Health News

What’s open and closed in Montreal for the Easter weekend

The City of Montreal has issued a short list of what services will be maintained or modified during the Easter-long weekend. The suspension of services and the closure of facilities previously announced as part of the fight against COVID-19, however, remain in effect until further notice. Waste collection Waste collection, including household waste, bulky items, recycling, food waste, green waste […]

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Coronavirus: After losing one parent, Montreal family anxious about long-term care facilities

Long-term care facilities in Quebec are plagued with COVID-19 outbreaks, prompting the government to take action earlier this week to help remedy the situation. More staff and resources, including 450 doctors and 500 nurses, are being transferred from hospital settings to long-term care facilities. Additionally, systemic testing for COVID-19 is being implemented in facilities with suspected cases of the virus. […]

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Edmonton foundations launch campaign to support health-care workers

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Alberta, that could take a toll on front-line health-care workers. In an effort to help, Edmonton-based foundations are stepping up in more than one way. The University Hospital Foundation, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Covenant Foundation, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Capital Care Foundation, Mental Health Foundation and Sturgeon Community Hospital […]

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New Brunswick directing women to receive abortions at hospitals dealing with COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic, women in New Brunswick are being instructed to access abortion services at the same hospitals used to treat those who are ill from COVID-19. The directions are a result of the provincial health department’s decision to only fund abortions at two hospitals in Moncton and one in Bathurst. The New Brunswick government has […]

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Kenney faces online backlash as #BringBackDrHinshaw trends on Twitter

It seems many Albertans didn’t think Premier Jason Kenney should be the one presenting the province’s novel coronavirus modelling statistics on Wednesday. Residents took to Twitter, expressing their confusion, anger and desire to hear the information from Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, causing #BringBackDrHinshaw to trend in Alberta and across the country for some time. Hinshaw […]

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Officials investigating how 2 residents at Calgary’s Clifton Manor contracted COVID-19

Two residents at the Clifton Manor long-term care facility in Calgary have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Brenda Stafford Foundation confirmed on Thursday. According to a notice on the foundation’s website, the two positive cases were confirmed on Wednesday. Both residents, along with their roommates — who are not symptomatic — have been in isolation since Tuesday. All […]

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Coronavirus: 6 rest stops open in central Ontario for commercial vehicle operators

Metrolinx and the province’s ministry of transportation have opened six rest stops throughout central Ontario for commercial vehicle operators as many facilities have temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement issued by Metrolinx, the six temporary rest stops opened on Thursday at commuter lots located on major highways. “These temporary rest stops will provide commercial drivers […]

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