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

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

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

U.S. backs Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots. Should Canada do the same?

The U.S. has authorized booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk groups, and experts say Canada should consider doing the same. On Wednesday, the FDA authorized booster shots … Read More

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots. Should Canada do the same?

The U.S. FDA has authorized booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk groups, and experts say Canada should consider doing the same. On Wednesday, the FDA authorized booster … 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

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

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

Canada to resume flights from India next week with additional COVID-19 measures

Canada will begin allowing direct flights from India early next week while requiring additional COVID-19 measures for those travellers, the federal government said Tuesday. Transport Canada said the ban on … 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

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

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

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

SHA activates next surge plan level due to escalating COVID-19 cases

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it is moving to its next level of surge plans due to rapidly escalating COVID-19 pressures on hospitals in the province. The SHA’s Emergency Operations … 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 says no capacity to take on COVID-19 patients from Alberta

Quebec is not capable of receiving additional intensive care patients from other parts of the country as Alberta faces a COVID-19– surge pushing its health system to the limit, a … 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: LDCSB shares employee vaccination rates, TVDSB data to come

The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) says that 93 per cent of employees who submitted an attestation have stated they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ontario government announced … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports another 33 cases

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools and child care – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton For the … Read More

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