Day: January 20, 2022

Doctors undermining COVID-19 fight need regulation, not ‘meaningless’ statements: experts

Experts are calling for an overhaul of the regulatory bodies that oversee Canada’s health professionals, as provincial health ministries and Colleges shirk responsibility for doctors accused of spreading unverified medical information about COVID-19 vaccines. A Global News investigation this week revealed a web of doctors, mostly based in B.C. and Ontario, have been sharing unproven […]

St. John’s airport, firefighters reach deal to continue normal operations

The St. John’s International Airport Authority has reached a deal with its firefighting staff to keep the airport operating normally. Both the airport and the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, which represents the firefighters, released statements Thursday night outlining the development.  The union said they’ve “reached an understanding that will see the airport remain open while addressing the […]

London, Ont.-based Safer Opioid Supply Program reporting dramatic drop in overdoses among clients – London

The Safer Opioid Supply (SOS) Program, run by the London InterCommunity Health Centre is showing positive results in client retention and a drop in overdoses. The study on the SOS program showed that clients reported significant reductions in fentanyl use, as well in the use of other street-acquired drugs like crystal methamphetamine. The program which […]

COVID-19: Ontario’s top doc suggests parts of Niagara’s back to school plan not in line with province

Ontario’s chief medical officer is accusing Niagara Region’s acting medical officer of health of not taking on proper consultation in formulating a back to school plan amid the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter, Dr. Kieran Moore suggested Dr. Mustafa Hirji’s approach to the return of in-person learning and child care failed […]

Saskatchewan challenges Alberta to build its half of permanent Fort McMurray-La Loche road

The Saskatchewan government is calling on Alberta to commit to building its portion of an all-weather road connecting Fort McMurray to La Loche. The premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan signed an agreement to complete a permanent 110-kilometre road in 2005.  Currently the road is only passable in winter. “Saskatchewan has been working diligently,” Premier Scott Moe said this week. The province has completed 44 of 53 kilometres […]

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