Hospitalized mom, 24, pleads with Quebecers to take pandemic seriously

Roxane Smith never thought that, as a 24-year-old, she would even catch COVID-19, but after 11 days in hospital with a feeding tube in her nose, the young mother of three is begging Quebec residents to take the pandemic seriously."They say...

After back-and-forth week, Quebec signals willingness to play by new rules set by COVID variants

Just over one month ago, amid a lull in Quebec's COVID-19 infection rates, the province's leading public health official, Dr. Horacio Arruda, used a colourful metaphor to describe the threat posed by more contagious variants of the virus."We are right...

Quebec City, Lévis, Gatineau head back into lockdown as COVID-19 variants spread

Quebec Premier François Legault says Quebec City, Lévis and Gatineau will essentially shut down for 10 days starting Thursday evening to curb the "exponential" rise of COVID-19 cases in these three cities. View original article here Source

Montreal health agency says communications with family were ‘incomplete’ after woman found dead in ER

After nearly a month of silence, the health agency for Montreal's West Island says it has apologized to the family of Candida Macarine, who died in a room at Lakeshore General Hospital on Feb. 27. Her family says it's not...

Nurses fired after Atikamekw woman ‘humiliated’ at Quebec clinic

Two nurses at a health clinic in Joliette, Que., were fired Tuesday afternoon after an Atikamekw woman revealed they had taunted her with racist insults. View original article here Source

Inside the ER in Laval, Que., one of the worst hit cities in Canada

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Laval's Cité-de-la-Santé hospital gave CBC News exclusive access inside the ER to see how it works and the precautions it has put in place to keep everyone safe. View original...

Meet the nurse clinician shedding light on pioneering Black scientists

CBC Quebec is highlighting people from the province's Black communities who are giving back, inspiring others and helping to shape our future. These are the Black Changemakers. As a child, Stephanie Bumba never saw any Black people in the history...

Families disappointed, sad as probe into spring COVID-19 deaths at Montreal West Island care home delayed

Family members of people who died at the CHSLD Herron care home on Montreal's West Island said Tuesday they were disappointed and upset after the coroner at the public inquiry into Quebec's long-term care homes delayed the probe into events at that facility until autumn.Moira Davis,...

Little evidence that colchicine benefits COVID-19 patients, Quebec advisory panel finds

Clinical experts with the Quebec government say there isn't enough evidence yet for them to recommend widespread use of colchicine to treat COVID-19 patients, dampening hopes the drug could be a short-term tool to reduce hospitalizations and deaths.Last month, the Montreal Heart Institute...

Solitude and loneliness wearing down even the most connected generation

There's a time in life when social contacts are your frontline supports, your comfortable confidants and your surrogate family.  As the pandemic widens the gap between young adults and their peers, more and more say they feel cut off and lost, even...
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