COVID-19

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

The City of Toronto says it has been ordered to “immediately” pause its COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to a lack of vaccines. The clinic, which began inoculations on Monday, was originally supposed to operate as a pilot project for six to eight weeks with doses, at least initially, being given to a select group of health-care workers. On Monday, officials announced that the proof-of-concept clinic was only going to operate until the end of day Friday due to a lack of vaccines, and that has now been shortened further to just two days. […]

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A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

Like most new and innovating business ventures, where the concept is driven out of necessity, the ArticShelf fridge is no different. After returning to the University of Saskatchewan from an internship in Calgary, the idea came to ArticShelf CEO Dawson Norrish, and it’s consumed his mind ever since. “At the internship, I was able to keep food in the fridge at work, which allowed me to eat healthier,” Norrish said. “When I came back to school I didn’t have access to one, which was very frustrating.  I was just like, why, with every workplace on the planet having a […]

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Penguin walk returns to Calgary Zoo with COVID-19 precautions

The penguin walk at the Calgary zoo.

The Calgary Zoo’s annual penguin walk starts on Friday with special COVID-19 restrictions in place. During the daily walk, the zoo’s king penguins waddle along a designated outdoor route as visitors stand by and watch. The zoo says the walk is good for the penguins’ health and overall well-being. Story continues below advertisement “It stimulates their mind, encourages exercise, and as naturally curious creatures, it offers them a change of scenery and a chance to explore more of their world here at the Calgary Zoo,” a news release explained. The penguin walk at the Calgary zoo. Calgary Zoo handout […]

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Alberta health-care workers in COVID-19, medical and surgical units now eligible for vaccine

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In a news release Friday afternoon, the Alberta government said vaccine appointments will be offered to health-care workers in medical, surgical and COVID-19 units, “starting immediately.” That group includes about 3,300 staff who work on COVID-19 units and 15,400 who work in medical and surgical units, the province said. These workers were initially included in Phase 1B of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, which wasn’t scheduled to take place until February. Read more: COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted However, Alberta doctors have been pushing the government to give those who work in COVID-19 […]

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Hundreds of Canadian health experts call for action on airborne spread of COVID-19

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Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more than 360 scientists, occupational health specialists, engineers, doctors and nurses who are expressing alarm over surging cases and hospitalizations. They say provincial prevention messages “continue to be deficient” when it comes to infection threats posed by shared indoor spaces. Their concerns are detailed in an open letter addressed to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and provincial premiers and medical officers. Dr. Amir Khadir, a […]

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Coronavirus: City of London releases list of facilities closed for provincewide lockdown

Coronavirus: City of London releases list of facilities closed for provincewide lockdown

Community centres, arenas, rinks and aquatics facilities are just some of the temporary closures to come as part of Ontario’s provincewide COVID-19 shutdown. On Monday, the province announced that starting Dec. 26, Ontario will be going into a provincewide lockdown for four weeks. Due to the lockdown, the City of London said effective Dec. 24 at noon, city facilities including City Hall will be closed to the public. According to the release from the city, many services will remain available, but in-person services will be by appointment only, at designated times or online. Unless otherwise stated, closures and changes […]

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