Health

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an online video call with a registered nurse. Canada’s COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols require travellers… Read More »Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander. Military pilots are required to fly a certain number of hours in the air… Read More »Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

‘The same sadness and more lives lost’: Frontline workers reflect on 5 years of B.C.’s overdose crisis – BC

“It’s tough days,” Guy Felicella says as B.C. marks the fifth anniversary of declaring the overdose crisis a public health emergency. Felicella lived with addiction and found his way out and now works as a harm reduction advocate. He says it remains difficult to hear the monthly statistics… Read More »‘The same sadness and more lives lost’: Frontline workers reflect on 5 years of B.C.’s overdose crisis – BC

Here’s what you can and can’t do during Ontario’s COVID-19 ’emergency brake’ shutdown

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario and reduce the strain on hospital intensive care units, the provincial government moved to activate its “emergency brake” shutdown restrictions. Officials said as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3, the order will see all… Read More »Here’s what you can and can’t do during Ontario’s COVID-19 ’emergency brake’ shutdown

Guelph area moving to orange restrict under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework restrictions

The Ontario government has announced communities in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health unit region will be moving down the COVID-19 response framework of restrictions to the orange restrict level. According to an update issued by the government Friday afternoon, the change in restrictions comes into effect… Read More »Guelph area moving to orange restrict under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework restrictions