National Newswatch

Some kids’ pain meds in short supply, but pharmacists say prescription not needed

Aug 17 2022 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario drugstores are facing shortages of common children's pain relievers as stocks run low in other parts of the country, say pharmacists, suggesting that an unexpected summer spike in respiratory illnesses is driving up demand for the drugs. Some Canadians retailers are struggling to maintain inventory of over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen, which is […]

Pianist Oscar Peterson becomes first Black Canadian featured on a circulation coin

Aug 11 2022 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Canadians will soon be able to carry a piece of national music history in their wallets with the launch of a coin commemorating legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.  The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a one-dollar circulation coin Thursday honouring the late Montreal artist.  Mint president and CEO Marie Lemay says Peterson is both […]

Patrick Watson, journalist and producer who shaped Canadian broadcasting, dead at 92

Jul 5 2022 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — From the host's chair to the boardroom, Patrick Watson left an indelible mark on Canadian news, shaping the country's conception of its current events and history, say contemporaries and admirers. His son, Chris Watson, said Monday that the former CBC chair and journalist died the previous night of natural causes. He was 92. […]

Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Jun 17 2022 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — Regulators should reach a decision about whether to approve Canada's first COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers in coming weeks, federal officials said Friday as the United States prepared to roll out tot-sized shots. Deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said that Health Canada continues to review Moderna's application for a vaccine to […]

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