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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

19 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex, 12 new cases in Elgin and Oxford – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Schools – Outbreaks – Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton For the second day in a row, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the region on Sunday.… Read More »19 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex, 12 new cases in Elgin and Oxford – London

Coronavirus: Spread of COVID-19 in Brampton linked to systemic factors, experts say – Toronto

When Kelly Lopes learned back in the spring that the Ontario government was ordering her teenaged children to stay home from school for their own safety but expected them and their parents to continue going to work, fear and anger set in almost immediately. In… Read More »Coronavirus: Spread of COVID-19 in Brampton linked to systemic factors, experts say – Toronto

Alcohol consumption skyrockets as pandemic continues, says Montreal public health

Montreal public health officials say the city remains in an “uncomfortable” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, and while gaining control of the situation is a constant concern, it’s not the only one. “We are preoccupied with the collateral impact of this pandemic,” said… Read More »Alcohol consumption skyrockets as pandemic continues, says Montreal public health