Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?

The debate surrounding the need for COVID-19 vaccine passports continues, but it seems some people are already looking for ways around the system. There are multiple reports of fake vaccine … Read More

2-dose vaccine series may be offered to those previously infected with COVID-19: NACI

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have been previously infected with the coronavirus. The National Advisory Committee on … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could lead to forfeited games

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week. “As we … Read More

‘Our greatest need’: Montreal mission calls for donations

The Open Door mission in Montreal is calling on the public for help as the non-profit is in dire need of donations. In a Facebook post, the mission showed bare … Read More

‘Baby brain’ is real and could have long-term impacts. Should parents be worried?

When Toronto-based mom Diel Gerber was first pregnant, she thought ‘baby brain’ was just thing parents say, an excuse for their forgetfulness. But her tune changed after her second trimester. … Read More

China reports its first human death from rare monkey B virus

China says it has recorded its first primate-to-human infection and death involving the monkey B virus, a rare and deadly pathogen that remains little-understood in some parts of the world. … Read More

With less than 1 week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

Ready or not, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are less than one week away. The athlete selections have been made and teams from countries across the globe are arriving, preparing to … Read More

Want Gen Z on the COVID-19 vaccine train? Fresh online push is key, experts say

Tori Pareno became a face of Luminosity Gaming’s #LGIGotTheShot campaign when she was vaccinated against COVID-19 last year. “I did it because I wanted to be with my loved ones. … Read More

‘Unethical and illogical’: scientists slam U.K.’s COVID-19 unlocking plans

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to reopen England’s economy from coronavirus lockdown on July 19, but if he does so, it won’t be without disquiet from some of the … Read More

Reopening post-pandemic could trigger Canadians battling addiction, experts warn

For 46-year-old Mark White, the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, created the perfect conditions for his addiction to thrive. “I started to really self isolate in my garage and the using … Read More

Rethinking the wine-to-unwind culture amid the pandemic

Throughout her life, Alisa Arbuckle had always exercised, had a healthy diet and didn’t smoke, but during Ontario’s first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, she noticed a habit … Read More

Will Canada’s COVID-19 babies face ‘immunity debt’? Here’s what experts say

For Leeanna Palumbo, maternity leave during a global pandemic has been secluded and mostly homebound. “I kept my bubble just to my parents and my inlaws,” the Burlington, Ont., first-time … Read More

Fully vaccinated Americans do not need COVID-19 booster shots right now: Fauci

The top U.S. infectious diseases expert said Sunday “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that Americans will need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but … Read More

Is it OK to ask about someone’s COVID-19 vaccine status? Experts weigh in

Nicole Hunt thought she was just making small talk with the next person in line when she asked whether he’d been vaccinated. But she soon found she’d run afoul of … Read More

Canadians with long COVID: Sick and, increasingly, worried they’ll go broke

Adriana Patino, 36, has been battling COVID-19 since December 2020. First, the virus made her very sick, prompting several trips to the ER when her blood-oxygen levels had dropped dangerously … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of … Read More

Ontario researchers find how some COVID-19 vaccines can trigger blood clots

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped out how certain COVID-19 vaccines can trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction in some recipients. The findings, published … Read More

Chinese gene company using prenatal tests to harvest data from millions of women

A Chinese gene company selling prenatal tests around the world developed them in collaboration with the country’s military and is using them to collect genetic data from millions of women … Read More

10 more victims found at site of collapsed condo in Surfside, Florida

The search for victims of the collapse of a Miami-area high-rise condominium reached its 14th day on Wednesday, with the death toll at 46, scores still unaccounted for and authorities … Read More

Fish can get hooked on meth in drug-polluted waters, study suggests

Are fish getting addicted to the drugs that humans flush down the toilet? Researchers in the Czech Republic seem to think it’s possible after they deliberately tried to get dozens … Read More

Ever Given ship that blocked Suez Canal hits water after deal struck

Suez Canal authorities announced Wednesday the release of a hulking shipping vessel that blocked the crucial east-west waterway for nearly a week earlier this year. The Ever Given was seen … Read More

New Assembly of First Nations chief to be named as virtual election takes place

A virtual vote will determine who will lead the Assembly of First Nations as its next national chief. Seven candidates are vying to replace outgoing National Chief Perry Bellegarde in … Read More

‘I am concerned.’ B.C. wildfires could lead to higher home insurance rates

The B.C. wildfires that destroyed the small community of Lytton amid a record heatwave could have ripples effects on home insurance across the country, experts say. While homeowner and commercial … Read More

Elsa strengthens into hurricane as it races toward Florida’s northern Gulf Coast

A storm that has lashed the Caribbean and the Florida Keys with pounding rain and gusty winds and complicated the search for survivors in a deadly condominium collapse has strengthened … Read More

Tropical Storm Elsa strengthening, could become hurricane in Florida

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Elsa is strengthening and could became a hurricane before making landfall along Florida‘s northern Gulf coast. The storm has already complicated the search … Read More

Who is Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous governor general?

Inuk leader Mary Simon made history on Tuesday after she was named Canada’s first Indigenous governor general. She is set to become Canada’s 30th governor general since Confederation. At the … Read More

Ukraine army under fire for making female cadets march in heels

Ukraine‘s defence minister is trying to walk back plans for female cadets to march in heels during independence day celebrations next month after critics called for him to kick the … Read More

Feds set to begin procurement process for Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail corridor

The federal government has announced it will be launching a procurement process that could see a multi-billion-dollar high-frequency rail corridor operating between Toronto and Quebec City by the end of … Read More

The privilege of pandemic private jets. How wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19

For the past 15 months, Canadians have been advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, but the definition of “essential” travel is open to interpretation and personal judgment. While … Read More

Canada ‘lucky’ no big hits taken from world’s largest ransomware attack: expert

Canadian companies are “lucky” that the world’s largest ransomware attack to date hasn’t affected them more substantially so far, one cybersecurity expert said. On Friday, IT software provider Kaseya was … Read More

Canada’s new border rules have kicked in. Here’s what to know

Canadians and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated are now able to enter the country without having to quarantine — provided they have proof of inoculation and have submitted a … Read More

New online calculator can predict how long seniors have left to live, what help they need

Amid a lack of proper support for Canadians receiving home-based support towards the end of their lives, a new risk calculator is helping predict how long seniors have left to … Read More

‘Figure of hope’ praised for role in COVID-19 fight after her death

A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died. Gisèle Lévesque, 89, died peacefully of natural causes last Monday, surrounded by family, … Read More

Want to skip Canada’s quarantine hotels? Depends on which COVID-19 vaccine you got

As of July 5, all fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day stay inside one of the country’s COVID-19 quarantine hotels — but only if … Read More

Dufflet’s Chocolate Cake advertised as vegan recalled over egg allergy warning

Dufflet Pastries is recalling its plant-based chocolate cake from the marketplace because it contains egg that was not declared on the label. They are advising anyone allergic to eggs to … Read More

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw boy walks for awareness: ‘That could have been me in one of those graves’

At age 11, Landyn Toney already has the strength of his convictions. On July 1, Landyn is walking for six days and 157 km from his house in Valley, N.S., … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses 94% protective against death in 65+ group: U.K. data

By Alistair Smout Reuters Posted July 1, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 … Read More

Over 270K Canadians got the Covishield vaccine. They may not be eligible for EU travel

Europe is starting to roll out its Digital COVID Certificate, a proof of COVID-19 vaccination program that could one day allow double-dosed Canadians to sip wine at a French vineyard … Read More

Poor ventilation in N.S. classrooms continues to be health risk, says teachers union

Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Paul Wozney says as the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, poor ventilation in classrooms continues to be one of the biggest issues, especially … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll could be thousands higher than official count: report

More than 26,000 Canadians have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to government statistics. This is a huge number, but researchers say it might not be … Read More

‘Not engraved in stone’: Experts weigh in on Canada’s fully vaccinated guidelines

Canada on Friday released the highly-anticipated updated public health guidelines for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The guidelines, described as “nuanced” by Canada’s top doctor, provided new … Read More

Yukon adds 44 more COVID-19 cases as virus ‘widely transmitted’ across territory

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 27, 2021 11:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon is reporting 44 new … Read More

‘It broke my heart’: ER doctor aims to fight loneliness ‘epidemic’ amid COVID-19

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto emergency room physician Jacques Lee was met with an elderly man who felt he was dying from loneliness. “He begged me … Read More

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Canada unveils new guidance on what you can, can’t do

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has released updated guidance for Canadians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The infographic was released on Friday and includes a list of … Read More

‘1 in 8 billion’: How a devastating genetic anomaly hit 3 Alberta siblings

An Alberta family devastated by a terminal diagnosis for their two daughters has just found out their youngest son has the same, ultra rare disease. One genetic expert says the … Read More

The U.S. updated COVID-19 rules for fully vaccinated citizens 41 days ago. When will Canada?

More than a month after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their COVID-19 guidance for fully vaccinated Americans, the growing number of Canadians joining their ranks still … Read More

18 more hand sanitizers added to Health Canada’s growing recall list

Health Canada is adding 18 different hand sanitizers to its growing list of disinfectant recalls they say may pose health risks to members of the public. According to Health Canada, … 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

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding?

Fifty-year-old Diana Davison has not had a period for more than a year. So when she started experiencing bleeding 12 hours after her first COVID-19 vaccine she was shocked. “I … Read More