N.B. event planner who got AstraZeneca vaccine unable to work in U.S. without 3rd dose

A New Brunswick event planner says the province is refusing to give him a third round of a U.S.-approved COVID-19 vaccine that would allow him to get back to work … Read More

Quebec won’t rule out law to ban anti-vaccine protests outside schools, hospitals

Premier François Legault said Tuesday his government is looking at what it can do to stop people from protesting COVID-19 health orders outside the province’s schools and hospitals. Legault said … Read More

Quebec coroner questions why more wasn’t done to help neglected Herron residents

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 21, 2021 1:45 pm     Updated September 21, 2021 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec hopes to begin vaccinating youngsters by year’s end, health minister says

Quebec’s health minister hopes young children between the ages of five and 11 will be able to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as this fall. … Read More

Quebec adds almost 600 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Quebec recorded 587 new infections and nine more deaths attributable to the COVID-19 health crisis on Tuesday. The number of pandemic-related hosptializations dropped by six to 274. This includes 86 … Read More

Ontario reports 574 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

Ontario is reporting 574 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 580,768. Of the 574 new cases recorded, the data showed 351 were unvaccinated people, 33 were … Read More

COVID-19 has killed as many Americans as the Spanish flu

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did: approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec delays bringing civil servants back to office

Civil servants in Quebec will not be returning to the office next month amid an evolving fourth wave of COVID-19. The provincial government announced the measure Monday, saying those workers … Read More

U.S. extends land border rules to Canada and Mexico, eases other travel measures

While pressure has mounted on U.S. President Joe Biden and his government to re-open land borders with neighbouring countries,  that won’t be the case for at least another month. The … Read More

Quebec reports 679 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Quebec reported 679 new cases and one additional death Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of hospitalizations rose by three to 280. This … Read More

Ontario reports 610 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Ontario is reporting 610 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 580,194. Of the 610 new cases recorded, the data showed 362 were unvaccinated people, 43 were partially vaccinated … Read More

Quebec expands COVID-19 rapid testing in primary schools

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 19, 2021 3:52 pm     Updated September 19, 2021 3:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Quebec reports 742 COVID 19 cases, 4 new deaths as hospitalizations climb

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 19, 2021 11:43 am     Updated September 19, 2021 12:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Ontario reports 715 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Ontario is reporting 715 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 579,584. Of the 715 new cases recorded, the data showed 440 were unvaccinated people, 44 were partially vaccinated … Read More

Why did Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines get new names after approval? Experts explain

Months after emergency use approval, both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were given their full stamp by Health Canada — a stamp that came with new names for the … Read More

Quebec reports 837 new COVID-19 cases, 75% of which are inadequately vaccinated

Quebec reported 837 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Saturday. Health officials said that of the new cases, 629 (roughly 75 per cent) are inadequately vaccinated — which … Read More

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Quebec counted 837 new COVID-19 cases and not 821. Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths … Read More

Ontario reports more than 800 COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths

Ontario reported 821 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 578,869. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 621 are in … Read More

B.C. will aid Alberta ‘where we can and when we can,’ but not offering ICU beds: Horgan

British Columbia’s premier says the province will do what it can to help Alberta stave off the collapse of its health-care system, but stopped short of offering hospital beds or … Read More

Manitoba says no ask for COVID-19 help from Alberta yet, province will help if able

Despite word from Alberta that the province has reached out to Manitoba for help with its worsening COVID-19 situation, officials here say there’s been no official ask — yet. On … Read More

COVID-19: Manitoba to send pharmaceuticals to help Alberta, premier says

Manitoba’s premier says the province will send pharmaceuticals to Alberta to help with that province’s worsening COVID-19 situation. On Thursday Dr. Verna Yiu, the head of Alberta Health Services, confirmed … Read More

Quebec tops 830 new COVID-19 cases as province reports 3 more deaths

Quebec reported 837 new COVID-19 infections and three more pandemic-related deaths Friday. Health officials say the number of patients rose by six for a total of 262. This includes 95 … Read More

Health officials, Herron staff clashed as COVID-19 situation got worse, Quebec coroner hears

There was tension over who was in charge at the privately owned Residence Herron care home as a COVID-19 outbreak worsened last year, with residents and their families left on … Read More

N.B. artist’s painting of Gord Downie featured in author Robin Sharma’s new book

When a New Brunswick artist put his brush to canvas to create a portrait of his idol Gord Downie after the musician died of cancer, he never imagined his work … Read More

COVID-19: Mandatory indoor masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 briefing on … Read More

COVID-19: Mandatory masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait any longer as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 … Read More

Quebec’s COVID-19 caseload tops 400,000, almost 800 new daily cases

Quebec recorded 782 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Thursday as hospitalizations continued to rise in the province. The number of patients increase by six for a total of … Read More

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines get full Health Canada approval — and new names

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been given the full rubber stamp, after receiving full Health Canada approval for anyone aged 12 and older on Thursday. Pfizer and … Read More

About 20,000 Quebec health workers still not fully vaccinated as deadline mandate looms

Quebec has no intention of revising its COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the health network starting in one month despite thousands of workers not being fully immunized. Health Minister Christian Dubé … Read More

COVID-19: Pressure mounting on Montreal hospitals amid pandemic’s fourth wave

Montreal public health officials are warning of increased pressure on city hospitals as the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to increase. Regional public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin … Read More

Doctor worried about lack of staff as COVID-19 hit Residence Herron, coroner hears

A doctor who treated residents of a Montreal-area care home where dozens of patients died of COVID-19 says she was concerned about the lack of staff and personal protective equipment … Read More

Quebec reports 785 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations reach 250

Quebec recorded 785 new COVID-19 infections and one additional death Wednesday as pandemic indicators remain on the upswing. The number of patients in hospital rose by 20 to 250. Of … Read More

Moncton restaurateur opens ‘virtual’ kitchen offering 12 restaurants in one

A Moncton restaurateur has launched a new virtual food service that he hopes will appeal to people’s varied appetites during and after the pandemic. Robert Taylor and his family recently … Read More

Officials too quick to blame COVID-19 for deaths at Residence Herron: witness

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 14, 2021 2:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An auxiliary nurse told a … Read More

Coroner probing COVID-19 deaths in Quebec long-term care homes says workers deserve respect

The Quebec coroner investigating the deaths at elder care homes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic assured health workers they were not at fault and deserve respect for … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec health minister asks for patience after problems with rapid testing in schools

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is asking for more time to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing in the province’s elementary schools amid criticism from opposition parties and school administrators. Dubé … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec vaccination head to oversee rapid tests in schools

The head of Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy will oversee the deployment of rapid tests in schools after administrators criticized the rollout of the program. Daniel Paré will be responsible for … Read More

Quebec adds 633 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Quebec reported 633 new cases and seven additional deaths Tuesday related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The province saw hospitalizations rise by three to 230. Health officials say 78 of … Read More

Montreal Alouettes head coach in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

The head coach of the Montreal Alouettes will remain in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, the team said Tuesday. Khari Jones received his results late Sunday night after the … Read More

Ontario reports 577 COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths

Ontario reported 577 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 575,796. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 452 are in … Read More

MLHU brings COVID-19 vaccine clinic to White Oaks Mall after success at Masonville Place

The Middlesex-London Health Unit will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic at White Oaks Mall from Sept. 14 to at least Sept. 25 following a successful 13-day run at … Read More

Vladimir Putin self-isolating amid COVID-19 outbreak in inner-circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin said Tuesday, adding that he tested negative for COVID-19. The announcement came … Read More

Small group of nurses protests against mandatory vaccines outside Montreal hospital

A small group of nurses, part of a nationwide organization called Canadian Frontline Nurses, staged what was described as a silent vigil Monday afternoon outside the McGill University Health Centre … Read More

Days after schools open, COVID-19 outbreaks force many across Canada to close

Just days into the new school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have closed schools across Canada – prompting concerns about how the rest of the school year will proceed. “We do know, … Read More

Residence Herron lacked staff, supplies before COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec coroner hears

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 13, 2021 1:59 pm     Updated September 13, 2021 2:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19 hospital protests ‘a morale blow’ to Canada’s exhausted health-care workers

More than a year after pots and pans were clattering to honour Canadian health-care workers amid the fight against COVID-19, throngs of anti-vaxxers are now protesting vaccine passports at their … Read More

Quebec records 639 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death as hospitalizations rise

Quebec reported 639 new cases and one additional death Monday as the province continued to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of hospitalizations rose by 14 to 227. This … Read More

Quebec reports 757 new COVID-19 cases as spike in infections continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 12, 2021 1:17 pm     Updated September 12, 2021 1:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Ontario reports 784 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Ontario is reporting 784 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 574,619. Of the 784 new cases recorded, the data showed 475 were unvaccinated people, 66 were … Read More

Quebec reports 995 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths as hospitalizations rise

Quebec is reporting 995 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths attributed to the virus on Saturday. Health officials reported 11 more hospitalizations from Friday for a total of 218, … Read More

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