Calls grow for increased COVID-19 testing as public…

The latest: Provinces try to increase COVID-19 testing as lineups grow in some jurisdictions. Canadian support for keeping the border closed to Americans remains strong. Hospitalizations steady despite rising COVID-19 cases. But this could change…

Smoke from U.S. wildfires spreads to at least…

Smoke from uncontrolled wildfires along the U.S. West Coast is blowing eastward, stretching thousands of kilometres across Canada and covering several provinces.  Dozens of blazes have raged with unprecedented scope across some 18,000 square kilometres…

What its like to be a COVID-19 long-hauler,…

At first, Paul Quarrell is remarkably matter-of-fact as he recounts how he nearly lost his wife, Brianne, to COVID-19 this spring.  He describes dropping her off at the general campus of The Ottawa Hospital, where she would end up…

Bringing back Beirut

There was so much broken glass after 2,750 tonnes of neglected ammonium nitrate blew up destroying the Beirut port and much of the city around it that it looked like snow on the ground. That’s…