Groceries or COVID-19 tests? Critics say the cost of rapid tests puts them out of reach for some

Angela Power holds up the $20 bill for the rapid test she bought at a pharmacy in Placentia. (Meg Roberts/CBC)If she's got it, $20 can buy Angela Power of Placentia some bread, a carton of milk, a dozen eggs — some...

Fogo Island’s last doctor is leaving. How many residents will follow?

The cancer treatments and surgeries were hard enough — she'd leave the hospital with drainage tubes, or exhausted from chemotherapy.But the breaking point for Sabrina Payne was the six-hour round trip from Fogo Island, N.L., to Gander that she'd take every two weeks to...

Make COVID-19 rapid tests more accessible, plead community groups and health-care providers

Bridget Clarke, the St. John's Status of Women Council's advocacy co-ordinator, says some vulnerable people with a low or fixed income are forced to make dire decisions because of the cost of rapid tests. (Meg Roberts/CBC)Thirty-four community groups and health-care providers...

No new deaths from COVID-19 in N.L. for 1st time in more than a month

Newfoundland and Labrador reported no deaths and a dip in hospitalizations in Monday's COVID-19 update. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press) For the first time in more than a month, Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new deaths from COVID-19. The provincial...

After 3-month-old son admitted to ICU, N.L. mom urges people to ‘protect the vulnerable’ against COVID-19

Kelsey Blais says she didn't think much of it when she began feeling a head cold coming on last Tuesday.Her symptoms weren't serious and no one else in her family was sick. But the Stephenville, N.L., woman knew something was wrong...

N.L. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases as booster demand outstrips supply

A long lineup outside a Shoppers Drug Mart in St. John's as people wait to get their COVID-19 booster shot. (Patrick Butler/Radio-Canada)Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19 for the second consecutive day, raising the number of...

Booster demand outstrips supply in N.L. as long lines form for 3rd vaccine shot

A long lineup outside a Shoppers Drug Mart in St. John's as people wait to get their COVID-19 booster shot. (Patrick Butler/Radio-Canada)The scramble to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in Newfoundland and Labrador continued on Tuesday, as long lines formed outside of...

Parents of teen with mental illnesses say ‘broken’ N.L. health system has failed them

About 70 per cent of mental illnesses start during childhood and adolescence, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. (Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock)WARNING: This story contains details of suicidal ideation. On a windy day in October, a mother and father sat...

Possible cyberattack hits ‘brain’ of N.L. health-care system, delaying thousands of appointments

A cyberattack appears to be behind a provincewide disruption of health-care services in Newfoundland and Labrador that has affected thousands of appointments and procedures, including those involving COVID-19 testing."We may have been victims of a possible cyberattack by a third party,"...

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, N.L. makes changes to travel restrictions, suspends Atlantic bubble

Dr. Rosann Seviour, Newfoundland and Labrador's acting chief medical officer of health, announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday. (Patrick Butler/Radio-Canada)Newfoundland and Labrador added 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, all in the Central Health...
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