Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Has the public rushed into double masking?

With the threat of new COVID-19 variants growing by the day, it may seem like a good idea to just double up on masks as you’re heading out the door. … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

Halifax family raising awareness of infant congenital heart defects for Heart Month

At three months old, Roman is rambunctious, keeping mom Justina Spencer and dad Georges Bilodeau on their toes. “He’s a very happy baby, he smiles a lot. We think he’s … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Are ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns going to cut it? Or is it time for #COVIDZero?

Remember that time in the summer of 2020 when many provinces — including Ontario — eased their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions after the daily recorded cases plummeted? Well, some experts say … Read More

COVID-19: Some turning to psychedelic micro-dosing to cope with mental health stress, anxiety

Jen Burke lost her full-time job as a clothing store manager because of COVID-19, but says the pandemic has been the most peaceful time in her life. “There’s so many people who … Read More

‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contender: Medicago’s breakthrough, ties to Big Tobacco and warnings a pandemic was coming

Under a winter’s snow cover on the outskirts of Quebec City, a high-tech greenhouse, set at a balmy 23 C, is growing row after row of a weed that could … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Was the COVID-19 vaccine ‘rushed’ and the trials faked?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about what your life will be like after the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out? The virus that devastated the world, and crippled millions of people’s … Read More

From Christmas cards to cookies, how to limit COVID-19 spread during the holidays

With provincial and federal governments urging Canadians to stay away from those outside their households due to COVID-19, it can feel like nothing about this holiday is going to be … Read More

2 Alberta toddlers receive life-saving drug thanks to angel donor and pharmaceutical lottery

Two Alberta families are celebrating early Christmas miracles this week. On Thursday, two-year-old Kaysen Martin received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary … Read More

Kaysen’s Quest: Edmonton toddler receives life-saving drug thanks to angel donor

An Edmonton family is celebrating an early Christmas miracle Thursday. Two-year-old Kaysen Martin has received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary gift … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

The COVID Alert app isn’t working as well as it should be, and Canadians are part of the problem

It has been more than two months since the Canadian government launched COVID Alert, Canada’s novel coronavirus exposure app, but federal data obtained by Global News shows less than 10 … Read More

Coronavirus took their lives. Here’s how their families will remember them

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of Canadians. More than 8,800 people have died so far. But they are more than statistics. They were people, much loved … Read More

Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why

Police in Ontario shot 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry in his home. In New Brunswick, they shot Chantel Moore in her home and Rodney Levi at a friend’s barbecue. Prior to that, … Read More

Many Saskatchewan First Nations residents are travelling hours to get coronavirus treatment

Wanda Wolverine Poorman’s daughter was infected with the novel coronavirus in April. According to Poorman, the health centre on the English River First Nation Patuanuk reserve could not provide adequate … Read More

Sex vs. gender: What J.K. Rowling got wrong that you can get right

Earlier this Pride month, J.K. Rowling wrote a widely critiqued tweet taking issue with a headline that opted for the specific “people who menstruate” over the general, but not always … Read More

Return to the land: COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Return to the land: Gardening grows in northwest Saskatchewan during COVID-19 lockdown

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In thiss three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Return to the land: Northwest Saskatchewan food insecurity highlighted by coronavirus crisis

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic exposing health inequities among Canadians, experts say

The ongoing coronavirus crisis is exposing health inequities that have long existed in Canada, according to those who study public health and infectious diseases. Now, Canadian charities and agencies are … Read More

Rare look inside Toronto COVID-19 lab reveals equipment shortages and delays

Lajomee knows better than most how the COVID-19 testing process operates. Over the past six weeks, she’s been tested a staggering five times for the new coronavirus and each result … Read More

London, Ont., woman says housing co-op tenants threatened with homelessness

Jo Dee Phoenix received a letter under her doorway on May 14, but dated May 9, saying she had until noon on Fri., May 22 to provide necessary documents or … Read More

Emergency doctor documenting the front lines of COVID-19

Every shift, Dr. Dawn Lim knows to expect the unexpected. “We are used to dealing with patients who are very sick. That’s not new,” Lim told Global News. “But patients … Read More

N.S. pilot flying artistic patterns in response to provincial tragedies, coronavirus

As Nova Scotians continue to grieve after what has been a traumatic two months, one man is attempting to inspire those in the province who may need a hand. Dimitri … Read More

HIV-AIDS taught us not to police a disease outbreak, say experts. Did the lesson stick?

The Canadian death toll from HIV — the human immunodeficiency virus that, in its most advanced stages, becomes AIDS — peaked at 1,764 in 1995, a year that ended with … Read More

Family of 15 navigate in-home COVID-19 outbreak on Saskatchewan First Nation

The family watched uneasily as health-care workers in hazmat suits entered their home on their reserve in northern Saskatchewan. “A lot of the kids didn’t know what was going on,” … Read More

Some sex workers’ income has ‘completely dissolved’ due to COVID-19. Here’s how they’re surviving

Jelena Vermilion has lost her main source of income since the COVID-19 outbreak — the in-person sex work she relies on. Vermilion, based in Hamilton, Ont., now only receives requests … Read More

Here’s which countries are still not reporting coronavirus cases — and why

The novel coronavirus pandemic has spread to every continent of the world except Antarctica, with over 3.3 million confirmed cases and more than 230,000 deaths. Yet over a dozen nations … Read More

Crowded shelter or $880 fine? Homeless face ‘impossible’ coronavirus choice

On Monday, a brother and sister watched as the makeshift shelters they were living in were dismantled and their community ordered to disperse. The siblings had been part of a … Read More

Struggling with an addiction in Canada? These resources can help

Addiction is more common than perhaps we’d like to admit: an estimated six million Canadians will meet the criteria for addiction in the course of their lifetime. It isn’t a … Read More

Coronavirus: Calgary doctor leads workout as people wait in line at Costco

As stores restrict the number of shoppers and mandate physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Calgary doctor took the opportunity to turn a Costco lineup into a workout session … Read More

Nova Scotia folk music sibling trio, The Gilberts, gain popularity amid pandemic

A trio of sibling musicians from Nova Scotia is not about to let COVID-19 stop them from getting noticed. Like many artists during the pandemic, they have taken their talents online. … Read More

N.B. youth shares story of 106-year-old great grandmother who has lived through two pandemics

Most people experiencing the novel coronavirus pandemic have never experienced anything like this, but one New Brunswick woman has been through it twice. Twelve-year-old Anna Stocker has written a story … Read More

4 things not to do while working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thousands of Canadians have ditched the office for their apartment, condo or house to practice social distancing as we all work together to fight against the spread of the novel … Read More

Thinking about death amid coronavirus? A living will could help

It isn’t easy to ponder the end of your life, says Constance MacIntosh, a health law professor at Dalhousie University, especially when you feel healthy and invincible or find yourself staring into the uncertainty of a global pandemic — even one like the new coronavirus, which has a relatively low mortality rate.

Anxiety lingers as N.L. officials trace majority of coronavirus cases to funeral home

On a day off work in mid-March, Craig Dyer took some time to pay his respects at the funeral of a co-worker’s brother. He stopped by Caul’s Funeral Home in … Read More

One will live, one will die: How Canada is preparing for tough coronavirus choices

There is one ventilator, two people. The first person is a 12-year-old with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The second person is 74 years old and has … Read More

Saying thanks to B.C.’s health-care heroes

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Patients worry after coronavirus prompts closure of ‘life-saving’ addiction program

Liam was discharged from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s substance use and concurrent disorders program on March 26. The 22-year-old, whose last name Global News is not using for … Read More

Labatt switching production to hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19

Labatt Breweries of Canada is shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer at some of its factories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said Sunday it will initially … Read More

Navigating a new cancer diagnosis during a pandemic: ‘Everything is upended’

Robin McGee has been here before. When she was diagnosed with a recurrence of colorectal cancer on Monday, it marked the third time she’s been told she has cancer. But … Read More

‘All it takes is one slip’: Impassioned pleas from the coronavirus front lines

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus has topped 10,000 around the world, as of March 20, with more and more countries closing their borders and encouraging people to … Read More

Cornavirus: Tips to deal with isolation from Col. Chris Hadfield

As people around the world continue to self-isolate during the novel coronavirus pandemic, many are turning to the experts for tips on how to survive while isolated. There are probably … Read More

From custodians to abortion providers, how coronavirus is changing our lives

As recently as March 14, there was a sense among some Canadians that the requests to steer clear of one another for fear of infecting our loved ones with the … Read More