Quebec College of Physicians calls for cosmetic surgeries to stop during lockdown

The Quebec College of Physicians is calling for all cosmetic surgery clinics to close for the time being, saying that procedures such as facelifts and breast implants shouldn't be performed while the province's public health system faces a staffing crisis.CBC News reported earlier this...

Quebec pins all its hopes on the vaccine, but experts say action is needed on multiple fronts

The old saying holds that only fools and the dead never change their minds.Health Minister Christian Dubé is neither of those things. Eighteen days ago, at a news conference about Quebec's COVID-19 vaccination plan, Dubé insisted his hands were tied by Pfizer's requirements that...

Rapid tests coming to 2 Montreal high schools with hopes of detecting COVID-19 faster

Can rapid COVID-19 tests make high schools safer? That's exactly what Dr. Caroline Quach is looking to find out — deploying the tests at two Montreal high schools to see if they can be used to curb transmission."If we're able to...

Quebec imposes curfew as part of 4-week lockdown

The Quebec government is imposing a curfew and extending the closure of high schools and businesses in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Premier François Legault said the lockdown measures, which he described as "shock therapy," will begin...

Montreal region’s COVID-19 wards could overflow within 3 weeks, provincial predictions suggest

Hospitals in Quebec's largest metropolitan area are becoming perilously full and could run out of capacity for new COVID-19 patients entirely in as little as two or three weeks, according to new provincial government modelling.The latest report from the Insitut national d'excellence en santé et...

Quebec wants travellers returning from holidays abroad to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding planes

Travellers planning to return home to Quebec after holidaying abroad should face strict measures, including being tested for COVID-19 before hopping on a flight home and once again upon their arrival, the provincial health minister announced today.This comes after Quebec recorded...

This is what COVID-19 looks like through the eyes of nurses on the front lines

Turning a desperately ill COVID-19 patient onto their stomach may seem simple enough to the uninitiated. It's not.In this case, at Quebec City's Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus, it requires a total of seven people crowded around an intensive care bed.  We often hear...

The high mental toll of the pandemic, and what to do about it

There is sadness, but most of all boredom.Linda Foy, an octogenarian grandmother of three who lives in Montreal West, recently decided to knit a hat for her daughter because, well, she couldn't think of anything better to do. Behind the...

Quebec cancels plan to allow Christmas gatherings as COVID-19 surges

Quebec Premier François Legault has backtracked on his plan to allow gatherings over the Christmas holiday period after a rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Legault announced last month people would be allowed to gather in groups of 10 over a four-day period,...

As the pandemic takes a mental toll on Quebec students, teachers are trying new ways to keep them learning

Teachers in Quebec are facing students wracked by stress and anxiety related to the pandemic, but they are also finding new ways of ensuring that learning still happens amid the upheaval.Across the province, teachers at all grade levels are adapting...
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