Quebec is relaxing COVID 19 restrictions, but dancing still off limits in clubs

For Montreal DJ Marc-Andre Patry, there’s no point performing if people can’t dance. “I wouldn’t go to the museum for an exhibition and look at a piece of art on … Read More

COVID-19: N.B. reports 5 more deaths as public service employees urged to get vaccinated

Five more New Brunswickers have died of COVID-19, the province’s health minister announced Friday. Four of the deaths were in the Moncton region, involving two people in their 60s, a … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 27 cases Friday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Scientists urge U.K. government to ensure rapid return of COVID-19 restrictions

The British government’s scientific advisers urged the government on Friday to ensure coronavirus restrictions can be introduced rapidly, as the rate of new infections continues to grow. Britain has recorded … Read More

High vaccinations, low cases: When is it safe to lift COVID-19 restrictions?

With Ontario’s COVID-19 case numbers plateauing in recent weeks, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday afternoon the province’s new plan for gradually lifting remaining restrictions. Beginning Monday, the province is lifting … Read More

Lost your job over COVID-19 vaccine refusal? You may not qualify for EI, feds say

Workers who lose their job over a refusal to vaccinate against COVID-19 may not be eligible for employment insurance benefits, according to updated guidelines from the federal government. Employment and … Read More

Kids asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as part of Quebec’s pandemic Halloween rules

Quebec kids are being asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as they go door-to-door for candy and to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy this Halloween. The province’s Health Department … Read More

Ontario COVID-19 case counts expected to remain stable if some measures kept: modelling

Recently released provincial modelling suggests that Ontario’s COVID-19 case counts will remain stable, even with more social contacts, if some public health measures remain in place. Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory … Read More

Raw onions recalled in Quebec and Ontario due to possible Salmonella contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says red, white, and yellow raw onions from Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The onions, which … Read More

People with allergic reaction to 1st COVID vaccine can ‘safely receive future doses’: NACI

People who have had an allergic reaction immediately following their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can safely get a second dose, according to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). … Read More

PCR travel tests remain because Canada’s not ‘out of the woods yet,’ Tam says

Canada isn’t ready to scrap the COVID-19 PCR testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers despite lifting a blanket advisory against non-essential travel, officials say. Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer … Read More

Quebec records 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 434 new cases

In Quebec, health officials registered 434 new cases and eight additional deaths Friday amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations declined by 14 to 260. This comes … Read More