Montreal-based mental performance coach says finding ways to adapt can help during pandemic

Staying mentally tough is a discipline many athletes hone over the course of their career. Experts say the lessons applied in professional sports can easily translate to challenges we face … Read More

Canada adds 4,630 new coronavirus cases as global infections near 100M

Canada added 4,630 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 753,011. To date, the novel coronavirus has claimed 19,238 lives in … Read More

Mexican president’s coronavirus diagnosis fuels new criticism of pandemic response

The Mexican president’s announcement he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight unleashed renewed criticism of his handling of the pandemic, which has left the country … Read More

Health officials unable to confirm London, Ont., teen died from COVID-19

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says it won’t be able to confirm whether Yassin Dabeh died from COVID-19, after the 19-year-old was reported to be the region’s youngest death related … Read More

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is refuting German media reports claiming its coronavirus vaccine has an eight per cent efficacy rate in seniors as “completely incorrect.” “Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine … Read More

Coronavirus: Video shows maskless crowd inside Aylmer, Ont., church

Police say they are working with the local public health unit to find ways to address issues with compliance of COVID-19 measures after the latest in a series of alleged … Read More

U.K. eyes tougher quarantine rules amid risk of ‘vaccine-busting’ coronavirus variants

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was looking at toughening border quarantine rules because of the risk of “vaccine-busting” new coronavirus variants. New variants of the virus … Read More

Ease lockdown rules in Quebec regions with few COVID-19 cases, mayors say

Mayors in regions of Quebec where the COVID-19 infection rate is low are calling on health authorities to ease restrictions after they are set to expire Feb. 8. Marc Parent, … Read More

Should I be worried about mail after Canada Post outbreak? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada and experts are wondering what 2021 holds when it comes to prevention measures and vaccines. For … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

U.S. sees drop in coronavirus cases, deaths as race against new strains amps up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff … Read More

Lack of supply teachers during the pandemic puts ‘burden’ on teachers, says teaching association

The number of teachers absent from the classroom is on the rise in red zones and some school districts in New Brunswick are now struggling to find enough supply teachers … Read More

Lack of substitutes during the pandemic puts ‘burden’ on teachers, says teaching association

The number of teachers absent from the classroom is on the rise in red zones and some school districts in New Brunswick are now struggling to find enough supply teachers … Read More

Freeland mum on whether Canadians can start making plans for late 2021

As the government says any Canadian who wants a coronavirus vaccine by September will be able to access one, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is stopping short of telling Canadians … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-10 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

A year after Wuhan coronavirus lockdown, trauma and anger toward China remain

Walking through Wuhan today, it might be hard to believe it was once ground zero for the novel coronavirus pandemic. One year after the Chinese city of 11 million was … Read More

Quebec ‘needs more vaccines’ for rollout in seniors’ residences as Pfizer deliveries dwindle

With a delay in shipments of Pfizer vaccines, Quebec is re-evaluating its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan for private seniors’ residences (RPAs), which are part of the province’s next phase of … Read More

Quebec ‘needs more vaccines’ as rollout slowly begins in seniors’ residences amid shipment delays

With a delay in shipments of Pfizer vaccines, Quebec is re-evaluating its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan for private seniors’ residences (RPAs), which are part of the province’s next phase of … Read More

Quebec adds 1,203 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths as hospitalizations continue to dip

Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases and 43 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus health crisis Monday. Health authorities say 12 of those deaths occurred in the last 24 … Read More

Ontario reports under 2,000 new coronavirus cases, 43 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,958 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 256,960. Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday’s which saw 2,417 new infections. On … Read More

Merck abandons 2 potential COVID-19 vaccines over weak data

Drugmaker Merck & Co said on Monday it would stop the development of its two COVID-19 vaccines and focus pandemic research on treatments, with initial data on an experimental oral … Read More

One year since Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case. Here’s how daily life has changed for some

On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing. But the announcement that … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto doctor reflects on Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case, one year later

It was Jan. 23, 2020, when a 56-year-old man, who had just arrived back in the Toronto area from Wuhan, China, became Canada’s first case of COVID-19 — though the … Read More

The U.S. is vaccinating nearly 1M people per day. How does Canada compare?

As the United States moves to vaccinate around one million people per day against the novel coronavirus, Canada appears to be falling short. As of Sunday, Canada had administered 816,557 … Read More

Alberta MLA Tanya Fir apologizes again for travelling during pandemic despite health restrictions

More than three weeks after the UCP travel scandal broke, Alberta MLA Tanya Fir is apologizing once again for her choice to cross the border during the COVID-19 pandemic — … Read More

Canada’s vaccine delays to dominate agenda as Parliament set to resume Monday

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful to again face the ramification of the COVID-19 … Read More

Ontario teen who died of coronavirus worked for cleaning service at Delaware, Ont., LTC home: union

The teenager who died due to the coronavirus in London and Middlesex worked with a cleaning service at a long-term care home, Global News has learned. Unifor Local 302 said … Read More

Point Roberts pins COVID-19 border exemption hopes on President Biden

Residents of the Washington state community of Point Roberts are hoping an executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden could lead to eased COVID-19 border restrictions. Point Roberts lies just … Read More

CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the … Read More

‘You don’t want to fall into that 3 per cent category,’ Toronto ICU doctor says

TORONTO — Dr. Jamie Spiegelman at first refused the COVID-19 vaccine. As a critical care doctor at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto, one of the worst COVID-ravaged regions in … Read More

Edmundston area of New Brunswick in lockdown due to COVID-19 surge

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 24, 2021 11:37 am     Updated January 24, 2021 11:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Ontario reports 2,417 new coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

Ontario reported 2,417 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 255,002. “Locally, there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 … Read More

Canada’s taxpayers’ watchdog says complaints have spiked amid coronavirus pandemic

Canada’s taxpayers’ ombudsperson says his office has seen a steep spike in complaints compared to one year ago, delivering an early warning about how complicated returns should be handled this … Read More

Drug users at higher risk of dying amid coronavirus 2nd wave as services scale back

Under fluorescent lights, Wendy Muckle surveys the supervised consumption site that sits in quiet contrast to Ottawa’s peppy ByWard Market nearby. Users filter into the brick building — dubbed “the … Read More

Canada reports 146 more COVID-19 deaths as feds approve rapid PCR test

Another 5,124 cases of COVID-19 were identified in Canada Saturday as the federal government approved its first domestically-produced rapid PCR coronavirus test. Saturday’s data pushed the national caseload to 742,531, … Read More

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A … Read More

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures … Read More

Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says

Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience says their rapid on-site PCR coronavirus test has been approved for use by Health Canada. In a press release issued Saturday, the company said this test is … Read More

U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

Health officials say the U.K. coronavirus variant — believed to be more contagious — has been confirmed in an outbreak at a Barrie long-term care home that has seen nearly … Read More

Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reported 2,359 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 252,585. “Locally, there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 … Read More

U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses

A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after … Read More

Wuhan, China returns to normal as world continues to battle coronavirus pandemic

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport centre to a … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say. Most seniors want to stay at … Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … Read More

Canada adds 206 new COVID-19 deaths while officials consider mandatory hotel quarantine

Another 5,957 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Canada on Friday as government officials considered a mandatory hotel quarantine for all incoming travelers. The announcement comes amid news of at … Read More

COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

The number of known cases of COVID-19 variants in British Columbia climbed again on Friday. Health officials said they had confirmed six cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7), and three … Read More

Couple faces charges after flying to Yukon and receiving coronavirus vaccine

A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Community Services Minister John Streiker … Read More

Roy Green: We don’t deserve dogs, but we are blessed to have them

It is a relationship developed over millennia: that between dogs and humans. It’s a relationship cemented by wagging tails and wide smiles. A relationship defined by phrases like “dogs are … Read More

New Brunswick family’s love of raising a special needs puppy raising spirits amid COVID-19

A tiny nine-week old puppy in Dieppe, N.B., with a zest for life and a will to overcome his own challenges is helping give people a reason to smile amid … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The … Read More

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