Two people were taken to hospital after a fight involving a number of people in Montréal-Nord overnight. The fight broke out on Paris Avenue, near the intersection of Sabrevois Street, at around 1 a.m. Thursday. During the fight, a 19-year-old woman at the scene threw herself between the victim and the main suspect. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries, where she is being questioned by police. The main suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, travelling north on Paris Avenue.
May 28, 2020 10:41 UTC
The close-knit town of St. Lawrence was shocked this week by the loss of four fishermen, three of them from the same family. Aundriette Kettle says her son Isaac deserves to be brought home to his family in St. Lawrence. Father Nelson Boren of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in St. Lawrence says he knew the men well as his parishioners. Father Nelson Boren of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in St. Lawrence says he plans to hold an online funeral service. Boren said St. Lawrence is a family-oriented community where everyone knows each other.
May 28, 2020 10:30 UTC
8:45 a.m.: The City of Toronto is spray-painting circles at Trinity Bellwoods park this morning to encourage people to practise physical distancing. The bank's provisions for credit losses were up from $633 million in the same quarter last year as the COVID-19 pandemic tore through the economy. 7:17 a.m.: The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race cancelled this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, after organizers chose on Thursday not to host it without spectators. 5:50 a.m.: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will co-host today a major United Nations conference aimed at developing a co-ordinated global response to mitigate the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the 28 fatal cases reported in the province since Monday evening were in line with a recent flat trend.
May 28, 2020 10:11 UTC
Three Manitoba mothers are warning other parents about letting their children near shopping carts that have been sanitized with disinfecting chemicals, after they say their babies developed blisters, rashes and swelling from touching carts at a grocery store this month. Ashley Cochrane of Grandview, Man., was shopping at the Dauphin Co-op on May 16, and put her one-year-old son, Benjamin Lukey, in a shopping cart. Jocelyn Prokopowich believes her baby daughter, Ariella, was burned by a harsh disinfectant when she was sitting in a shopping cart. Beth Rempel says her son, Pace, developed an eye irritation after touching a disinfected shopping cart earlier this month. Grocery stores all over the country are scrambling to keep shopping carts clean to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
May 28, 2020 10:01 UTC
The mother of a one-year-old with a rare chronic condition says her child has suffered from not being able to access the health care she needs in Winnipeg because of precautions and clinic closures due to COVID-19. The clinics that used to provide ongoing care and support to Hallie and her family were closed by the province because of the pandemic. Hallie Thiessen's mother said her daughter needed more medical support during COVID-19 as her condition worsened, not less. Cari Thiessen says ongoing clinic support is critical to her daughter's health given her chronic condition. "It just does not make sense to me that we are trying to protect a population from getting sick by taking away health care from the chronically ill," she said.
May 28, 2020 09:56 UTC
“It’s the type of jobs that women are concentrated in and lower wage workers are concentrated in,” says Skuterud. Job losses among non-unionized women paid by the hour have been three times larger than among unionized women paid by the hour, such as nurses, says Skuterud. Self-employed workersHours on the job for self-employed workers dropped by nearly 50 per cent between mid-February and mid-April, and private sector workers experienced a higher proportion of job losses. “There are a lot of self-employed people: marginal business owners, workers in the gig economy, people driving Ubers,” says Skuterud. It’s another indicator “that the recession has really hit lower income people harder,” says Skuterud.
May 28, 2020 09:04 UTC
Lynda Rosborough, one of his five children, said her father's passion defined her youth. On Sunday, March 15, the same day Nova Scotia reported its first three cases of COVID-19, she went to Northwood in the morning. As of May 26, 52 of the province's 59 deaths were Northwood residents; Northwood staff and residents accounted for the bulk of active cases in the province. A few days after Rosborough was diagnosed with COVID-19, Lynda was offered that chance, but her father died before her scheduled visit. CBC Nova Scotia is sharing stories of the victims of COVID-19 to commemorate those we've lost to the pandemic.
May 28, 2020 09:00 UTC
He is deaf in his right ear, has about 30 per cent hearing in his left ear and wears a hearing aid. Clear masksIn recent weeks, there's been a popularization of clear masks intended to help those who are hard of hearing communicate. A snapshot of the clear masks made by Meredith Brookings, owner of Couture Alterations in Whitby, Ont. (Clearmask)In the meantime, the deaf and hard of hearing community is asking for understanding from the public. Members of the deaf community are asking people for understanding and patience.
May 28, 2020 09:00 UTC
When a person's workspace fits them ergonomically it reduces the risk of strains, sprains and other musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). The chiropractor is urging companies to get serious about preventing work-related injuries at home, before it results in workers' compensation claims and lost time. But now, if this is going to be lasting longer, we need every possible way to prevent these injuries at home. In B.C., WorkSafeBC issued guidance on the health and safety responsibilities when employees work from home after the pandemic started. It's too early in the pandemic for any scientific analysis of the effect on workers' bodies from working from home.
May 28, 2020 08:00 UTC
CBC Ottawa reached out to three local leagues after a fourth, the Glengarry Soccer League, announced May 24 on Facebook it was cancelling its summer season for minors. Gloucester Dragons Soccer"I'm still very hopeful and somewhat optimistic," said Bill Coleman, chair of Gloucester Dragons Soccer, a youth recreational soccer league for players ages four to 18. Some Ontario soccer clubs, including the minor division of the Glengarry Soccer League, have already decided to cancel the season. Ottawa Internationals Soccer ClubThe Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club is anxiously awaiting a "return to play protocol" from Ontario Soccer. "I'm a 52-year supporter of [legendary English soccer club] Liverpool.
May 28, 2020 08:00 UTC
She took a break from her job as a community care nurse in Ottawa and moved nearly 400 kilometres away to work at a long-term care facility fighting a COVID-19 outbreak. As a community care nurse, Slinski's take-home pay was modest and she wasn't getting full-time hours. 'Everything is part-time'Slinski said registered practical nurses in hospitals can make eight to 10 dollars more an hour than she did as a community care nurse. Many health care workers take on multiple jobs to make ends meet. How many reports have been written about long-term care, about the health care workforce?"
Joe Cressy says more COVID-19 data is crucial:Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy disappointed in lack of provincial COVD-19 data. "I think a lot of this relates to the chronic under-funding of public health in Ontario," said Morris. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)The way that news of positive tests is shared with public health officials depends on which lab or hospital has processed the swab. A Toronto Public Health spokesperson told CBC that it has been receiving lab reports through a variety of ways: electronically, by phone, fax, even through the mail. Scattered dataCBC News canvassed these additional six public health units to determine recent counts of COVID-19 swab testing.
You can send us your questions via email at COVID@cbc.ca, and we'll answer as many as we can. Should I hold my breath when people get close to me? You're going in for that shopping cart when someone brushes uncomfortably close, and you instinctively hold your breath. You can find the answers to more frequently asked mask questions here . WATCH | How to avoid common mistakes when wearing masks:A face mask is meant to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Her oven was "not a Whirlpool product," a company representative told her via email, so Whirlpool wasn't liable for the damage. Hammond says she tried contacting the company in China using the phone number Whirlpool provided. For example, consumer protection agencies under the governments in B.C. In their most recent campaign platform, the Liberals admitted the current consumer protection systems are "confusing" and have "disjointed rules, making it difficult to resolve" problems. After hearing from Go Public, Whirlpool Canada negotiated compensation with Hammond.
For many, summer in Toronto means swimming in outdoor pools with the sun shining overhead. But this year, given the pandemic, opportunities to take a dip in either indoor or outdoor public pools on hot humid days are looking a little slim. In a statement on Wednesday, the city said: "Toronto beaches are open in the same way green spaces in parks have been open. The city noted that there is no supervised swim program, meaning there are no lifeguards working at Toronto beaches. A view of an outdoor public swimming pool in Toronto during the pandemic.