Live Updates: Coronavirus Spread Still Slowing in China as Officials Maintain Clampdown

Here’s what you need to know:ImagePassengers could be seen on the  Diamond Princess in Yokohama on Tuesday.Credit...Athit Perawongmetha/ReutersHundreds of passengers begin disembarking from quarantined cruise ship in Japan. Passengers began disembarking on Wednesday from a cruise ship docked off Yokohama,...

Symphony musician plays violin during surgery to remove brain tumour

TORONTO -- A symphony violinist played her instrument while surgeons removed a tumour from her brain during a surgery to ensure surgeons did not damage her motor skills. Dagmar Turner, who plays violin for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra,...

Live Updates: Coronavirus Spread Slows in China, but Gains Speed Elsewhere

ImagePassengers could be seen on the  Diamond Princess in Yokohama on Tuesday.Credit...Athit Perawongmetha/ReutersAmericans from a cruise ship in Japan won’t be allowed home for at least two more weeks.More than 100 Americans cannot return home for at least two more...

Firearms officers tell inquiry how a veteran with PTSD was able to keep a gun licence

The focus of the Desmond inquiry has shifted from access to health care to access to firearms as the RCMP officer who took Lionel Desmond's rifle in 2015 testified he did so because the Afghanistan veteran seemed suicidal.Const. Steven Richard...

Emergency warming shelter workers learn how to help vulnerable people in urgent crises

Volunteers and staff at an emergency warming centre are now equipped with new skills to help the most vulnerable people living in Winnipeg.Marie-Christine Bruce volunteers with Just a Warm Sleep, which held a two-day non-violent crisis intervention workshop this weekend. The training is meant...

In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

Hospitals in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province have been making urgent pleas to the Chinese people for three weeks as the new coronavirus ripples through the country: Send more protective gear.Supplies are close — and yet frustratingly out of reach....

Rural Albertans use ERs more than those in Edmonton and Calgary, review shows

Rural Albertans visit hospital emergency rooms for less urgent or non-urgent issues far more often than their urban counterparts, a review of Alberta Health Services says.Those visits may reveal a shortage of primary care services and specific health programs in rural Alberta, according to experts....

Vitalité CEO stands behind postponed emergency room proposals

The head of the Vitalité Health Network says the plan to cut emergency room hours at six rural hospitals was solid, but the emotional backlash against the plan makes consultation necessary."The proposals that we made were very good, were very...

No new coronavirus cases under investigation in Ontario, chief medical officer says

There are currently no new novel coronavirus cases being investigated in Ontario, the province's chief medical officer of health announced Tuesday, largely chalking it up to the tests themselves improving. A daily update from the provincial government showed that 421...

Live Updates: Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Grows

Here’s what you need to know:ImageA man in a face mask inside HSBC’s Hong Kong headquarters last month.Credit...Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesEconomic pain from epidemic continues to spread. Economic fallout from the new coronavirus epidemic continued to spread on...
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