Community Health & Wellness News

Man who fasted for four days ‘to pray for Trump’s coronavirus recovery’ dies of cardiac arrest

A 38-year-old man from the Indian state of Telangana has died after fasting for four days to pray for Donald Trump’s recovery from Covid-19. According to his family, Bussa Krishna Raju worshipped the US president like a god, and was shocked and disturbed to find out about his coronavirus diagnosis. Mr Raju refused food and […]

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Calgary doctor pushing for more shelter space as cold weather approaches

A doctor who has been working with some of Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic is worried homeless shelters won’t have enough space to keep everyone safe once the cold weather hits. “Currently — at least in Calgary, and I expect it’s reflected in other parts of the province — there just simply isn’t enough […]

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COVID-19: Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating come Halloween in the four areas of the province – Ottawa, Toronto, Peel and York Region – subject to modified Stage 2 restrictions, intended to address higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission. Dr. David Williams advised Ontarians in these areas to consider “alternative ways to […]

Canada Health & Wellness News

‘Most challenging, difficult year’: Canadian food banks get creative to meet demand amid pandemic

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadian food banks to get creative in their approach to giving out food and collecting donations this year. Multiple drive-thru collections have been set up across the country for Thanksgiving weekend. The Regina Food Bank staged its first drive-thru on Saturday, where normally collection would be done door-to-door […]

Ghana Health & Wellness News

7,000 health personnel deployed for voter registration exercise – EC Boss

The Electoral Commission (EC) says some 7,000 health personnel will be deployed at the various centres during the voter registration exercise.7,000 health personnel deployed for voter registration exercise – EC Boss EC Chairperson Jean Mensa said the health personnel take charge of ensuring that the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols are adhered to by all registrants. Speaking at […]

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How Ghanaian-Canadians’ push for a Toronto community centre fell victim to COVID-19

Just south of where Finch Avenue West meets Weston Road sits a large beige building at the end of an industrial road. Its windows are dusty, the brick veneer is discoloured, and you can easily tell it’s more than 60 years old. Despite its imperfections, it is the perfect home for a new community hub, according to […]