Provincial border bans during COVID-19 spark lawsuits, anger from Canadians denied entry

Lesley Shannon of Vancouver was devastated when New Brunswick rejected her request last month to enter the province to attend her mother's burial. "I'm mystified, heartbroken and angry," said Shannon on Wednesday. "They're basically saying my mother's life has no value."  Due...

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in North America

Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. The world's biggest maker of health-care products said Tuesday...

Washing your hands is better than disposable gloves for preventing COVID-19 spread, Public Health says

More than two months after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, the federal government has weighed in on whether Canadians should wear disposable gloves as a protective measure.For the general public, regular hand washing is actually a better way...

COVID-19 prompts flood of people to write, change their wills — but quarantine measures are getting in the way

Waves of people concerned about COVID-19 are rushing to write or change their wills, but they're running into a roadblock caused by the effort to curb the pandemic. Legally, a last will and testament or any changes to the document requires two witnesses,...

Company set to crank out ventilators, awaiting final go-ahead from Ottawa

A Canadian company says it can crank up production within days of potential life-saving ventilators, once it gets final instructions from the federal government.Countries are scrambling to avoid the nightmarish scenario unfolding in Italy, where doctors are grappling with which...

‘She wanted to do that for me’: Woman with power of attorney takes thousands from 97-year-old with dementia

A woman with power of attorney who took tens of thousands of dollars from a 97-year-old woman with dementia had criminal charges against her withdrawn, in a case critics say exposes gaps in the justice and banking systems that leave...