Canada’s auction of 5G wireless spectrum to telecom firms delayed due to coronavirus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 5, 2020 4:41 pm Updated June 5, 2020 4:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

No new cases of coronavirus identified as more businesses in Nova Scotia reopen Friday

Nova Scotia confirmed that there are no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, with the total number of confirmed cases remaining at 1,058. Friday also marks the day … Read More

WHO recommends wearing masks in public, in updated guidelines

By Kate Kelland Reuters Posted June 5, 2020 11:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization (WHO) updated … Read More

Quebec sees 50 new deaths as province works to keep coronavirus crisis at bay

Quebec continues to record the highest number of cases and deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus as the province works to keep the crisis as bay. The province saw 255 … Read More

Coronavirus mutations don’t seem to be ‘dangerous,’ but other threats remain: experts

The novel coronavirus does not appear to be mutating in a dangerous way, according to experts studying the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a press briefing on … Read More

344 new coronavirus cases, 15 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 29,747

Ontario reported 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 29,747. The death toll has risen to 2,372, as 15 more deaths were reported. Meanwhile, … Read More

Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Global News wants to help remember them

The number of Canadian cases of the novel coronavirus is approaching 100,000 nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic. The number of deaths has topped … Read More

Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Global wants to help remember them

The number of Canadian cases of the novel coronavirus is approaching 100,000 nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic. The number of deaths has topped … Read More

Coronavirus cases in Canada continue steady decline, death toll increases by 139

New novel coronavirus cases in Canada have been dropping for the past several days, with Ontario and Quebec continuing to account for the vast majority of new cases and deaths. … Read More

Toronto hairstylist launches petition, calls for Ontario to reopen salons, barber shops

A long-time Toronto hairstylist has launched an online petition calling on the Ontario government to reopen hair salons and barber shops, months after closing amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Norm Wright, … Read More

YMCA and City of London partner to provide downtown hygiene facilities

The City of London and the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario are offering a “safe, clean and welcoming environment for those in need of supplies and temporary relief from the elements.” … Read More

Western University plans for 30% face-to-face experience for fall, increased financial aid

Western University students are starting to get a clearer picture of how their fall semester will look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. University president Alan Shepard says he expects about … Read More

B.C. to provide updated modelling at Thursday coronavirus update

Posted June 4, 2020 4:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

Posted June 4, 2020 4:21 pm Updated June 4, 2020 4:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials … Read More

Premier Doug Ford acknowledges systemic racism in Ontario, backtracks on earlier comments

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford has backtracked on his comments that Canada doesn’t have the same “systemic, deep roots” of racism as the United States, acknowledging that Ontario has a … Read More

No new COVID-19 deaths in B.C., as number hospitalized hits 11-week low

The number of British Columbians in hospital with the novel coronavirus has fallen to an 11-week low. Just 26 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain in hospitals, officials … Read More

COVID-19 study linking hydroxychloroquine, death risk retracted from medical journal

By Staff Reuters Posted June 4, 2020 3:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Three of the authors of an influential … Read More

Bank of Canada tracking supply, consumer demand for next economic outlook

A senior official at the Bank of Canada says the central bank will be paying close attention to what the post-pandemic economy can supply and what consumers demand. Deputy governor … Read More

Personal protective equipment store opens its doors in West Island amid coronavirus pandemic

A new retail store specializing in the sale of personal protective equipment (PPE) has opened its doors in Montreal’s West Island. GLO-MD in Pierrefonds welcomed clients into its pop-up store … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario takes over management of long-term care home in Vaughan

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 4, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario is taking … Read More

Many Canadians turned to weed as coronavirus arrived. Here’s how to tell if that’s a problem

For better or worse, many Canadians appear to be turning to weed to help them cope with the stress and isolation caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, as … Read More

Seniors to receive special COVID-19 benefit in July: Trudeau

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 4, 2020 1:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin … Read More

Planned surgeries, procedures ‘slowly resuming’ at London, Ont., hospitals

Some services will slowly start to resume at London, Ont., hospitals as the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London announce plans to move forward with … Read More

Trudeau says ‘encouraging’ new coronavirus modelling data to be released

Posted June 4, 2020 11:30 am Updated June 4, 2020 11:32 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Read More

Up to 9,400 coronavirus deaths in Canada by June 15, new modelling suggests

Canada is slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, though health officials are anticipating the number of cases and deaths to rise. Health Canada’s latest short-term modelling shows that COVID-19 … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario appoints former federal health minister Jane Philpott as adviser

TORONTO – The Ontario government made former federal health minister Jane Philpott an adviser. Philpott, a physician, will help with the design and implementation on a new health-data platform. The … Read More

356 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 29,403

Ontario reported 356 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 29,403. The death toll has risen to 2,357, as 45 more deaths were reported. This … Read More

Team sports to gradually resume in Quebec amid coronavirus pandemic

Quebec will allow some team sports to resume as the province continues to ease restrictions designed to limit the novel coronavirus. Premier François Legault spoke about the development during his … Read More

Canada’s daily coronavirus case numbers drop to 675 as death toll surpasses 100

Canada reported an increase of 675 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the country continues its apparent downward trend in new case numbers this week. The last time the country’s … Read More

22 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., but more outbreaks end at care homes

British Columbia confirmed 22 new cases of the novel coronavirus and one new death on Wednesday. It is the largest single-day jump in new cases since May 8, and comes … Read More

Thousands worldwide volunteer for deliberate coronavirus exposure to speed up vaccine development

As of Wednesday morning, the 1 Day Sooner project had over 26,000 volunteers from over 100 countries who are willing to be exposed to the novel coronavirus as part of … Read More

‘People get it’: B.C. gyms reopen under strict new coronavirus protocols

When Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness reopened its doors on Monday with new COVID-19 protocols, John Sardinha was one of the first people back. “I can’t just go running in … Read More

Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on

The Canadian Forces are getting ready to head back to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues to stretch on and military officials face concerns that keeping activities on pause could reduce … Read More

Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent COVID-19 in people exposed to the virus, study finds

Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes. The results are published today in … Read More

Tories continue push for apology over minister’s WeChat group post funding lawsuit

The federal Conservatives on Wednesday continued to push for an apology from Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray over her allowing a post on her community WeChat group that sought to … Read More

No yelling, wear a mask: How George Floyd protests can be safe amid COVID-19

Health experts say those taking to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck … Read More

Quebec looks to revive economy weakened by coronavirus crisis by fast tracking infrastructure projects

Quebec is looking to ramp up 202 infrastructure projects across the province in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic’s toll on the economy. Bill 61, known as an “Act to … Read More

338 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 29,047

Wednesday’s report marks an increase of 1.2 per cent in total cumulative cases. That figure has mostly hovered between 1.1 and 1.6 per cent over the past week.Ontario has 791 … Read More

Medical journal questioning findings of hydroxychloroquine coronavirus study

British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, a conclusion … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the … Read More

Federal aid needed for long-term care homes before 2nd wave of COVID-19: advocates

The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says. Association CEO Donna Duncan … Read More

City of Wuhan tests 10 million people for coronavirus, finds few new cases

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city. … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau to make case for co-ordinated world recovery plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s poorest countries. … Read More

Canada’s daily coronavirus death toll surges from day prior as 705 new cases reported

The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Canada more than doubled from the day prior, with 69 lives reported taken on Tuesday. A further 705 new cases of COVID-19 … Read More

COVID-19 patients face increased risk of post-op death, pulmonary complications: study

A collaborative study out of Western University in London, Ont., and the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has found that COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are significantly more … Read More

Black neighbourhoods in Toronto are hit hardest by COVID-19 — and it’s ‘anchored in racism’: experts

There are more Black people living in Toronto neighbourhoods that have the highest number of novel coronavirus infections — indicating that there are health inequities impacting those communities due to … Read More

‘Many questions’ after report that WHO praised China to get COVID-19 data: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “many questions” for the World Health Organization and China when questioned about a media report that officials at the organization praised the regime’s … Read More

Ottawa Humane Society providing emergency pet food during coronavirus pandemic

As many pet owners face financial hardship during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) says it’s helping to make sure the furriest members of the family don’t … Read More

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