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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 »

Society

Land border between Canada and the U.S. to remain closed until Oct. 21

The Canadian federal government is going to extend the closure of the Canada-U.S. land border for another 30 days, until at least Oct. 21, according to a report from CBC News. A source also told CBC News that Canadians should »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Society

Walmart Canada mandates masks and face coverings in all stores

Walmart Canada is requiring all of its customers and staff to wear a mask or face covering at all of their stores starting on Aug. 12, according to a statement the company released Friday, Walmart Canada said that Health Canada »

Society

Medical experts in Ontario release guidelines for reopening schools

A group of experts led by SickKids, a hospital for sick children in Toronto, have developed and released a set of guidelines for reopening of schools in Ontario this September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines, which were released in »

Health, Society

Prince Edward Island to host Canadian Premier League season

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced on Wednesday that its 2020 season will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island starting next month.  According to an announcement from the league’s commissioner David Clanachan, the CPL will play what they are »