Albertans protest ending mandatory COVID-19 isolation, masking and testing changes

Medical professionals helped organize two rallies Friday at noon showing opposition to the Alberta government’s plan to lift mandatory isolation rules, scale back contact tracing and COVID-19 testing. Read more: … Read More

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an … Read More

Toronto parents grapple with ‘confusing’ COVID-19 school guidelines

Toronto mother Nicole Colacci has had a stressful few weeks. Her two children tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and after 10 days of isolation with mild symptoms were … Read More

‘It’s inconvenient and very expensive’: 5 Vancouver hotels approved for government quarantine

New mandatory quarantine rules are now in effect for international travellers landing in Canada. Vancouver is one of four locations in Canada where travellers must fly into and quarantine in … Read More

COVID-19: Calgary man says he was given no reason for quarantine in undisclosed hotel

When Mitch Beaulieu arrived home in Calgary from a business trip to Florida on Jan. 25, he says he was whisked away by police and security in a van with … Read More

Liberal MLAs call on B.C., Washington state to close Peace Arch Park amid increase in tents

The BC Liberals are calling on the B.C. government to work to shut down the only park in the country allowing camping for American and Canadian visitors amid the coronavirus … Read More

COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

Several isolated Canada-U.S. border communities exempted from COVID-19 quarantine

The federal government has lifted the 14-day quarantine requirement upon entry to Canada for residents of several isolated border communities. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu … Read More

Tens of thousands of passengers connect from international to domestic flights before quarantine

Kathy Gillis has no choice but to board a plane during the pandemic: she needs to fly from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Toronto for cancer treatment. Gillis said she felt … Read More

Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own … Read More

U.S. boater fined $2,000 for breaking quarantine to visit B.C. girlfriend

A Washington state man is on the hook for $2,000 after sailing into Metro Vancouver to meet up with his Canadian girlfriend in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions. RCMP officers … Read More

European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, the U.K. government issued its latest changes to its COVID-19 travel corridors “safe list,” i.e. countries from which travellers do not need to … Read More

Southwestern Public Health issues order to enforce self-isolation, quarantine

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, a new order will come into effect from Southwestern Public Health to enforce individual compliance with public health instructions aimed at reducing the spread of … Read More

U.S. boaters slapped with hefty fines for violating Quarantine Act amid COVID-19

The operators of two U.S. boats have been slapped with fines for breaking the Quarantine Act amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The act requires people entering the country to quarantine for … Read More

Vancouver’s NHL hub city plan: Quarantine for playoffs, no families and lots of testing

A plan approved by B.C.’s top doctor ensures NHL teams would be in “bubbles” for the entire time they would be in Vancouver, should the city be selected as a … 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

With low coronavirus figures, Australia wants exemption to British quarantine rule

Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it is seeking an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving in the U.K. quarantine for 14 days … Read More

First Canadian troops return from Ukraine, in quarantine at Ontario base

More than 100 Canadian soldiers have returned home from Ukraine and are in quarantine at an Ontario military base for the next two weeks to ensure they do not have … Read More

My 14-day coronavirus self-isolation period is over. Now what?

Canadians coming back to the country from travelling abroad are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Public health … Read More

Coronavirus: Travellers coming back to Canada will be mandated to isolate, feds say

Anyone returning to Canada from abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic will no longer just be asked to self-isolate upon their return — that order is now mandatory. Health Minister Patty … Read More

Canadians ignoring COVID-19 orders should face consequences, be fined: doctor

Measures limiting personal contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have seemed like suggestions to beachgoers in the Vancouver area, where basketball games and picnics in the midst of a … 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

‘A threat to yourself’: Around the world rebels ignore COVID-19 lockdown measures

Young German adults hold “corona parties” and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida … Read More

Coronavirus: Provinces say fines, arrests face people who don’t distance, self-isolate

After a week of strong urging from governments that people should keep apart to prevent the spread of COVID-19, provincial leaders — and their police forces — have stopped asking … Read More

Wuhan to Trenton to Calgary: Alberta family experiences coronavirus quarantine 3 times

The Zhang family has been through so many stages of quarantine in recent months that it’s become almost too familiar. Bin Zhang, along with his wife Emiley, their three-year-old daughter … Read More

Can I go for a walk outside during the coronavirus outbreak?

Cooped up in homes and apartments is undoubtedly taking a toll on Canadians across the country as we cope with the coronavirus pandemic.  Especially when concerns about unemployment, the pausing … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada’s top doctor says could be months to see effects of distancing

OTTAWA — Canada’s top doctor says it might be months until we know whether social distancing measures being employed across the country are slowing the spread of COVID-19. Canada has … 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