Category Archives: Science

N.B. nursing home unions seek $4 per hour wage hike to address labour shortages

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions is calling on the provincial government to increase wages for workers in long-term care homes by $4 per hour.  Council president Sharon Teare told reporters today the homes are understaffed...

Ontario reports 613 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 613 new cases of COVID-19 today, and no new deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 159 of those cases are in fully vaccinated people, and the rest are either unvaccinated or their vaccination status isn't known. T...

Vaccination deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The deadline for hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to be vaccinated against COVID-19 arrived Monday with the prospect of severe staff shortages fueled by workers getting suspended or fired for refusing to

California bill aims to reduce deaths for Black mothers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story.

UK’s Johnson finally agrees to meet COVID-bereaved group

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday finally meet with members of the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaigning group, who for more than a year have sharply criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tensions high between vaccinated and unvaccinated in Canada, poll suggests

A new poll suggests tensions over COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are high as frictions grow between those who are vaccinated against the virus and those who are not. The Leger survey, conducted for the Association of Canadian Studies, found that more

Kenney tells radio host that lockdown would punish people already vaccinated

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "fire break" measures to deal with

Quebec reports 719 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 719 new COVID-19 cases today, with two more deaths related to the virus. Health authorities say hospitalizations dropped by four from Saturday's levels to 297, while the number of patients in intensive care remains stead...

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels.

Ontario reports 653 new COVID-19 infections, six more deaths from virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 653 new COVID-19 cases and a total of six more deaths related to the virus. The province says half the deaths took place over the last 24 hours, while three occurred more than a month ago