Inconsistent messages on COVID-19 reflect evolving science, regional differences: Tam

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 4:14 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 4:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Prime minister is asked to help with search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 3:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Prime minister’s help sought in search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members of Memorial University. … Read More

Prime minister is asked to help with search for NFLD man who disappeared in B.C.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The case of a … Read More

Alberta introduces COVID-19 pilot project that could reduce quarantine times for international travel

Starting in November, some travellers coming to Alberta from international destinations will be able to opt in for a COVID-19 test when they enter Canada that could reduce the time … Read More

Coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, study shows. But experts say not to panic

A recent study suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for up to nine hours, but experts say those findings aren’t as alarming as they sound. The study … Read More

100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Procurement Minister Anita Anand says … Read More

Why coronavirus testing strategies are changing as numbers spike

After months of effort to increase testing capabilities in Canada, some provinces have moved to restrict coronavirus testing as cases soar in many regions. Ontario and Alberta are no longer … Read More

‘I just hope students know they’re not alone:’ Dalhousie grad launches COVID-19 student support network

A recent Dalhousie University graduate has launched a new tool to help post-secondary students struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Stacie Smith started working on the COVID-19 Student Support Network back … Read More

Canada sees 2,341 new coronavirus cases as deaths near 10,000

Canada added 2,341 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 203,476. Health authorities in Canada’s provinces also said another 16 people have … Read More

Canada must ‘immunize’ public against misinformation before COVID-19 vaccine arrives: Tam

Canada’s chief public health doctor says in the age of social media, fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading faster than the virus itself. Dr. Theresa Tam says … Read More

Mothers taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic: study

A new study indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from COVID19monitor.org, McMaster University … Read More

Trudeau not taking kids trick-or-treating for Halloween this year due to coronavirus

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount amid the second wave, Canadians have faced conflicting safety advice when it comes to holidays and trick-or-treating from public health officials. Prime Minister … Read More

Health-care costs in Canada dropped after assisted dying became legal

Since Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying came into effect more than four years ago, health-care costs have dropped millions of dollars, according to a Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) … Read More

25% of Canadians say their mental health is worse than in 1st coronavirus wave: poll

Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a … Read More

Health Canada recalls counterfeit hand sanitizer found at Dollarama in Ontario

Health Canada is recalling another hand sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the product has been determined to be counterfeit. In a recall notice issued on Sunday, Health Canada … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Canadian Civil Liberties Association appealing decision upholding N.L. travel ban

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 6:14 pm     Updated October 19, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Canada tops 200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. By the end of … Read More

Canada tops 200,000 cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. As of Tuesday at … Read More

New changes to Employment Insurance will cost $7.7B, PBO predicts

The cost of changing up the country’s Employment Insurance rules to allow more workers impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic to qualify may be slightly more than … Read More

1,827 more diagnosed with coronavirus in Canada amid surges in parts of the country

Canada added 1,827 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 197,941. Provincial and territorial health authorities said 13 more people … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight … Read More

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

For Jodie Katz, a Toronto-area mother of two, plans for Halloween were in the works back in September. There will be a candy scavenger hunt in her backyard, pumpkin decorating … Read More

Canada adds more than 2,200 new cases of COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada grew by 2,215 on Saturday, and officials announced an additional 25 people had succumbed to the illness. The new figures released on Saturday … Read More

Survey: Canadians cite systemic barriers to legal medical cannabis

Two years after the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, an advocacy group is calling for changes when it’s up for review this coming year. A Medical Cannabis Patient Survey … Read More

Tens of thousands of passengers connect from international to domestic flights before quarantine

Kathy Gillis has no choice but to board a plane during the pandemic: she needs to fly from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Toronto for cancer treatment. Gillis said she felt … Read More

Canada’s EI system absorbed almost 1.3M people in last 3 weeks, new figures show

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of applications for the … Read More

Indigenous minister says racism in health care can’t be fully addressed without provinces

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Friday that the federal government can only do so much to address systemic racism in the health-care system, and that it’s up to the … Read More

Canada adds over 2,300 new coronavirus cases while deaths top 9,700

Canada reported 2,367 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, as well as 23 more fatalities. The new data brings the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 193,899, and its … Read More

Canada tops 190,000 total coronavirus cases as deaths near 9,700

Canada added another 2,342 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, one of the highest daily case counts yet since the pandemic began early this year. The new positive cases … Read More

Ottawa hosting meeting on healthcare racism amid outrage over Joyce Echaquan death

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders on Friday aimed at starting the work … Read More

Nova Scotia adopts COVID ALERT app

Nova Scotia has officially adopted Health Canada’s COVID ALERT app, which notifies residents when they may have been near an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. “As we learn to live … Read More

Civil rights group prepares lawsuit on ‘discriminatory’ N.B. abortion law

FREDERICTON – A civil rights group is threatening New Brunswick’s government with a lawsuit to force the province to repeal its abortion-related legislation and to make the procedure more widely … Read More

WestJet cuts ‘just the leading edge’ if feds don’t provide aid to airlines: experts

As Canada grapples with a second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say the airline industry needs aid from the government quickly, if it is going to recover. On … Read More

Yukon’s ‘probable’ coronavirus case came back as negative, officials say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 14, 2020 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon’s top doctor says a … Read More

Ontario training hundreds of lab workers to deal with testing backlog. But is it enough?

A new program to train desperately needed medical lab workers amid a growing backlog of COVID-19 tests is being rolled out at The Michener Institute in downtown Toronto, Global News … Read More

Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’

As the early days of the coronavirus pandemic raged, Canadian public health officials found themselves facing down what the country’s top doctor on Wednesday described as “swabaggedon.” The swift and … Read More

Health Canada adds 5 hand sanitizers to recall list, cites potential health risk

Health Canada has added five new more products to its growing list of hand sanitizers deemed to be a potential health risk to the public. Read more: As recall list … Read More

Trudeau says he’ll push premiers on ‘standardizing norms’ in long-term care homes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to push provincial premiers in a meeting this week to work towards harmonized “norms” for long-term care homes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. … Read More

Canada adds 975 new coronavirus cases, 14 more deaths on Monday

Canada reported less than 1,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, though the new data did not include updates from provinces seeing spikes in new COVID-19 infections, like … Read More

Federal trade minister to quarantine after getting COVID-19 alert

Canada’s minister of trade says she will self-quarantine after the COVID Alert app notified her that she came into contact with some who tested positive for coronavirus. In an Instagram … Read More

Canada reports 5 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 180,000

Canada reported 1,685 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as well as five new deaths. The new data brings the country’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 181,678, … Read More

1 new probable coronavirus case reported in Yukon, linked to travel

A new probable case of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Yukon Territory, health officials say. In a press release issued Saturday evening, the territory’s chief medical health officer, … Read More

Massive coronavirus test wait times not a sign of ‘good testing regime’: Ambrose

Lengthy wait times for those seeking coronavirus tests are not a sign of a “good testing regime” in the affected provinces, said former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. In an … Read More

Justice minister ‘confident’ coronavirus court delays are under control as second wave surges

As the country’s most populous province prepares to reimpose strict rules in a bid to rein in an accelerating surge in coronavirus cases, Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s “confident” … Read More

Canadians urged to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small, virtual during coronavirus pandemic

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic washes over the country, Canadians from coast to coast are being asked to limit the size of their Thanksgiving gatherings or keep … Read More

Canada adds more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday

Canada added 2,062 new coronavirus cases Saturday — the vast majority in Quebec and Ontario — as the national death toll rose by 23. Saturday’s figures also showed an uptick … Read More

Remembrance Day planners scrambling as coronavirus limits traditional ceremonies

The Royal Canadian Legion is taking the unprecedented step of discouraging Canadians from attending Remembrance Day ceremonies this year as COVID-19 upends the traditional ways of honouring those who sacrificed … Read More

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