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First Nations in Manitoba to receive initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

First Nations in Manitoba will receive the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 according to a statement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Starting on Thursday, Manitoba will be sending 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the »

Health, Society

Experts call for stronger protection against airborne transmission of COVID-19

A group of experts concerned about the rising number of cases and hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic is calling on provincial and federal health officials to recognize the airborne transmission of the virus.  In an open letter released on »

Society

British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research identifies walking speed as predictor of dementia

The speed at which you walk, or the so-called gait speed, might be a predictor of dementia, according to new research by Canadian scientists. Researchers had long identified problems with memory and cognition as a predictor of dementia. However, a »

Health, Society

Firefighters kick off Movember to promote men’s health

Firefighters from Toronto and Brampton, 45 km to the northwest, drove their decorated trucks to a Toronto fire station to kick off month-long activities in support of men’s health. This event on November 2, 2020 began the 14th annual Movember »

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COVID-19 tracing app: Only 5 per cent reporting their infection in Ontario

Canada’s national COVID-19 tracing app has been downloaded over 4.5 million times across Canada though the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta have not accepted the federal app so far. Alberta at present has its own app called AB Trace »

Society

Over 13,500 health-care worker in Quebec infected during first wave of pandemic

Health-care workers in Quebec who faced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable to contracting the virus than the rest of the population, according to a report released by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

Health, Society

Ontario pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing on Friday

The Ontario government is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by offering it at up to 60 pharmacies within the province starting this Friday. According to the press release from the Ontario government, individuals with no symptoms of the virus will »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »