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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

B.C.’s top doctor urges people to stay close to home amid COVID-19 ‘third wave’

B.C.’s top doctor is urging British Columbians to stay close to home as the province grapples with a third wave of COVID-19. “To get to the end as quickly as … Read More

Travellers can avoid paying for Canada’s hotel quarantine

Travellers entering Canada by air can avoid paying more than $1,000 each for a mandatory quarantine because the federal government will pay the whole bill, Global News has learned. In … Read More

‘AstraZeneca isn’t enough’: Pharmacies plead with provinces for access to other COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian pharmacies are helping administer COVID-19 vaccines across the country, saying the demand for inoculation is massive. So big in fact, that many pharmacies are standing by waiting for the … Read More

After violent anti-curfew rally, Montreal doctor says people must make ‘some degree of sacrifices’

The tightening of the nightly curfew in Montreal after months of pandemic-related measures in the city has some residents feeling frustrated, but one doctor says restrictions remain necessary as a … Read More

Quebec reports nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations jump

Quebec recorded 1,599 new cases of COVID-19 and two more pandemic-related deaths Monday as the third wave deepens in the province. The caseload, which remains one of the highest in … Read More

Potential 4th wave of COVID-19 could hit Canada’s youth: expert

As public health units and ICUs across Canada continue to grapple with a third wave of COVID-19 cases, one expert says that the country’s fourth wave — should it happen … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

Ontario man believed to be 1st Canadian with COVID-destroyed lungs gets transplant

TORONTO — Timothy Sauve was brushing his teeth one morning in December when he was hit by a dizzy spell that knocked him off his feet. The 61-year-old from Mississauga, … Read More

Canada nearing peak of current COVID-19 wave, Tam says as cases surge across provinces

Canada is nearing the peak of the current wave of COVID-19, the country’s chief public health officer said Sunday as Ontario reported a new single-day record for new infections and … Read More

Canada’s current COVID-19 wave nearing peak of 2nd, Tam says as cases surge in provinces

Canada’s current wave of COVID-19 is nearing the peak of its second wave, the country’s chief public health officer said Sunday as Ontario reported a new single-day record for new … Read More

Pfizer to seek Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12-15 within weeks

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is planning to submit the necessary documents to Health Canada “in the next couple of weeks” to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine to be used in … Read More

Researchers looking for clues to the COVID-19 pandemic in city sewers

When Ottawa Public Health officials are trying to decide whether restrictions in the city need to tighten up, they look to the normal markers like positive tests, patients in hospital, … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 case rate tops U.S. as country continues to lag in vaccinations

For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Canada’s rate of new cases of the novel coronavirus has eclipsed that of the United States. An analysis of numbers collected … Read More

Quebec reports 1,754 cases of COVID-19, 13 more deaths as hospitalizations rise

Quebec is reporting 1,754 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province continues to see a surge in its daily case count. Authorities say 13 more virus related deaths … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,800 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths

Ontario reported 3,813 coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 382,152. “Locally, there are 973 new cases in Toronto, 669 in Peel, 442 … Read More

Canada shatters single-day COVID-19 case record with over 9K new infections

The number of new COVID-19 cases across Canada hit a new all-time record Friday, surpassing 9,000 for the first time since the pandemic began. The 9,255 new infections came as … Read More

43% of Asians in B.C. experienced racism in the last year, 87% say it’s getting worse: Poll

More than four in 10 Asian British Columbians have experienced some form of racism within the last year, according to a new survey from pollster Insights West. The poll found … Read More

Pfizer, BioNTech ask U.S. to allow COVID-19 vaccine emergency use in adolescents

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE on Friday asked U.S. regulators to allow the emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15. The vaccine … Read More

COVID-19 placing a damper on traditional dating in New Brunswick

COVID-19 has put a damper on the traditional dating scene and meeting that special someone has been an increasing challenge for many singles, according to the Greater Moncton Singles Facebook … Read More

Quebec adds almost 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, breaks single-day vaccination record

Quebec is reporting 1,683 new cases and eight more deaths linked to COVID-19 as the province broke its single-day vaccination record Friday. Hospitalizations related to the new coronavirus rose once … Read More

Quebec smashes vaccination record as COVID-19 variants take hold in provincial capital

Quebec is reporting 1,683 new cases and eight more deaths linked to COVID-19 as the province broke its single-day vaccination record Friday. Hospitalizations related to the new coronavirus rose once … Read More

Canada’s oil sands need workers, but face complications due to COVID-19 surge

Canada’s oil sands are entering their busiest season for annual maintenance, bringing thousands of extra workers onto sites, but union officials say many members are reluctant to travel as a … Read More

Quebec extends lockdown in 3 cities and brings back 8 p.m. curfew for Montreal, Laval

Quebec Premier François Legault announced an extension of emergency measures in Gatineau, Lévis and Quebec City after a spike in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Quebec City registered the biggest … Read More

Quebec extends lockdown in 4 regions and brings back 8 p.m. curfew for Montreal, Laval

Quebec Premier François Legault announced an extension of emergency measures in Gatineau, Lévis, Quebec City and Beauce after a spike in new COVID-19 cases. Of 1,609 new cases, Quebec City … Read More

Quebec extends lockdown in COVID-19 hot spots, brings back 8 p.m. curfew for Montreal, Laval

Quebec Premier François Legault announced an extension of emergency measures in the cities of Gatineau, Lévis, Quebec City, as well as the Beauce region, after a spike in new COVID-19 … Read More

Biolyse suggests Health Canada lacks urgency over its ask to produce COVID-19 vaccines for export

Biolyse Pharma says it could be producing as many as 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for export annually, but it’s waiting for action from Health Canada. The St. Catharines, … Read More

Quebec tops 1,600 new cases as third COVID-19 wave deepens

Quebec is continuing to see a rise in COVID-19 infections after the province reported 1,609 new cases Thursday. It is the highest number of new daily cases recorded since at … Read More

‘I’m here to stay alive’: Montrealers over 55 line up for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Quebecers were excitedly lining up for a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine Thursday morning. The government is now permitting walk-ins at mass vaccination sites across Quebec for those aged … Read More

Stressed about returning to ‘normal’ life after COVID-19? Experts share tips to cope

As more Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19, people are beginning to plan ahead to return to work and resume “normal life.” However, with so much still uncertain, many Canadians have … Read More

Canada adds over 7K new COVID-19 cases as provinces struggle to contain variants

Canada saw 7,148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as provinces struggle to contain the new, more transmissible variants of the virus. The new cases bring the total number of … Read More

Montreal bracing for third wave as COVID-19 cases linked to variants increase in the city

The Quebec government announced new COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday for the provinces red and orange zones, aimed at curbing the spread of cases linked to variants. The new measures coming … Read More

Quebec City gym linked to more than 400 cases of COVID-19, health authorities say

A gym in Quebec City has now been linked to 419 cases of COVID-19 after staff and clients got infected and unknowingly carried the virus to grocery stores, homes, and … Read More

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