COVID-19 has doggy demand soaring and scammers taking advantage

COVID-19 has doggy demand soaring and scammers taking advantage

Wendy Hamilton-Petkau has been breeding golden retrievers for 38 years, but she’s never seen the kind of demand inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s crazy,” said the owner of the Auburnmist kennel in De Winton, Alta. “I was getting three, four, five emails a day inquiring about puppies. I’ve got a waiting list with 30 names on it.” […]

Rolls-Royce to raise $6.5 billion after engine demand collapses

Rolls-Royce to raise $6.5 billion after engine demand collapses

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc unveiled a long-awaited financing plan, targeting up to five billion pounds ($ 6.5 billion U.S.) of fresh capital to buttress the U.K. jet-engine-maker against a historic aerospace downturn that still has years to go. The London-based company will tap existing shareholders for two billion pounds in a rights issue, and is seeking […]

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

TORONTO – The Canadian Medical Association says doctors still face hurdles getting personal protective equipment and fear they won’t be able to adequately respond to increased demands for the flu shot. With COVID-19 cases surging to new highs in parts of Canada, the CMA is calling for government action to bolster the health system so […]

Demand for sports equipment and home gyms booms as Canadians prepare for pandemic winter

Demand for sports equipment and home gyms booms as Canadians prepare for pandemic winter

Canadians in need of sports equipment and fitness gear to stay healthy and have fun during a pandemic winter have learned a valuable lesson: Shop early to avoid disappointment. “People saw what happened with kiddie pools and fitness equipment in the spring,” said Gillian Montgomery, who co-owns Skiis and Biikes, a sporting goods chain with three locations […]

Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members of the Ontario Medical Association says there’s already “unprecedented strong interest amongst parents for the influenza vaccine.” At the same time, they say it will be impossible for […]

Scheer says Liberal MPs signalling they're OK with 'corruption' if they don't demand Trudeau's resignation

Scheer says Liberal MPs signalling they're OK with 'corruption' if they don't demand Trudeau's resignation

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said today Liberal MPs should push for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s resignation as he faces his third ethics investigation — this time for his handling of the multi-million dollar WE Charity student grants contract. Scheer said that if Liberal backbenchers don’t call for Trudeau’s departure now, they’ll be complicit in his alleged “corruption.” “If […]

As COVID-19 deaths mount in long-term care homes, families demand more timely information

As COVID-19 deaths mount in long-term care homes, families demand more timely information

People with family members in some Ontario long-term care homes are demanding answers about unclear communication on the spread of COVID-19 infections in these facilities.   There are 112 long-term care homes in Ontario with outbreaks of COVID-19 as of Sunday, roughly one out of every six facilities province-wide. Yet it’s not always possible to find out how […]

Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges

Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges

Alexis Brenner’s life changed for the better when she discovered that cannabidiol, a compound contained in cannabis, helped her manage chronic pain from endometriosis and fibromyalgia. “CBD, once I found it, made a huge difference for my level of function,” she said. “It’s non-psychoactive, so I can be present and available and aware with my […]

Via Rail youth passes sold out after high demand interrupts sales

Via Rail said early Thursday that all available $ 150 youth passes for unlimited travel across Canada in July had been sold out after the sales were derailed on Wednesday due to high demand on its website. The Canada 150 Youth Pass — intended to coincide with celebrations marking the country’s sesquicentennial — went on […]