Half of Canadians are anxious about reopening amid COVID-19. Here’s how to cope

After more than a year of social isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario mother Paula Schuck says she and her family do not want to be anywhere near a crowd … Read More

Vulnerable communities face health risk as heat wave scorches western U.S.: experts

Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts … Read More

Canada’s falling COVID-19 cases could be thwarted by Delta variant: officials

Despite Canada posting some of its lowest daily COVID-19 case counts since last fall, health officials are warning that progress could be wiped out by the highly contagious Delta variant … Read More

Feds approve travel exemption for Olympic athletes amid quarantine bubble plan

The federal government has approved a travel exemption for Canada’s Olympic hopefuls that will allow them to train on home soil without undergoing a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine after returning to … Read More

Agency to request end to blood donation ban for men who have sex with men this year

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) says it intends to submit a request to Health Canada by the end of 2021 recommending its current blood deferral policy for men who have sex with … Read More

COVID-19: Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours to curb appeal among youth

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. Health Canada put forward draft regulations Friday that would … Read More

Biden thanks Americans as U.S. hits 300M COVID-19 vaccine shots in 150 days

U.S. President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in … Read More

The U.K. isn’t worried about AstraZeneca in older groups. So why is Canada cutting down use?

Canadian recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were greeted with yet another shift in Canada’s recommendations for the jab on Thursday when officials said they’re not just allowed to receive … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine recipients frustrated by ‘mixed messages’ from Canadian authorities

Sam Glass, a culinary arts instructor from Thornhill, Ont., has had two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and says he was happy to get them. “No regrets,” he told … Read More