Canada’s top doctor says she’ll wear a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible

After downplaying the effectiveness of non-medical face masks, both the chief public health officer and federal health minister now say they would wear them in cases where physical distancing isn’t possible in public.... Read more »

Outpouring of support after COVID-19 fears leave Ottawa nurse homeless

An Ottawa nurse who was left homeless because of fears she would spread COVID-19 says she now has a temporary place to stay and is working on finding a more permanent home.... Read more »

Idled industrial plants seen as an untapped source of protective equipment for health workers

Guillaume Tardif, a soon-to-be-retired army tank officer, quietly but frantically combed the internet in January as coronavirus reports coming out of Wuhan, China became more alarming. Even then, he was convinced a viral... Read more »

Families of health workers in Quebec driving grassroots campaign to get pandemic equipment to hospitals

Guillaume Tardif, a soon-to-be-retired army tank officer, quietly but frantically combed the internet in January as coronavirus reports coming out of Wuhan, China became more alarming. Even then, he was convinced a viral... Read more »

Canadians want to know how bad this could get. Is anyone ready to tell us?

Asked on Wednesday how this crisis might end, the prime minister insisted the story was still being written. Challenged to explain what the future might hold, Justin Trudeau directed everyone’s attention to... Read more »

Ottawa nurse says pandemic panic has left her homeless

Health care workers are already facing added stress and personal danger because of COVID-19. Now, one Ottawa nurse says fear of the disease has also left her homeless. Kathrine Slinski told CBC News she... Read more »

Ottawa ‘likely did not have enough’ protective gear stockpiled: Hajdu

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today Ottawa “likely did not have enough” personal protective gear in the national stockpile heading into the COVID-19 pandemic. “To your question about whether we had... Read more »

Some health experts questioning advice against wider use of masks to slow spread of COVID-19

Science magazine had been trying for days to speak to the elusive George Gao, head of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. When the magazine asked him if he could point... Read more »

Indigenous pandemic needs grow as federal funds prepare to flow

Gloves, masks and sanitizer are hard to come by in Grassy Narrows First Nation, according to Chief Rudy Turtle.  He said store shelves 88 kilometres southwest in Kenora, Ont., are running bare. While... Read more »

Lives are at stake — so why are some Canadians ignoring social distancing rules?

The prime minister is a father of three young children and he’s spent the past week trying to mind the kids while working from home. So that rising note of frustration in... Read more »