How provinces are trying to catch kids up on routine vaccines

Some young learners are struggling to build early reading skills, while others stumble over math concepts. Repeated pandemic pivots have left students out of practice with classroom learning, impacted their mental health and distanced them from peers. The CBC News series Learning...

Canadians seeking closure are finally holding funerals, memorials delayed by COVID-19

For more than a year since Neil McIlveen's death, his family has been waiting for the opportunity to hold a large gathering to celebrate his life.When McIlveen died in Hamilton, Ont., in May 2021, lockdown measures meant his relatives were unable to...

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled in Canada due to potential salmonella risk

The makers of Jif peanut butter are urging Canadians to check their recent purchases as they issue a recall for some products due to potential salmonella contamination.The J.M. Smucker Co. issued a voluntary recall Saturday for a number of peanut...

Canadian women have right to an abortion, Trudeau says. But it’s not enshrined in the charter

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting that the justices might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case prompted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure Canadian women that their rights are well protected."Every woman in Canada has a right to a safe...

Why Canada’s Roe v. Wade didn’t enshrine abortion as a right

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting that the justices might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case prompted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure Canadian women that their rights are well protected."Every woman in Canada has a right to a safe...

Unsafe sleep practices present in hundreds of infant deaths in Canada, CBC investigation finds

Safe Sleep is an investigative series examining what risk factors were present in more than 1,300 incidents of infant death over an 11-year span in Canada.Early one morning in 2018 inside a home in British Columbia, a fussing baby was placed...

Please stop asking me where I got COVID

This First Person column is written by Melinda Maldonado who is recovering from long COVID. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.When my dog looked at me with pleading eyes and a whine, I reluctantly...

Staff shortages, rising absences in pandemic’s 6th wave take a toll on classrooms

Schools have struggled with ongoing staff shortages throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But with previous in-school mitigation measures lifted across the country — or soon to be — the current rise in positive cases is once again taking a toll on...

Worries of more school disruptions are rising alongside COVID-19 cases

As the spring weather improves, Montrealer Doug Bentley understands people feeling a pent-up desire to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Still, as a parent with two kids attending elementary school, he remains "ill at ease" about classrooms amid COVID-19. "I don't feel...

What it’s like to have aphasia, the ‘devastating’ language disorder Bruce Willis has

Before what she and her husband call their "one bad day," Christine Patten was a director at a global law firm and an expert communicator.Now, Patten, 54, struggles to describe what happened after she developed aphasia in 2016 following a...
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