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

Ontario reports 574 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

Ontario is reporting 574 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 580,768. Of the 574 new cases recorded, the data showed 351 were unvaccinated people, 33 were … 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

Pfizer Canada eyeing urgent COVID-19 vaccine approval for children aged 5 to 11

Pfizer Canada says it plans to provide Health Canada with data showing its COVID-19 vaccine works for children in a bid to seek authorization “as early as possible.” Pfizer said … 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

Ontario reports 610 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Ontario is reporting 610 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 580,194. Of the 610 new cases recorded, the data showed 362 were unvaccinated people, 43 were partially vaccinated … 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

COVID-19 hospitalizations among Canada’s children remain low despite Delta surge: experts

As children return to classrooms across Canada, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases, but this is not causing a rise in hospitalizations, Canadian pediatricians say. Just days into … 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

Ontario reports 715 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Ontario is reporting 715 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 579,584. Of the 715 new cases recorded, the data showed 440 were unvaccinated people, 44 were partially vaccinated … 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

U.S. FDA advisors reject COVID-19 booster shot approval, but may vote for older adults

A panel of expert outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted against broadly approving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but may vote on a narrower approval for older … Read More

U.S. FDA advisors recommend COVID-19 boosters for seniors after rejecting wide approval

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, … 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

COVID-19: Saskatchewan brings mandatory masks back, proof of vaccination coming Oct. 1

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated population is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait any longer as it moves forward. Ahead of the … 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: Mandatory indoor masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 briefing on … Read More

COVID-19: Mandatory masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait any longer as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 … 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

Quebec’s COVID-19 caseload tops 400,000, almost 800 new daily cases

Quebec recorded 782 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Thursday as hospitalizations continued to rise in the province. The number of patients increase by six for a total of … Read More

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines get full Health Canada approval — and new names

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been given the full rubber stamp, after receiving full Health Canada approval for anyone aged 12 and older on Thursday. Pfizer and … Read More

Ontario reports 864 new COVID-19 cases as daily testing increases

Ontario is reporting 864 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a jump from the last two days which saw counts under 600 however daily testing numbers continue to increase. The provincial … Read More

COVID-19: Pressure mounting on Montreal hospitals amid pandemic’s fourth wave

Montreal public health officials are warning of increased pressure on city hospitals as the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to increase. Regional public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin … Read More

Doctor worried about lack of staff as COVID-19 hit Residence Herron, coroner hears

A doctor who treated residents of a Montreal-area care home where dozens of patients died of COVID-19 says she was concerned about the lack of staff and personal protective equipment … Read More

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

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools and child care – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London … Read More

Quebec reports 785 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations reach 250

Quebec recorded 785 new COVID-19 infections and one additional death Wednesday as pandemic indicators remain on the upswing. The number of patients in hospital rose by 20 to 250. Of … Read More

Ontario reports under 600 new COVID-19 cases as test positivity drops

Ontario is reporting 593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the second straight day the count is under 600 even with a notable increase in testing. The provincial case total now … Read More

Moncton restaurateur opens ‘virtual’ kitchen offering 12 restaurants in one

A Moncton restaurateur has launched a new virtual food service that he hopes will appeal to people’s varied appetites during and after the pandemic. Robert Taylor and his family recently … Read More

Officials too quick to blame COVID-19 for deaths at Residence Herron: witness

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 14, 2021 2:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An auxiliary nurse told a … Read More

Coroner probing COVID-19 deaths in Quebec long-term care homes says workers deserve respect

The Quebec coroner investigating the deaths at elder care homes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic assured health workers they were not at fault and deserve respect for … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec health minister asks for patience after problems with rapid testing in schools

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is asking for more time to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing in the province’s elementary schools amid criticism from opposition parties and school administrators. Dubé … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec vaccination head to oversee rapid tests in schools

The head of Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy will oversee the deployment of rapid tests in schools after administrators criticized the rollout of the program. Daniel Paré will be responsible for … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 7 cases, death of man in his 60s on Tuesday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools and child care – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London … Read More

Quebec adds 633 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Quebec reported 633 new cases and seven additional deaths Tuesday related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The province saw hospitalizations rise by three to 230. Health officials say 78 of … Read More

Montreal Alouettes head coach in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

The head coach of the Montreal Alouettes will remain in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, the team said Tuesday. Khari Jones received his results late Sunday night after the … Read More

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