Parents, teachers give return-to-school mixed grades as COVID-19 rages on

After a year of COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered Canadian schools, kids are back in the classrooms. Or, at least, most kids are. Some parents have opted to continue online learning, creating … Read More

Quebec warns against fake COVID-19 vaccine passport apps in circulation

Quebec officials are warning people to be wary of phone apps designed deliberately to mimic the look of the app used for the province’s COVID-19 vaccine passport. The provincial health … Read More

COVID-19 booster shots could rake in billions for some vaccine makers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’ protection against the virus. How much … Read More

Ontario reports 640 COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Ontario reported 640 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 583,275. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 485 involve people … Read More

Red Deer hospital transferring new COVID-19 patients due to lack of capacity: AHS

COVID-19 patients who show up to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and require “a higher level of care” are being sent to Edmonton and Calgary as the hospital is … Read More

N.L. expands public health restrictions, reports 45 new COVID cases as cluster grows

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 45 new COVID-19 cases Friday — the highest daily number of new infections in the province since Feb. 19, when an outbreak in St. John’s delayed … Read More

Quebec’s daily COVID-19 caseload tops 700 as hospitalizations rise

As the health crisis continues, Quebec reported 701 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Friday. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations increased by 15 to 298. In the past day, … Read More

Quebec adds more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths as hospitalizations rise

As the health crisis continues, Quebec reported 701 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Friday. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations increased by 15 to 298. This includes 91 patients … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec tightens mask mandate in some private seniors’ residences

Quebec is tightening measures in private seniors’ residences (RPAs) in regions where community transmission of COVID-19 is high, including Montreal. Masks will be mandatory for residents when they are on … Read More

Ontario reports 727 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 727 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 582,635. Of the 727 new cases recorded, … Read More

COVID-19: Nasal antibody spray could be ‘future’ of vaccines, experts says

The use of a nasal spray to administer a new COVID-19 treatment, developed from tiny llama antibodies, could potentially be the future of administering vaccines and protecting against infectious diseases, … Read More

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination needed for N.B. hospital visitation, with some exceptions

People across New Brunswick are now required to show proof of vaccination before they can visit hospitals or health-care facilities. Visitors of Horizon Health Network and the Vitalité Health Network … Read More

Quebec will dole out up to $18K in bonuses to full-time nurses amid critical shortage

Quebec will offer bonuses of upwards of $12,000 to nurses who choose to work full time in the public health system as the province grapples with an urgent shortage of … Read More

‘We need you’: Quebec to give up to $18K in bonuses to full-time nurses amid critical shortage

Quebec will offer bonuses as high as $18,000 to nurses who choose to work full time in the public health system as the province grapples with an urgent shortage of … Read More

Novavax seeks WHO approval for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax Inc and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, potentially clearing the way for … Read More

Quebec coroner extends hearings into COVID-19 deaths at Residence Herron

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 23, 2021 11:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The coroner investigating 47 deaths … Read More

Quebec adds 754 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Quebec recorded 754 new cases and seven more deaths attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Thursday. The number of hospitalizations rose by three to 283. There were 90 patients in … Read More

Quebec adopts law to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals; fines could reach $12K

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government unanimously adopted into law a bill to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. Bill 105 … Read More

Quebec tables bill to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals; fines could reach $12K

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government tabled a bill Thursday to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. “I understand that it … Read More

Quebec tables bill to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals, fines could reach $12,000

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government tabled a bill Thursday to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. “I understand that … Read More

Ontario reports 677 new COVID-19 cases as 7-day average continues to drop

Ontario is reporting 677 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 581,908. Of the 677 new cases recorded, … Read More

COVID-19: 140 unvaccinated staff at Windsor, Ont., hospital placed on leave

INDSOR, Ont. – More than 100 staff members at a Windsor, Ont., hospital are being placed on unpaid leave for not receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine doses by a set … Read More

Staffing problems played role in COVID-19 crisis at Residence Herron, manager tells inquiry

The manager of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19  pandemic told a coroner’s inquiry Wednesday that staffing issues played a … Read More

Quebec to table bill banning anti-vaccine protests outside hospitals, schools

Quebec’s premier will table a bill to clamp down on anti-COVID-19 vaccine protests in front of hospitals and schools. François Legault told reporters at the National Assembly he will introduce … Read More

Quebec reports 683 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Quebec reported 683 new cases and five additional deaths Wednesday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. The number of hospitalizations related to the pandemic rose by six to 280. This … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec nurse taken to hospital after assault at pharmacy, police say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 22, 2021 10:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Sherbrooke police are asking the … Read More

Ontario reports 463 new COVID-19 cases, smallest increase in five weeks

Ontario is reporting 463 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily caseload seen in five weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 581,231. It is the fewest number … Read More

U.S. to buy more COVID-19 vaccines to share with the world: Biden

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer‘s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he … Read More

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

Canadian snowbirds flying south hope for prompt COVID-19 booster shots in U.S.

Canadian snowbirds will be watching closely this week, suitcases at the ready and RVs full of fuel, to see if the United States finally eases the travel restrictions preventing them … 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

Alberta health-worker unions call on Kenney to request military help with COVID-19 crisis

A letter from the leaders of several unions that represent health-care workers in Alberta is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to request assistance from both the military and the Red … 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

U.S. FDA advisors reject COVID-19 booster shot approval, but may vote for older adults

A panel of expert outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted against broadly approving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but may vote on a narrower approval for older … Read More

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