Liberals eye ‘lost generation’ risk with sweeping COVID-19 recovery plan

The federal Liberals are betting big that ambitious new spending programs like childcare and a potential economic reopening as early as July will be enough to prevent deep scarring on … Read More

Budget 2021: What’s missing as feds say no to new GST hike, universal basic income

The Liberal government has laid out billions in fresh spending after over two years without a federal budget — and while many of the government’s recent pledges graced its pages, others … Read More

Canada expecting 1M Pfizer vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays shipment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 19, 2021 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will have to wait … Read More

Is it time to ditch disinfecting? CDC updates data surrounding COVID-19 surface transmission

If you look back at the past year, how much of your time has been dedicated to disinfecting alone? Minutes? Hours? Days? Well some recent CDC data seems to suggest … Read More

COVID-19: Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

A group of masked protesters marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday evening to denounce Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew that many described as unscientific and harmful to society’s most vulnerable. … Read More

Feds to send personnel, rapid tests to Ontario as province struggles to contain COVID-19

The federal government is stepping in to provide more help to Ontario as COVID-19 cases soar, putting strain on the province’s healthcare system. In a video posted to Twitter on … Read More

Provinces release details of who can expect a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the coming weeks

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military … Read More

Atlantic premiers consider reallocating COVID-19 resources to hard-hit Ontario

Atlantic premiers say they are considering what resources can be shifted to Ontario as the province deals with a severe third wave of COVID-19. Three out of four provincial leaders … Read More

Anand doesn’t rule out using Canada Emergencies Act to help curb COVID-19 third wave

Procurement Minister Anita Anand isn’t ruling out any options that could help Canada curb its third wave of COVID-19, including invoking the Canada Emergencies Act. When asked about whether Canada … Read More

Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory or charitable despite COVID-19 vaccines

This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at … Read More

Feds extend mobile health units in Ontario amid new COVID-19 restrictions, cases

The federal government says it will be extending two mobile health units it sent to Ontario in January as the province continues to grapple with “an alarming resurgence of COVID-19 … Read More

Experts find more evidence COVID-19 is airborne, that we need to rethink indoor spaces

The authors of a new paper that found increasingly concrete evidence that COVID-19 is “predominately” airborne say that we need to be focusing on preventing infections in indoor settings, and … Read More

Experts say more evidence COVID-19 is airborne, that we need to rethink indoor spaces

The authors of a new paper that found increasingly concrete evidence that COVID-19 is “predominately” airborne say that we need to be focusing on preventing infections in indoor settings, and … Read More

COMMENTARY: Our overly-cautious approach to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine needs to change

While it was certainly welcome news yesterday to hear of increases in the amount of Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next month and in June, it was disappointing to hear … Read More

Over 3 million people have now died of COVID-19 worldwide

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, … Read More

As COVID-19 cases hit daily record, CMA calls for united national response

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is putting out an urgent call for “unprecedented measures” and a united national approach to tackle rising COVID-19 cases, as a third wave of the … Read More

300K Johnson & Johnson vaccines to arrive in Canada last week of April

Canada is expecting 300,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the last week of April, Public Services and Procurement Canada Minister Anita Anand said during a … Read More

300K Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in Canada last week of April

Canada is expecting 300,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the last week of April, Public Services and Procurement Canada Minister Anita Anand said during a … Read More

Moderna cuts April vaccine deliveries by almost half as Canada battles third wave

Canada will not receive its expected number of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for April, the federal government said Friday. Public Services and Procurement Canada Anita Anand said the reduction … Read More

Canada adds millions more Pfizer doses over spring, but Moderna cuts back

Canada’s mass vaccination effort will see both a boost and a setback in the coming months, with a significant increase in Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine doses but a cut in Moderna’s. … Read More

Canada sets another daily record for COVID-19 cases with over 9,500 new infections

Canada set another record for new COVID-19 cases Thursday, with daily infections surging past 9,500 for the first time since the pandemic began over a year ago. The 9,564 new … Read More

Culture of silence on military sexual misconduct ’emboldens’ perpetrators: Expert

A culture of silence and sexualization in the Canadian Forces only serves to embolden those who commit sexual misconduct and sexual violence, said the head of the Sexual Misconduct Response … Read More

Why COVID-19 vaccines are raising false red flags of breast cancer

One particular side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines is raising false red flags for some women in Canada and elsewhere, leading them to think they might have breast cancer. As … Read More

Alberta-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trial with first participants receiving a jab

A made-in Alberta COVID-19 vaccine marked a major milestone Thursday with the first recruits involved in a clinical trial injected with the vaccine. Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals, led by University of … Read More

‘There’s no rhyme or reason’: Nova Scotia struggles with mass killings, one year later

People in Nova Scotia are still searching for answers after the deadliest shooting spree in Canada’s modern history. A man, disguised as an RCMP officer, killed 13 people in the … Read More

Older Canadians still face barriers to getting vaccinated against COVID-19: report

Many elderly Canadians are still facing barriers to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 despite an overwhelming willingness to get vaccinated, a new report warns. The analysis from the National Institute of … Read More

Why are COVID-19 cases quickly rising among Canadian university students?

Younger people are driving COVID-19 case counts across Canada but for those looking to play the blame game, experts are saying it’s not as simple as pointing fingers at party-goers … Read More

Should you get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

More than one million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Should they also be signing up to get the vaccine when they’re eligible or does their prior infection … Read More

Nunavut confirms 1st COVID-19 case in Iqaluit, orders closures in capital city

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 14, 2021 11:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nunavut has confirmed the first … Read More

A million vaccines in freezers: Ontario defends ‘buffer’ as thousands of appointments cancelled

Madiha Khan’s mother was looking forward to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. She woke up Wednesday morning, excited to feel safer in her job working in education with kids with special … Read More

Ottawa speeding up permanent residency for 90K essential workers, students

Ottawa is creating a new pathway to permanent residency for up to 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who have the skills needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration Minister … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine still safe despite ‘stronger link’ to blood clots, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be changing its recommendations for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite new evidence suggesting a “stronger link” to blood clots, the agency’s chief medical adviser said on Wednesday. … 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

Does Air Canada owe you a refund because of COVID-19? Here’s how to get it

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Canada passengers are finally getting their money back. The refunds come in the wake of a nearly $6 billion financial support package … Read More

Blood clot risks: Comparing COVID-19 vaccines with common medicines, travel and smoking

There are growing concerns around blood clotting from at least two different COVID-19 vaccines. On Tuesday, Canada reported its first case of a rare blood clot in a person who … Read More

Canada reports 1st blood clot in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipient

Canada announced on Tuesday its first report of a rare blood clot in a person who had received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said … Read More

‘It feels like nothing’s changed’: Are COVID-19 lockdowns effective? Experts weigh in

As cases of COVID-19 continue to soar across the country, some provinces are locking down in a desperate effort to curb a third wave of the virus. But as Canadians … Read More

Canada hits vaccination milestone: 20% have received at least 1 COVID-19 shot

One-fifth of the Canadian population has now received at least one dose of a vaccine to protect against the deadly COVID-19 disease. The country hit the milestone on Tuesday, having … Read More

‘A gift’: Behind the double lung transplant that saved an Ontario COVID-19 patient’s life

Surgical director Dr. Marcelo Cypel has had his hands full during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University Health Network’s Ajmera Transplant Centre in Toronto, where he works, is the largest lung … Read More

Ramadan during COVID-19: Is it safe to fast, get vaccinated?

For a second consecutive year, Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramadan is the holiest Islamic month for Muslims, in which … Read More

80% of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears causing hesitancy: poll

More Canadians than ever say they intend to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests while fear about vaccine safety is the main driver of hesitancy to get an … Read More

Canada facing growing radicalization risk over COVID-19 lockdowns: report

Lockdowns put in place to counter COVID-19 could pose a risk of radicalizing Canadians towards violence, as security experts warn there is a growing risk of terrorism from incels, white … Read More

‘AstraZeneca isn’t enough’: Pharmacies plead with provinces for access to other COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian pharmacies are helping administer COVID-19 vaccines across the country, saying the demand for inoculation is massive. So big in fact, that many pharmacies are standing by waiting for the … Read More

Potential 4th wave of COVID-19 could hit Canada’s youth: expert

As public health units and ICUs across Canada continue to grapple with a third wave of COVID-19 cases, one expert says that the country’s fourth wave — should it happen … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

Some blood pressure pills could increase skin cancer risk in older adults: study

Some common pills used to treat high blood pressure may cause an increased risk of skin cancers in people aged 66 and above, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed … Read More