Coronavirus could be airborne, scientists warn the WHO

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise … Read More

Ottawa’s coronavirus deficit will take ‘many, many years’ to pay down: economist

The massive federal deficit created by the unprecedented coronavirus emergency response could take more than 10 years to get under control, one economist suggests. In an interview with The West … Read More

Migrant workers in Canada stage multi-city protest, call for more covid-19 protections

Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — are taking to the streets in cities across … Read More

Ontario probing 17 temp agencies after coronavirus outbreaks on farms

The province of Ontario is investigating 17 temporary recruitment agencies, the province’s labour ministry said, after health officials warned that agencies that move workers from farm to farm could be … Read More

Roll out of coronavirus contact tracing app delayed in Ontario  

A new mobile app meant to help with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases won’t roll out across Ontario Thursday as planned. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health says the … Read More

Potential coronavirus vaccine has ‘right sort of immune response’ in trial: scientist 

A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday the team has seen the right sort of immune response in trials but declined to give … Read More

Global trial of hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment to resume

A global trial designed to test whether the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent infection with COVID-19 is to restart after being approved by British regulators. The Medicines and … Read More

2 years of coronavirus pandemic is ‘best-case scenario,’ doctor warns

It’s been almost four months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic — and now experts say it could be years before we’re out of the … Read More

Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts

The first wave of the coronavirus in Canada is winding down as the number of daily cases continues to decline. Cities across the country are also starting to lift restrictions, … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau says Canada ‘close to self-sufficient’ in PPE production

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being … Read More

Trudeau hopes Quebec remains ‘transparent’ on coronavirus case numbers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he hopes Quebec will remain “transparent” on coronavirus case numbers a day after the province announced it would switch from daily to weekly … Read More

STI cases drop amid coronavirus. Experts say behaviours changed, but so has testing

The impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic on health care are sweeping, but sexual health experts believe we’re only just beginning to see its effects on sexually transmitted infections, or … Read More

Canada reports 279 new coronavirus cases, 30 more deaths

On Wednesday, Canada announced 279 more cases of the novel coronavirus, including 30 deaths. The numbers bring the country’s total to 102,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while a total of … Read More

Coronavirus: Short supply of medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for air

Guinea’s best hope for coronavirus patients lies inside a neglected yellow shed on the grounds of its main hospital: an oxygen plant that has never been turned on. The plant … Read More

Cashless gambling? How coronavirus may change Canada’s casinos

As coronavirus restrictions start to ease across the country, Canadians may soon be able to hit the slots and roulette tables as casinos slowly start to reopen. But the scene … Read More

Newborn triplets test positive for coronavirus in Mexico

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 23, 2020 8:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Mexico’s novel coronavirus cases mounted … Read More

More than half of Canadians want to keep 2-metre distancing rule, poll finds

Two-thirds of Canadians don’t want to relax physical distancing rules imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, a new poll suggests. And even if they were relaxed, a strong majority wouldn’t … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 22

Posted June 22, 2020 5:30 pm Updated June 22, 2020 8:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials are providing … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea says it is battling ‘second wave’ of pandemic

Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea says it’s battling ‘second wave’ of pandemic

Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks … Read More

Canadians of Chinese ethnicity report widespread racism over coronavirus: survey

Asian communities in Canada have reported name-calling, insults and outright assaults since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. And according to a survey from the Angus Reid Institute, the problem is … Read More

Short timelines for coronavirus vaccine are giving ‘false hope,’ virus expert warns

The seemingly endless nature of the coronavirus pandemic may leave many grasping for whatever shred of hope they can find about when it will finally come to an end, but … Read More

Coronavirus: Grocery store workers should be ‘properly’ paid, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said grocery store employees should be “properly supported and paid” during the coronavirus pandemic. “The people who step up in the midst of the … Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

Three Canadian grocery giants that pulled out of a temporary wage top-up program for frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic have been called to explain their decision to MPs. In … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 18

Posted June 18, 2020 5:30 pm Updated June 18, 2020 7:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials are providing … Read More

2nd coronavirus wave could have ‘serious impact’ on economy: Bank of Canada

A second wave of COVID-19 and another round of sweeping lockdowns could have a “very serious” impact on the Canadian economy and must be avoided, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 16

By Global News Posted June 16, 2020 5:30 pm Updated June 16, 2020 8:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health … Read More

Canada is one of few countries 2-metre distancing. Experts say reducing is ‘risky’

In Canada, physical-distancing recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic are pegged at two metres. In the United States, it’s 1.8 metres. In Italy and Germany, it’s 1.5 metres. China and France … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border shutdown extended to July 21

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the coronavirus border shutdown between Canada and the United States is being extended again, this time until July 21. The 30-day extension comes as U.S. … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 15

By Global News Posted June 15, 2020 5:30 pm Updated June 15, 2020 7:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health … Read More

Canada to screen air travellers for fever amid coronavirus pandemic: Trudeau

Posted June 12, 2020 12:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says air travellers will be screened … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 11

By Global News Posted June 11, 2020 5:30 pm Updated June 11, 2020 7:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health … Read More

Feds urged to work together on aid for disabled Canadians as emergency bill in limbo

Federal politicians are being urged to work together to help Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 crisis. This after opposition parties refused Wednesday to give the unanimous consent needed to … Read More

Fraudulent CERB applications could land Canadians with $5K fine, jail time

Canadians who made fraudulent claims for the coronavirus emergency benefit could face a fine of up to $5,000, a penalty double what they received in improper benefits and jail time. … Read More

Risks from Chinese takeovers mean Canada needs tougher investment rules: experts

Canadian officials should tighten rules on foreign investment by state-owned entities from authoritarian countries, such as China, and consider making permanent rules imposed on takeovers during the coronavirus pandemic, experts … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario long-term care head warns of ‘real urgency’ ahead of 2nd wave

The head of the association representing Ontario’s long-term care homes is warning there is “real urgency” for the homes to address the issues exacerbated by the first wave of the … Read More

Trudeau to offer premiers billions to help bolster testing, contact tracing, PPE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to offer premiers billions in federal funding to help them safely reopen provincial and territorial economies without triggering an explosive second wave of COVID-19 cases. … Read More

Trudeau offers premiers $14B to help restart economies after coronavirus shutdowns

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 5, 2020 7:34 am Updated June 5, 2020 11:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Canada’s daily coronavirus case numbers drop to 675 as death toll surpasses 100

Canada reported an increase of 675 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the country continues its apparent downward trend in new case numbers this week. The last time the country’s … Read More

Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on

The Canadian Forces are getting ready to head back to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues to stretch on and military officials face concerns that keeping activities on pause could reduce … Read More

Tories continue push for apology over minister’s WeChat group post funding lawsuit

The federal Conservatives on Wednesday continued to push for an apology from Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray over her allowing a post on her community WeChat group that sought to … Read More

‘Many questions’ after report that WHO praised China to get COVID-19 data: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “many questions” for the World Health Organization and China when questioned about a media report that officials at the organization praised the regime’s … Read More

Fight fake news linking 5G with coronavirus, European Union members urge

By Foo Yun Chee Reuters Posted June 2, 2020 2:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ European Union (EU) nations banking … Read More

Air Canada raises $1.6B to offset losses as coronavirus lockdown slashes sales

Air Canada has raised $1.59 billion from share and debt offerings intended to offset some of the carrier’s losses from the coronavirus pandemic. The company said Tuesday it sold 35.4 … Read More

Electric vehicles could be as disruptive to oil industry as coronavirus, Suncor CEO says

The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc’s chief executive said on Monday. … Read More

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