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LifeWorks released its monthly Mental Health Index™ on Friday, revealing that for the 25th consecutive month, Canadian workers had a mental health score lower than 0.0 — the pre-pandemic benchmark. “Canadians have been experiencing nonstop changes and uncertainties for over two years, and time has not made it any easier […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GENEVA (AP) – The World Health Organization said Thursday that it has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics, the 11th such shot to receive the green light. The U.N. health agency said the single-dose CanSino vaccine was found to be about 92% […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is reporting 11 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today.  The province says that figure includes deaths from previous days recorded during a data clean-up.  There are 1,345 people hospitalized with the virus today, up from 1,122 the previous day.  The number of people in intensive care because of a […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario reported no new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday, after reporting 10 new deaths on Sunday. The province says there are 1,213 people hospitalized with the virus, up from 1,167 on Sunday, though more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not report data during the weekend. The number […]

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BEIJING (AP) – Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Notices issued in several districts said residents were ordered to stay home and are barred from receiving nonessential deliveries as part of […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows a spike in the rate of youth hospitalized for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers show the rate of eating disorder hospitalizations in Canada was 15 per 100,000 in the two years leading up to the onset of […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The NWHU’s latest numbers show 151 active cases including two outbreaks — one at Rainy River Long Term Care Home, and the other at La Verendrye General Hospital. Kit Young Hoon, NWHU’s medical officer of health says cases look fairly stable. Despite the stable numbers, she says this does not […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is reporting 16 deaths linked to COVID-19 today after reporting zero on Monday. The province says one of those deaths occurred earlier but was added to today’s tally as part of a data cleanup. The Ministry of Health says there are 1,699 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is reporting 16 deaths linked to COVID-19 today after reporting zero on Monday. The province says one of those deaths occurred earlier but was added to today’s tally as part of a data cleanup. The Ministry of Health says there are 1,699 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase […]

Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital. To further enhance our team’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional precautions are being taken including, but not limited to: General visitors will be restricted for […]