U.S. woman whose husband died of COVID-19 urges vaccine-hesitant to get shots

After weeks of declining case numbers, hospitalizations and daily deaths, the pandemic’s trajectory in the U.S. is changing — and heading in the wrong direction, public health officials warn. One Maryland woman who lost her husband to COVID-19 is urging people to heed appeals to get vaccinated.

The hugs we waited for, and the hugs that were taken away

After months of COVID separation, Sharon Agard and her family were thrilled when “hug day” finally arrived and they could be close. Now that her mother has unexpectedly and suddenly died, Agard writes about her bittersweet memories of that day and why hugs matter.

CBC Radio’s The House: The Green party in crisis

On this week’s show: Two former leadership contenders discuss the fragile situation in the Green party after reports that party officials discussed revoking the membership of leader Annamie Paul. Experts discuss the political situation in Haiti after assassins killed the president. Plus, a look at the legacy of official multiculturalism in Canada as we near… Continue reading CBC Radio’s The House: The Green party in crisis

CBC Radio’s The House: The Green party in crisis

On this week’s show: Two former leadership contenders discuss the fragile situation in the Green party after reports that party officials discussed revoking the membership of leader Annamie Paul. Experts discuss the political situation in Haiti after assassins killed the president. Plus, a look at the legacy of official multiculturalism in Canada as we near… Continue reading CBC Radio’s The House: The Green party in crisis

Snake venom shows promise as skin glue for closing life-threatening wounds

Scientists from Western University in London, Ont., the University of Manitoba and China have found a way to harness the blood-clotting properties of venom from a South American snake as a type of skin glue they say is so effective, it could stop life-threatening bleeding within a minute. 

Canadian Olympic athletes’ bodies could benefit from unexpected year off

The pandemic has thrown up massive roadblocks for Canadian athletes and also raised questions. What have we learned from being forced to slow down? Canadian athletes are faster and stronger than they’ve ever been,” says Marnie McBean, Canada’s chef de mission for the Olympic Games.

Already battered by drought, Manitoba cattle farmers could face even worse conditions

Parts of southern Manitoba and the Interlake region are experiencing exceptional droughts that typically only happen twice a century, and that’s forcing cattle farmers into a tight spot as they struggle to secure enough hay and other feed to keep their herds fed.

Supporting projects to address and prevent substance use-related harms through peer support and capacity building

The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they work to respond to the overdose crisis and substance use-related harms. This includes $7,401,247 in funding for 13 projects across the country.

Yes, vaccines curb COVID-19 transmission — but that’s not enough to protect those without a shot

Even as highly contagious coronavirus variants are circulating, experts say leading vaccines are not only preventing infections but likely curbing transmission as well. But that doesn’t mean the vaccinated can fully protect the unvaccinated, particularly in areas with lower vaccination rates.