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Nova Scotians dealing with loss offered access to mental health support

Shoppers Drug Mart has launched free online mental health programs to help victims coping with loss due to tragedies in partnership with the Nova Scotian government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), according to a press release from Shoppers »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Retail businesses open in Saskatchewan next week

The province of Saskatchewan will begin its second phase of reopening next week according to an announcement from the province’s Premier Scott Moe yesterday.  Starting on May 19, retail businesses, shopping malls, personal services, such as barbers and hair stylists, »

Health, Society

McDonald’s Canada reintroduces takeout in 30 test locations

McDonald’s Canada is reintroducing in-restaurant takeout services in 30 locations to test new protective measures that will be adapted for restaurants across the country, according to a press release from the fast food chain this morning.  “To keep our guests »

Economy, Health, International

Finally! Vindication against ‘McIntyre Powder’ in a battle for miners health

It was a tireless campaign that Janice Martell had waged for years in northern Ontario’s ‘hard rock mining’ centre. Finally, she has the decision she has sought. McIntrye Powder was little known outside of mining circles, if at all. For »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Uber Canada requires masks for drivers and users

The ride sharing service Uber is requiring that all drivers, delivery persons, and passengers wear masks in the interest of health and safety starting on May 18, according to a post yesterday from Dara Khosrowshahi, the company’s chief executive officer. »


Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

The Coast Guard ship Des Groseilliers is seen near the arctic community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut August 23, 2014. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero cases until Thursday, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Read the article


Postal union asks Canadians to help with protecting its workers

In order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, and to protect Canada post workers, the Canadain Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) asked its customers to clean and disinfect mailboxes, handrails, and door handles everyday, in a press release sent »


Quebec’s health institute warns against use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Quebec’s health institute has warned against using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for patients who are suffering from a COVID-19, according to a statement released on Sunday.  The Institut National d’excellence en santé et en service sociaux, or INESSS, said that despite »

Health, Society

Health Canada interim measure to increase supply of hand sanitizer

Health Canada announced last night that they are making access to products such as hand sanitizer, disinfectants, masks and gowns, easier due to the growing demand and need for those products during the COVID-19 outbreak. These products are normally subject »


Quebec Premier Legault ‘happy’ with Trudeau’s measures to slow down coronavirus

The Quebec government has announced that they are pleased with the federal government’s new measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian border would be »