New Brunswick family’s love of raising a special needs puppy raising spirits amid COVID-19

A tiny nine-week old puppy in Dieppe, N.B., with a zest for life and a will to overcome his own challenges is helping give people a reason to smile amid … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The … Read More

Montreal ‘still far from a comfortable situation’ even as COVID-19 cases drop, public health says

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Montreal hospitals ‘at full capacity’ even as new COVID-19 cases drop, public health warns

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Quebec marks grim pandemic milestone as coronavirus caseload tops 250,000

As the health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 1,631 new cases and 88 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday. Health authorities say 18 of those deaths occurred in … Read More

Ontario reports 87 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,662 more cases

Ontario reported 2,662 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 250,226. “Locally, there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 … Read More

Canada adds 5,955 new COVID-19 infections as Pfizer vaccines get delayed further

Canada added another 5,955 cases of COVID-19 Thursday as delays in shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to the country appear to be worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who … Read More

Quebec adds 1,624 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 1,624 new cases and 66 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus Thursday as the premier is expected to address the situation in the afternoon. The health … Read More

Soccer stadium to accommodate 150 homeless Montrealers amid COVID-19 crisis

A soccer stadium in Montreal will be transformed to accommodate homeless people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospital care. Quebec Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant, Mayor … Read More

‘It is working’: Quebec will not grant curfew exemptions to homeless population

Quebec Premier François Legault reiterated Thursday that he would not be modifying curfew rules, claiming that his critics calling for amnesty for the homeless are sowing division in the province. … Read More

Quebec unlikely to ease restrictions as premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Quebec premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases, but warns rules will likely be extended

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Canada sees 200 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 725K

Canada saw 5,747 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the country pushing the total number of infections to 725,495. Health authorities also said another 200 people have … Read More

N.B. man believed to be oldest Canadian-born man flooded with birthday cards

Letter carriers in the small New Brunswick town of Beaver Habour have had a busy week delivering almost 2,000 birthday cards that have already been sent to resident Arnold Hawkins … Read More

Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, health experts say

Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing

A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently approved in Canada. A … Read More

Quebec records 1,502 new coronavirus cases, 66 additional deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,502 new cases and 66 additional deaths Wednesday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Health authorities say 10 of the newly reported deaths occurred … Read More

Montreal firefighters need priority access to COVID-19 vaccine, union says

The union representing Montreal firefighters says it wants its members to jump the queue and receive priority when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines. L’Association des Pompiers de Montréal (APM) says … Read More

Ontario reports 89 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,655 more cases

Ontario reported 2,655 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 244,932. “Locally, there are 925 new cases in Toronto, 473 … Read More

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made … Read More

COVID-19 claims the life of first STM employee

COVID-19 has for the first time claimed the life of a Société de transport de Montréal (STM) employee, according to the transit authority. The worker was a station attendant who … Read More

Quebec reports 1,386 new cases, 55 deaths linked to COVID-19

Quebec is reporting 1,386 new cases and 55 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday. The caseload has reached 245,734, while recoveries have topped 217,575. The death toll … Read More

Quebec premier urges feds to ban non-essential international flights to fight COVID-19

Quebec’s premier is urging the federal government to ban non-essential international flights as the novel coronavirus health crisis rages on in the country. François Legault issued the demand Tuesday, saying … Read More

Pfizer delays prompt Quebec to change coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec changes coronavirus vaccine rollout plan amid Pfizer delivery delays

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

When can we expect the coronavirus vaccine? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

The administration of COVID-19 vaccinations is now underway in each province — but some of us are still left confused about the rollouts and restrictions. Infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch … Read More

Fewer Canadians holding out hope for summer reprieve from pandemic: Ipsos

It appears optimism over the timeline to get the coronavirus pandemic under control is dwindling among Canadians, with 47 per cent of those surveyed expecting a summer reprieve, down from … Read More

Coroner investigating death of Montreal homeless man found inside portable toilet

The Quebec coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old homeless man in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood over the weekend. Raphael André’s body was discovered inside a portable toilet in … Read More

Coroner investigating death of Montreal homeless man inside portable toilet

The Quebec coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old homeless man in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood over the weekend. Raphael André’s body was discovered inside a portable toilet in … Read More

Quebec adds 1,634 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths as hospitalizations climb

Quebec is reporting 1,634 new cases and 32 additional deaths linked to the second wave of the COVID-19 health crisis Monday. The number of new infections announced Monday includes about … Read More

‘We’re on the brink of a catastrophe’: Quebec teachers protest reopening schools amid pandemic

After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom — but the return has elicited a mix of emotions from concerned … Read More

Quebec high schools reopen after start date delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

After extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom Monday. High schools and adult education centres across the province are shifting back … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,400 new coronavirus cases, 69 deaths

Ontario reported 3,422 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 237,786. “Locally, there are 1,035 new cases in Toronto, 585 … Read More

Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts

Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. These vulnerable residents … Read More

Canada’s cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 700K

Cases of COVID-19 in Canada have now surpassed 700,000, according to a Global News tally updated with the latest data from health officials. The milestone came after Ontario reported another … Read More

Road-tripping road testers putting Vancouver Islanders at risk, says driving instructor

A Victoria driving instructor wants ICBC to crack down on alleged queue jumpers, who he says are coming to Vancouver Island to take their road tests. Steve Wallace of Wallace … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths

Ontario reported 3,056 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 234,364. “Locally, there are 903 new cases in Toronto, 639 … Read More

The public face of the pandemic: Canadian doctors who have become medical celebrities

Sumon Chakrabarti is looking forward to the day when he’s no longer asked to appear on the nightly news. The infectious diseases physician works for Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, … Read More

Canada records over 6,800 new COVID-19 cases as officials announce vaccine delay

Canada added over 6,800 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday as federal officials revealed that vaccine shipments to the country would be delayed for four weeks over production issues. … Read More

B.C. faces tough choices as near-term Pfizer vaccine shipments cut in half

British Columbia health officials are working to determine how to prioritize who gets a COVID-19 immunization, amid a reduction in shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine they admit will have a … Read More

B.C.’s total COVID-19 case count tops 60K, with 509 new cases reported Friday

The number of COVID-19 cases British Columbia has reported since the start of the pandemic topped 60,000 Friday, as officials reported 509 new cases. In a written statement, health officials … Read More

No positive tests in first phase of YVR’s rapid COVID-19 test pilot project

The Vancouver International Airport says no-one who participated in the first phase of rapid COVID-19 test pilot project has turned up positive for the virus. The airport launched the project, … Read More

Vaccine rollout statements from Alberta government cause confusion for health-care workers

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is clarifying a statement she made Thursday, after concerns were raised regarding a plea for health-care workers to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. … Read More

U.K. variant of COVID-19 likely already in Windsor, Ont., hospital chief of staff says

The chief of staff of Windsor Regional Hospital says officials are still awaiting results of DNA sequencing, but he says existing data suggests that the U.K. variant or possibly some … Read More

Quebec adds 1,918 coronavirus cases, 62 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 1,918 new cases and 62 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday as the health crisis rages on. The latest numbers bring the province’s caseload to … Read More

Nine Dollarama stores in Quebec face fines for COVID-19 safety violations

Quebec’s workplace safety board (CNESST) has handed out fines to nine Dollarama stores for alleged non-compliance with novel coronavirus health guidelines. The stores are located in the Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie, Yamaska, … Read More

6 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia Thursday

Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and said 32 active cases remain in the province. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One of the … Read More

Quebec to wait up to 90 days to give second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Quebec plans to give the second dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine within a maximum of three months for patients who have already received their first dose. Health Minister Christian … Read More

Quebec to give second coronavirus dose within 90 days of first vaccine

Quebec plans to give the second dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine within a maximum of three months for patients who have already received their first dose. Health Minister Christian … Read More

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