B.C. preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccine to 6- to 11-year-olds once approved

British Columbia is “actively preparing” to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged six to 11, if and when it receives Health Canada approval. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie … Read More

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

Kenney will join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update as Alberta asks feds for help

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by Premier Jason Kenney Tuesday evening to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province. Their news conference is scheduled for … 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

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

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

COVID-19 vaccine effective in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer says

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward … 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

Canadian snowbirds flying south hope for prompt COVID-19 booster shots in U.S.

Canadian snowbirds will be watching closely this week, suitcases at the ready and RVs full of fuel, to see if the United States finally eases the travel restrictions preventing them … 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

Alberta health-worker unions call on Kenney to request military help with COVID-19 crisis

A letter from the leaders of several unions that represent health-care workers in Alberta is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to request assistance from both the military and the Red … 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

Appeal for more time as Quebec holds firm on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health workers

Quebec is sticking to its mid-October deadline to have all health-care workers in the province vaccinated, Health Minister Christian Dubé said Friday, but some are suggesting more time is needed … Read More

B.C. man in COVID-19 isolation frustrated he won’t be able to vote in federal election

What’s more important: The fundamental right to vote, or the quarantine rules amid a global pandemic that’s so far killed more than 4.5 million people? It’s a question that one … 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

SHA activates next surge plan level due to escalating COVID-19 cases

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it is moving to its next level of surge plans due to rapidly escalating COVID-19 pressures on hospitals in the province. The SHA’s Emergency Operations … 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

Burnt-out health-care workers prepare to take on Alberta’s COVID-19 patients

Dr. Paul Parks doesn’t want to put families through this. With Alberta talking to other provinces to potentially help care for some of its COVID-19 patients, Parks is preparing for … Read More

Child under age of 10 dies of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, Ont.

Waterloo Region’s top doctor says a child under the age of 10 is the latest person to die from COVID-19-related issues in the area. “I’m very sad to report the … Read More

COVID-19 booster debate in U.S. heads to FDA vaccine advisory committee

The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moves to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … 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

No room in B.C. hospitals for Alberta COVID-19 patients, says province

British Columbia does not currently have the capacity to help relieve the strain on Alberta’s COVID-19-beleaguered hospital system, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. “The Ministry of Health met with … 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

Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge drags on

Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare … Read More

Alberta’s COVID-19 surge a cautionary tale. Vaccines alone ‘won’t be fast enough’: Tam

Canada’s top doctor says Alberta’s COVID-19 response is an example of the kind of consequences a jurisdiction can face if it reopens too soon. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public … 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

Hong Kong panel advises 1 dose of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens due to side effect

A panel of health experts advising the Hong Kong government has recommended children aged 12-17 should get only one dose of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of heart inflammation side … 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

Saskatchewan research group’s COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 2 clinical trials

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, known as VIDO, at the University of Saskatchewan is moving to Phase 2 of clinical testing of a COVID-19 vaccine developed at its lab … 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

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