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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:16:21 EST
Calgary hospitals told to conserve oxygen, but doctors fear request is a red flag
Pandemic Response Unit

Alberta Health Services says a memo urging Calgary hospital staff to reduce use of oxygen is a proactive response to an anticipated increase in demand as COVID-19 hospitalizations climb. 

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:40:36 EST
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
COVID Cda 20201130

Alberta and British Columbia set grim new COVID-19 records on Monday, as new measures take effect and authorities carry out enforcement in an effort to curb rising infections.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:30:00 EST
Another COVID-19 record falls in Alberta, with 1,733 new cases reported
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With COVID-19 cases continuing to break records, Alberta added 20 additional intensive-care beds in Edmonton over the past week and 10 more in Calgary, with the province saying it intended to more than double the number of ICU spaces in the coming weeks.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:21:41 EST
Sask. has 3rd highest COVID-19 case rate in country; 2 more deaths Monday
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There are 325 new cases Monday, and the province has now had a total of 47 deaths.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:01:03 EST
Local poetry anthology takes aim at toxic masculinity while helping raise money for women escaping violence
Feminine Grit

A new poetry anthology is exploring what it means to be femme or exude feminine qualities in a world charged with toxic masculinity.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:00:00 EST
Investigation finds widespread racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system

Racism, stereotyping and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the B.C. health-care system are widespread and can be deadly, according to the findings of an independent investigative report released Monday. 

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:19:16 EST
Senators ponder how far to go to protect charter rights in assisted-dying bill
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Some senators are pondering how far they should go to protect the rights of Canadians seeking access to medically assisted death, as they consider a bill introduced to bring the Liberal government's law on the matter into compliance with a Quebec Superior Court ruling from last fall.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:00:00 EST
Why northeast Calgary has the unenviable position of being the No. 1 spot in Alberta for COVID-19
Covid supermarket floor sign

When looking at the daily updates and numbers of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, there’s a theme that’s easy to spot — Calgary’s northeast has a serious problem.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Unusable masks, catered meals, redone renos: B.C. health minister orders review of PHSA spending
Fake mask

B.C.'s health minister has ordered an immediate review of alleged misspending by the Provincial Health Services Authority during the COVID-19 crisis after multiple sources claimed millions have been wasted on unusable face masks, catered meals and unnecessary office renovations.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Families say valued possessions still missing years after bank emptied their safety deposit boxes
Sheila Levy-Bencheton

Two families say they are still missing their most valued possessions years after TD Canada Trust drilled open and emptied their safety deposit boxes. Experts say banks operate the boxes "as a side business" with no rules except those they set for themselves. 

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
COVID-19 has sucked the oxygen out of the room on the climate economy

An essential debate over tree planting, carbon pricing and building a low carbon economy has been delayed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Vancouver mayor wants Indigenous leaders to head possible 2030 Olympic bid

Indigenous groups had a voice in organizing and hosting the 2010 Olympic. But Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart has suggested any movement to bring another Games to the city should be headed by Indigenous leaders.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 23:10:40 EST
Kawartha Dairy recalls ice cream for possible metal presence
Kawartha Dairy Recall Nov 29

Kawartha Dairy announced on Sunday that it is recalling some of its ice cream products due to the possible presence of pieces of metal, a release from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 20:22:45 EST
B.C. church fined $2.3K for violating province's suspension of worship services
Langley covid church

A church in Langley B.C., just east of Vancouver has been fined $2,300 for contravening a recent provincial health order that prohibits in-person, faith-related gatherings aimed at limiting the spread of COVID19.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 17:22:49 EST
Ottawa extends international travel restrictions citing COVID-19 risk
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The federal government has extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for "essential" reasons.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:59:39 EST
N.S. First Nation, Ottawa nearing deal on lobster fishing rights

Sipekne'katik Chief Mike Sack says he is optimistic about a memorandum of understanding proposed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans this weekend.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:00:00 EST
88-year-old P.E.I. woman gets back on the horse after three-quarters of a century
Hazel Stetson riding a horse

She grew up an avid horseback rider but after a barn fire claimed the lives of her two horses three-quarters of a century ago, Hazel Stetson hung up the reins. Until now.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
What transporting ice cream across Canada tells us about vaccine logistics
Lyle Edwards

The tricks to keeping potential COVID-19 vaccines as cold as ice could be as close as the ice cream aisle at your local supermarket — that is, if your ice cream aisle was at -70 C.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:19:47 EST
Here's why everyone is putting up Christmas lights so early this year
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Your urge to pull those Christmas decorations out of storage a little earlier this year may be about more than just the need for holiday cheer in a difficult pandemic year, psychiatry professor says.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:24:03 EST
Liberals to spend $100B to jolt post-pandemic economy after posting record $381B deficit
Fiscal Update 20201130

The Liberal government is preparing to spend up to $100 billion to kick start the post-pandemic economy as it stares down a record-high deficit projection of more than $381 billion for this fiscal year.