was entirely unnecessary and would damage relations between the two longtime allies.

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unidentified U.S. official, later reported that the Trump administration had dropped its consideration of the plan.

via Canada Urges US Not to Put Troops at Border During Pandemic – The New York Times

Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production | Globalnews.ca

Thornhill Medical is a company that manufactures ventilators — specifically a type that is compact, self-contained and portable, called the MOVES SLC.

The company, which has signed a letter of intent with the federal government, says the device can provide all the crucial functions of a modern intensive care unit, on battery power.

via Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production | Globalnews.ca