Category: Canada

Knee and hip replacement more than just ‘lifestyle’ surgeries

The question: My knee replacement surgery was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not sure when it will be rescheduled. The pain in my knee is excruciating. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? The answer: You’re certainly not alone. Many elective – or non-emergency – procedures were put on hold when…

Knee and hip replacement more than just ‘lifestyle’ surgeries

The question: My knee replacement surgery was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not sure when it will be rescheduled. The pain in my knee is excruciating. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? The answer: You’re certainly not alone. Many elective – or non-emergency – procedures were put on hold when…

Knee and hip replacement more than just ‘lifestyle’ surgeries

The question: My knee replacement surgery was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not sure when it will be rescheduled. The pain in my knee is excruciating. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? The answer: You’re certainly not alone. Many elective – or non-emergency – procedures were put on hold when…

EXPLAINER: GPR, the technology used to find unmarked graves at a residential school site

TORONTO -- The discovery of 215 First Nations children buried in unmarked graves near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., has sent shockwaves through Canada. Researchers used ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to discover anomalies in the ground that preliminary findings identified as burial sites. The discovery has led to calls for action from Indigenous leaders,…

EXPLAINER: GPR, the technology used to find unmarked graves at a residential school site

TORONTO -- The discovery of 215 First Nations children buried in unmarked graves near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., has sent shockwaves through Canada. Researchers used ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to discover anomalies in the ground that preliminary findings identified as burial sites. The discovery has led to calls for action from Indigenous leaders,…

Knee and hip replacement more than just ‘lifestyle’ surgeries

The question: My knee replacement surgery was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not sure when it will be rescheduled. The pain in my knee is excruciating. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? The answer: You’re certainly not alone. Many elective – or non-emergency – procedures were put on hold when…

Pfizer to test COVID-19 vaccine in larger group of children below 12

12-year-old Justing Concepcion receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 from registered nurse Angela Nyarko during a vaccination event for local adolescents and adults outside the Bronx Writing Academy school in the Bronx borough of New York City, June 4, 2021. MIKE SEGAR/Reuters Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will begin testing its…

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Vaccination in Laval schools relies on peer encouragement

By MARIE-EVE MORASSE, La PresseLaPresse TorstarTue., June 8, 2021timer3 min. readMONTREAL – Many students over 12 will roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated over the next two weeks. In Laval, the focus is on peer encouragement between young people, and vaccinations are offered directly in high schools.The gymnasium at Georges-Vanier high school in Laval…

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COVID-19 testing at Halifax airport, isolation rules change for rotational workers

By Keith DoucetteThe Canadian PressTue., June 8, 2021timer3 min. readupdateArticle was updated 15 hrs ago HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s largest children’s and women’s hospital has seen an increase in demand for mental health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a legislature committee heard Tuesday.Dr. Alexa Bagnell, chief of mental health and addictions at the IWK…

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Indigenous, environmental activists square off with Enbridge to stop Line 3

By John Woodside, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterNational ObserverTue., June 8, 2021timer4 min. readProtesters descended on northern Minnesota over the weekend in an attempt to stop construction of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which critics say would deal a devastating blow to the water table and lock in unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure. According to organizers, more than…

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Three bids for five-bedroom Victorian in small Ontario town

Sydnia Yu St. Marys, Ont. Special to The Globe and Mail Published June 8, 2021 Updated June 8, 2021 Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 261 Widder St., E, St. Marys, Ont. Asking price: $885,000 (April, 2021) Selling price: $976,261 (April, 2021) Taxes: $6,109 (2021) Days on the market: 13 Listing agents: Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast,…

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Major internet outage hits multiple sites including Reddit, Amazon, New York Times

Thousands of government, news and social media websites across the globe were coming back online Tuesday after being hit by a widespread hour-long outage linked to U.S.-based cloud company Fastly Inc.Numerous websites were temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, including the New York Times, after an apparent widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly. Dozens of high-traffic…

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