It’s time Ottawa helps Alberta in its COVID-19 fight, advocates say

Ottawa must show leadership and help handle the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, health-care advocates say. The suggestion comes in response to Alberta’s formal request to the federal government for assistance … Read More

September a ‘critical time’ for Canada’s COVID-19 fight, experts say

September is a pivotal month for Canada’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health and infectious disease experts. Students across the country are returning to school, fully vaccinated … Read More

Yukon premier says territory’s COVID-19 state of emergency will be lifted

Yukon will lift its civil state of emergency put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it shifts to targeting specific outbreaks, Premier Sandy Silver said Wednesday. He said … Read More

Vaccine Hunters Canada to wind down operations by Aug. 31

Vaccine Hunters Canada will wind down its operations this month as it plans to pivot to automated services, the volunteer-run organization said Thursday. In a news release, the popular vaccine … Read More

Canada doesn’t need vaccine boosters yet, but planning for possibility: Tam

Canada isn’t ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots as there’s “not enough data” to support it quite yet, the country’s top doctor said Friday, despite countries like Israel pushing ahead … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines a ‘dangerous trend,’ WHO chief scientist says

The World Health Organization‘s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of … Read More

Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

26 global experts call for new investigation into COVID-19 origins

Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing the origins of COVID-19, according to one of the … Read More

Canada’s vaccine delays to dominate agenda as Parliament set to resume Monday

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful to again face the ramification of the COVID-19 … Read More

Canada adds nearly 6,000 new coronavirus infections as deaths near 13K

Canadian health officials detected 5,977 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the country’s total to 428,675.  Health authorities also said another 90 people have died from the … Read More

Canada adds 93 more COVID-19 deaths while provinces break new infection, fatality records

Canada reported an additional 6,346 new infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday as several provinces broke new case and fatality records amid the second wave of the pandemic. The new … Read More

Yukon reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Watson Lake

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it has three new cases of COVID-19 with all the infections in Watson Lake. Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer of health, says the three people … Read More

‘The numbers don’t lie’: Atlantic bubble limits coronavirus despite local concerns

Laurie Leek has spent four of the past eight weeks alone in her home in St. John’s. She was alone for her birthday. She was alone in the weeks immediately … Read More

Coronavirus face coverings under the nose equivalent to ‘not wearing a mask’: experts

The guidance from health officials has been clear — a face mask needs to cover both the nose and the mouth in order to be effective. Yet, months after wearing … Read More

‘We’re going to run out of time’: Health experts sound alarm as Canada’s coronavirus cases rise

On Tuesday, Ontario recorded 203 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily total in three weeks. Quebec reported 180 cases, the most since mid-June. On Monday, B.C.’s medical officer, Dr. Bonnie … Read More

Quebecers must now register online with N.B., P.E.I. to travel to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Quebecers travelling to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine by car through New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island this summer now need to register online with those provinces. The Quebec government says residents must, … Read More

Starbucks plans to shutter up to 200 shops in Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 10, 2020 10:50 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Starbucks is pulling back on … Read More

Coronavirus: Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 31

Overnight passenger vessels that carry more than 100 people — like cruise ships — are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal transport minister … Read More

Google data suggests Canadians following COVID-19 rules, but experts wary over privacy

Nearly three months into lockdowns and physical distancing in the time of COVID-19, it seems Canadians are still getting the message. Recent data collected by Google provides insight into how … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in Canada hit 780, total cases surpass 25,000

Canada’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 25,000, including 780 deaths, according to provincial figures released across the country Monday. The new figures come amid 1,296 new cases … Read More

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 22 at Scarborough long-term care home

Twenty-two residents of the Seven Oaks long-term care facility in Scarborough have died after contracting coronavirus, Toronto Public Health confirms to Global News. “Unfortunately, as of April 12, 2020, we … Read More

4 things not to do while working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thousands of Canadians have ditched the office for their apartment, condo or house to practice social distancing as we all work together to fight against the spread of the novel … Read More

Daughter of N.S. woman with COVID-19 frustrated by lack of communication with nursing home

An 87-year-old woman at The Magnolia residential care home in Enfield, N.S., has been quarantined in her room since she tested positive for COVID-19 almost a week ago. She’s one … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians should expect weeks or months of social distancing, Trudeau says

“To stay at home, to continue this period of isolation and distance is the best way to get out as quickly as possible, but certainly it will be a case of several weeks, perhaps several months,” the prime minister said in his daily update from Ottawa.

Canada waives $30M in licence fees for broadcasters amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2020 7:32 pm Updated March 30, 2020 7:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto hospitals begin rationing protective gear as COVID-19 crisis deepens

A registered nurse is sounding the alarm after at least two Toronto hospitals have started to limit face masks for front-line health-care workers amid a mounting crisis over the lack … Read More

Economic development minister says parliamentary process too slow for coronavirus response

Melanie Joly, Canada’s minister of economic development, says the sweeping legislation the Liberals are set to propose on Tuesday is necessary because the parliamentary process is too slow to adapt … Read More

Coronavirus: How long can Canadians expect to be social distancing?

For weeks, health officials across the country have been urging Canadians to practise social distancing and avoid public gatherings in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. … Read More

Coronavirus: Health systems ramping up to prepare for possible influx of patients

While Canadians stay home in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, officials are working behind the scenes to try to increase the health care system’s capacity … Read More