Medical staff at a Toronto hospital told a man complaining of excruciating leg pain that he was fine and to go home — forcing him to crawl out of emergency. He believes a serious health disorder was ignored due to his mental illness, a problem mental health experts say is far too common.
In some provinces, including Saskatchewan and Manitoba, public health workers make daily phone calls to people with COVID-19 to actively monitor their symptoms and compliance with the rules. The practice is recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, but some provinces do not actively monitor cases.
Figures from Public Health Ontario show that more than a third of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario are adults 60 and over who aren't in long-term care. Advocates, health experts and seniors in Ontario themselves are calling for older adults in the community to be vaccinated for COVID-19 sooner.
U.S. president-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News on Sunday.