Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

ArriveCAN app for cross-border travel includes hurdle for blind Canadians: advocate

The federal government’s new ArriveCAN travel app is inaccessible to some Canadians with disabilities, raising questions of fair treatment and practical border-crossing concerns. Robert Fenton, a board member of the … Read More

New Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data shows vaccines providing ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data showing vaccines provide ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 situation looking up, but Delta variant threatens fall and winter

Hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, but the highly contagious Delta variant stands a chance of unravelling some of the progress Canada has made, according to … 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

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

Manitoba to get federal aid to battle COVID-19 surge as other provinces see success

Officials imposed new restrictions or offered support to existing and emerging COVID-19 hot spots on Monday while regions where the pandemic appeared to be loosening its grip continued to ease … Read More

Nunavut, N.W.T. capitals issue new orders as COVID-19 surges in Canada’s north

Nunavut’s capital declared a state of emergency Monday and Yellowknife in the neighbouring N.W.T. closed its schools as news cases of COVID-19 sprang up in both territories. Iqaluit, a city of about … Read More

Ontario is launching paid sick leave. Should other provinces follow suit?

Following months of public pressure prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government has finally announced its paid sick leave program. The Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Program … Read More

COVID-19 hospitalization rates, ICU admissions rising across Canada: Tam

A steady increase in COVID-19-related admissions to hospitals and intensive care units continues to weigh heavily on Canada’s health-care system even as overall case counts begin to decline, the country’s … Read More

U.S. upgrades Canada to ‘do not travel’ status amid soaring COVID-19 numbers

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday upgraded Canada to “do not travel” status amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The travel advisory says “do not travel to Canada due … Read More

Canada nearing peak of current COVID-19 wave, Tam says as cases surge across provinces

Canada is nearing the peak of the current wave of COVID-19, the country’s chief public health officer said Sunday as Ontario reported a new single-day record for new infections and … Read More

Canada’s current COVID-19 wave nearing peak of 2nd, Tam says as cases surge in provinces

Canada’s current wave of COVID-19 is nearing the peak of its second wave, the country’s chief public health officer said Sunday as Ontario reported a new single-day record for new … Read More

‘Tipping point’: A look inside Canada’s hospitals as COVID-19 variants surge

Seuyan was hospitalized at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto for nearly two weeks after testing positive for the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant last month. The 55-year-old registered massage therapist said … Read More

Over 5M Canadians given at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as rollout picks up steam

Canada hit a new daily record and passed a new milestone for COVID-19 vaccinations this week but will need to up its game to get a single dose to every … Read More

Air travel to Canada drops a month after feds implement COVID-19 quarantine hotels

Nearly a month after Canada imposed more stringent COVID-19 travel rules for those returning to Canada, the number of people flying into the country has dropped by almost 55 per … Read More

‘Early indications’ vaccines having impact on COVID-19 infection rates, Njoo says

Only two months into Canada’s nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, officials say there are early signs the precious drug is having an impact on infection rates. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly … Read More

Coronavirus messaging hurt by ‘stupidity’ of travelling politicians, experts worry

The decision made by several federal and provincial politicians to leave the country despite guidance from officials to avoid all non-essential travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is selfish and … Read More

‘Stupidity’: Experts slam politicians’ travel amid coronavirus pandemic

The decision made by several federal and provincial politicians to leave the country despite guidance from officials to avoid all non-essential travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is selfish and … Read More

Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own … Read More

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