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Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »


Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »

Health, Society

Canada extends isolation rules for travellers

The federal government is extending strict quarantine rules requiring travellers to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada for at least another month. The order, which was set to expire tonight, “has been extended until July 31 for »

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The personal protective equipment bronco keeps on bucking

The quest for medical supplies to combat COVID-19 sure isn’t pretty, eh?  “It is really a Wild West when it comes to buying medical supplies right now,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on April 6.  And how is »

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COVID-19 is not letting up its attacks on homes for the elderly

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is preying on seniors around the world and Canada is no exception. “My big worry at this time is about seniors’ residences,” Quebec Premier François Legault told reporters Wednesday at his daily pandemic briefing.  »

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Always seeking an edge, the scammers stay with us

As the health and social consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak mount, we get to witness the best and the worst in our species. Eh? From young people offering to help their older neighbours with their shopping (as happened to me »

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Trudeau announces $1-billion package to help Canadians cope with COVID-19

On the same day when the World Health Organization finally–officially–declared COVID-19 a “pandemic,” Canada’s federal government Wednesday announced a $1-billion package to deal with the impacts of the outbreak of the virus in this country. The package includes $500-million to »

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Grand Princess cruise ship passengers back in Canada

Like countries around the world, Canada continues to grapple with COVID-19. On Monday, British Columbia health officials reported that an elderly man at a long-term care facility in North Vancouver had died, becoming the first COVID-19 death in Canada. Federal »

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New data shows opioid crisis not going away soon

Canada’s opioid crisis continues unabated despite a pledge by the federal government in July to spend more money to find ways to try reduce the problem. New Public Health Agency statistics released Wednesday show that nearly 14,000 people have been »

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The flu season in hitting kids extra hard this year

The so-called holiday season tends to run parallel to the flu season in Canada. When those seasons collide, it’s not a lot of fun and tends to play havoc with our social lives and worse. Parties get cancelled and extended-family »