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Health, Society

Canada ‘likely did not have enough’ protective gear stockpiled: health minister

Canada “likely did not have enough” personal protective equipment in the national strategic stockpile as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world and reached Canada’s shores in January, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Helium shortage concerns science, industry

The price of helium is soaring and there is a shortage of this gas that is used for many scientific, medical and industrial purposes including the manufacture of cellphones and the functioning of MRIs. Supply is finite “We have a »


Cannabis retailers warn of supply shortage

Cannabis retailers across Canada warned of lingering shortages Thursday, saying demand for newly legal pot outstrips their retail projections and limited supply. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said Thursday that it is expecting product shortages in both brick-and-mortar and online stores »

Internet, Science & Technology

School teacher shortage in Canada

This is the month when literally millions of students head back to schools across Canada after the summer holidays. Other than universities, in many locations however there are elementary and high-school teacher shortages. Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Nunavut Territory »


Beer can shortage hurts small breweries

Some Canadian craft brewers say they are having difficulty getting aluminum cans and that prices are going up. They think the shortage may have to do with tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Canadian aluminum and Canada imposing tariffs in »


Life-saving Epipen in short supply

The worrisome news for people with life-threatening allergies is that there is a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors for adults and an imminent shortage of EpiPens for children in Canada. It’s estimated that about two per cent of Canadians are in »


Remote Churchill short of food after huge blizzard

Residents of the remote community of Churchill are hoping a train will finally get through heavy snow and bring them food this afternoon. Store shelves are almost empty after a major blizzard hit the area 1,000 km northeast of Winnipeg. »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Test helps immigrants get trucking jobs

An association of trucking companies has developed a skills testing tool to help immigrants get jobs as truck drivers. The BC Trucking Association in the western province of British Columbia says it is seeking ways to address a shortage of »