Why Canadians can’t ignore this sign of bladder cancer, even in the COVID-19 pandemic

Brad Hornseth made sure to call his family doctor right away when he spotted specks of blood in his urine. It was early in the summer of 2018 and the … Read More

Coronavirus travel restrictions between Yukon, B.C. to be lifted by July

WHITEHORSE — Travel restrictions will be lifted between Yukon and B.C. after July 1 under the second phase of the territory’s pandemic restart plan. Premier Sandy Silver and chief medical … Read More

London, Ont., deputy mayor urges residents to skip delivery apps, order directly from restaurants

While many of the supports and assistance restaurant owners would like to see as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues are beyond the means of the municipality, there is something locals … Read More

For 4th day in a row, Canada adds fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases

Canada’s daily coronavirus case count remained under 1,000 for the fourth consecutive day. With 906 new cases and 102 deaths, Friday tipped the country over 89,000 cases. Close to 7,000 … Read More

B.C. reports four new COVID-19 cases, no deaths 10 days into province’s pandemic reboot

British Columbia reported just four new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths as the province marked 10 days into its economic restart plan, Friday. It is the eighth time this … Read More

Old East Village Grocer to permanently close as of June 7

A day after announcing it would re-open on Saturday, the Old East Village Grocer (OEVG) says it will be closing for good as of June 7. In a statement, the … Read More

Inspection reports found mouse feces, neglect, abuse at Ontario long-term care homes before COVID-19

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is advised.  Past inspection reports of the five long-term care homes in Ontario named in a troubling military … Read More

Testing underway after 8 migrant workers at Elgin County farm test positive for coronavirus

Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) and Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) say coronavirus testing is underway at a St. Thomas-area farm after at least eight temporary foreign workers tested … Read More

Premiers promise more coronavirus tests, masks as Canada’s economy shrinks

The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic toll came into sharper focus on Friday as several provinces revamped their efforts to root out the novel coronavirus and slow its spread. Statistics Canada announced … Read More

Tuition hikes amid coronavirus pandemic unacceptable, student groups say

Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees for the new school year much to the consternation of students, who argue their costs should be going down, not up in light … Read More

The New Reality: What can Canada learn from Denmark’s return to class?

This is the seventh in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. … Read More

B.C. woman does not qualify for compassionate travel exemption to bury mother in New Brunswick

A Vancouver woman is asking New Brunswick to review the province’s COVID-19 travel restrictions after being denied permission to enter the province in order to bury her mother. Lesley Shannon, … Read More

Amid reopening, Quebec says 41 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 1:37 pm Updated May 29, 2020 1:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds exploring how to reunite families separated by Canada-U.S. border shutdown

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 12:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

37 countries pledge to share coronavirus research, vaccines and treatments

Thirty countries led by Costa Rica and the World Health Organization launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Quebec, province hardest hit by health crisis, tops 50,000 coronavirus cases

Quebec has reached another grim milestone in the novel coronavirus outbreak as cases topped 50,000 on Friday. The province, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in Canada, recorded 530 … Read More

Nova Scotia to allow 10-person gatherings as no new coronavirus cases announced Friday

Nova Scotia is expanding its limits on gatherings under its coronavirus restrictions to 10 or more people, Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Friday. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus for first time since March

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the first time it has done that since March. The news comes as Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. … Read More

344 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 27,210

Ontario reported 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 27,210. The death toll has risen to 2,230, as 41 more deaths were reported. Meanwhile, … Read More

Coronavirus: Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 31

Overnight passenger vessels that carry more than 100 people — like cruise ships — are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal transport minister … Read More

Current, former cancer patients more likely to die of COVID-19: study

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without … Read More

How harm reduction measures are changing under COVID-19 pandemic

This is the final instalment of a special two-part series looking at how Canada’s opioid crisis has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. You can read Part 1 here. Keigan … Read More

How harm reduction measures are changing under the COVID-19 pandemic

This is the final instalment of a special two-part series looking at how Canada’s opioid crisis has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. You can read Part 1 here. Keigan … Read More

Sewage can give a week’s extra warning of coronavirus spikes: study

On April 16, the novel coronavirus peaked in New Haven, Conn., at least as far as tests of individuals showed. But Yale University scientists taking samples from the local sewage … Read More

Canada giving another $650M in COVID-19 aid to Indigenous communities

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government will spend another $650 million to help Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s in addition to $305 million … Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns might be delaying flu season in the southern hemisphere

As the southern hemisphere enters its winter season, it seems like flu season is running a little behind. Lockdowns and distancing measures are designed to prevent the spread of the … Read More

Canada sees fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for 3rd consecutive day

For the third day in a row, the number of new coronavirus infections in Canada remained below 1,000. But every province except for Prince Edward Island reported at least one … Read More

Ottawa needs to address long-term care crisis via funding, national standards: doctors

The Canadian Medical Association says the federal government needs to address “appalling conditions” in a number of long-term care homes across the country. The association issued a call on Thursday … Read More

Liberal MPs push for federal long-term care standards amid COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is being pressured by some of his own Liberal backbenchers to implement enforceable national standards for the operation of long-term care homes in Canada. The pressure … Read More

London, Ont., mayor strongly against ‘regional reopening’ idea

While the mayor of Brockton is suggesting a “regional reopening” model for areas of the province less hard hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mayor of London says it … Read More

Masks, sanitizing and vetting: How coronavirus changed home and auto repairs

Business hasn’t slowed during the coronavirus pandemic for Igal Moshkovich. In fact, the Toronto-based appliance repair technician says calls for service have only grown. “People are staying at home,” he … Read More

Major prison outbreak over as B.C. reports 9 new cases of COVID-19

Posted May 28, 2020 3:13 pm Updated May 28, 2020 6:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia has confirmed … Read More

British Columbia health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

B.C. health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on our … Read More

Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec is turning to immigration to boost staffing in its overwhelmed long-term care centres as the novel coronavirus crisis continues to shine a light on the challenges facing elder care … Read More

P.E.I. extends state of emergency, sets rules for off-Island cottagers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2020 1:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island has extended … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec, a hot spot for the novel coronavirus, is hoping to bolster staffing in its hard-hit nursing homes by hiring 550 orderlies from abroad. Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced the … Read More

If I tested positive for the coronavirus, when can I see others again?

Canadians are urged to stay home and get tested if they experience symptoms of the novel coronavirus, just as they are required to self-isolate for 14 days after travel in … Read More

383 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 26,866

Ontario reported 383 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 26,866. Thursday’s number of new cases was almost 100 higher than the previous day’s report. … Read More

People develop protective antibodies after having COVID-19, but how long do they last?

A month after testing positive for COVID-19, a group of people with mild infections had protective antibodies in their blood, a new study has found. The study, whose findings should … Read More

Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Banff is all about tourism. In fact, almost its entire economy is tourism-based. “The Town of Banff‘s reason for being a municipality is to provide services to visitors to Banff … Read More

At least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America due to coronavirus: UN

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in … Read More

South Korea coronavirus cases rise by highest number since early April

South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most since April 5 and the third straight day of rising infections, raising the specter of a second wave of … Read More

Study finds lower COVID-19 death rate in Metro Vancouver ICUs than other cities

People admitted to intensive care at Lower Mainland hospitals were less likely to die of COVID-19 than patients in other regions around the world, according to a new study. The … Read More

Canada’s new coronavirus cases continue trending downward as deaths rise by 126

Canada recorded 872 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, marking a continued downward trend after finally falling below 1,000 new infections a day earlier. Yet 126 more people have died over … Read More

Coronavirus risk hasn’t changed space training much, Canadian astronauts say

On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to launch a historic flight to and from the International Space Station that will revolutionize space exploration, following an initial delay due to weather concerns. … Read More

Montrealers try to stay cool and safe amid spring heatwave during COVID-19

Montrealers have been trying to find ways to keep cool during a spring heatwave in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temperatures soared to 30 C in many parts of … Read More

Quebec campgrounds, cottages set to reopen June 1

The Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx and the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Pierre Dufour announced the government’s first phase of deconfinment in the tourism sector on Wednesday. Quebecers, … Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19, one new death in B.C.

Posted May 27, 2020 6:24 pm Updated May 27, 2020 6:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ B.C. on Wednesday announced … Read More

More than 100,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus

More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus— since the pandemic began two months ago, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins … Read More

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