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Alberta truck driver Terry Dunn has driven trucks his entire adult life. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has said that “finding porcelain” has become a major problem.
“When COVID hit, it was like they were closing the door,” Dunn said. “They said, ‘By the way, follow all these protocols, wash your hands and make sure you’re healthy,’ but they’re not giving you a place to go.
He has said on several occasions that he was forced to do his business on the side of the road.
“It just got easier to pretend to be camping than trying to find a bathroom,” Dunn said. “Some places put porta-pots outside, but these porta-pots are not clean. They are not hygienic.
Federal leaders join rally at seniors’ homes as Ontario sets new record for COVID cases
TORONTO – Two of Canada’s four federal party leaders joined a rally at a Toronto long-term care home this afternoon to urge the provincial government to do more to protect seniors from the ravages of COVID-19 .
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Annamie Paul of the Green Party spoke to the St. George community of care, which is at the heart of one of Ontario’s biggest virus outbreaks.
Forced to travel during pandemic, women in Nunavut want home birth services
IQALUIT, Nunavut – In October, Collette Nilaulak gave birth to her third child alone in a hospital room about 1,200 kilometers from her home in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
The pandemic restrictions meant that one person could be with them at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. But Nilaulak’s partner, who had flown south with her, had to stay in a hotel to watch their two-year-old daughter.