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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party Erin O’Toole tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  “This evening, Erin O’Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the Conservative party said in a statement. “He is very relieved that his wife and »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Antibody study reveals 2.23% of Quebecers infected with COVID-19

A blood donor seroprevalence study, conducted by Quebec’s blood and tissue collection agency in collaboration with the provincial public health institute, shows three times as many Quebecers could have been infected with the novel coronavirus than what the official numbers »

Health, Society

Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday. Dr. Walter Siqueira of »

Society

Canada-wide emergency alert testing expected Wednesday

Operators of Canada’s emergency alert system will issue another test message over television, radio and mobile phones across the country on Wednesday to test the reliability of the system that has experienced some glitches during previous tests. The Alert Ready »

Society

New Ontario teachers must pass math test

Teachers in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province will soon face new requirments. Legislation was introduced yesterday (Thursday) which is called the  ”Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act”, primarily because it would require the revocation of the licence for any teacher found »

Health, Society

Drug checking finds most were not what Vancouver users expected

An overdose crisis in the western city of Vancouver prompted officials to ask for samples of street drugs to test their contents. Analysis of 1,714 substances found that more than 60 per cent contained none of the drug that clients »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

New tests for gynecologic cancers will save lives

A new, gene-based test for ovarian and endometrial cancers should soon save lives and reduce the suffering of women thanks to joint research by Canadian and U.S. scientists. These two cancers are the third most common cause of cancer deaths »

Economy, Society

Honesty experiment in Eastern Canada: high marks!

How honest are Canadians? Test shows good results in Maritimes. They have been many stories over the years in Canada of lost items, especially wallets, being returned to their owners with money and credit cards still inside. That’s not to »

Internet, Science & Technology

Researchers create quick test for cool roofs

People are being encouraged to install cool reflective roofs to try to reduce the city heat that contributes to global warming. But light roofs get dirty and can become less effective at reflecting heat away. An engineering team at Concordia »

Society

Woman accused of impersonating mom for driving test

Police arrested a woman who appears to have put on a wig and glasses so she could take a driving test on her mother’s behalf. The arrest of the 39-year-old woman took place on June 9, 2016 in the small »