Month: February 2021

Coronavirus: No case update for London-Middlesex Monday due to provincewide system outage, MLHU says – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario  No update to the London and Middlesex coronavirus case count was available Monday due to a scheduled outage to the province’s case and contact management system, the health unit says. The outage, which lasted from 3 p.m. Sunday until 8:30 a.m., prevented […]

Black American Sign Language (BASL): Black Deaf Canadians seek more research, support for community

With nearly 400,000 followers on TikTok, 22-year-old Nakia Smith is teaching her online audiences a hidden treasure: Black American Sign Language (BASL). The influencer, also known by her sign name — a name members of the Deaf community are given or make themselves — Charmay, she creates educational content celebrating BASL that sometimes features her […]

Mothers call for support, not threats, as Sask. and P.E.I. end birth alerts

Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island have become the latest provinces to end a controversial practice that allowed hospitals and social services to flag expectant mothers deemed to be high-risk so that — in many cases — their newborns could be seized. The two provinces have banned birth alerts effective Feb. 1, following the lead of other provinces, such as B.C., […]

COVID-19 spike has Whistlerites split on how to keep economy running and community safe

As COVID-19 cases surge in Whistler, B.C., and health officials urge against non-essential travel, residents are torn between keeping the ski town’s economy running and protecting locals.  The community has so far tried to balance both, with Whistler Blackcomb open to skiers by reservation only and bars and restaurants open at reduced capacity. But now the […]

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