Tracking COVID-19: Dec. 4
Ottawa Public Health reported 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. The city has now seen 8,653 cases since the first wave of infections began. The death toll rose one to 379. Thirty people are in hospital, one in intensive care. There are 383 active cases and there have been 7,859…
Blood donors needed over the holiday ‘season of giving’ despite pandemic
The holidays are the season for gift-giving but ironically many forget to give the gift of life by donating blood.
Tracking COVID-19: Dec. 1
The prime minister said today that Canada will not agree to lifting a ban on non-essential travel with the United States until the coronavirus outbreak is significantly under control around the world. The Liberal government is preparing legislation to begin implementing the fall economic statement. As such the measures could trigger…
Ontario moves to make daylight savings the only time — eventually
A brief look at Ontario’s new Bill 214, passed Nov. 25, seeking to permanently make daylight saving time the standard for the province.
Ford locks down Toronto, Peel; Ottawa remains in orange zone
Rising COVID-19 numbers has forced Doug Ford to lock down Toronto and Peel Region health units. The new rules begin Monday.
Affordable housing, safety among the priorities in Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy
The City of Ottawa is preparing to move forward to the next phase of its Women and Gender Equity Strategy after a delay because of the pandemic. A brief report updating city councillors on the two-year-old initiative was issued Oct. 30. It included a summary of priorities for action —…
Pharmacy, clinic supplies shrink as demand for seasonal flu shot soars across Ontario
Public Health officials continue to emphasize the importance of getting a flu shot this year but as the demand for the vaccine soars, many people are finding out it’s not exactly easy to get one.
COVID-19 risks, safety protocols challenge hospices providing end-of-life care across Ontario
COVID-19’s uprooting across all healthcare practices in Ontario has caused protocols to be reimagined. Challenges to hospice care across the province include restriction on visitors and personal protective equipment barriers for both residents and staff.
Rage rooms and other spaces offer physical, emotional relief in COVID times
An overview of select recreational facilities that offer consumers a safe space to engage in a physical activity while blowing off emotional steam.