More than a year after a state of emergency was first declared in Ontario, nurses are feeling underappreciated, undercompensated and under respected—feelings heighted by knowledge of a temporary COVID-19 pay scale being used by physicians redeployed to work alongside the “health-care heroes.”
A new study has found that people with a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea had increased odds of having COVID-19 and were twice as likely to be hospitalized with the disease or treated for it in an intensive care unit.
Calls to a mental health hotline in the Waterloo area have spiked more than 44 per cent since the COVID-19 pandemic began, new figures from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Waterloo Wellington show.
Officials with the Region of Waterloo reported 26 enforcement actions for people not following COVID-19 guidelines, including court summonses for Trinity Bible Chapel and tickets for multiple private gatherings.
Canada's labour market lost 207,000 jobs last month as a spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic.