Path out of COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy, but there’s hope: experts

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 experts say, even if it’s hard to see it while more contagious virus variants plunge parts of Canada into … Read More

U.S. relaxes COVID-19 distancing rules for schools, students to sit 3 feet apart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools Friday, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms. The revised COVID-19 recommendations represent … Read More

Second jab of COVID-19 vaccine should not be delayed for cancer patients: report

Delayed administration of the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine leaves most cancer patients unprotected, a new report warns. In clinical trials last year, the messenger RNA vaccines were … Read More

How the COVID-19 pandemic left lifelong scars on the global job market

Esther Montanez’s housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, a 31-year-old single mother with a 5-year-old son. The pay was steady and solid … Read More

Front-line health workers in Canada look back on ‘rollercoaster’ year of COVID-19

Challenging. Terrifying. Discouraging. Rollercoaster. These are just a few of the words used by front-line health-care workers across Canada to describe the coronavirus pandemic. From long hours at work, to … Read More

‘When will it end?’: New data suggests COVID-19 could become endemic

Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray … Read More

‘I’ve felt discrimination’: Black leaders in the medical community call for change

Like in the United States and the United Kingdom, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and racialized communities in Canada. A Global News analysis in October last year found … Read More

‘Significant underestimation’: Canada’s COVID-19 case count likely much higher than reported

Across Canada, thousands of new coronavirus cases are reported each day, as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hold on everyday life. But does the official case count actually paint … Read More

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than … Read More

‘Simple hug’: Queen delivers hopeful Christmas message amid COVID-19 pandemic

All many people want for Christmas this year is a simple hug, Queen Elizabeth II said in her annual festive message, saying it would be hard for those who lost … Read More

New coronavirus strain: U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test from U.K. travellers

The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday. The U.S. … Read More

‘No absolute confidence’: Rollout of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine tests public trust

While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered … Read More

Trail use has increased during the coronavirus pandemic

Kathleen Doane and Susan Vaslet have been making it a priority to get outside and go for walks as often as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “For our sanity, for … Read More

Russia claims its coronavirus vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ 92% effective

Russia says its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 92 per cent effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, as the global race for a vaccine accelerates to … Read More

Paper towel, dry baby wipes can work as filter in 3-layer masks: experts

As the cold winter weather forces most of us indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s health leaders say it’s time to upgrade our cloth face masks. Read more: Can’t wear … Read More

IN PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots at drive-thru locations for voters with COVID-19

American citizens who are considered active COVID-19 cases are still able to exercise their democratic right to cast ballots on Election Day. Across different parts of the U.S., drive-thru polling … Read More

Walmart Canada making masks mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12

Walmart Canada has announced it is making masks or face coverings mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12. In a statement, the company said this will apply in every store, … Read More

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing … Read More

B.C. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, community outbreak on Haida Gwaii

British Columbia saw a small dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. Health officials reported 27 new cases, after a week in which new diagnoses topped … Read More

Ottawa’s coronavirus deficit will take ‘many, many years’ to pay down: economist

The massive federal deficit created by the unprecedented coronavirus emergency response could take more than 10 years to get under control, one economist suggests. In an interview with The West … Read More

B.C. records only 4 new coronavirus cases from new outbreaks at 2 companies

B.C. has recorded only four new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Those new cases are outbreaks at two Lower Mainland companies: Maersk Distribution in Delta … Read More

B.C. officials provide Tuesday coronavirus update

Officials are set to provide an update Tuesday on the number of coronavirus cases in B.C. The province recorded 24 new cases of the novel coronavirus from noon Saturday to noon … Read More

Coronavirus: UN’s global appeal to fund emergency aid in Yemen falls $1B short

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China: former ambassador

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Research to examine emotional well-being of physicians, nurses during pandemic

A former University of Alberta professor is leading a research project examining the emotional well-being of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Harley, a psychologist who is currently an … Read More

Trudeau says question of hazard pay for military in care homes remains undecided

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question of whether military members serving in long-term care homes hit by the coronavirus pandemic remains under consideration. But he gave no indication of … Read More

Trudeau says Ottawa will help fund coronavirus contact tracing across Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 8:30 am Updated May 22, 2020 11:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Trudeau expected to face questions on how feds can help provinces test, trace COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face pressure on Friday to detail how the federal government will help provinces massively scale up testing for coronavirus as the country slowly … Read More

UBC researchers develop biodegradable masks made from B.C. wood fibres

Non-medical masks are becoming part of British Columbians’ everyday lives, with recommendations even being made to wear them on transit. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) say they … Read More

U.S.-China tensions could make WHO coronavirus review ‘incredibly difficult:’ expert

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will need to be “improvements” made to the World Health Organization in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as questions about China‘s … Read More

Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing thrice-weekly meetings of a special … Read More

China supports ‘inclusive review’ of coronavirus response while pointing finger at U.S.

The Chinese government would be open to some sort of review of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its ambassador to Canada. But Cong Peiwu says that would need to be … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, Chinese ambassador to Canada says

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, its ambassador insists

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

Cottage country mayors urge extreme long weekend caution to protect locals from coronavirus

Mayors from two Canadian cottage country regions are urging property owners to think carefully about whether they need to come up this upcoming long weekend. And if they do, owners … Read More

Canadian horse owners could be forced to sell for slaughter as finances battered by COVID-19

The governing body for Canadian equestrian sports and horse welfare is warning that without financial support, horse owners could be forced to sell their animals for slaughter as the coronavirus … Read More

Trudeau urges people to ‘buy Canadian’ food, produce amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging people to “buy Canadian” as domestic food producers feel the strain of global restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the novel … Read More

Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be questions “particularly” for China about how the coronavirus pandemic began and its handling of the early days of the crisis. His comments … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds rolling out one-time top up for seniors eligible for OAS, GIS

Posted May 12, 2020 10:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Seniors feeling the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau promises one-time top-up for eligible seniors up to $500

Seniors feeling the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be able to get a one-time top-up to their Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments. Seniors Minister Deb … Read More

Canada’s biggest companies getting new loans, financing to weather COVID-19

By The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2020 10:03 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government says it will … Read More

O’Toole vows to put ‘caveats’ on One China policy, urges ‘reckoning’ over coronavirus

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole says while he would not walk away from longstanding policies acknowledging Chinese claims over Hong Kong and Taiwan, he would modify them. In an interview … Read More

Mental health effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be ‘severe,’ expert warns

Federal and provincial governments need to prepare for a swell in mental health problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which one expert warns will pose a “severe” challenge in managing. … Read More

Canada-U.S. border should stay shut but provincial ones shouldn’t harden: experts

Now is not the time to look at reopening the border with the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. But at the same time, provinces should not be … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau thanks Taiwan directly for ‘generous’ mask donation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday thanked the island nation of Taiwan for donating medical masks to Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic, one day after his foreign minister dodged repeated … Read More

National coronavirus testing strategy wouldn’t work for Canada, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a federal coronavirus testing strategy won’t work in Canada. He was questioned on Thursday during a daily briefing with reporters about why the government isn’t … Read More

Coronavirus: Champagne dodges naming Taiwan when pressed to thank nation for mask donation

When China donated medical supplies to help Canada in battling the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne turned to Twitter to thank the country directly. But after the small … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau rejects ‘oil is dead’ claim from Greens, Bloc Quebecois

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he rejects the claim made by Green and Bloc Quebecois leaders that “oil is dead” and should get no further government support amid the coronavirus … Read More

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