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Challenging racism in health care should be part of Desmond inquiry’s legacy: witnesses

The province must invest in culturally specific health-care services for Black communities to eradicate the barriers of systemic racism, stigma and intergenerational trauma to African Nova Scotians seeking mental health and domestic violence support, the Lionel Desmond inquiry heard Monday. The inquiry’s mandate has focused on the intersection of mental health, domestic violence and firearms. […]

Public health investigating possible new Omicron COVID-19 variant cases in Hamilton

Two suspected Hamilton-area cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant are being investigated by the local and provincial public health agencies, according to Ontario’s top doc. In an early Monday morning press conference, chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore revealed an investigation into four possible occurrences, including two in Ottawa. The two Hamilton […]

COVID-19: As cases rise in Elgin-Oxford, some municipalities will have capacity limits reinstated – London

Several municipalities in Elgin and Oxford counties will have capacity restrictions reintroduced this week in a bid to curb rising COVID-19 case-rates in the region. Aylmer, Bayham, Blandford-Blenheim, Malahide, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, and West Elgin will have capacity limits reinstated as of 12:01 a.m. Dec. 2, officials with Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) said on […]

COVID-19: Outbreak declared at Fanshawe College residence as Western outbreak grows – London

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) at a student residence at Fanshawe College — the post-secondary institution’s first of the pandemic. The outbreak, declared at the college’s Merlin House residence on Sunday, was made public in the health unit’s Monday update and is linked to at least three cases […]

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