Halifax research looking into postpartum life, COVID-19 and the virtual world

When Jennifer Kim gave birth to her third child this past June, she immediately knew it wasn’t going to be like her previous postpartum experiences. Instead of immediately inviting friends … Read More

Return of mask mandates the right move amid COVID-19 4th wave: experts

Experts are in agreement that bringing back mask mandates is the right move amid rising COVID-19 cases and a return to school this fall. B.C. and Manitoba announced Tuesday that … Read More

Florida shatters daily COVID-19 case record with over 21,000 new infections

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts … Read More

How a N.B. woman longs to be reunited with family in Maine after 16 months

With the announcement that Canada aims to allow fully vaccinated Americans in for non-essential visits starting Aug. 9, families in the New Brunswick border town of St. Stephen are waiting … Read More

Masks, robots, bracelets: How COVID-19 has transformed hajj for Muslim pilgrims

Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the … Read More

1 or 2 metres: Should Canada change its COVID-19 distancing guidelines?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, slightly different physical distancing guidelines have been enforced across the world. At the federal level in Canada, the public health recommendation is to … Read More

29% of Canadians broke COVID-19 restrictions, and many felt justified doing so: survey 

Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a newly released Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules — and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for … Read More

U.S. senator requests Canada investigated for religious freedom violations over Alberta pastors arrests

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 25, 2021 4:18 pm     Updated June 25, 2021 4:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19 measures still needed as vaccines not ‘absolutely perfect,’ Tam warns

COVID-19  vaccines aren’t foolproof, and so we can’t yet do away with other precautionary measures, warned Canada’s chief public health officer. At a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

‘It hurts our staff’: Halifax bars react to new early closing-time measure

Restaurants and pubs in the Halifax region once again have to adjust their business plans, after the province announced that all service must end at 9 p.m. Tougher restrictions for … Read More

‘Perfect storm’: Is Canada headed for a third wave of COVID-19?

There are growing concerns that the spread of more contagious COVID-19 variants could spark a third wave of the coronavirus in Canada as provinces ease restrictions. All 10 provinces have … Read More

2 of Alberta premier’s caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus are challenging the province’s COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against lockdowns. Drew Barnes, the United Conservative legislature … Read More

Nova Scotia eases COVID-19 restrictions effective Monday

Nova Scotia health officials announced they are loosening coronavirus restrictions after reporting only eight active cases in the province. Effective Monday, the province is increasing gathering limits for events organized … Read More

Mental health: Newfoundland loosens COVID-19 rules for ‘rotational’ workers

Newfoundland and Labrador is rolling out new COVID-19 testing rules for people who routinely work outside the province and return on a set schedule. These so-called rotational workers typically include … Read More

13 killed in Peru during escape from police raid on club flouting coronavirus rules

More than a dozen people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a Lima nightclub after it was raided by police for hosting a party in … Read More

Saskatchewan, Denmark taking similar approaches to slow coronavirus reopening

As Saskatchewan and several other provinces prepare to lift some of the novel coronavirus restrictions imposed on their residents over the last two months, they have at least one country … Read More