Report calls out ‘systemic’ failings in Canada’s long-term care system

Canada has failed in its duty to protect vulnerable elders in long-term care, according to a highly critical report that examines the issue in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The … Read More

New flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ needs watching, researchers say

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study … Read More

First Nations people have fared better than B.C. average in COVID-19 pandemic: report

B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority says First Nations people have fared better than the provincial average when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. Health authorities across the province tested … Read More

COVID-19 modelling: B.C. health officials double down on warning of possible second wave

Public health officials are once again warning if British Columbians stop practicing physical-distancing and return to normal social interactions, the number of COVID-19 cases will surge into a second wave. … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

Outbreak of COVID-19 reported at Quebec daycares for essential workers: Ministry of Education

A Rosemont school that was operating as a daycare for essential workers has been forced to close its doors for two weeks, after two children from the same family tested … Read More

N.L. archive collecting stories, art from ongoing coronavirus outbreak and past pandemics

During a 1950s polio epidemic, some quarantined Newfoundland schoolchildren watched their lessons on television. Maureen Peters’ aunt told her their family could not afford to own a TV set, and … Read More

PPE: You might be doing it wrong. Here are some tips.

More people are out and about as various provinces, parks and properties start to reopen, making proper PPE use all the more important. Wearing personal protective equipment isn’t mandatory for … Read More

N.B. announces new case of COVID-19 for second day in a row, plans to continue with recovery plan

After a 16-day streak of no new cases of COVID-19, New Brunswick has announced new cases on back-to-back days. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 120, with two … Read More

N.B. youth shares story of 106-year-old great grandmother who has lived through two pandemics

Most people experiencing the novel coronavirus pandemic have never experienced anything like this, but one New Brunswick woman has been through it twice. Twelve-year-old Anna Stocker has written a story … Read More

Calgary bakery breaks bread with community during COVID-19 pandemic

An Alberta family-run bakery is lending the community a hand. European Bakery in Calgary has been delivering loaves of bread to seniors and others in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

Timeline: How Canada has changed since coronavirus was declared a pandemic

One month ago, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. The global health authority made this call a little late, according to experts … Read More

Nearly half a billion people may end up in poverty due to coronavirus crisis: report

The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, … Read More

Coronavirus conspiracy theories test government, evidence: experts

The novel coronavirus threatens the health of Canadians, but to some people the pandemic stokes fears of a government plot to subvert freedoms, say experts who study conspiracy theories. Terrorist … Read More

North American Indigenous Games postponed due to pandemic

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), set to be held in Halifax in July, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the NAIG council … Read More

Coronavirus: British army delivers supplies as people urged to stay home or face lockdown

Britain sent in the army to deliver protective equipment to hospitals on Monday and told people to stay at home and heed warnings over social distancing or the government would … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada refuses to send athletes to Tokyo Olympics unless Games postponed

Canada won’t have a team at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics unless the Games are postponed — a bold move that would at least give Canadian athletes some sense of direction … Read More

‘A’ is for ‘Asymptomatic’ — a glossary of coronavirus terms

Our politicians, public officials and friends seem to have developed a new language these days, talking about “flattening the curve,” “social distancing” and “zoonotic disease.” If you need to catch … Read More

Irving lays off workers, shuts down Halifax Shipyard for three weeks

Irving Shipbuilding is suspending work at the Halifax Shipyard and its Marine Fabricators and Woodside Industries locations for three weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company issued layoff … Read More

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

‘The unknowns’: Giving birth amidst the worldwide coronavirus pandemic

“What is your biggest fear about giving birth?” a fellow classmate asked me during an open chat in my first prenatal class. Looking down, holding my swollen belly, I responded: “Having … Read More