Canada adds 4,630 new coronavirus cases as global infections near 100M

Canada added 4,630 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 753,011. To date, the novel coronavirus has claimed 19,238 lives in … Read More

Ease lockdown rules in Quebec regions with few COVID-19 cases, mayors say

Mayors in regions of Quebec where the COVID-19 infection rate is low are calling on health authorities to ease restrictions after they are set to expire Feb. 8. Marc Parent, … Read More

Lack of supply teachers during the pandemic puts ‘burden’ on teachers, says teaching association

The number of teachers absent from the classroom is on the rise in red zones and some school districts in New Brunswick are now struggling to find enough supply teachers … Read More

Lack of substitutes during the pandemic puts ‘burden’ on teachers, says teaching association

The number of teachers absent from the classroom is on the rise in red zones and some school districts in New Brunswick are now struggling to find enough supply teachers … Read More

Quebec ‘needs more vaccines’ for rollout in seniors’ residences as Pfizer deliveries dwindle

With a delay in shipments of Pfizer vaccines, Quebec is re-evaluating its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan for private seniors’ residences (RPAs), which are part of the province’s next phase of … Read More

Quebec ‘needs more vaccines’ as rollout slowly begins in seniors’ residences amid shipment delays

With a delay in shipments of Pfizer vaccines, Quebec is re-evaluating its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan for private seniors’ residences (RPAs), which are part of the province’s next phase of … Read More

Quebec adds 1,203 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths as hospitalizations continue to dip

Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases and 43 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus health crisis Monday. Health authorities say 12 of those deaths occurred in the last 24 … Read More

Ontario reports under 2,000 new coronavirus cases, 43 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,958 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 256,960. Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday’s which saw 2,417 new infections. On … Read More

Point Roberts pins COVID-19 border exemption hopes on President Biden

Residents of the Washington state community of Point Roberts are hoping an executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden could lead to eased COVID-19 border restrictions. Point Roberts lies just … Read More

‘You don’t want to fall into that 3 per cent category,’ Toronto ICU doctor says

TORONTO — Dr. Jamie Spiegelman at first refused the COVID-19 vaccine. As a critical care doctor at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto, one of the worst COVID-ravaged regions in … Read More

Ontario reports 2,417 new coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

Ontario reported 2,417 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 255,002. “Locally, there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 … Read More

Canada’s taxpayers’ watchdog says complaints have spiked amid coronavirus pandemic

Canada’s taxpayers’ ombudsperson says his office has seen a steep spike in complaints compared to one year ago, delivering an early warning about how complicated returns should be handled this … Read More

Drug users at higher risk of dying amid coronavirus 2nd wave as services scale back

Under fluorescent lights, Wendy Muckle surveys the supervised consumption site that sits in quiet contrast to Ottawa’s peppy ByWard Market nearby. Users filter into the brick building — dubbed “the … Read More

Canada reports 146 more COVID-19 deaths as feds approve rapid PCR test

Another 5,124 cases of COVID-19 were identified in Canada Saturday as the federal government approved its first domestically-produced rapid PCR coronavirus test. Saturday’s data pushed the national caseload to 742,531, … Read More

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures … Read More

Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says

Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience says their rapid on-site PCR coronavirus test has been approved for use by Health Canada. In a press release issued Saturday, the company said this test is … Read More

Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reported 2,359 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 252,585. “Locally, there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 … Read More

Wuhan, China returns to normal as world continues to battle coronavirus pandemic

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport centre to a … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say. Most seniors want to stay at … Read More

Canada adds 206 new COVID-19 deaths while officials consider mandatory hotel quarantine

Another 5,957 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Canada on Friday as government officials considered a mandatory hotel quarantine for all incoming travelers. The announcement comes amid news of at … Read More

COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

The number of known cases of COVID-19 variants in British Columbia climbed again on Friday. Health officials said they had confirmed six cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7), and three … Read More

New Brunswick family’s love of raising a special needs puppy raising spirits amid COVID-19

A tiny nine-week old puppy in Dieppe, N.B., with a zest for life and a will to overcome his own challenges is helping give people a reason to smile amid … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The … Read More

Montreal ‘still far from a comfortable situation’ even as COVID-19 cases drop, public health says

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Montreal hospitals ‘at full capacity’ even as new COVID-19 cases drop, public health warns

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Quebec marks grim pandemic milestone as coronavirus caseload tops 250,000

As the health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 1,631 new cases and 88 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday. Health authorities say 18 of those deaths occurred in … Read More

Ontario reports 87 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,662 more cases

Ontario reported 2,662 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 250,226. “Locally, there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 … Read More

Canada adds 5,955 new COVID-19 infections as Pfizer vaccines get delayed further

Canada added another 5,955 cases of COVID-19 Thursday as delays in shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to the country appear to be worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who … Read More

Quebec adds 1,624 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 1,624 new cases and 66 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus Thursday as the premier is expected to address the situation in the afternoon. The health … Read More

Soccer stadium to accommodate 150 homeless Montrealers amid COVID-19 crisis

A soccer stadium in Montreal will be transformed to accommodate homeless people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospital care. Quebec Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant, Mayor … Read More

‘It is working’: Quebec will not grant curfew exemptions to homeless population

Quebec Premier François Legault reiterated Thursday that he would not be modifying curfew rules, claiming that his critics calling for amnesty for the homeless are sowing division in the province. … Read More

Quebec unlikely to ease restrictions as premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Quebec premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases, but warns rules will likely be extended

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Ontario reports 2,632 new coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,632 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 247,564. Thursday’s case count is slightly lower than Wednesday’s which saw 2,655 new infections. … Read More

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Canada sees 200 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 725K

Canada saw 5,747 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the country pushing the total number of infections to 725,495. Health authorities also said another 200 people have … Read More

N.B. man believed to be oldest Canadian-born man flooded with birthday cards

Letter carriers in the small New Brunswick town of Beaver Habour have had a busy week delivering almost 2,000 birthday cards that have already been sent to resident Arnold Hawkins … Read More

Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, health experts say

Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing

A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently approved in Canada. A … Read More

Quebec records 1,502 new coronavirus cases, 66 additional deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,502 new cases and 66 additional deaths Wednesday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Health authorities say 10 of the newly reported deaths occurred … Read More

Montreal firefighters need priority access to COVID-19 vaccine, union says

The union representing Montreal firefighters says it wants its members to jump the queue and receive priority when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines. L’Association des Pompiers de Montréal (APM) says … Read More

Ontario reports 89 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,655 more cases

Ontario reported 2,655 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 244,932. “Locally, there are 925 new cases in Toronto, 473 … Read More

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made … Read More

COVID-19 claims the life of first STM employee

COVID-19 has for the first time claimed the life of a Société de transport de Montréal (STM) employee, according to the transit authority. The worker was a station attendant who … Read More

Quebec reports 1,386 new cases, 55 deaths linked to COVID-19

Quebec is reporting 1,386 new cases and 55 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday. The caseload has reached 245,734, while recoveries have topped 217,575. The death toll … Read More

Quebec premier urges feds to ban non-essential international flights to fight COVID-19

Quebec’s premier is urging the federal government to ban non-essential international flights as the novel coronavirus health crisis rages on in the country. François Legault issued the demand Tuesday, saying … Read More

Pfizer delays prompt Quebec to change coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec changes coronavirus vaccine rollout plan amid Pfizer delivery delays

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Ontario reports 1,913 new coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,913 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 242,277. However, the Ontario government said due to a “technical issue” there was “likely” … Read More

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