London, Ont., deputy mayor urges residents to skip delivery apps, order directly from restaurants

While many of the supports and assistance restaurant owners would like to see as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues are beyond the means of the municipality, there is something locals … Read More

B.C. reports four new COVID-19 cases, no deaths 10 days into province’s pandemic reboot

British Columbia reported just four new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths as the province marked 10 days into its economic restart plan, Friday. It is the eighth time this … Read More

Old East Village Grocer to permanently close as of June 7

A day after announcing it would re-open on Saturday, the Old East Village Grocer (OEVG) says it will be closing for good as of June 7. In a statement, the … Read More

Inspection reports found mouse feces, neglect, abuse at Ontario long-term care homes before COVID-19

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is advised.  Past inspection reports of the five long-term care homes in Ontario named in a troubling military … Read More

Testing underway after 8 migrant workers at Elgin County farm test positive for coronavirus

Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) and Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) say coronavirus testing is underway at a St. Thomas-area farm after at least eight temporary foreign workers tested … Read More

Premiers promise more coronavirus tests, masks as Canada’s economy shrinks

The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic toll came into sharper focus on Friday as several provinces revamped their efforts to root out the novel coronavirus and slow its spread. Statistics Canada announced … Read More

Tuition hikes amid coronavirus pandemic unacceptable, student groups say

Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees for the new school year much to the consternation of students, who argue their costs should be going down, not up in light … Read More

Amid reopening, Quebec says 41 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 1:37 pm Updated May 29, 2020 1:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds exploring how to reunite families separated by Canada-U.S. border shutdown

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 12:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

37 countries pledge to share coronavirus research, vaccines and treatments

Thirty countries led by Costa Rica and the World Health Organization launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Quebec, province hardest hit by health crisis, tops 50,000 coronavirus cases

Quebec has reached another grim milestone in the novel coronavirus outbreak as cases topped 50,000 on Friday. The province, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in Canada, recorded 530 … Read More

Nova Scotia to allow 10-person gatherings as no new coronavirus cases announced Friday

Nova Scotia is expanding its limits on gatherings under its coronavirus restrictions to 10 or more people, Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Friday. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus for first time since March

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the first time it has done that since March. The news comes as Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. … Read More

344 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 27,210

Ontario reported 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 27,210. The death toll has risen to 2,230, as 41 more deaths were reported. Meanwhile, … Read More

Current, former cancer patients more likely to die of COVID-19: study

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without … Read More

Sewage can give a week’s extra warning of coronavirus spikes: study

On April 16, the novel coronavirus peaked in New Haven, Conn., at least as far as tests of individuals showed. But Yale University scientists taking samples from the local sewage … Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns might be delaying flu season in the southern hemisphere

As the southern hemisphere enters its winter season, it seems like flu season is running a little behind. Lockdowns and distancing measures are designed to prevent the spread of the … Read More

Canada sees fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for 3rd consecutive day

For the third day in a row, the number of new coronavirus infections in Canada remained below 1,000. But every province except for Prince Edward Island reported at least one … Read More

Ottawa needs to address long-term care crisis via funding, national standards: doctors

The Canadian Medical Association says the federal government needs to address “appalling conditions” in a number of long-term care homes across the country. The association issued a call on Thursday … Read More

Liberal MPs push for federal long-term care standards amid COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is being pressured by some of his own Liberal backbenchers to implement enforceable national standards for the operation of long-term care homes in Canada. The pressure … Read More

London, Ont., mayor strongly against ‘regional reopening’ idea

While the mayor of Brockton is suggesting a “regional reopening” model for areas of the province less hard hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mayor of London says it … Read More

Major prison outbreak over as B.C. reports 9 new cases of COVID-19

Posted May 28, 2020 3:13 pm Updated May 28, 2020 6:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia has confirmed … Read More

British Columbia health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

B.C. health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on our … Read More

Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec is turning to immigration to boost staffing in its overwhelmed long-term care centres as the novel coronavirus crisis continues to shine a light on the challenges facing elder care … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec, a hot spot for the novel coronavirus, is hoping to bolster staffing in its hard-hit nursing homes by hiring 550 orderlies from abroad. Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced the … Read More

If I tested positive for the coronavirus, when can I see others again?

Canadians are urged to stay home and get tested if they experience symptoms of the novel coronavirus, just as they are required to self-isolate for 14 days after travel in … Read More

383 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 26,866

Ontario reported 383 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 26,866. Thursday’s number of new cases was almost 100 higher than the previous day’s report. … Read More

People develop protective antibodies after having COVID-19, but how long do they last?

A month after testing positive for COVID-19, a group of people with mild infections had protective antibodies in their blood, a new study has found. The study, whose findings should … Read More

At least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America due to coronavirus: UN

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in … Read More

Study finds lower COVID-19 death rate in Metro Vancouver ICUs than other cities

People admitted to intensive care at Lower Mainland hospitals were less likely to die of COVID-19 than patients in other regions around the world, according to a new study. The … Read More

Canada’s new coronavirus cases continue trending downward as deaths rise by 126

Canada recorded 872 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, marking a continued downward trend after finally falling below 1,000 new infections a day earlier. Yet 126 more people have died over … Read More

Montrealers try to stay cool and safe amid spring heatwave during COVID-19

Montrealers have been trying to find ways to keep cool during a spring heatwave in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temperatures soared to 30 C in many parts of … Read More

Quebec campgrounds, cottages set to reopen June 1

The Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx and the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Pierre Dufour announced the government’s first phase of deconfinment in the tourism sector on Wednesday. Quebecers, … Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19, one new death in B.C.

Posted May 27, 2020 6:24 pm Updated May 27, 2020 6:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ B.C. on Wednesday announced … Read More

Why do long-term care homes have more coronavirus outbreaks than hospitals?

Despite both being health-care facilities that care for the vulnerable and often have patients in close quarters, hospitals have not seen nearly as many COVID-19 outbreaks as long-term care centres. … Read More

Doctors worry Canadians skipping appointments, creating backlog amid COVID-19

Doctors are worried many Canadians are missing necessary medical appointments amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, which could be creating a large backlog. Dr. Ritika Goel, a family physician in Toronto, … Read More

Dozens of Canadian children treated for inflammatory condition possibly linked to COVID-19

Canadian doctors are seeing new cases of a rare inflammatory illness in kids believed to possibly be linked to COVID-19. Clusters of what is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier Ford says Ontario to take over 5 more long-term care homes in GTA

Posted May 27, 2020 2:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Doug Ford said the Ontario government will take over … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier Doug Ford says Ontario to take over 5 more long-term care homes in GTA

Premier Doug Ford said the Ontario government will take over five more long-term care homes around the Greater Toronto Area amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government already put two other … Read More

Does my child need a face mask? Depends on age, experts say

Masks have quickly become a staple in the Canadian wardrobe, thanks to the novel coronavirus. On May 20, chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam officially recommended the use of masks … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier Ford to make long-term care announcement after ‘horrific’ military report

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement related to long-term care today, a day after a military report revealed allegations about five homes that the premier … Read More

Water flowing at Montreal splash pads, some in suburban municipalities remain dry

Following public recommendations, most of Montreal’s splash pads are up and running but some suburban municipality parks remain dry despite record-breaking temperatures. The West Island municipalities of Pointe-Claire and Kirkland … Read More

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto hope to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

Tim Shipton lets out a deep breath. A laugh quickly follows. The Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of communications and government relations is pondering a question about how long the team … Read More

Coronavirus: Nothing ‘off the table’ in solving long-term care crisis, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he’s “not taking anything off the table” when it comes to addressing shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care homes, but stayed tight-lipped on whether … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with staffing, personal equipment challenges: military report

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges: military report

A 60-page report from the military on the condition of Quebec’s long-term care homes released by the government on Wednesday points to three major challenges in the facilities: staffing shortages, … Read More

292 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 26,483

Ontario reported 292 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row with a new daily case number in the 200s. The provincial total now sits … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges, military report outlines

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

PBO predicts $520M price tag for feds’ coronavirus commercial rent relief program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2020 10:22 am Updated May 27, 2020 10:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

How much protective equipment does Canada really need for COVID-19?

A high-profile announcement by the Liberals this week that automotive giant General Motors would make 10 million medical masks omitted a detail that speaks to the long road ahead in … Read More

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