Highlights / Canada

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Lab able to quickly diagnose blood clots after vaccine

A laboratory which has pioneered work on blood clots caused by medication is now set to diagnose clots that may occur in people after they received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Canadian health authorities say an extremely rare blood clot syndrome may »

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous designer launches sustainable, plus size clothing

An Indigenous-owned clothing company will begin offering all of its sustainable clothing lines in larger sizes ranging from XS to 6X. The Anne Mulaire company is Métis owned.  Métis are people of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry and are one »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s ‘Atlantic bubble’ reopening in jeopardy over rising COVID-19 cases

Plans to reopen a “travel buble” between Canada’s Atlantic provinces on April 19 looked increasingly precarious on Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases and, in particular, variants of concern across the country. Premiers of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada investigates after U.S. pauses Janssen vaccine

There was more negative news today that could affect vaccine rollouts in Canada and other countries. U.S. authorities have recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This single-shot vaccine was approved for use »

Health

Doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis, report researchers

A new study suggests that doctors in the large province of Ontario are still hesitant to prescribe cannabis to treat long-term pain. The physicians said they were concerned about possible ill-effects on such things as cognitive development, existing mental illnesses »

Internet, Science & Technology

A change in diet helped wolves evade extinction

Gray wolves are some of the largest predators that managed to survive the great extinction at the end of the last ice age and they may have succeeded by adapting what they ate. This is the conclusion of researchers at »

International, Politics

Canada cancels 29 high-tech arms exports permits to Turkey

The federal government has cancelled 29 arms export licences for Turkey’s high-tech drone systems after a thorough review found “credible evidence” that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa’s consent and was used in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall, »

Health, Society

Exercising could help in pandemic but stress, anxiety a barrier

Researchers at McMaster University say that the COVID-19 pandemic “has created a paradox where mental health has become both a motivator for and a barrier to physical activity.”  A study was done to find out how and why mental health, »

Environment & Animal Life

Skip the shower for Earth Day campaign launched

A Canadian beverage company is suggesting that Canadians working from home skip the shower and turn off their camera on Earth Day April 22, 2021 to help protect water. This is part of a clever campaign by Molson Coors which »

Health, Society

Most unvaccinated Canadians leery of AstraZeneca

Bad press about the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 has caused a loss of confidence in it among many Canadians, according to a new public opinion survey. Much of Canada is in the throes of a third wave of the pandemic »