Scotland becomes first country to offer free period products

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM — Scotland on Tuesday voted to offer free universal access to period products, becoming the first country in the world to do so. The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in... Read more »

‘Time to take some tough measures’: New restrictions coming as N.S. reports 37 new COVID-19 cases

HALIFAX — As Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19 – the greatest number of cases the province has seen since April – Premier Stephen McNeil says it’s “time to take... Read more »

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty, admits to role in deadly opioid epidemic

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. In... Read more »

Ontario health-care staff outline devastating COVID-19 toll on working conditions, mental health

TORONTO — Ontario’s health-care workers say the government has abandoned them in their desperate, anxiety-ridden struggle to cope with COVID-19. A small-scale study by two researchers released today suggests the workers are... Read more »

‘It’s exhausting’: ICU nurse shares before-and-after photos of herself to show pandemic toll

TORONTO — A Tennessee ICU nurse has inspired other health-care workers to share how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them by posting before-and-after photos of herself that show the physical toll it’s... Read more »

Ford differentiates between Ontarians holding private gatherings and establishments defying COVID-19 rules

Premier Doug Ford drew a distinction between Ontarians flouting public health measures through private gatherings and establishments that openly defy the province’s COVID-19 rules Tuesday. The remarks came in response to questions about... Read more »

As U.S., U.K. plan to roll out vaccines in December, Canada largely silent on distribution

Two of Canada’s closest allies have laid out plans to distribute new vaccines against the deadly novel coronavirus, with the first shots expected to be delivered in December. Canada, meanwhile, has been largely silent on... Read more »

Stronger memories can help us make sense of future changes

Memory is as much about the future as it is the past. Whether experiencing something new, or something we’ve experienced a hundred times, people use memories of the past to navigate subsequent... Read more »

Most common COVID-19 symptoms in children include fever, nausea, loss of taste and smell: study

TORONTO — A new study has found that the most common symptoms in children who test positive for COVID-19 include a loss of taste and smell, fever, headaches, vomiting and nausea, however,... Read more »

Manitoba issues $126,082 in tickets for those not following health orders

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government announced Tuesday morning that there was a jump in tickets handed out last week compared to the previous one. Enforcement officers handed out 95 tickets and 79... Read more »