What's missing from Canada's plans to get kids back to school safely

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'Angel' helping complete strangers navigate Ontario's long term care home system during COVID-19

A Bracebridge. Ont. woman has suddenly found herself an advocate for families with loved ones in long-term care after she says she became sick and tired of seeing seniors inside...

Privacy no excuse for vague disclosure of Manitoba COVID-19 cases

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Manitobans have been curious to learn who is contracting the virus, how and where.  When it comes to who, public health...

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Friday

The latest: U.S. jobs report for July reflects stalled progress in reopening economy. Washington lawmakers still at an impasse in agreeing to further coronavirus aid. ...

Masks, 'sick kid kits' and other ways Sask. schools will care for isolated COVID-19...

Saskatchewan school boards are considering everything from student privacy to easy-to-clean "isolation room" furniture as they plan to care for pupils who become sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the province's...

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday

The latest: Philippines overtakes neighbouring Indonesia as country with highest number coronavirus infections in the Far East. Mexico nears 50,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus. Health Canada...

B.C. asks for Ottawa's help accessing critical flight data during COVID-19

The B.C. government has requested federal help getting information from airlines that it says is critical for tracing passengers who may have been exposed to COVID-19. In a letter sent Wednesday, Claire...

NSGEU report highlights problems at Northwood during COVID-19 outbreak

A major health-care union has released a report outlining its concerns around the outbreak of COVID-19 at Northwood, and renewed its call for a full public inquiry into the deaths...

Inquiry into racism in B.C. health care must hear from two-spirit people, nurse says

"Is that booze or hand sanitizer I smell on you?" This is the question Tyler-Alan Jacobs, 35, says a health-care professional at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., asked while Jacobs...

Family seeks answers after woman suspected of having COVID-19 restrained and later dies in...

The family of a Toronto woman admitted to hospital on suspicion of having COVID-19 is demanding answers after she had an altercation with security, which they say left her...