Coronavirus

Boredom, stress during pandemic behind rise in alcohol, cannabis use for some Canadians: survey

The ongoing health crisis has played a role in Canadians’ use of drugs and alcohol, with boredom and stress driving a boost in consumption for some adults during the pandemic, according to a new survey. Statistics Canada, which released its findings Thursday, looked into how… Read More »Boredom, stress during pandemic behind rise in alcohol, cannabis use for some Canadians: survey

York Region moving to red control restrictions under Ontario’s coronavirus response framework

The Ontario government has announced York Region will be reentering the province’s COVID-19 response framework of restrictions at the red control level. According to an update issued by the government Friday afternoon, the change in restrictions comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 22.… Read More »York Region moving to red control restrictions under Ontario’s coronavirus response framework

E-commerce revenue and a new president lift Indigo stocks while new shares dilute the value of Ballard Power Systems — here are this week’s corporate winners and losers

E-commerce revenue and a new president lift Indigo stocks while new shares dilute the value of Ballard Power Systems — here are this week’s corporate winners and losers | The Star n”,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Graphic for Indigo Books And Music Inc. “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Bricks and mortar don’t seem to matter… Read More »E-commerce revenue and a new president lift Indigo stocks while new shares dilute the value of Ballard Power Systems — here are this week’s corporate winners and losers

Durham Region moving to red control restrictions under Ontario’s coronavirus response framework

The Ontario government has announced Durham Region will be reentering the province’s COVID-19 response framework of restrictions at the red – control level. According to an update issued by the government Friday afternoon, the change in restrictions comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Feb.… Read More »Durham Region moving to red control restrictions under Ontario’s coronavirus response framework

Selling your wedding date: How some Toronto couples are trying to recoup thousands of dollars in sunk costs thanks to COVID-19

When Celina Aguirre and Alan Cuthbert cancelled their wedding in early 2021, they had already rebooked their May 30, 2020 celebration for Sept. 11 of this year. About 50 of their guests would have been arriving from Mexico, including Aguirre’s mother. The couple had already… Read More »Selling your wedding date: How some Toronto couples are trying to recoup thousands of dollars in sunk costs thanks to COVID-19

Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community – Montreal

The Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews says the religious gathering directives they’ve received from public health officials in the last three days have changed multiple times, proving difficult for the community to interpret. “It’s a sad day when we have to discuss that buying alcohol… Read More »Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community – Montreal

COVID-19: Calgary hair salon considers opening despite public health orders – Calgary

True You Salon & Spa in Calgary is considering opening its doors Monday despite public health orders that forbid it from doing so. “It’s nerve-racking — we would 100 per cent get supporters and we would 100 per cent get backlash,” said True You Salon… Read More »COVID-19: Calgary hair salon considers opening despite public health orders – Calgary

The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?

How has the pandemic hurt the psyche of Canadians? It’s a question that nagged at Michael Cooper since Canada’s first COVID-19 cases were identified. Sitting on a call with his colleagues at Mental Health Research Canada on March 10, Cooper discussed how the pandemic had… Read More »The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?