Approval granted for new Halifax overdose prevention site to open

A new overdose prevention site (OPS) will be opening on Monday, Aug. 17, on Brunswick Street in Halifax. The announcement came on Thursday, less than two months after the closure … Read More

London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

Starting next week, four London Public Library (LPL) branches will open to provide in-person access to limited services for the first time since closing in mid-March in response to the … Read More

Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era. Read more: Trudeau government … Read More

Trudeau government should rethink EI as CERB winds down, labour group warns

A workers-rights group is calling on the federal government to rethink the employment insurance program as an emergency benefit for workers is set to run out. The government estimates four … Read More

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain … Read More

‘Do our lives count for less?’: Coronavirus shows gaps in Canada’s disability aid, experts say

Karyn Keith says she isn’t asking for much. All she wants is the same support she’d receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than … Read More

Done properly, night curfews can be helpful in curbing coronavirus outbreaks, experts say

Night curfews have been implemented in various countries around the world to help curb novel coronavirus outbreaks. In Australia’s Victoria, a late night curfew was enforced in August for a … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds working on data-sharing deal with airlines for contact tracing

As Ottawa and airlines talk about contact tracing, federal officials are trying to sort out how much information companies should provide, and how the data should flow. Concerns about the … Read More

Health Canada expands growing list of hand sanitizer recalls

Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients “not acceptable for use” that may pose health risks. The organization says hand sanitizers with “unacceptable types” of … Read More

Feds reserve $3.3B for infrastructure projects to address coronavirus challenges

The federal government is moving ahead with plans to make it easier for provinces and territories to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects to address the challenges posed by … Read More

N95 masks unsafe to use after 2nd sterilization: Winnipeg hospital study

A new study out of Winnipeg suggests that after an N95 mask is worn and sterilized more than once, it starts to fail safety tests. Earlier this year. researchers at … Read More

Coronavirus antibodies detected in about 170 Quebec blood donors: study

An antibody study by Quebec’s blood collection agency has concluded that about 2.23 per cent of the province’s adult blood donors had contracted COVID-19. The seroprevalence study by Hema-Quebec and … Read More

Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, antibodies detected in blood donors

Quebec added 155 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of people infected to 60,000. The province also added two deaths, for a total of 5,687 since the beginning of … Read More

Coronavirus: Applications for $469M fish harvesters’ aid program to open Aug. 24

The federal government has announced details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada’s fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette … Read More

Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Moderna for coronavirus vaccine candidates

The Canadian government has signed new deals with pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of doses in 2021 of the coronavirus vaccine candidates currently in development by each. … Read More

Pfizer announces deal to supply Canada with coronavirus vaccine candidate

Pfizer says it has signed an agreement with the Canadian government to supply its coronavirus vaccine. The announcement came in the form of a tweet an hour before markets opened … Read More

Canadians could face huge increase in mental illness years after COVID-19: study

A new study suggests Canadians, especially women, will face a potentially explosive increase in mental illness for years after the COVID-19 pandemic is finally over. Over the long term, the … Read More

Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine in mice blocked virus

A Canadian company is telling the government on Wednesday that its trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on animals completely blocked the virus, but it must conduct human trials to … Read More

Canada sees 343 new coronavirus cases as global infections top 18.4 million

Canada reported 343 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as the number of cases worldwide topped 18.4 million. The country has now seen more than 117,600 cases of … Read More

Canada to release mask guidelines for children, recommend them for kids aged 10+

The federal government will be releasing mask guidelines for children returning to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of the week, chief public health officer Theresa Tam … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus restrictions could last years even with vaccine: top doctors

Even if the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine succeeds, many of the restrictions aimed at managing the pandemic will likely need to remain in place for years, say … Read More

New Canadian clinical guidelines first to include chapter on weight stigma

For the first time, Canadian Clinical Practical Guidelines for adult obesity management will include a chapter on weight bias and stigma. Dr. Sara Kirk, a professor of Health Promotion at … Read More

Canada reports 147 new coronavirus cases as the country celebrates the Civic Holiday

Canada reported 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and two new deaths as the country celebrated the Civic Holiday amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, only a handful of … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds keep lid on some PPE contract company names, prices

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 3, 2020 5:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal Liberals have given … Read More

Onion recall expands across Canada; 17 hospitalizations linked to salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Sunday expanded its recall of onions from the United States linked to 17 salmonella hospitalizations in Canada. The department said the recall now includes … Read More

N.S. health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is advising of potential exposure to coronavirus on a West Jet flight from Toronto to Halifax on July 12. The flight departed Toronto at 9:45 p.m. … Read More

Kosovo prime minister says he has tested positive for coronavirus

PRISTINA  – Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said on Sunday he has contracted COVID-19 and will self-isolate at home for two weeks. “I don’t have symptoms except a very mild … Read More

Canada reports 4 new deaths, 267 more coronavirus cases

Canada added at least 267 lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as well as four more deaths. The new numbers bring the country’s total case count and death … Read More

Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world?

A report published in India in July revealed some worrying numbers on the prevalence of COVID-19 in some of Mumbai’s slums. It estimated that around 57 per cent of people … Read More

Canada’s deficit ‘manageable’ without tax increase if COVID-19 measures temporary: PBO

Canada’s economic deficit could be “manageable” without a dramatic increase in taxes, the country’s Parliamentary Budget Officer says. Yves Giroux made the comments on The Roy Greene Show on Saturday. “My … Read More

Bob Rae: Global coronavirus solution to be top priority in UN ambassador role

Canada’s new United Nations ambassador, Bob Rae, says his focus will be working to craft a globally coordinated effort to limit the fallout from the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Rae, former … Read More

Coronavirus travel restrictions inspire cooperation in border communities

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel, Donna Peter suddenly lost access to her nearest source of bulk groceries. Peter is among about 100 residents of … Read More

Can’t download the COVID Alert app? Your operating system may be too old (or new)

The federal government on Friday released its long-awaited smartphone app that will help notify users if they’ve been exposed to someone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus — but a … Read More

Canada adds 285 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, most in Ontario and Quebec

The national tally of COVID-19 cases grew by at least 285 on Saturday, and an additional six deaths have been attributed to the disease. Since January, 116,551 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases … Read More

Bringing the ant colony home: Scientists seek new ways to continue research amid coronavirus

Aaron Fairweather has 27 colonies of ants to keep happy in the living room by getting the temperature, humidity and light just right although the environment at home may not … Read More

How Canada’s first long-term coronavirus pandemic projections hold up today

In early April, Canada’s public health agency first released estimates of how widely the novel coronavirus might spread in the country and how many people might die as a result. … Read More

Canada adds 491 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths on Friday

The number of newly-diagnosed coronavirus cases in Canada rose by 491 on Friday, and health authorities announced that the pandemic has claimed six more lives. As of Friday afternoon, 116,266 … Read More

Saskatchewan holding the line on prevention despite spike in coronavirus cases

Saskatchewan is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases unlike anything experienced since the coronavirus pandemic first began four months ago. On Monday, the reproductive rate of coronavirus (Rt) in Saskatchewan … Read More

Ottawa to invest $59M on protecting migrant farm workers amid coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will invest nearly $59 million to protect migrant workers on Canadian farms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates have been calling for greater protections … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau announces plans for end of CERB, transition to EI

The federal government plans to transition recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to the Employment Insurance (EI) program as the coronavirus aid program wraps up this fall, Prime … Read More

Coroanvirus: Ontario restaurants, bars now required to keep 30-day log of patrons

The province announced new measures for restaurants and bars across Ontario it says will help limit the spread of COVID-19. The measures include forcing bars, restaurants and tour operators to … Read More

Effects of coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades: World Health Organization

GENEVA — The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario restaurants, bars now required to keep 30-day log of patrons

The province announced new measures for restaurants and bars across Ontario it says will help limit the spread of COVID-19. The measures include forcing bars, restaurants and tour operators to … Read More

There’s a task force reviewing COVID-19 vaccines but the feds won’t say much about it

The office of Canada’s innovation minister and the department he oversees are remaining tight-lipped about a task force that is reportedly advising the federal government on how it should invest … Read More

There’s a taskforce reviewing COVID-19 vaccines but the feds won’t say much about it

The office of Canada’s innovation minister and the department he oversees are remaining tight-lipped about a task force that is reportedly advising the federal government on how it should invest … Read More

StFX moving forward with controversial waiver, students ‘disappointed’

St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, N.S., sent out a letter to its students on Thursday saying they have decided to move forward with the COVID-19 waiver, despite weeks … Read More

Children with COVID-19 less likely to spread coronavirus, say doctors

As school boards across Canada begin planning for a return in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Canadian public health think tank is suggesting that the spread of the … Read More

These 4 Canadian airports now have temperature screenings amid COVID-19

Four major Canadian airports will begin taking passenger’s temperatures starting today as part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The federal government says temperature screening stations are … Read More

Coronavirus: Here’s how each province, territory is handling back-to-school

As Canada continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic, students, teachers and parents are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year, but a lot of uncertainty remains. What … Read More