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From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting …
NEW YORK - The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.
LOS ANGELES - Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday.
CALGARY - A Calgary freelance photographer has been keeping busy shooting "porchraits" of families around the city since the COVID-19 pandemic sapped his usual source of income.
CALGARY - Two Calgary clothing makers and a local artist have teamed up on a line of T-shirts honouring three now-popular female public health officials.
NEW YORK - Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.
On Saturday, March 14, at 23:59, Spain went into lockdown. Strict restrictions on movement were put into place, dictating that everyone must stay in their accommodation, including me.
Whether it's posting a video of a crowded Vancouver beach or a photo of men playing basketball on a closed court in Philadelphia, some Twitter users have resorted to online shaming in an effort to convince others to abide by social distancing measures.
TORONTO - When Giovanna Loureiro and Jeffrey Nunes get married this Friday, it won't be with their 150 invited guests, nor at the lush greenhouse venue they had booked in Newmarket, Ont.
CALGARY - While children appear to be better at fighting off the novel coronavirus than adults, little is known about how COVID-19 affects them and the best treatment for kids who are infected, says a Calgary researcher who hopes to fill in some of those blanks with a new global study spearh…
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With his newspaper facing an uncertain future, Toronto-based publisher Dave Bidini is determined to get the next issue of the West End Phoenix out to subscribers by the Easter long weekend.
OTTAWA - A new guideline from Heart and Stroke Foundation says a daily dose of Aspirin could do more harm than good for those at low risk of stroke or heart disease.
EDMONTON - When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers' own living rooms.
They're some of New York City's most iconic eateries, feeding New Yorkers and on visitors' must-see lists for decades, some for more than a century.
TORONTO - Social-distancing has forced Canadians into varying degrees of isolation, but that doesn't have to mean the end of movie date night, cocktails with pals or baby song circles.
TORONTO - In Canada's crowded major cities, where many people live with one or multiple roommates, the spread of COVID-19 is leaving residents struggling with what to do if someone in a shared house has to self-isolate.
Nearly 16 years ago, Galileu Saldanha arrived in Penticton as a part of the Canada World Youth exchange program, not knowing his life was about to change forever.
TORONTO - From children's window art to balcony serenades and porch portraits — Canadians are coming together while maintaining their distance to try to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 crisis.
TORONTO - Canadian health officials are trying to calm fears that anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can worsen COVID-19 symptoms by stressing the lack of concrete evidence.
LONDON, Ont. - A team of Western University researchers has begun work on creating a vaccine for the devastating novel coronavirus.
VICTORIA - A British Columbia clothing maker says it has seen a surge in demand for a dress Alberta's chief medical officer wore during a COVID-19 briefing this week.
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s set to take place May 3 in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will become a virtual event, the Alzheimer Society of BC says.
“The Trust Trap” may sound like the next big rollicking comedy out of Hollywood, but it’s one of five warning signs for destructive investment fraud schemes that bilk investors out of their money, and the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) wants the public to know it’s far more common than pe…
TORONTO - Groups representing doctors, nurses and pharmacists are welcoming a new era of virtual care they'd like to see persist well beyond the COVID-19 outbreak.
Brushing teeth after meals can prevent tooth decay, save dental bills, and avoid halitosis. But not many know that brushing the tongue helps the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, immune system, and prevents a shocking number of diseases. So, how is the tongue associated with so many diverse probl…
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Speaking from his home in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses the federal government's response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The prime minister is in a 14-day period of self-isolation following confirmation that his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has tested pos…