Confusion mounts over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Ontario amid delay reports

Confusion is mounting over possible delays to upcoming AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Ontario. Premier Doug Ford’s office released a statement Monday which said that, in addition to previously announced … Read More

Ontario told to prepare for delays to 2 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments, premier’s office says

The Ontario government has been told to prepare for delays to two upcoming AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments, Premier Doug Ford’s office said Monday. A statement from Ford’s office said that … Read More

Ontario police forces to focus on education rather than enforcement of new powers

TORONTO – Ontario police forces say they’ll focus their efforts on educating the public about the importance of following the COVID-19 measures. The public became outraged after Solicitor General Sylvia … Read More

Quebec adds almost 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,092 new cases and 15 additional deaths Monday linked to the third wave of COVID-19. This includes two deaths in the past 24 hours while the other … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,447 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 421,442. Monday’s case count is higher than Sunday’s which saw 4,250 new infections. On Saturday, … Read More

COVID-19: Fundraiser aims to support Ontario essential workers without paid sick leave

An online fundraiser launched over the weekend aims to provide support for essential workers in Ontario who need time off due to COVID-19 and don’t have paid sick leave. Organizers … 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

Doug Ford contacting consulates to try and get more COVID vaccines for Ontario, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford says he has begun contacting consulates in a bid to get more COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario. Ivana Yelich said Sunday that Ford began reaching … 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

Ontario reports 4,250 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

Ontario reported 4,250 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 416,995. Eighteen new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to … 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

Ontario to ‘scope down’ new police COVID-19 powers, source says, as playgrounds allowed to reopen

TORONTO — Furious criticism of new anti-pandemic powers that allow police in Ontario to stop any motorist or pedestrian and ask where they live and why they’re not home prompted … Read More

Ontario government alters new, temporary COVID-19 police powers after widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will … Read More

Ontario to ‘scope down’ new police COVID-19 powers, source says

TORONTO — The Canadian Press has learned that the Ontario government is expected to backtrack on new police powers to enforce anti-pandemic measures. A source with knowledge of the discussions … Read More

Quebec reports 1,537 cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations and ICU cases highest since second wave

Quebec is reporting its highest number of hospitalizations and intensive care cases due to COVID-19 since the second wave. The province reported 1,537 new infections on Saturday as hospitalizations rose … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,300 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

Ontario reported 4,362 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 412,745. “Locally, there are 1,162 new cases in Toronto, 936 in Peel, 430 in … Read More

Russia, China using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political power: experts

China and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence … 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

Ontario government asks other provinces, territories to send nurses as COVID-19 cases surge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 16, 2021 12:50 pm     Updated April 16, 2021 12:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Ford says province does not need Red Cross help after Trudeau offers help with mobile vaccine teams

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has refused the offer of aid from the Canadian Red Cross, shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced it was sending it to help the COVID-19 … Read More

Trudeau sending Red Cross to help Ontario amid an increase in COVID-19 cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more doses of COVID-19 vaccines are coming soon from Pfizer-BioNTech, and the federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their … Read More

Quebec turns to new ways to get Montrealers to COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths Friday as vaccination gains ground in the province. Montreal accounts for 355 new infections while the hard-hit area of … Read More

Quebec sets vaccination record as province again adds more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths Friday as vaccination gains ground in the province. Over the course of the health crisis, there have been 334,071 … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,800 new COVID-19 cases, setting another single-day record

Ontario is reporting 4,812 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, marking another single-day high for the second day in a row. The provincial total now stands at 408,383. Friday’s case count … Read More

Police in Quebec investigate after man allegedly tried to access COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacy

Police in Quebec are investigating after a man allegedly tried to gain access to COVID-19 vaccines at a local pharmacy. The incident unfolded at a Jean-Coutu location on Notre-Dame Street … 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

N.B. business owner says more people taking solo trips to woods for COVID stress relief

A growing number of people are seeking forms of stress relief as the number of COVID-19 cases rises amid the third wave of the pandemic. Some are doing it solo. … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic ‘crashed’ Ontario nursing home staffing; operators say ‘crisis’ has only grown

TORONTO — An ongoing exodus of nurses and other key workers from long-term care has exacerbated what was already a critical staffing shortage before the COVID-19 onslaught, representatives of 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

Quebec reports more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases again, 15 new deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,513 new infections and 15 deaths, including four in the past 24 hours, Thursday linked to COVID-19. The case count has reached 332,544, one of the highest … Read More

Quebec reports more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases again, 15 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,513 new infections and 15 additional deaths Thursday linked to the third wave of COVID-19. Authorities say four of those deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, … Read More

Quebec premier defends handling of outdoor mask rule, COVID-19 vaccination sites

Quebec Premier François Legault is defending his decision to announce on social media changes to a public health measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Facebook post, which … Read More

Quebec premier defends decision to announce outdoor mask rule change first on Facebook

Quebec Premier François Legault is defending his decision to announce on social media changes to a public health measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Facebook post, which … Read More

Canada won’t cancel Johnson & Johnson vaccine contract despite safety concerns: Anand

Canada will not cancel its contract for millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine unless it is advised by Health Canada that the shot is unsafe, the federal … Read More

Quebec changes outdoor mask rule aimed at controlling COVID-19 spread

Quebec is making changes to the rules requiring masks in outdoor settings amid confusion and criticism over the government’s latest COVID-19 measure. Premier François Legault wrote about the modifications on … Read More

Quebec adds more than 1,550 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations climb again

Quebec is reporting 1,559 new cases and seven more deaths Wednesday as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic drags on in the province. Health authorities say one death occurred … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,100 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,156 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 398,835. Wednesday’s case count is up from Tuesday’s which saw 3,670 new infections. On Monday, 4,401 … Read More

Anti-curfew protests lead to more arrests, tickets in Montreal and Quebec City

A third protest in as many nights against the 8 p.m. curfew in Montreal prompted another wave of arrests and tickets in the downtown core. Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant … Read More

Quebec premier tells young people to ‘respect the rules’ as emergency COVID-19 measures extended

Quebec is extending emergency measures for three regions as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to gain steam in the province. Premier François Legault announced the move Tuesday, … 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

Quebec reports almost 1,500 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to climb

Quebec is reporting 1,490 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations rise and the vaccination rollout continues to ramp up. Health Minister Christian Dubé took to social … Read More

Quebec health officials reassure AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe

Quebec is reporting 1,490 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations rise and the vaccination rollout continues to ramp up. Quebec City saw the highest number of … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,600 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Ontario is reporting 3,670 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 394,679. Tuesday’s case count is a significant drop from Monday’s which saw 4,401 new infections. On … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor urges people to stay close to home amid COVID-19 ‘third wave’

B.C.’s top doctor is urging British Columbians to stay close to home as the province grapples with a third wave of COVID-19. “To get to the end as quickly as … Read More

Travellers can avoid paying for Canada’s hotel quarantine

Travellers entering Canada by air can avoid paying more than $1,000 each for a mandatory quarantine because the federal government will pay the whole bill, Global News has learned. In … Read More

After violent anti-curfew rally, Montreal doctor says people must make ‘some degree of sacrifices’

The tightening of the nightly curfew in Montreal after months of pandemic-related measures in the city has some residents feeling frustrated, but one doctor says restrictions remain necessary as a … Read More

Quebec reports nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations jump

Quebec recorded 1,599 new cases of COVID-19 and two more pandemic-related deaths Monday as the third wave deepens in the province. The caseload, which remains one of the highest in … Read More

Ontario reports 4,401 COVID-19 cases, another record of ICU patients

Ontario is reporting 4,401 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 391,009. Monday’s case count is the second highest single-day increase to date, only slightly lower than … 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

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