More Canadians turning to cannabis to help deal with pandemic pressures

Kacie Fann had three kids and a full-time job as a realtor when the pandemic hit last year. Like so many others, her life was turned upside-down and she found herself at a loss as to how to cope."I didn't...

Fear and frustration for cancer patients caught in Ontario’s surgery backlog

Paige Atherton does her best every day to distract herself. For the 28-year-old mother from Beachburg, Ont., that usually means playing with her three young sons. But every so often, reality sneaks in. "When are you going to see the doctor and when...

Why warnings of a deadly 3rd wave in Canada may have gone unheeded

It was a Friday in February and Canada's COVID-19 situation seemed to be improving. The second wave had crested. Just over 3,000 cases were reported countrywide that day, Feb. 19, down from a peak of 8,766 six weeks earlier. Dr. Theresa...

‘If you’re sick, stay home’ is a non-starter for many Canadians

The debate around paid sick leave has grown louder and more urgent in the past several weeks as COVID-19 cases have continued to soar in many parts of the country along with concern that people are going to work sick because...

Older Ontarians most involved in online spread of COVID-19 myths, study finds

A new study suggests Ontario residents between the ages of 55 and 64 are most involved in spreading misinformation about COVID-19 on social media. Published by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the research found that six per cent of Ontarians online have spread...

Is your N95-style mask failing you? Lab tests show some falling way short of filtration standards

As more dangerous variants of the coronavirus spread, many Canadians are looking to upgrade their mask. That has some people reaching for N95-style respirators that promise to filter at least 95 per cent of airborne particles. When shopping online and in...

Want to know how much added sugar is in your favourite foods? Canadian companies don’t have to tell you

Despite having to disclose many details about ingredients, specific allergens, calorie counts and other nutritional information on labels, food manufacturers are not required to include the amount of added sugar a product contains and don’t have to disclose that information...

How well have Canadians complied with COVID-19 restrictions? New data offers a glimpse

Anonymized mobility data from cellphones suggests people left home a lot less when provinces enacted tougher containment measures to try to control the COVID-19 pandemic. View original article here Source