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Conservative leadership candidates spar over COVID-19 pandemic, trucker convoy

Conservative leadership candidates spar over COVID-19 pandemic, trucker convoy

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidates laid into one another over COVID-19 mandates and the trucker convoy in downtown Ottawa in the first unofficial debate of the race Thursday.
COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19.
Twins' Baldelli, Arraez, Bundy test positive for COVID-19

Twins' Baldelli, Arraez, Bundy test positive for COVID-19

BALTIMORE (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and second baseman Luis Arraez are out for Thursday night's game at Baltimore after testing positive for COVID-19.
Nova Scotia reports 22 more deaths from COVID-19, 77 new hospitalizations this week

Nova Scotia reports 22 more deaths from COVID-19, 77 new hospitalizations this week

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s top public health doctor reminded residents Thursday to keep their masks on despite a drop in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Dr.
Recipe Unlimited expects full restaurants on Mother's Day as pandemic rules ease

Recipe Unlimited expects full restaurants on Mother's Day as pandemic rules ease

After two years of dining room closures, the parent company behind restaurants like Swiss Chalet, The Keg and Montana's is preparing for one of the most lucrative restaurant days of the year.
Quebec workers board says five COVID-19 deaths in 2021 linked to workplaces

Quebec workers board says five COVID-19 deaths in 2021 linked to workplaces

MONTREAL — Five Quebec workers died of COVID-19 infections that were acquired on the job in 2021, according to the province's workers compensation board.
Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

OTTAWA — Canadians' movements, including trips to the liquor store and pharmacy, were closely tracked via their mobile phones without their knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic, a report sent to a parliamentary committee shows.
WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems during the first two years of the pandemic, more than double the current official dea
Youth eating disorder hospitalizations rise during pandemic: CIHI

Youth eating disorder hospitalizations rise during pandemic: CIHI

Canadian hospitals saw a spike in the number of youth hospitalized for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information reveal.

Ontario reports 32 deaths linked to COVID-19 as hospitalizations drop slightly

Ontario is reporting 32 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today, and a small drop in the number of people in hospital with the virus. There have been 410 COVID-related fatalities in the past month.