Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/Canada: Two miners at the Hope Bay gold mine in Nunavut have tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first cases for the territory, but since they didn't originate in Nunavut, they'll instead be counted in other jurisdictions.
Montreal, Quebec City to face new restrictions as Quebec tries to fend off 2nd wave of COVID-19
News/Canada/Montreal: The Quebec regions of Montreal, Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches are expected to move to the "moderate alert" orange level under the province's regional alert system by Sunday.
'Ecological anxiety' and the psychological toll of choking wildfire smoke
News/Canada/British Columbia: Smoke in the summer has become common in B.C., a province with a warming climate marked by longer, nastier wildfire seasons. As the environmental catastrophes become more regular, so too do the psychological consequences — a sensation called "ecological grief" or "ecological anxiety," caused by seeing loss in the natural world.
Overcrowded buses worry commuters as COVID-19 cases rise, weather turns colder
News/Canada/Toronto: With COVID-19 cases rising in Toronto, so are concerns about the safety of overcrowded buses in some parts of the city — particularly the northwest corner, an area that has already borne the brunt of the pandemic in the GTA.
Ontario health-care worker returns home six months after testing positive for COVID-19
News/Canada/Windsor: Six months ago, cross-border health-care worker Torry Robertson of LaSalle, Ont., contracted COVID-19 — leading to renal failure, a super bug, bacterial pneumonia and almost 40 days connected to a ventilator. But Friday, he was finally given the green light to go home, with neighbours, friends and family members cheering him on.
Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID-19 measures
News/Canada/Toronto: Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Public Health Agency of Canada president resigns as COVID-19 cases spike
News/Politics: The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down only 18 months into the job, leaving the federal agency tasked with coordinating the country’s COVID-19 response without a leader, CBC News has learned.
Coronavirus causing 'persistent fatigue' in more than half of recovered patients, study finds
As researchers work to understand both the short and longterm effects of the novel coronavirus, more than half of participants in a recent study who have recovered from COVID-19 are still experiencing “persistent fatigue” related to the disease.