This young worker quit amid anxiety and exhaustion. Here’s how the pandemic pushed some people to rethink work

During her time at Western University, Tomachi Onyewuchi learned to juggle competing responsibilities: school, work and modelling gigs. But despite good time management and being "very Type A," she wasn't prepared for the mental toll that accompanied the nearly 60-hour weeks...

Anxiety, exhaustion and nightmares drove this young worker to quit her job

During her time at Western University, Tomachi Onyewuchi learned to juggle competing responsibilities: school, work and modelling gigs. But despite good time management and being "very Type A," she wasn't prepared for the mental toll that accompanied the nearly 60-hour weeks...

Health Canada recalls Fitbit watch due to risk of burns

Health Canada is warning anyone with several models of Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch to immediately stop using the device because its battery can overheat and may cause burns. The agency has issued a joint recall of the product with Fitbit and...

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are travelling abroad despite Omicron

Despite growing concerns across the globe last fall over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Sandy Long and her husband departed on Nov. 28 for a 10-day vacation in Mexico. Long said they felt comfortable travelling, because they planned to take strict safety...

Heavy workload, fatigue hit pharmacists like never before in rush for COVID tests, vaccines

At Kristen's Pharmacy in Southampton, Ont., the day begins with staff shuffling in for their COVID-19 symptom screenings, temperature checks and daily rapid tests. Doors and phone lines open at 9 a.m., and from then until roughly noon, it's "utter...

Procter & Gamble recalls some aerosol hair-care products after finding cancer-causing chemical

Procter & Gamble Co. said on Friday it was voluntarily recalling some hair-care products sold in the United States and Canada from its Pantene and Herbal Essences brands, due to the presence of a cancer-causing chemical. The recall also includes some...

Travellers from South Africa report prolonged stays in quarantine hotels — at taxpayers’ expense

Several Canadians who recently travelled home from South Africa told CBC News they were forced to stay in government-funded quarantine hotels for an extra 23 to 36 hours after receiving negative COVID-19 test results."It's a complete waste of tax money, and I think it's an...

Baby diagnosed with a sprain had actually suffered a stroke

An Ontario mother says she had to take her baby to three different hospitals, and speak with six doctors in less than a week, to get an accurate diagnosis after he was injured in a fall."It's been traumatizing and it...

Ottawa confirms it will nix COVID-19 test for Canadians taking short trips, starting Nov. 30

Starting on Nov. 30, fully vaccinated Canadians taking short trips abroad will no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return home, Ottawa confirmed on Friday.The federal government said the test exemption will apply to fully vaccinated Canadians...

Ottawa facing pressure to nix pricey COVID test rule for fully vaccinated travellers

Calls are mounting for Canada to nix its pricey pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers.Despite easing some travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers, the federal government still requires they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test before entering Canada.  The big...
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