Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away … Read More

80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are … Read More

Canadians’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines growing, but it depends on the shot: survey 

A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” COVID-19 vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three … Read More

Canada slaps 2 with thousands in fines for faked COVID-19 pre-flight tests

Thinking of faking your COVID-19 pre-flight test? Think again, warns Transport Canada. Officials there said on Thursday they have fined two individuals thousands of dollars each for presenting fraudulent pre-departure … Read More

Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. … 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

1.3% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% of Canadians got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

Canada set to receive 2M Pfizer doses this week as company ramps up delivery

Canada is set to begin receiving more than two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine each week as the two pharmaceutical firms ramp up their deliveries and begin shipping shots … Read More

‘It’s like buying candy’: Expert says it’s easy for Canadians to get vaccinated in U.S. Here’s how

A growing number of United States border towns are dolling out COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians who are desperately trying to get a shot amid a surging third wave. And it’s … Read More

Death due to COVID-19 parties could lead to manslaughter charges, experts warn

People who break health rules by holding parties that lead to death from COVID-19 should heed the warning from a British Columbia judge about facing a manslaughter charge, legal experts … Read More

Canada to get 1.9M COVID-19 vaccines this week, including 1st Johnson & Johnson shots 

The federal government says it expects Canada to receive around 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, including its very first shipment of single-dose shots from Johnson & Johnson. … Read More

Canada set to receive 35M Pfizer booster vaccines for 2022

As Canada continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that the government has secured 35 million Pfizer booster shots for 2022. Another 30 million Pfizer vaccines … Read More

Canada set to receive 35M Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines for 2022

As Canada continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that the government has secured 35 million Pfizer booster shots for 2022. Another 30 million Pfizer vaccines … Read More

Hoping for a less restrictive summer? Officials say 75% of Canadians need 1st vaccine

If Canadians are hoping for a summer of fewer public health restrictions, then 75 per cent of adults need to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according … Read More

Emergency House of Commons debate on COVID-19 devolves into finger-pointing

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 21, 2021 10:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An emergency parliamentary debate that … Read More

Why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Since countries have started rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, more women than men have reported side effects, such as blood clots and allergic reactions, and according to experts, this is not … 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 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

Global cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in 2 months: WHO

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 16, 2021 7:32 am     Updated April 16, 2021 7:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Feds receive ‘draft’ request from Ontario for assistance as COVID-19 cases soar, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Canada’s public safety minister says the federal government has received a “draft” request for assistance from the Ontario government as the province continues to grapple with record-high … 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 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

Canada’s oil sands need workers, but face complications due to COVID-19 surge

Canada’s oil sands are entering their busiest season for annual maintenance, bringing thousands of extra workers onto sites, but union officials say many members are reluctant to travel as a … Read More

COVID-19 has changed. Should our outdoor behaviour shift too?

With new, more contagious COVID-19 variants circulating across the country, health officials are warning Canadians to stay vigilant, keep their distance and wear a mask. But what about gathering outside? … Read More

Will the more deadly COVID-19 variants ruin our summer? Here’s what experts are saying

The weather is warming, the days are getting longer and many Canadians may be feeling the urge to enjoy the outdoors after a winter cooped up amid the coronavirus pandemic … Read More

More than 2M vaccine doses heading to Canada this week as COVID-19 variants spread

More than two million doses of vaccines are set to arrive in Canada this week as the country scrambles to contain the wildfire spread of more contagious variants of the … Read More

Making Easter plans? Here’s what happened to COVID-19 cases after past holidays

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations spike across the country, officials are urging Canadians to rethink their spring holiday plans this year — such as Easter and Ramadan. Many provinces are … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot set to soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … Read More

Canadians need better messaging about low outdoor COVID-19 risk: experts

Images of friends sitting spaced out on a backyard patio table, or chatting on opposite ends of a park bench are part of a new COVID-19 ad campaign from Britain’s … Read More

Animals likely source of COVID-19, WHO investigation says

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a … Read More

Canada adds 4,428 new COVID-19 cases as Tam urges ‘stronger’ measures against virus

Canada’s chief public health officer warned Saturday that current health orders are not enough to stop rapid growth of COVID-19, as provinces push ahead with plans to reopen their economies. … Read More

Undocumented workers in Canada fear deportation if they get COVID-19 vaccine: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. … Read More

How this Colombian town has kept COVID-19 rates at zero

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they … Read More

More Canadians eligible for COVID-19 shots as provinces ramp-up efforts

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2021 7:49 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 … 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

A year into the pandemic, mental health workers face burnout and soaring demands

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, psychotherapist Jane Alway says she — like so many others — has had to adapt to finding creative ways to work in these unprecedented … Read More

6 in 10 Canadians believe teachers deserve higher pay during COVID-19: Ipsos

Six out of 10 Canadians (58 per cent) believe teachers deserve higher pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to exclusive Ipsos polling done for Global News. Nineteen per cent of … Read More

One year into COVID-19, a look at when and where the next pandemic could emerge

As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus that has upended life as we know it, experts say this is not the last pandemic we will see. But … Read More

Senior Canadian scientists question government plans to delay 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A joint letter from senior scientists from a number of major health institutions is raising questions about a plan to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations by four months. A … Read More

COVID-19 lockdowns or spring break: provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Canada adds 2,300 new COVID-19 cases as provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Health officials urge COVID-19 restrictions to be maintained as variant cases mount

Public health officials have identified upwards of 700 cases of contagious COVID-19 variants across Canada, the nation’s top doctor said Saturday, a finding she said lends new urgency to her … Read More

COVID-19 emergency benefits including CRB, sickness benefit, to be extended: Trudeau

The federal government is extending many of its emergency COVID-19 benefits as the pandemic rages on, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Sickness benefits, caregiving benefits and the Canada Recovery … Read More

Here’s why some coronavirus vaccine suppliers say they aren’t selling to provinces

Some of the biggest coronavirus vaccine manufacturers say they are not selling shots to provincial governments because they only want to deal with one contract per country at a time. … Read More

Canada adds over 1K new coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths on holiday Monday

Canada added 1,157 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 18 new fatalities, as Canadians across much of the country celebrated Family Day on Monday. The new cases bring the … Read More

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