P.E.I. to see how COVID-19 app fares in Ontario before final decision on use
Dr. Heather Morrison says the app's use by the Ontario health system provides an opportunity for other provinces to evaluate it before adopting it.
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51 firefighters battling Dry Lake blaze near Princeton
The fire was discovered on Sunday, and is located around 24 km northwest of Princeton and 13 km northeast of Tulameen.
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Kelowna senior among 3 injured in Friday collision between Handy Dart, U-Haul
The 34-year-old woman who was driving the van and the 42-year-old bus driver received minor injuries, said RCMP.
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TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China again, experts say
Experts say Canada is once again being pressured to take sides in a debate about digital technology that seems driven more by politics than by policy.
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Canada’s coronavirus restrictions could last years even with vaccine: top doctors
Top doctor's comments come as polling suggests many Canadians fear unproven side effects.
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Three men stranded on a remote Pacific island wrote a huge SOS in the sand, and it worked
Australian and U.S. military aircraft have rescued three sailors stranded on a remote Pacific island, after spotting their giant SOS sign drawn into the sand on the beach. On Sunday, a helicopter from Canberra spotted the sign on Pikelot Island, next to a makeshift shelter where the sailors had been stranded for three days. Rescuers, after landing on the tiny island to check the men’s wellbeing and give them supplies, said that they were in ‘good condition’ with no major injuries. Pikelot, a low coral islet less than a half kilometre long, is uninhabited and heavily forested, and home to a seabird rookery and a turtle nesting site. The three men, from Micronesia — a group of more than 600 small islands in the Pacific Ocean — were supposed to complete a 42-kilometre trip between the Poluwat and Pulap atolls (coral reefs) but went missing after their skiff ran out of fuel and went off course. Eventually they landed on Pikelot Island, nearly 200 kilometres west of their intended route. Authorities in the U.S. territory of Guam had raised the alarm for the missing men on Saturday. “I am proud of the response and professionalism of all on board as we fulfill our obligation to contribute to the safety of life at sea wherever we are,” the Australian Navy’s Capt. Terry Morrison said in a defence department statement. A Micronesian patrol vessel is sailing to the island to pick up the men, the statement added.
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Coronavirus misinformation is spreading — what is Canada doing about it?
Both online and offline, experts say misinformation is spreading rapidly. But the burning question — 'How do you combat it?' — is still burning.
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B.C. adds $10.5 million for overdose prevention sites, outreach teams
The funding will be used to open 17 new supervised consumption services and 12 new inhalation services.
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Three-month-old baby is Winnipeg’s 25th homicide victim of 2020
Winnipeg police said they were called to an incident involving a severely injured baby on July 28. The infant was taken to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
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What to do when politics has gone mad? Climb aboard Clifford Jackman’s literary pirate ship for some pro tips
In the Canadian writer’s new book “The Braver Thing,” the ship Saoirse becomes a self-contained world to examine absolute power
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What will sex, dating, and marriage look like on the other side of the pandemic?
Experts say lasting impacts of the pandemic could include dramatic shifts in what American households look like and in how they function day to day.
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The Raptors must re-sign Fred VanVleet. The cost of losing him is too high
The versatile guard — above-average defender, three-point threat and one of the smartest players on the court in any game he plays — will not cheat himself financially in free agency after this season. The Raptors are going to have to back up the money truck to his front door. But keep him they must.
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Cyclist in hospital after being hit by wood hanging from truck on Sea to Sky Highway
A cyclist says he is now recovering in hospital from multiple injuries after being struck on the Sea to Sky Highway Sunday.
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Second accused appears in Saskatoon court in Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase homicide
Rene Merasty, 21, is accused of second-degree murder after Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase was found dead on July 11 at a Diefenbaker Drive apartment complex.
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How to practice healthy relationship skills during the pandemic
The sudden life changes brought on by the pandemic can affect any healthy relationship, experts say, but there are ways to productively navigate conflicts and problems.
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Morden hockey team to change controversial name after community consultation
The Morden Redskins of the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League said Monday they will update their name and branding.
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New coronavirus outbreak declared at Kitchener long-term care home
A new outbreak has been declared by Waterloo Public Health at the A.R. Goudie long-term care home in Kitchener after a resident tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Lawsuit Claims $600M In Damages Against Ontario Long-Term Care Homes
Innis Ingram says that at one point during the COVID-19 pandemic, his mother, a resident of a Mississauga, Ont., long-term care home, wasn’t bathed for six weeks. His 78-year-old mom, Kathryn Robertson, lives at Camilla Care Community long-term care home.Her meals and medication were often delivered late. Her diet’s quality was also a concern, Ingram said. One day, Kathryn’s lunch was a cold, uncooked hot dog. Ingram is one of the plaintiffs in a recently launched proposed $600 million class action lawsuit against almost 100 Ontario long-term care homes, which alleges they were negligent in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ingram made headlines after he chained himself to a tree outside Camilla Care in the spring. He was demanding to speak to an inspector and someone from the management team at Trillium Health Partners, which assumed temporary management of Camilla Care at the end of May.The home has seen 68 resident deaths during the pandemic. Kathryn didn’t contract COVID-19, but is high-risk because she has pulmonary fibrosis. “Somehow she managed to avoid it, but the quality of care that she’s received through the pandemic has just been atrocious,” Ingram told HuffPost Canada.A spokesperson for Sienna Senior Living, which owns Camilla Care, declined to comment when asked about Ingram’s allegations. Ingram said he feels an obligation to represent the hundreds of families who have reached out to him over the course of the pandemic. He said he’s heard shared concerns about loved ones in long-term care experiencing weight loss, having bed sores for weeks and homes being short-staffed. ‘Appalling’ events during pandemic: lawyer“We’re seeing right across the board, across all 96 homes [in the lawsuit], virtually repeated stories and descriptions of extreme overcrowding [and] homes that were under-resourced where you had lack of staff,” Joel Rochon, co-lead counsel on the class action and managing partner at Rochon Genova LLP, told HuffPost. The proposed class action has nine representative plaintiffs. Rochon also said the firm has received hundreds of calls about the lawsuit, so the number of plaintiffs could grow. As of Tuesday, 1,845 residents and eight staff members have died from COVID-19 in Ontario, according to the province’s data. “It was truly appalling what went on during COVID and to hear about the deplorable conditions in these homes,” Rochon said. “But it’s also important to remember that these conditions have existed in these homes for years.” WATCH: Ontario launches commission into COVID-19′s effects on long-term care homes. Story continues below. The lawsuit names Sienna Senior Living Inc. and the City of Toronto as representative defendants, representing the owners and operators of the 96 long-term care homes listed. The government of Ontario will be added as a defendant soon, according to Rochon. “We are aware of the proposed class action. We intend to respond in due course through the appropriate court processes,” a spokesperson for Sienna Senior Living told HuffPost by email. A spokesperson for the City of Toronto said they can’t comment at this time.A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care said the ministry cannot comment as the matter is subject to litigation. Lawsuit alleges negligence, Charter breach A report from the Canadian Armed Forces, who were deployed to several Ontario long-term care homes during the pandemic, found insect infestations at some homes, staff not following infection control practices and not properly isolating COVID-19 positive residents, and patients with fungal infections and pressure wounds. The five homes named in the report are all included in the lawsuit. The statement of claim argues the Ontario government and the province’s long-term care homes “failed to act promptly” given early red flags about the harmful nature of the virus and that the elderly would be at especially high risk of experiencing complications or dying from it, based on the experiences of other countries like China and Italy.READ MORE: 'No Stone Will Be Left Unturned' In Ontario Care Home Report: Ford Sweltering Long-Term Care Homes Add To Months Of Heartbreak For Families Ford Says Province Is 'Coming After' Care Homes That Don't Give Staff PPE The class action claims $500 million in general damages and $100 million in punitive damages, and that:The long-term care operators were negligent in exposing resident class members “to an unreasonable risk of contracting COVID-19”;The defendants breached their fiduciary duties;The defendants violated resident class members’ rights to life and security of the person under section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by “their adoption of delayed, arbitrary, ad hoc, and grossly inadequate measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”Over the course of the pandemic several other lawsuits have been filed against Ontario long-term care homes and their owners. Rochon said this class action might be one of the only ones, if not the only one, that is an action both against long-term care facilities and the provincial government. This really does provide a pathway to that justice that my family seeks ...Innis Ingram“Rather than kind of cherry picking individual homes or groups of homes where there were very serious outbreaks, we took an approach that would be more comprehensive and provide access to justice to more individuals who suffered tremendous losses,” he said.Rochon said he hopes to move through the process quickly. “These families have been through a lot,” he said. “The last thing they need is to have a long, extensive court battle.”Ingram said he doesn’t think actions like Ontario’s commission into long-term care — due out by April 2021 – will provide the immediate changes families are hoping to see.The lawsuit “really provides an opportunity to get justice province-wide,” he said. “It impacts thousands of Ontarians. This really does provide a pathway to that justice that my family seeks … and that pretty much all the other families I’ve spoken to are really seeking.”READ MORE: 2/3 Of Canadians Want Government To Take Over Long-Term Care: Poll COVID-19 Has Killed 164 At Revera's Care Homes. Their Families Want Answers. For-Profit Nursing Homes Hire Tory Insiders To Lobby Ford Government
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Hextall on Hockey: Don’t count out Jets’ role players
The Winnipeg Jets evened their series with the Calgary Flames with a seminal win for the franchise. Hextall on Hockey explains.
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No new coronavirus cases in London-Middlesex as Elgin-Oxford reports 12-case increase
There are currently at least 31 known active cases of COVID-19 in London and Middlesex.
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4 families displaced after fire rips through north-end Halifax townhouse
Barrington Street between Duffus and Richmond streets was closed for much of Tuesday as crews inspected the building for hot spots and investigated the fire’s cause.
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Tom Mulcair: In Dominique Anglade, Liberals have an inspiring leader
Brilliant and engaging, Quebec Liberals' new leader combines a business background with experience on social justice issues.
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Are you drinking more during COVID-19? Here’s some advice on how to cut down
For people who usually drink moderately, but have noticed an uptick in how much they’re consuming, cutting out alcohol for a month may be helpful.
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Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel shares dark moments confronting dyslexia
Growing up in Saskatchewan, Brent Sopel didn't know what was wrong with him.
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Edmonton’s 1st electric bus hits city streets
The city says the new bus fleet is greener, quieter and more cost effective.
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Porter Airlines extends service suspension until October
"Unfortunately, the layers of travel restrictions are serving to keep most people at home and show no signs of easing," Porter president and CEO Michael Deluce said.
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First-year Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie deals with pandemic uncertainty
In a normal 2020, Ryan Dinwiddie would be preparing for his eighth regular-season contest. But these are hardly normal times for Dinwiddie and other CFL head coaches.
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Tropical Storm Isaias causes tornadoes, heavy rain along U.S. East Coast
More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias was still sustaining top winds near hurricane strength.
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Vinay Menon: Tom Brady and his mocked iPhone 6 Plus score a touchdown against the gadget snobs
Sure, Brady could visit Apple every day the way most of us hit up Starbucks. But if his phone works just fine, doesn’t he deserve praise for not splurging on every new model that gets released? asks Vinay Menon.
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Social circles of 10 people will likely last until new year, Ontario premier says
Social circles of up to 10 people will likely be sticking around until at least the new year, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says.
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Police handcuff Black girls after mistaking van for stolen motorcycle in Colorado
Police in Aurora, Colo., have apologized for mistakenly stopping the family, which included four children between the ages of 6-17.
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What happened to the old Doug Ford?
Say farewell, for now, to the overconfident, hyper-partisan version of Ontario's premier. Here's how the pandemic changed Doug Ford. The post What happened to the old Doug Ford? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Advisory committee to consider renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall at Queen’s
Queen's University has launched an advisory committee meant to consider renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall, the faculty of law building.
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Saskatchewan residents least willing to be vaccinated for coronavirus: Angus Reid poll
An Angus Reid Institute poll shows that Saskatchewan residents are among the least willing to be vaccinated for the coronavirus when and if a vaccine becomes available.
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Nova Scotians can now renew their driver’s licence online
Individuals will receive an electronic renewal confirmation so they are able to drive with the expiring licence until a new card arrives in the mail.
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York Regional police searching for missing woman whose disappearance is ‘extraordinarily out of character’
Helen Sedo, 61, of Aurora was last seen Wednesday in her driving in her 2012 silver Acura RDX.
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St. Catharines homicide remains unsolved after 10 years
Niagara Regional Police have released a video in the hopes of obtaining new leads in 2010 unsolved homicide.
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$1.05M for a backsplit in Mississauga, $1.4M for a two-storey in Woodbridge: How much these GTA houses sold for
The listing and selling prices, plus details about the homes, their rooms and features
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$858,000 for 850 sq. ft. in Leslieville, $600,000 for 600 sq. ft. in the city’s Old Town neighbourhood: How much these Toronto condos sold for
Listing and selling prices, plus details about the condominium units and the buildings they’re in.
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How to cut back on watering your garden
These are some of the ways to save yourself time and money with the water you use, write Mark and Ben Cullen
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