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Health Canada recalls some hand sanitizers containing industrial-grade ethanol

Avleen K Mokha In an advisory issued June 6, Health Canada said it is recalling certain hand sanitizers because they contain industrial-grade ethanol. Health Canada has not approved this type of ethanol for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. Frequent...

OPINION | Park Ex needs more than testing: it needs reform

This story was published in print for the May 29 issue of Parc-Extension News. Some information may have changed. Avleen K Mokha Over the last month, the number of cases have risen in the Villeray—Saint-Michel—Park-Extension (VSP) borough. With cases nearing 2,000, COVID-19 is evidently...

Military reports staffing, protective equipment still issues in provincial long-term care homes

CBC – Patients in CHSLDs account for more than 60% of deaths in province. A report prepared by the Canadian military about Quebec’s long-term care homes says the division between “hot” and “cold” zones, proper use of protective equipment...

Akwaton wipes expired and unsafe, Health Canada warns

Avleen K Mokha Health Canada warns the public to stop using multipurpose wipes sold by Akwaton International. Health Canada has not approved one ingredient in this product. This product has also expired five years ago. Since January 2019, the company has...

Province will allow gatherings under 10 starting Friday

Avleen K Mokha Officials confirmed 71 new deaths in the province. 3,718 people have died due to COVID-19 since the emergency began. 578 new COVID-19 cases are confirmed since yesterday. Currently there are 44,775 cases in Quebec. Quebec Deputy Premier Genevieve Guilbault made the...

City executives can now extend state of emergency every five days

By Avleen K Mokha The City of Montreal executive committee has renewed the state of emergency until May 21 for the Montreal agglomeration. The city council also passed a motion that allows them to extend the emergency five days at...

Sparks fly as Quebec debates school reopening

Parents want clear directives from province leaders By Avleen K Mokha Quebec is the one the worst hit provinces in Canada, with COVID-19 cases beyond 30,000. Still, the province announced the gradual reopening schools end of April, despite a daily rise...

Live story time and e-books for book lovers at home

Avleen K Mokha Tomorrow, April 23, is International Book Day. Due to government directives, local libraries Park Extension and Prévost are closed till the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency ends. Fortunately, some services continue online for readers at home. In an...

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures...

How to talk to children and address their coronavirus concerns

There’s no escaping it. On television, in schools, on the street and at home, one word hangs in the air: coronavirus. The coronavirus — which causes COVID-19 — and its repercussions are unlike anything people today have ever experienced. Stock...