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Lynn Valley care-home nurse loses job after allegedly failing to wear PPE properly around COVID-19 patients

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A former nurse who worked at the Lynn Valley Care Centre at the peak of its devastating coronavirus outbreak has lost his job over allegations he didn’t wear his personal protective equipment (PPE) properly […]

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Ontario confirms 257 new COVID-19 cases, the majority in Windsor-Essex

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A single farm in Windsor-Essex, Ont. was the site of some 175 cases of COVID-19 and further testing is likely to find more cases at other farms in the region, Premier Doug […]

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Born with malformed limbs 52 years ago, thalidomide victim still fights for compensation

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Noëlla Hébert isn’t scared of anything. The 52-year-old from Saint-Louis-de-Kent, who was born missing an arm and with malformations in her other limbs, says after a lifetime of fighting for acceptance and […]

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The grief in knowing you’ll one day outlive your primary caregiver as a person with a physical disability

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“They’re like a charley horse,” says Rebecca Wilchynski, explaining the involuntary spasms that take hold of her legs — breathtaking and sudden.  “It’s not just in one muscle, it can be in all the muscles […]

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18 COVID-19 cases now linked to Kingston, Ont., salon

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There are now 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases in people who work at or visited a Kingston, Ont., salon, almost a quarter of the area’s total known cases. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & […]

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COVID-19 surges among young Americans, endangering older adults

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Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states in the U.S. where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened — a disturbing generational shift that not only puts […]

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Australia scrambles to prevent 2nd COVID-19 wave after 1st death in a month

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Australia reported its first COVID-19 death in more than a month on Wednesday, as concerns about a second wave of infections saw thousands of people queue, sometimes for hours, to be tested […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Tuesday

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The latest: New lockdown measures are being imposed for one week in a German region that has seen a large increase in coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, officials said Tuesday. More […]

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WHO chief warns world leaders against ‘politicizing’ pandemic

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World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing […]

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‘We can’t afford to put ourselves out there’: Some Nova Scotians not ready for closer contact

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While Nova Scotia has begun easing restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic, 63-year-old Deborah Demeter says she and her husband still don’t feel safe getting together with others. Demeter, a breast cancer survivor […]

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