Trudeau joins G20 pledge to fight climate change, give COVID-19 aid to poor countries – National

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined leaders from the world’s 20 richest nations on Sunday in a promise to work together to keep trade flowing, fight climate change and provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries. The promises are contained in a final communique issued by G20 leaders at the end of two days […]

Brexit talks suspended after EU negotiator tests positive for COVID-19 – National

As if the Brexit trade negotiations were not torturous enough, the coronavirus added a twist at a crucial stage on Thursday when top-level talks had to be suspended because an EU negotiator tested positive for COVID-19. It added uncertainty to the negotiations as a deadline looms ever closer and both sides are still divided […]

‘A pandemic of its own’: How COVID-19 is impacting mental health – Peterborough

There is one symptom of COVID-19 that you don’t test for with a swab and that doesn’t require contact tracing or a 14-day quarantine. Yet it is something many of us have been dealing with since the beginning of the pandemic. “The pandemic has had a profound effect on mental health,” said Heather Holland, […]

Many COVID-19 patients insist ‘it’s not real’ until they die, nurse says – National

You don’t have to believe in COVID-19 for it to kill you. Jodi Doering, an emergency room nurse in South Dakota, has watched that simple truth play out again and again over the last year, as many of her patients have denied the coronavirus‘ existence or their own diagnosis up to their dying breath. […]

COMMENTARY: How this once high-flying Canadian travel exec is riding out COVID-19 turbulence – National

Back before the coronavirus pandemic hit in the spring, Bruce Poon Tip was flying high. The Canadian travel entrepreneur was jetting around the globe, keeping tabs on an adventure travel empire that had exploded in popularity. After a 30-year run in the travel business, Poon Tip’s G Adventures experienced exponential growth in 2019, riding […]

10 dead after fire breaks out in Romanian COVID-19 intensive care unit – National

BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. The blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for COVID-19 patients at the public hospital in the city of Piatra Neamt, local Emergency Situations Inspectorate […]

Justin Trudeau on Diwali, welcoming Joe Biden and dealing with COVID-19 at home – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is wishing Canada’s Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities a happy Diwali. The PM sat down for a video chat with ET Canada‘s Sangita Patel to talk about the Indian Festival of Lights, as part of the National Virtual Diwali Celebration event hosted by members of the Government of Canada. READ […]

5 passengers test positive for COVID-19 on 1st Caribbean cruise ship to resume sailing – National

When the COVID-19 pandemic was in its earliest days, cruise ships were some of the most virulent hotspots. Hundreds of passengers fell ill, and ships were stranded at sea as multiple countries began refusing them in ports. Much of the cruise industry was put on ice, with the majority of operators shutting down until […]

U.S. becomes first country to surpass 10 million COVID-19 cases – National

The United States became the first nation worldwide since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as the third wave of the COVID-19 virus surges across the nation. The grim milestone came on the same day as global coronavirus cases exceeded 50 million. The United […]

Prince William kept positive COVID-19 diagnosis secret in April: reports – National

Prince William allegedly tested positive for COVID-19 last April and kept the diagnosis quiet to avoid causing a stir, according to multiple reports from U.K. media. The Sun, one of England’s largest tabloid newspapers, first reported the story on Monday, citing an unidentified source. BBC News says it has corroborated the report with palace […]