Month: September 2021

COVID response forces city to pause pest control inspections, school vaccinations in Hamilton – Hamilton

The COVID pandemic has been such a drain on Hamilton public health’s resources that the city has been unable to offer a whole slate of regular services since March 2020. During Monday’s board of health meeting, city councillors heard that the ongoing demand related to COVID-19 has meant public health employees have been redeployed elsewhere […]

Port Alberni long-term care residents, staff say care has declined for years

Residents, staff and former employees at two Port Alberni long-term care homes say they’re at a breaking point after complaining for years about alleged serious mismanagement in the workplace.  “It’s terrible. They’re running us into the ground,” said an employee at Fir Park Village and Echo Village, who cited a myriad of “bullying and harassment” from management, […]

Medical experts urge caution over use of acetaminophen-based painkillers during pregnancy

People who are pregnant should be cautious about taking acetaminophen as it may alter fetal development, according to a coalition of international public health experts. In a consensus statement published on Thursday in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the group stresses that while acetaminophen is common — it’s found in hundreds of pain-relief medications, including Tylenol, […]

COVID-19: London officials hopeful but prepared as Homecoming approaches – London

Officials in London, Ont., are bracing for the worst, but hoping for the best as Western University‘s Homecoming weekend gets underway. While the weekend, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, itself is filled with virtual celebrations and tame in-person events, concerns from local officials are rising amid the potential for massive unsanctioned street parties on […]

Premiers call for ‘urgent’ increase in health care funding

Canada’s premiers sent a message to recently re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday: they want the federal government to increase its share of health care spending, and soon. Premiers from 10 provinces and two territories participated in a Council of the Federation teleconference to discuss a range of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the […]

City of London responds to flooding amid record-breaking rainfall – London

After intense rainfall throughout London and Middlesex County, the city and residents are responding to flooding throughout the community Thursday. Environment Canada is reporting that from Tuesday through Thursday morning, 120 mm of rain was recorded at London International Airport. “Wednesday we got 67 mm and that broke the old record of 54.2 mm set […]

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