Masking alone wouldn’t have eased Ontario’s respiratory virus surge in the fall: PHO document

TORONTO — Introducing a mask mandate when respiratory viruses surged in the fall may not have eased the crush on pediatric hospitals, a Public Health Ontario science brief obtained by The Canadian Press concludes. The brief — which was not proactively made public, unlike the reports done by the now-defunct science table predecessor — provides … Read more

Bargaining by the bushel: Waves of public service workers in negotiations with government

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Treasury Board, the listed employer for most civil servants, said 27 of its 29 collective agreements with unions had expired as of Jan. 31, and another deal with RCMP regular members and reservists was to lapse at the end of March. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) headquarters … Read more

Allison Hanes: Montreal police Chief Fady Dagher asks for patience with reforms

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Columnists Dagher says his immediate priority is the recruitment and retention of officers, who have been leaving Montreal in record numbers. New Montreal police Chief Fady Dagher says he is not against body cameras, “but please, don’t believe that the body camera is the answer for everything.” Photo by Pierre Obendrauf … Read more

DEAR ABBY: Dad must endure entitled teen’s frequent tantrums

Breadcrumb Trail Links Relationships A partner needs to step back from weighing in on a dad’s issue with his daughter. Photo by file photo /Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content DEAR ABBY: I’m … Read more

Magnitude 7.8 quake in Turkiye, Syria: More than 1,300 dead

AZMARIN, Syria – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkiye and northern Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,300 people. Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the … Read more

Campaign sees Guelph-Kitchener eateries promote local beef producers and help local food banks

Some local restaurants are coming together to help fight hunger and promote Canadian beef. More than 90 restaurants across Canada are taking part in a national campaign called Burger It Forward organized by Canada Beef during the month of February. According to a news release, the goal is to ‘beef up’ the protein portion of … Read more

Turning empty offices into housing is a popular idea. Experts say it’s easier said than done

Several Canadian cities are facing high office vacancy rates even as many workers have returned to downtown towers and suburban business parks. With residential rents increasing and a housing shortage in much of Canada, the idea of ​​turning empty offices into housing is very trendy. There’s even government funding for renovating offices into residential use. … Read more

Majority of Canadians support private options for health care, poll shows – National

As some provinces turn to the private sector to address pressures in the health-care system, a new poll suggests more Canadians than ever are open to the idea of ​​private delivery of health care. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News between Jan. 19 and Jan. 23, 2023 found 59 per cent of the … Read more