COVID-19: Ontario’s temporary increased police powers raise concerns about random stops, carding

As the Ontario government moves to temporarily enact stronger powers for police officers to enforce emergency COVID-19 orders, community members, advocates and opposition politicians are raising concerns about the authority … Read More

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

The Ontario government has unveiled several new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing record-high cases in the province, including increased police powers, provincial border checkpoints and restricting outdoor gatherings. Premier Doug … Read More

COVID-19: Peel police officer accuses Global News journalist of agitating protesters, hugs attendees

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson says the service is looking into the conduct of an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance … Read More

Peel officer suspended after hugging COVID-19 protesters, accusing journalist of agitating attendees

The Peel Regional Police service has suspended an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance who are pushing for a Mississauga gym … 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

Canada adds millions more Pfizer doses over spring, but Moderna cuts back

Canada’s mass vaccination effort will see both a boost and a setback in the coming months, with a significant increase in Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine doses but a cut in Moderna’s. … Read More

Moderna cuts April vaccine deliveries by almost half as Canada battles third wave

Canada will not receive its expected number of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for April, the federal government said Friday. Public Services and Procurement Canada Anita Anand said the reduction … 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

Global cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in 2 months: WHO

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 16, 2021 7:32 am     Updated April 16, 2021 7:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

China offering coupons, free eggs as incentive for population to get COVID-19 vaccine

China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives … Read More

Doctors say COVID-19 variants put pregnant women at greater risk, cite ‘urgent’ need for vaccines

Ariane Chang is in her last trimester of being pregnant and with less than five weeks to go, she says she has been fortunate to have had a healthy and … 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

Feds receive ‘draft’ request from Ontario for assistance as COVID-19 cases soar, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Canada’s public safety minister says the federal government has received a “draft” request for assistance from the Ontario government as the province continues to grapple with record-high … 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

Alberta-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trial with first participants receiving a jab

A made-in Alberta COVID-19 vaccine marked a major milestone Thursday with the first recruits involved in a clinical trial injected with the vaccine. Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals, led by University of … 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

Why are COVID-19 cases quickly rising among Canadian university students?

Younger people are driving COVID-19 case counts across Canada but for those looking to play the blame game, experts are saying it’s not as simple as pointing fingers at party-goers … 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

Ontario reports record-breaking 4,736 new COVID-19 cases as total count surpasses 400,000

Ontario is reporting 4,736 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a single-day high for Ontario since the pandemic began. The provincial total now stands at 403,571, surpassing the 400,000 milestone. The … Read More

Nunavut confirms 1st COVID-19 case in Iqaluit, orders closures in capital city

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 14, 2021 11:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nunavut has confirmed the first … 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

COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers

During the day Joshua Kalpin works as a software engineer, but by night he is hunting online – hunting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on behalf of Vaccine Hunters Canada. “This … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More

A million vaccines in freezers: Ontario defends ‘buffer’ as thousands of appointments cancelled

Madiha Khan’s mother was looking forward to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. She woke up Wednesday morning, excited to feel safer in her job working in education with kids with special … Read More

Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hampered by shipment delays, provincial government insists

Ontario government officials continue to insist the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still impacted by shipment delays amid news of clinics being shut down due to lack of supply. In … 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

Ottawa speeding up permanent residency for 90K essential workers, students

Ottawa is creating a new pathway to permanent residency for up to 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who have the skills needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration Minister … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine still safe despite ‘stronger link’ to blood clots, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be changing its recommendations for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite new evidence suggesting a “stronger link” to blood clots, the agency’s chief medical adviser said on Wednesday. … 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

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to stop being used in Denmark

The Danish Health Authority confirmed on Wednesday it would halt entirely using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination program. “The Danish Health Authority has decided to continue the vaccination against … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to stop being used in Denmark: reports

Denmark will cease to administer AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine entirely following its possible link to very rare cases of blood clots, several Danish media outlets reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. … Read More

Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

Does Air Canada owe you a refund because of COVID-19? Here’s how to get it

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Canada passengers are finally getting their money back. The refunds come in the wake of a nearly $6 billion financial support package … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over 90% effective 6 months after booster shot, data shows

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90 per cent effective against the virus at least six months after receiving a second dose. Referencing data released Tuesday from its … Read More

‘It feels like nothing’s changed’: Are COVID-19 lockdowns effective? Experts weigh in

As cases of COVID-19 continue to soar across the country, some provinces are locking down in a desperate effort to curb a third wave of the virus. But as Canadians … 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

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