The Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx and the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Pierre Dufour announced the government’s first phase of deconfinment in the tourism sector on Wednesday. Quebecers, including residents of the Greater Montreal Area, will be allowed to access campgrounds, cottages, marinas and provincial parks as early as next week. The Société
Animal experts and police are issuing a stern warning as the weather gets warmer: don’t leave your pets in vehicles, even with the windows open. “Under no circumstance” should you take your pet in your car if you think you might have to leave it in there — even if only for five minutes, Markham,
Up until the last week, many provinces had mostly been testing patients with COVID-19 who had persistent symptoms, including a cough, fever and shortness of breath. Now, some provinces and specific health units are allowing for tests to be done on asymptomatic people who feel fine but could potentially infect others despite not feeling unwell.
Dealing with irritation or an infection that impacts the vagina can not only be painful or frustrating, if left untreated it could become a more serious issue. Often many people will assume any kind of vaginal problem is a yeast infection when in reality, it could be a host of other things, said Dr. Sanya
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, life has been completely different for everyone — even the Royal Family. From public appearances to royal tours around the world, many of Queen Elizabeth II‘s plans for 2020 were dashed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The family was first affected by the virus when Prince Charles, the Queen’s eldest son,
With travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic grounding planes and vacation plans, Montreal homeowners are investing in their backyards preparing for a summer staycation. Local West Island company, Pools’R’Us has seen a spike in business this season with pool installations jumping 20 per cent this summer compared to last. “It is tough to
Masks and face coverings seem poised to become a wardrobe essential in the COVID-19 new reality. As Canadians all over the country begin to venture outside in greater numbers, the federal government is now recommending that everyone who can’t maintain a two-metre physical distance from others wear a non-medical mask. READ MORE: Non-medical masks now
Chef and food writer Alison Roman has been put on temporary leave from her New York Times (NYT) biweekly column after her remakes about Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo earlier this month. A spokesperson for the Times confirmed to the Washington Post that Roman’s column was on “temporary leave” on Tuesday. Roman’s remarks about Teigen
The novel coronavirus outbreak has not been easy on anyone, and more than half of Canadians report feeling isolated, lonely and anxious. However, the impact of physical distancing and other public health measures may be even more harmful for those who have been completely alone for months now. As provinces begin to slowly reopen storefronts
It’s Friday night and your friends want to have a “Zoom party.” You’re stuck at home and have no other plans, but between work and family, you’ve had a long week of video calls. A few weeks into coronavirus stay-at-home measures, you would have gladly said yes, except now the novelty of socializing on camera
Video conferencing service Zoom said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of outages that apparently affected some users’ ability to host and join meetings. Zoom, which has become a staple during the coronavirus pandemic because it allows people to meet online rather than in person, said the problems seemed to affect a limited number
While grocery sales have skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March, buying behaviour has also changed. The panic-buying that saw items like toilet paper and pasta sauce fly off the shelves may have subsided, but the shopping process has been impacted, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada. Buying in bulk in order
Looking toward the future amid COVID-19, every province has its own lens. A cautious approach underscores all of the plans so far, but experts are uncertain about which strategies are cautious enough — and whether some plans include more than they should. “At this point in time, you cannot say which approach is better,” said
Provinces like British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick have announced plans to re-open restaurants after closing them in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Owners are eager to open their doors to the public as the COVID-19 outbreak has caused massive profit losses in the restaurant industry. In fact, new data collected by Ipsos
With hair salons shut down due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, now is the perfect time to give your hair a break from damage. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop treating your hair completely. There are several easy DIY tricks you can use to keep your hair shiny and strong. READ MORE: Hair salons
Tiolúwani Aderibigbe recently finished an undergraduate degree in global development at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. While the 22-year-old previously had summer placements the last two years, this year there are no jobs open in her field that she can find, even with a degree. It’s likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she says. Aderibigbe
For the first time in Princeton University’s 274-year history, the school has named a Black valedictorian. Montreal native Nicholas Johnson will hold this honour on behalf of the outgoing class of 2020, the ivy league institution announced in a recent press release. Johnson, who majors in operations research and financial engineering says he feels empowered.
As provinces begin the slow process of reopening their economies and people start returning to the workplace, questions abound about the rights of employees and responsibilities of employers in the aftermath of COVID-19. The Canadian Press asked two employment lawyers, Adam Savaglio, a partner at Scarfone Hawkins LLP, and Lior Samfiru of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
With schools closed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, children across Canada have been at home for weeks — and they’ve had more time than usual to spend online. As a result, Cybertip.ca, an online sexual exploitation of children tipline, says it saw a 66 per cent spike in reports in April compared
Salons and barbershops have been shut down in Canada for weeks now due to the coronavirus pandemic, and for those of you who rely on routine colouring at the salon, your hair may have taken on its own life by now. Dyeing hair at home may be intimidating to some, but beauty expert Janine Holmes
By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2020 6:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two additional cruise lines said Wednesday they are cancelling sailings to Alaska this summer, citing travel and other restrictions linked to coronavirus concerns. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line had
For many gyms across Canada, the weight is beginning to be too much to bear.Whyte Fitness in Markham, Ont., was known as an ‘iconic’ place and a staple in the community before it was forced to shutter during the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s tough,” said Matt DiPasquale, who had been going to the popular gym for a
A TikTok challenge that encourages young people to mimic having a seizure on camera has caught the attention of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) who have denounced the videos as “offensive”. Labelled the “seizure challenge,” the trend encourages TikTok users to feign having what the CEA describes as a tonic-clonic seizure to the song “Lucid
Urmila Persaud spent months picturing herself walking across a stage to collect her high-school diploma in front of friends and family. But the COVID-19 pandemic has replaced that vision with a big question mark as schools and boards across Canada grapple with how to handle graduation ceremonies because of COVID-19 restrictions. For soon-to-be graduates like
Rachel holds multiple jobs as a social services front-line worker in the Greater Toronto Area. Recently after a long shift, she left work, went to the grocery store and returned home to her children. Global News has agreed to use a pseudonym for Rachel, as she fears reprisal from her employer. That night she got
Parts of Meghan Markle‘s claim against a U.K. tabloid were struck out on Friday during the first court fight of the lawsuit. News of the lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers was revealed at the tail end of Prince Harry and Markle’s royal tour to Africa in October 2019.
How do you know if chicken is fully cooked? According to a new study published Wednesday, most people use their knowledge from previous experiences cooking chicken to decide when they think a piece is fully cooked, and the method is not very safe. Other popular methods included looking at the surface of the meat, testing the
Since the novel coronavirus pandemic closed all non-essential businesses — like salons — in early March, regular patrons across the country have been forced to take matters into their own hands. If you’re one of the brave souls who have decided to try an at-home manicure or pedicure, there are some things you should know
Health care for those with female reproductive organs often involves in-person visits as doctors screen for cervical cancer, test for sexually transmitted infections and monitor pregnancies. As the spread of the coronavirus has pushed health-care providers to quickly adapt to telemedicine options, like online chat and video conferencing, some procedures or checkups, like Pap smears,
It was almost three years since Sarah Elder-Chamanara had talked to her former best friend. Moving across provinces and life changes put a strain on their relationship, and Elder-Chamanara, founder of Calgary-based political clothing line Madame Premier, told her friend she needed space. “I know that I actually hurt her quite a bit,” she said.