‘I couldn’t take it anymore’: Why some medical staff are calling it quits amid COVID-19

Sharon Tonner-Clarkson never imagined she’d leave her job as a personal support worker. She’s worked in palliative care in Toronto for nearly a decade. It’s gruelling and emotional work, providing … Read More

‘Everyone is at risk’: Migrants and undocumented workers need the COVID-19 vaccine too

Lily has risked her life working on the frontlines in one of the most dangerous settings for COVID-19 deaths in the country: long-term care homes. She says that she doesn’t … Read More

COVID-19: Those with weakened immune systems may reveal the secrets to the variant mystery

In the last few months, discussion of new coronaviruses has cast a shadow over the hope that the new COVID-19 vaccines will help put an end to the pandemic. They … Read More

Coronavirus: How COVID-19 could damage the brain

When Erica Taylor got COVID-19, her brain seemed to shut off completely. “I couldn’t think. Suddenly I couldn’t hold onto any thoughts,” she said, adding “I didn’t know who I was, … Read More

‘We’re not mental health professionals’: Even police call for change in handling wellness checks

For the family of Ejaz Choudry, a 62-year-old Mississauga, Ont. man, shot by police, every day without their loved one is a painful reminder of the tragic way he died. … Read More

Hesitancy over a COVID-19 vaccine may threaten public health

Midway into November and well into the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts are increasingly worried about public mistrust over vaccines, and by the lack of a clear … Read More

The New Reality: Online sales boom for businesses that went digital during COVID-19

This is the 16th in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. … Read More

Can I refuse a temperature check? What to know about the COVID-19 screening tool

As Canada continues to reopen, some grocery stores, salons and other businesses have implemented temperature screening — an approach that uses a touchless scanner to measure a person’s body temperature … Read More

Coronavirus: Virtual Family visits an important lifeline for hospital patients  

During the coronavirus pandemic to keep patients, staff and visitors safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, hospitals across Canada instituted no visitor policies for all patients, unless there was … Read More

The New Reality: COVID-19 creating a boom time for some industries

Alex Dugal is going all in on medical masks. The entrepreneur believes face coverings will be in demand even after a vaccine is found for COVID-19, so he’s invested half … Read More

‘Canada’s first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre’ changing how we treat depression

Field Trip’s timing was admittedly terrible. What’s been billed as the “first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre in Canada” opened the week before most of the country went into COVID-19 isolation.  So … Read More

‘People get it’: B.C. gyms reopen under strict new coronavirus protocols

When Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness reopened its doors on Monday with new COVID-19 protocols, John Sardinha was one of the first people back. “I can’t just go running in … Read More

The New Reality: What can Canada learn from Denmark’s return to class?

This is the seventh in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. … 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

Where to buy face masks online in Canada and how to choose

Masks and face coverings seem poised to become a wardrobe essential in the COVID-19 new reality. As Canadians all over the country begin to venture outside in greater numbers, the … Read More

The gym will be one of the toughest spaces to reopen, experts say

With the tentative reopening of some retail spaces, parks, golf courses and even farmers markets in provinces across Canada, many may be hoping to return to other parts of their … 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

The New Reality: Bubble between N.B. and P.E.I. ‘best bet’ for tourism industry, travel

This is the third in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here.  … Read More

Hair salons and barber shops are reopening — but your visit won’t be the same

Salons in parts of Canada can reopen in the coming days, as coronavirus closures begin to loosen across the country. Salons in Manitoba recently got the green light to reopen, … Read More

Hair salons and barbershops are reopening — but your visit won’t be the same

Salons in parts of Canada can reopen in the coming days, as coronavirus closures begin to loosen across the country. Salons in Manitoba recently got the green light to reopen, … Read More

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