Canada received Pfizer COVID-19 doses earlier than planned, but paid premium

Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario shortens wait time for 2nd shot after AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 12, 2021 3:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Ontario government is shortening … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts allow shots to be donated, resold in some cases

Most of the federal contracts for COVID-19 vaccines allow for Canada to donate some of its doses to other countries or international aid organizations, and in at least three cases, … Read More

New Brunswick reports one death, 7 new cases of COVID-19

New Brunswick reported the death of a person over the age of 90 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) due to COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths … Read More

Ontario reports 502 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths; 195K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 502 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 539,153. “Locally, there are 89 new cases in Toronto, 71 in Peel, 51 … Read More

Canadian drug companies call for new pricing regulations to be delayed amid COVID-19

Almost three dozen Canadian pharmaceutical companies made a direct appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month to delay the new drug pricing regulations for a third time. The companies, … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate keeps rising — when will it stall?

Canada has among the highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 in the world, with 63 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine, according to … Read More

Montreal Canadiens hoping to score Bell Centre crowd increase for Round 3

The decibel level could be going up again at the Bell Centre for Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights. The … Read More

Quebec reports 180 new cases, 1 death as COVID-19 pandemic carries on

Quebec is reporting 180 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are relaxed in Montreal. The latest daily tally of new infections is the sixth … Read More

Quebec adds 180 new COVID-19 cases as Montreal bars welcome patrons back outside

Quebec is reporting 180 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are relaxed in Montreal. The latest daily tally of new infections is the sixth … Read More

Ontario reports 574 new COVID-19 cases, administers record of nearly 200K vaccinations in a day

Ontario is reporting 574 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the province reaches a new daily milestone for the most shots administered in 24 hours hitting almost 200,000 doses. The … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant cases are rising, prompting caution on reopening plans

“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” — the Calgary Stampede — will open on July 9, with a few changes given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m hoping people see that … Read More

Ontario reports 590 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Ontario is reporting 590 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The provincial total now stands at 538,077. Thursday’s case count is a slight increase from the previous day. However, test positivity … Read More

Transat AT plans to resume flying by end of July

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 10, 2021 8:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Transat AT Inc. says it … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 outlook continues to improve as cases, hospitalizations drop

Canada’s top doctor shared some encouraging words on Wednesday, saying “all indicators of COVID-19 disease activity and severity continue to decline” this week in Canada. Speaking during a press conference … Read More

UN agency details new ‘digital seal’ as countries mull COVID-19 vaccine passports

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is paving the way for the creation of COVID-19 vaccine passports as Canada continues to mull how to approach issuing such documents. In a … Read More

COVID-19: More Moderna vaccines allow Quebec to speed up second dose appointments

More Moderna vaccines will allow Quebec to accelerate its timeline for second doses, Health Minister Christian Dubé said, after Ottawa on Wednesday announced it expected to receive seven million doses … Read More

Manitoba launches $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

Manitoba launches nearly $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

Quebec adds 179 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

Quebec adds 178 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

Quebec reports 178 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

COVID-19: No more orange or red zones in Quebec starting June 14

All of Quebec will be either designated green or yellow zones starting next week as the number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations remain on the downturn. Premier François … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports 150 new cases, third-straight day at under 200

Quebec is reporting 150 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday as the pandemic’s grip loosens in the province. The latest daily count of new infections marks the third … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports 149 new cases, third-straight day at under 200

Quebec is reporting 149 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday as the pandemic’s grip loosens in the province. The latest daily count of new infections marks the third … Read More

Doctors torn on reopening as some ICUs still grapple with COVID-19 patients

Many Canadian provinces are moving ahead with reopening plans, even though ICUs are still dealing with the fallout of the third wave of COVID-19. There were 894 COVID-19 patients in … Read More

Canada’s daily COVID-19 cases have dropped to levels not seen since September 2020

Canada’s daily cases of COVID-19 have dropped to levels not seen since late September of last year, giving some provinces renewed confidence to push forward with their reopening plans. Monday … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports under 200 new cases again, 3 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 194 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths Monday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are lifted in Montreal and the surrounding areas. The daily tally of infections is … Read More

Don’t use heparin to treat COVID-19 vaccine-induced blood clots, EMA warns

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday pushed guidance for doctors not to use the blood thinner heparin to treat rare blood clots and low blood platelets in people who … Read More

All of Quebec now out of the red zone, restrictions ease further in some regions

All of Quebec is now out of the province’s highest pandemic alert level amid a continued decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Montreal, Laval and … Read More

‘It just feels good’: Montreal gyms, dining rooms reopen as province now out of the red zone

After being shuttered for months, gym and restaurant owners in Montreal and Laval are rejoicing over eased measures as all of Quebec is now out of the province’s highest pandemic … Read More

Feds to allow winner of NHL North Division to cross Canada-U.S. border amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 6, 2021 2:08 pm     Updated June 6, 2021 2:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Ontario reports 744 COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths; nearly 173K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 744 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 535,419. For comparison, last Saturday 1,057 cases were reported. Twenty-four new deaths were … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec relaxes rules in long-term care homes, private seniors’ residences

Quebec will loosen some public health measures in its long-term care homes and private seniors’ residences starting next week as COVID-19 cases continue to drop. Seniors Minister Marguerite Blais announced … Read More

Quebec records 279 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations keep falling

Quebec is reporting 279 new cases and four additional deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Friday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. The latest daily count of new … Read More

Ontario reports 914 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Ontario is reporting 914 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, marking the fifth day in a row it’s below 1,000 again. The provincial total now stands at 534,675. The province has … Read More

Duty-free stores struggling as borders remain shut

Restaurants and retail stores have learned to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to survive — but one Canadian business sector says it doesn’t have that option. With Canadians … Read More

Duty-free stores struggling as Manitoba borders remain shut

Restaurants and retail stores have learned to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to survive — but one Canadian business sector says it doesn’t have that option. With Canadians … Read More

Quebec cuts interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 8 weeks

Quebec is cutting the wait time between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from 16 to eight weeks. The Health Ministry made the announcement mid-day Thursday for the … Read More

Quebec sees 267 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 267 new cases and six additional deaths Thursday as the province continues to slowly reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest daily tally of new infections is the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec’s two cities most affected by pandemic have lower vaccination rates

Two of the Quebec cities most affected by COVID-19 — Montreal and its northern suburb Laval, Que., — have among the lowest vaccination rates in the province, according to data from … Read More

Ontario reports 870 new COVID-19 cases, 4th straight day cases are below 1K

Ontario is reporting 870 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as case counts continue to trend downward marking the fourth day in a row it’s below 1,000 again. The provincial total … Read More

COVID-19 deaths lowered Canadians’ average life expectancy to 2013 levels: StatsCan

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a drop in Canadians’ average life expectancy in 2020, new data released by Statistics Canada suggests. The agency said on Tuesday that the more than … Read More

Côte Saint-Luc online video campaign encourages people to get vaccinated

A new online video released by the City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The campaign features prominent politicians, local health officials, religious leaders and … Read More

Quebec reports 288 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 288 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as the province also saw significant drop in hospitalizations. It marks the third day that the daily tally of infections is under … Read More

Ontario reports 733 new COVID-19 cases, 7-day average drops below 1,000

Ontario is reporting 733 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as case counts continue to trend downward bringing the seven-day average under 1,000 for the first time in several months. The … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec students could see no masks, end of classroom bubbles in fall

Quebec students can expect a certain “return to normalcy” when they head back to class this fall if certain COVID-19 vaccination levels are attained, according to the province’s education minister. … Read More

Can governments mandate COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff? Experts weigh in

As the mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 continues across Canada, Ontario became the first province to make receiving the shot mandatory for staff members at long-term care homes. In a … Read More

Canada’s daily COVID-19 cases plummet below 2,000 for 1st time since October

The number of Canadians testing positive for COVID-19 took another sharp dive Tuesday, plummeting below 2,000 new cases for the first time since last fall. The 1,638 new infections came … Read More

COVID-19: Gyms, dining rooms to reopen as Montreal, Laval move to orange zones next week

Restrictions designed to stem the spread of COVID-19 will be eased in Montreal and Laval as those two areas are downgraded from red to orange zones next week. Quebec Premier … Read More

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