Category Archives: Science

Alberta First Nation monitors hundreds for COVID-19 as it announces curfew

SIKSIKA NATION, Alta. — A First Nation in southern Alberta has implemented a curfew as its health workers monitor more than 200 people for signs they may have developed COVID-19. Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot said in video messages...

P.E.I. reports three new COVID-19 cases, including one seniors’ residence employee

CHARLOTETOWN, P.E.I. — Prince Edward Island reported new COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than two months, announcing three new cases on Saturday — including one person who worked at Charlottetown seniors' home. Dr. Heather Morrison, the provi...

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

OTTAWA — Canada's sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they're now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them. Amnesty International Ca...

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador On July 3, Newfoundland and Lab...

Saskatchewan expanding visits to long-term care homes during COVID-19 pandemic

REGINA — Saskatchewan is expanding its COVID-19 guidelines for those visiting long-term care homes. Starting Tuesday, health officials say residents can have two family members or support persons for visits, with one ...

NY study finds hydroxychloroquine may have saved COVID-19 patients’ lives

Treatment with controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine may have reduced deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to results of a peer-reviewed study by a group of New York researchers. Dr. Takahisa Mikami and his team at Icahn School of Medicine at

Ottawa mayor to introduce motion to mandate cloth masks indoors

OTTAWA — The mayor of Ottawa says he's working to make cloth masks mandatory indoors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 while restarting the economy. Jim Watson says he and a councillor will bring forward a motion on

Alberta health minister orders racism review, noose found in hospital in 2016

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province's health authority responded to a racist act at one of its hospitals. Tyler Shandro said in a statement Friday that a piece of rope tied int...

Fashion retailers confront consumer shifts amid ‘long slow ramp’ to new normal

TORONTO — COVID-19 has slammed Canada’s fashion sector like a hurricane, causing serious damage and likely leaving a few casualties in its wake. The mass closing of malls and offices along with the cancellation of celebrations and big events has been

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador is jo...