Premier, education minister defend Ontario's back-to-school plan amid class size concerns

Premier Doug Ford and his education minister defended Ontario's back-to-school plan on Friday amid concerns about elementary class sizes, saying the government is "flexible" but does not intend to revisit the strategy. As Ontario parents continue to press the government for stronger safety measures when schools reopen, public health agencies are making statements that seem to…

4 Canadians with terminal cancer win the right to try magic mushrooms

On Tuesday, Laurie Brooks of Abbotsford, B.C., received the news she’s waited more than 100 days to hear — she now has the legal right to use magic mushrooms.Laurie Brooks of Abbotsford, B.C., says she tried psilocybin after her colon cancer returned in 2019. (TheraPsil)On Tuesday, Laurie Brooks received the news she's waited more than…

B.C. asks for Ottawa's help accessing critical flight data during COVID-19

Letter sent to federal transportation minister says flight manifests provided to health authorities to try and trace passengers possibly exposed to COVID-19 are often missing critical contact information.The B.C. government says data received from airlines to help trace passengers who may have been exposed to COVID-19 is often missing critical contact information. (Ben Nelms/CBC)The B.C.…

Covid-19: The challenges of special-needs children and their parents

Children with special needs in Bangladesh are primarily cared for at home rather than in institutions. In general, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects the well-being of the entire family. At present, the uncertainty and sudden changes caused by COVID-19 are difficult for all families, but particularly so for some families and individuals experiencing anxiety and…

How to ensure safe vegetables and fruits in COVID-19

Very often parents ask us whether they will able to offer seasonal fruits and vegetables to their child or not in this pandemic? How to make them safe or disinfected for consumption and how to preserve them. The coronavirus is a new virus and we do not know all about this virus yet, but so…