2-dose vaccine series may be offered to those previously infected with COVID-19: NACI

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have been previously infected with the coronavirus. The National Advisory Committee on … Read More

‘Now is the perfect time to be involved in space’: Edmonton physician and space scientist

It’s been an exciting week for Dr. Shawna Pandya and her “space friends.” The Brandon, Man.-born, Edmonton-raised physician, aquanaut and scientist-astronaut candidate has been fascinated by space travel as long … Read More

Global Affairs Canada won’t say if diplomats in Vienna hit amid Havana syndrome reports

Global Affairs Canada is not saying whether any Canadian diplomats stationed in the Austrian capital have reported experiencing symptoms of what’s become known as Havana syndrome. It comes as the … Read More

Global Affairs Canada confirms no Canadians in Vienna hit amid Havana syndrome reports

Global Affairs Canada has now confirmed there are no reports of Canadian diplomats stationed in the Austrian capital experiencing symptoms of what’s become known as Havana syndrome. The response, issued following … Read More

Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded … Read More

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled in Canada due to benzene levels

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2021 8:48 pm     Updated July 21, 2021 3:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled in Canada due to high benzene levels

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2021 8:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Johnson & Johnson is recalling … Read More

Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine trials for children are ongoing. How do they differ from adults?

Eight months since the first COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out in Canada, safety and efficacy of the shots among babies and younger children are still being investigated. In Canada, so … Read More

As COVID-19 surges in U.S., is Canada lifting border rules too early? Experts are mixed

The imminent reopening of the U.S.-Canada border to fully vaccinated American travellers next month is drawing mixed reactions from health and economic experts in both countries, some of whom are … Read More

Canada will allow fully vaccinated American leisure travellers as of Aug. 9

American citizens and permanent residents who want to come to Canada for non-essential reasons and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to do so starting on Aug. 9. … Read More

Canada to receive 7.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The … Read More

With less than 1 week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

Ready or not, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are less than one week away. The athlete selections have been made and teams from countries across the globe are arriving, preparing to … Read More

Masks, robots, bracelets: How COVID-19 has transformed hajj for Muslim pilgrims

Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the … Read More

Want Gen Z on the COVID-19 vaccine train? Fresh online push is key, experts say

Tori Pareno became a face of Luminosity Gaming’s #LGIGotTheShot campaign when she was vaccinated against COVID-19 last year. “I did it because I wanted to be with my loved ones. … Read More

Is the tick that bit you carrying Lyme disease? New research eyes rapid test to find out

Harvard University microbiology student Indumathi Prakash was just seven years old when a tick bite near her home in Massachusetts gave her Lyme disease and left her to spend most … Read More

Thousands protest in France against COVID-19 vaccinations, passes

Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. … Read More

Canada’s 2nd dose vaccinations surpass U.S. as Americans grapple with COVID-19 surge

The percentage of Canadians who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has for the first time surpassed the United States. As of the afternoon of July 17, Canada had vaccinated … Read More

Can a business ban unvaccinated customers? Here’s what we know

As more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19 and society starts its climb back to normal, businesses and institutions are facing a difficult question: are they going to require people to … Read More

Fully vaccinated visitors probably won’t spread COVID-19 in Canada, experts say

News that Canada may soon welcome fully vaccinated U.S. travellers comes as COVID-19 cases rise in some states south of the border, but infectious disease experts say the risk posed … Read More

Here’s what provinces are planning for COVID-19 reopening across Canada

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of … Read More

‘Try to overwhelm it’: Bank of Canada governor reflects on navigating a COVID-19 economy

Whenever Tiff Macklem needs a break, he jumps on the exercise bicycle he bought during the pandemic and does a hard workout to clear his mind. The bike has helped … Read More

Canada-U.S. border news lauded by lawmaker who fought COVID-19 travel rules

The member of Congress who led the charge against travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border is cheering the news that their days may finally be numbered. New York’s Rep. Brian … Read More

A Manitoba First Nation is in crisis. Leaders warn of dark pattern without more support

Warning: Some of the details in this story may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised. When Manitoba’s Tataskweyak Cree Nation declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, after … Read More

COVID-19 disinformation likely to target Canadian voters in next election, agency warns

The federal cybersecurity agency is warning Canadians are likely to run into some effort by foreign actors to influence or interfere with their right to vote in a possible looming … Read More

Reopening post-pandemic could trigger Canadians battling addiction, experts warn

For 46-year-old Mark White, the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, created the perfect conditions for his addiction to thrive. “I started to really self isolate in my garage and the using … Read More

Canada readies ‘nuanced’ COVID-19 vaccine plan as supplies start to tip demand

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 15, 2021 2:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The military general overseeing the … Read More

1 or 2 metres: Should Canada change its COVID-19 distancing guidelines?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, slightly different physical distancing guidelines have been enforced across the world. At the federal level in Canada, the public health recommendation is to … Read More

COVID-19 cases are rising in the United States. Will this impact Canada’s border reopening?

After months of declining numbers, COVID-19 infection rates in the United States have more than doubled in the past two weeks as the new transmissible Delta variant spreads and vaccination … Read More

‘Learn to live with it’: COVID-19 can’t be eradicated like smallpox, experts warn

As COVID-19 restrictions start slowly lifting across the world, some countries are telling people they need to learn to live with the virus — as it’s not going anywhere. That’s … Read More

Rethinking the wine-to-unwind culture amid the pandemic

Throughout her life, Alisa Arbuckle had always exercised, had a healthy diet and didn’t smoke, but during Ontario’s first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, she noticed a habit … Read More

Will Canada’s COVID-19 babies face ‘immunity debt’? Here’s what experts say

For Leeanna Palumbo, maternity leave during a global pandemic has been secluded and mostly homebound. “I kept my bubble just to my parents and my inlaws,” the Burlington, Ont., first-time … Read More

Data in favour of mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but long-term effects unknown: experts

Canada, like several other countries, has been mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines for weeks amid safety concerns over the AstraZeneca shot. On Monday, the chief scientist at the World Health … 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

Many tattoo inks mislabelled, raising allergy concerns: international study

A Sweden-based international study led by a researcher from Western University in London, Ont., found that the majority of tattoo samples tested contained pigments of concern and failed to meet … Read More

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the Canadian government will donate a total of 17.7 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX vaccine sharing program. It comes … Read More

Canada to hit 55M COVID-19 vaccine doses by week’s end as shipments roll in

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 12, 2021 7:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is expecting vaccine shipments … Read More

Health Canada issues recall for pre-rolled joints contaminated with yeast, bacteria

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 11, 2021 5:04 pm     Updated July 11, 2021 5:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Pre-rolled joins recalled over contamination concerns, Health Canada says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 11, 2021 5:04 pm     Updated July 12, 2021 1:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Quebec government to ease COVID restrictions, cut physical distancing to one metre

The Quebec government is reducing the required distance between two people from different households to one metre, even indoors. In a document slated for release by Monday, Quebec’s workplace health and … Read More

Is it OK to ask about someone’s COVID-19 vaccine status? Experts weigh in

Nicole Hunt thought she was just making small talk with the next person in line when she asked whether he’d been vaccinated. But she soon found she’d run afoul of … Read More

Loosened COVID-19 travel rules boost visits to Canada — but half still turned away

The number of incoming visitors to Canada has been gradually increasing in the days since travel restrictions began easing for fully vaccinated, eligible travellers — and the country’s border agents … Read More

Canada has ‘a practical and a moral duty’ to fight COVID-19 around the world: Freeland

Canada’s deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland, says we have a responsibility to make sure COVID-19 isn’t only quashed within our own borders, but abroad as well. Her comments come on … Read More

‘What’s the plan’: Ontario family doctors seek clarity on their COVID-19 vaccine rollout role

Family doctors are awaiting clear details of Ontario’s plan to ramp up their involvement in the COVID-19 vaccination effort. Provincial officials said this week that they hope to include more … Read More

‘Arbitrary and unreasonable’: Movie theatre executives slam Ontario’s reopening plan

Ontario movie theatres will be back in business on Friday as the province moves into Step 3 of reopening in the heat of summer movie season, but strict capacity limits … Read More

‘It’s got to end some time’: Thousands attend Calgary Stampede music venue amid COVID-19

A bird’s-eye view of a popular live music venue on its first night at the Calgary Stampede showed hundreds of people standing close together, waiting for a swab or to … Read More

Canadians with long COVID: Sick and, increasingly, worried they’ll go broke

Adriana Patino, 36, has been battling COVID-19 since December 2020. First, the virus made her very sick, prompting several trips to the ER when her blood-oxygen levels had dropped dangerously … Read More

COVID-19: Events sector keeps eye on Calgary Stampede to see if mass gatherings can be held safely

The Calgary Stampede officially got underway on Friday and became the first legal mass gathering of people in Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province nearly a year-and-a-half ago. … Read More

Canada says COVID-19 boosters may be needed but no approval request from Pfizer yet

Canada has not received a request to approve a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and it is currently studying the vaccine’s duration of protection, the Health … Read More

Pfizer says we need a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine. But experts aren’t so sure

As vaccine coverage blankets the country, ushering in hope for a return to normal, Pfizer announced Thursday that it’s prepping a COVID-19 booster shot to make sure things keep trending … Read More