Tag: Testing

Former medical health officer calls for more active COVID-19 testing in Saskatchewan

REGINA—A former deputy medical health officer in Saskatchewan believes the province should more actively test for COVID-19 as it prepares to lift restrictions on public interaction. Dr. Anne Huang worked for both the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Health Canada and says the government’s overall plan for reopening retail shops and personal-care services next month provides…

StatCan study testing wastewater suggests Canadians’ drug use varies by city

MONTREAL—A pilot project that analyzed wastewater in five major urban centres suggests Canadians’ may use drugs differently depending on which city they call home. For example, the analysis by Statistics Canada showed cannabis levels are much higher in Montreal and Halifax than in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. But the findings reported Monday showed methamphetamine levels…

Waymo takes its self-driving cars to Florida for testing in heavy rain

Waymo If we’re ever to see fully autonomous cars tootling along our streets, they’re going to have to be able to handle extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, and fog. Much of the testing on public roads today is happening in places like Arizona. The mostly bright and dry weather there allows autonomous-car companies…