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Health, Politics, Society

Soldiers may be called to testify in lawsuits against long-term care homes

When coronavirus cases began to mount across the country in mid-March, long-term care facilities for the elderly and those needing constant care were particularly hard hit. Most of these facilities are privately run by for-profit companies. Many of the elderly »

Health, Politics, Society

Military arrives to help contain COVID-19 in Quebec retirement/care homes

As of Monday there have been over 1,600 coronavirus-related deaths across the country with well over 800 in Quebec the highest rate in the country. A majority, 60 per cent, of the deaths have occurred in the province’s retirement residences »

Society

UPDATE: More dead, missing, in seniors’ residence fire

UPDATED (January 24): The death toll is rising and some 30 residents unaccounted for after a fire early Thursday (January 23) in a seniors’ residence that was reportedly only partially equipped with sprinklers. Fire broke out after midnight at the »