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Proposed new post-pandemic standards for long-term care being released today

As hundreds of long-term care homes across the country grapple with new outbreaks of COVID-19, highly-anticipated draft national standards for these facilities are being released today. The pandemic exposed fatal weaknesses in Canada’s long-term care sector. In the first few months of the pandemic, more than 80 per cent of Canada’s known COVID-19 deaths happened in […]

COVID-19: Ontario doctor banned from prescribing ivermectin now director of company offering drug

An Ontario doctor prohibited from prescribing ivermectin to treat COVID-19 has launched a telehealth service offering the unapproved treatment to Ontarians to treat the virus, Global News can reveal. Dr Patrick Phillips, a family doctor who is the subject of several investigations by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), is the director […]

How I unlearned my anti-vaxx upbringing and started to trust the experts

This First Person piece is by Kelsey MacDonald, mother of four in Melfort, Sask. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ.  Growing up in an anti-vaccination home leads to far more than just mistrust of vaccinations. It affects your attitudes toward the entire health-care system. It’s a danger that persists until you […]

‘Now Hiring Hamilton’ seeks to help small, medium-sized businesses with worker shortages – Hamilton

Hamilton’s small and medium-sized businesses are getting some help tackling worker shortages. Mohawk College and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to launch Now Hiring Hamilton, a provincially- and federally-funded initiative that looks to help those companies with fewer resources improve their long-term staffing outcomes and find people to work in difficult-to-fill positions. […]

Thousands of carcasses of pigs, drowned in B.C. floods, won’t pollute environment, composting plant says

WARNING: This story contains graphic images of piled up pig carcasses The owner of an industrial composting facility in the B.C. Interior is condemning what he says is misinformation after images of thousands of pig carcasses piled near the Similkameen River appeared in local media. The pictures were published in the community media outlet Castanet […]

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