As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

Canada is ready to supply India with medical equipment as the country struggles to contain record surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “The answer to the question is yes, we … Read More

Metro Vancouver residents trashed more than 500 million pieces of PPE last year, report finds

A new report is offering insight into how much additional trash is ending up in Metro Vancouver landfills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, tabled Friday by Metro Vancouver’s Zero … Read More

COVID-19 expenses the bulk of EMSB’s record $15 M deficit

The English Montreal School Board is forecasting a record deficit of nearly $15 million for the current school year. The startling figures were announced in a council meeting Wednesday night, … Read More

‘Morale is horrible’: London, Ont., nurse alleges equipment issues, lack of break space at LHSC

A nurse says London Health Sciences Centre staff have been “shortchanged” by an administration that failed to properly prepare for the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic and attempted … Read More

Conservative motion could hamper domestic PPE production, companies warn

OTTAWA — Canadian companies that answered the government’s call to produce ventilators and other desperately needed equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic say they’re worried that opposition MPs are now demanding … Read More

RCMP seeking solution for bearded members’ mask options amid coronavirus

OTTAWA – The RCMP says there is no safe and proven face covering for officers with beards, but it is working to find one for Sikh members temporarily sidelined from … Read More

Canadian businesses are worried about getting PPE — so where can they get it?

Most Canadian businesses say they require personal protective equipment (PPE) to open up during the coronavirus pandemic — and some are anxious about obtaining enough supply, according to Statistics Canada. … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds keep lid on some PPE contract company names, prices

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 3, 2020 5:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal Liberals have given … Read More

Temperature checks, masks, small classes: How gyms are reopening in Ontario

Ontario moves into Stage 3 on Friday, meaning nearly all businesses will be allowed to welcome patrons back through their doors — including gyms. Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread … Read More

You might be wearing your mask, gloves wrong. How to use PPE properly

As Canadians begin to re-enter the public spaces after the novel coronavirus shut down the economy for months, the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is more important than … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau says Canada ‘close to self-sufficient’ in PPE production

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being … Read More

Feds launch online portal for buyers and sellers of PPE, COVID-19 supplies

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 9, 2020 1:28 pm Updated June 9, 2020 1:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Personal protective equipment store opens its doors in West Island amid coronavirus pandemic

A new retail store specializing in the sale of personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened its doors in Montreal’s West Island. GLO-MD in Pierrefonds welcomed clients into its pop-up store … Read More

Feds continue to bolster PPE supply as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Planes and boats loaded with personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 supplies continue to arrive in Canada as the federal government moves to increase the domestic stockpile of crucial gear. … Read More

How much protective equipment does Canada really need for COVID-19?

A high-profile announcement by the Liberals this week that automotive giant General Motors would make 10 million medical masks omitted a detail that speaks to the long road ahead in … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds to offer update on scramble to procure protective equipment

The federal government will update Canadians today on the results of the mad scramble to procure personal protective equipment —  just as demand is poised to skyrocket with more people … Read More

New Brunswick barbershops busy as province enters new phase of COVID-19 recovery

Some New Brunswickers may be a little less shaggy on Saturday. Barbershops and hair salons are allowed to open in New Brunswick during the “yellow” phase of the province’s COVID-19 … Read More

More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why

More men have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, across the world than women — except in Canada. According to the latest data from the Public … Read More

China supports ‘inclusive review’ of coronavirus response while pointing finger at U.S.

The Chinese government would be open to some sort of review of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its ambassador to Canada. But Cong Peiwu says that would need to be … Read More

Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be questions “particularly” for China about how the coronavirus pandemic began and its handling of the early days of the crisis. His comments … Read More

PPE: You might be doing it wrong. Here are some tips.

More people are out and about as various provinces, parks and properties start to reopen, making proper PPE use all the more important. Wearing personal protective equipment isn’t mandatory for … Read More

Coronavirus: 500,000 surgical masks donated to Canada from Taiwan

A donation of 500,000 surgical masks needed by health-care workers on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic has been officially handed over to Canada from Taiwan. Conservative Leader … Read More

What about the next pandemic? Coronavirus offers lessons for the future

Five months ago, when novel coronavirus first erupted in China, the federal government assured Canadians that their chances of catching COVID-19 were low. Since then, tens of thousands of cases … Read More

Canadian doctors’ anxiety amid coronavirus can be eased by more PPE, testing: poll

Increasing both personal protective equipment (PPE) and coronavirus testing would help ease the mental health effects of the pandemic on physicians, a new poll suggests. The poll, released Tuesday by … Read More

Coronavirus: Volunteers use 3D printers to produce PPE amid outbreak

Groups of volunteers across Canada are using 3D printers to produce personal protective equipment and other essential supplies at a breakneck speed — an effort some say could have a … Read More

Coronavirus: Samuelsohn reopens Montreal factory to make surgical gowns

Clothing maker Samuelsohn has reopened its Montreal factory with nearly 150 employees to begin production of personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and first responders in Quebec.

The luxury menswear company says it has a deal with the province for an initial order of 200,000 surgical gowns and plans to provide hundreds of thousands more.

Coronavirus: Canadian doctors unsure when they’ll see newly arrived masks

Even as planeloads of supplies to protect Canada’s medical workers arrive, many primary-care physicians say they are in the dark about when they’re going to get what they need to … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

U.S. federal stockpile of protective equipment almost depleted: Health Department

The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. … Read More

Coronavirus: Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM and its players donate half a million masks

CCM has joined the list of hockey equipment manufacturers contributing supplies to front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal company and its player endorsee roster that includes Connor … Read More

Coronavirus: B.C. mill ramps up medical pulp production for U.S. supplies — but not for 3M

A British Columbia mill that makes a special recipe of pulp for surgical masks, gowns and other medical supplies has doubled up on its production for an American customer amid … Read More

‘A lot of uncertainty’ about protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic, doctors say

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned of equipment shortages for medical professionals. The president of the New Brunswick Medical Society says doctors are now raising concerns … Read More

Toronto hospital holds mask drive as groups sound alarm over impending shortage

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 23, 2020 6:16 am Updated March 23, 2020 6:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More