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Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe shares mental health struggles during Tokyo Olympics

Stephanie Labbe, whose heroics in goal helped Canada win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, says she could not train for part of the...

Saliva test for COVID outperforms commercial swab tests: Study | Health News

New York: Saliva test to detect Covid-19 performs better than the nasal and oral swab tests authorised by the US Food and Drug...

Kelowna Mission MLA steps away from B.C. health critic role for leadership race

Kelowna Mission MLA Renee Merrifield is stepping down from her role as the province’s health critic as she continues her pursuit of the...

Saskatchewan teachers, experts call for mandatory masking in schools, public health restrictions

For the third day in a row, Saskatchewan has more than 400 new COVID-19 cases, and cases among kids are up across the...

75 crore Covid vaccine doses administered; WHO hails feat, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India has crossed the landmark of administering 75 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said Monday.More than 71...

‘Decentralize decision to reopen schools at local level’, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Kochi: The decision on school reopening should be decentralized and taken at the local level (districts or taluk/city/village/school) as per the prevailing pandemic...

‘Women’s deaths under-counted, may skew Covid impact estimates’, Health News, ET HealthWorld

The death of one in four women is never counted in India. But when it comes to men, the gap narrows to one...

Doctors warn of potential health care system collapse in Alberta

Anger is growing among Alberta’s doctors, as unvaccinated COVID-19 patients continue to overwhelm hospitals and their ICUs. As Heather Yourex-West explains, they want...

Alberta health minister defends decision against COVID-19 vaccine passport amid repeated questioning

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is continuing to defend the UCP’s decision not to implement a so-called vaccine passport and related restrictions, amid...

Protest outside Saskatchewan health minister’s office calls for public health measures

“People are dying!” That was one chant lead by protesters outside Saskatchewan health minister Paul Merriman’s office Wednesday afternoon. Read more: More than 200 people...
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COVID-19 vaccine rules vary for B.C.’s first responders

While vaccine mandates are now going into force for many first responders in British Columbia, one of the province’s largest police forces is...

Albertans getting new digits with introduction of new area code in April

Come next April, you’ll start seeing a new area code for Alberta. Along with 403, 587, 780 and 825, new phone numbers will begin...