By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

The Town of Rainy River is endeavoring to revive its economy for the post-pandemic world and attract more business. Gajith Jindasa is the Economic Development Officer for the Town of Rainy River. He says the town is working on a new economic development strategy. “We are trying to re-strategize our […]

By Kiera O'Neil, Manager, Developmental Psychobiology Research Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University and Jennifer E. Khoury, Assistant Professor, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Mount Saint Vincent University
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought changes to many people’s daily lives, and resulted in high levels of mental health problems. The pandemic was especially difficult for pregnant people. New research investigates the long-term impact of the pandemic on pregnant and postpartum people and their infants. There is concern that the difficulties […]

By Liam Casey

Most Canadian businesses that answered federal and provincial calls during the pandemic to build up a domestic sector for personal protective equipment have collapsed. The association that represents Canadian PPE companies says 90 per cent of those businesses have been forced to close or pivot to other industries because the […]

By Nicole Ireland

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have taken a relatively limited toll on overall global mental health, Canadian researchers say in a new study published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers reviewed 137 studies from around the world that measured people’s overall mental health, as well as […]

By Noushin Ziafati

Cassie Tatone borrowed a sewing machine from her mother-in-law in the spring of 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic robbed her of her job and shut down most businesses and activities. With no income and lots of spare time on her hands, the millennial put the beginner sewing skills she acquired […]

By Stephanie Taylor

Justice Paul Rouleau says the Canada Border Services Agency made a bad situation worse when it mishandled the announcement of a vaccine mandate for truckers early last year, amid rampant anger and false information around the pandemic. Rouleau pointed out the agency’s mistake in his more than 2,000-page report released […]

By Lindsey Tanner

The pandemic took a harsh toll on U.S. teen girls’ mental health, with almost 60% reporting feelings of persistent sadness or hopelessness, according to a government survey released Monday that bolsters earlier data. Sexual violence, suicidal thoughts, suicidal behavior and other mental health woes affected many teens regardless of race […]

By Camille Bains

A new study finds promise in a drug associated with significantly reduced hospitalizations among high-risk patients who received an injection in the early stages of COVID-19 infection. Edward Mills, one of the authors, said peginterferon lambda stands out as a potential “one-and-done” treatment for older patients, noting current options include […]

By Nicole Ireland

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy passes along protection against infection and hospitalization to newborns, a Canadian study says. The research, published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) on Wednesday evening, found that protection against COVID-19 for infants was most effective when mothers got their second or third dose of […]