Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec is deploying what it is describing as “swat teams” to four long-term care homes in the province where there are significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The emergency field teams are being … Read More

Inconsistent messages on COVID-19 reflect evolving science, regional differences: Tam

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 4:14 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 4:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus ‘situation remains worrisome,’ Quebec premier says amid 1,033 new cases, 20 more deaths

Quebec Premier François Legault is concerned about the progression of the second wave of the novel coronavirus  as the number of new cases starts to stabilize but deaths remain high. … Read More

Coronavirus ‘situation remains worrisome’ and ‘chances are low’ red zone restaurants will reopen: Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault says that “chances are low” that restaurants in designated red zones will reopen by the end of the month and that he is urging more people … Read More

‘Chances are low’ restaurants in coronavirus red zones will reopen soon, Quebec premier says

Quebec Premier François Legault says that “chances are low” that restaurants in designated red zones will reopen by the end of the month and that he is urging more people … Read More

Quebec reports 1,033 new coronavirus cases and 20 additional deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,033 new cases and 20 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Thursday. The government says eight of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. … Read More

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet will be offering refunds to WestJet and Swoop passengers whose flights were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash … Read More

100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Procurement Minister Anita Anand says … Read More

42 new cases of COVID-19 involving First Nations people in Manitoba

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba infected with COVID-19 is the highest its ever been — which the team tasked with responding to cases in Indigenous communities calls … Read More

Quebec to put more regions on red alert as province reports 1,072 new coronavirus cases

Quebec is placing more parts of the province in the red zone, the highest level of its novel coronavirus alert system. Health Minister Christian Dubé said in a statement Wednesday … Read More

Quebec records 1,072 new cases, 19 more deaths linked to coronavirus

Quebec is reporting 1,072 new cases and 19 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the second wave continues. Two of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours … Read More

Ontario reports 790 new coronavirus cases, 9 more deaths

Ontario reported 790 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 66,686. Wednesday’s case count is a decrease from Tuesday’s which saw 821 new cases but an … Read More

Canada sees 2,341 new coronavirus cases as deaths near 10,000

Canada added 2,341 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 203,476. Health authorities in Canada’s provinces also said another 16 people have … Read More

Quebecers urged to abide by health measures as coronavirus deaths, hospitalizations rise

Quebecers are asked to continue abiding by public health measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus as the second wave of the pandemic continues. Premier François Legault said … Read More

Quebecers asked to take care of mental health amid tough coronavirus restrictions

Quebecers are asked to continue abiding by public health measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but are also urged to take care of their mental health and … Read More

Quebec reports 877 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations jump

Quebec is reporting an increase of 877 novel coronavirus infections, bringing its caseload to 95,216 Tuesday. The province continues to have the highest tally of cases in Canada, which has … Read More

Ontario reports 821 new coronavirus cases with only just over 24K tests processed

Ontario reported 821 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 65,896. Tuesday’s case count is an increase from Monday’s which saw 704 cases, and from Saturday’s … Read More

Health Canada recalls counterfeit hand sanitizer found at Dollarama in Ontario

Health Canada is recalling another hand sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the product has been determined to be counterfeit. In a recall notice issued on Sunday, Health Canada … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor to provide Monday COVID-19 update

Seventy-two people were in hospital, 26 of them in critical or intensive care. 2:55 COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups A new community outbreak … Read More

Air Transat lays off more than 50 per cent of remaining flight attendants as pandemic continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 4:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Union of Public … Read More

Quebec raises coronavirus alert level for parts of Lanaudière as province sees 1,038 new cases

Quebec is reporting an uptick in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus Monday. The province recorded 1,038 new infections, marking the fourth consecutive day that cases … Read More

Coronavirus health crisis leads to 1,038 new cases, 6 more deaths in Quebec

Quebec is reporting an uptick in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus Monday. The province recorded 1,038 new infections, marking the fourth consecutive day that cases … Read More

Ontario reports 704 new coronavirus cases, majority in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York regions

Ontario reported 704 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 65,075. Monday’s case count is an increase from Sunday’s which saw 658 cases but a decrease … Read More

Canada adds more than 2,200 new cases of COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada grew by 2,215 on Saturday, and officials announced an additional 25 people had succumbed to the illness. The new figures released on Saturday … Read More

Potential coronavirus exposure reported on 2 Air Canada flights from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax on Oct. 12. In a statement released on Saturday, NSHA said the potential exposures have been … Read More

Canada’s EI system absorbed almost 1.3M people in last 3 weeks, new figures show

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of applications for the … Read More

Canada adds over 2,300 new coronavirus cases while deaths top 9,700

Canada reported 2,367 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, as well as 23 more fatalities. The new data brings the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 193,899, and its … Read More

Ontario reports 712 new coronavirus cases, 9 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 712 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 62,908. Friday’s case count is a decrease from Thursday’s which saw 783 cases and Wednesday’s … Read More

Canada tops 190,000 total coronavirus cases as deaths near 9,700

Canada added another 2,342 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, one of the highest daily case counts yet since the pandemic began early this year. The new positive cases … Read More

Coronavirus: Parkview Place, Manitoba’s deadliest care home outbreak, in ‘staffing crisis’

There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths, and 89 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus at the Parkview Place personal care home in downtown Winnipeg — the deadliest outbreak … Read More

London, Ont., researchers develop faster, cheaper method to test possible COVID-19 drug treatments

A team at Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation in London, Ont., says it’s developed a “safe, rapid and inexpensive method to identify the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 drug … Read More

Ontario reports 783 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 783 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 62,196. Thursday’s case count is a slight increase from Wednesday which saw 731 new infections … Read More

Halloween gets green light in Quebec as coronavirus pandemic continues

Quebec is giving Halloween the green light to go ahead, with certain restrictions, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier François Legault announced the decision Thursday, saying trick-or-treating will be permitted in … Read More

Quebec officials to provide update as coronavirus pandemic continues

Officials in Quebec are expected to provide an update Thursday on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has gained steam in recent weeks. Premier François Legault will be … Read More

Coronavirus death toll tops 6,000 in Quebec

Quebec is reporting 969 new cases and 28 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Thursday. Health authorities say eight of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, … Read More

Quebec officials to provide update as coronavirus death toll tops 6,000

Quebec is reporting 969 new cases and 28 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Thursday. Health authorities say eight of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, … Read More

Halloween to go ahead with restrictions in Quebec amid coronavirus pandemic

Quebec is giving Halloween the green light to go ahead, with certain restrictions, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier François Legault announced the decision Thursday, saying trick-or-treating will be permitted in … Read More

WestJet cuts ‘just the leading edge’ if feds don’t provide aid to airlines: experts

As Canada grapples with a second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say the airline industry needs aid from the government quickly, if it is going to recover. On … Read More

Canada has reported over 2,000 new coronavirus cases for nearly 2 weeks straight

Canada reported another 2,499 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus cases Wednesday, as the fall surge continues to surpass the first wave of the pandemic. The daily count — which … Read More

Landlords sue Hudson’s Bay for unpaid rent at multiple Quebec locations

Two landlords of the Hudson’s Bay Co. are suing the retailer for unpaid rent, alleging the iconic department store that anchors shopping malls across Canada hasn’t paid its bills at … Read More

Coronavirus: Mi’kmaq students in Quebec asked not to return to New Brunswick school

A Mi’kmaq First Nation in Quebec is questioning why its students are no longer able to go to school in New Brunswick. Listuguj First Nation Chief Darcy Gray said Tuesday … Read More

Quebec records 844 new coronavirus cases and 359 previously uncounted infections

As the novel coronavirus health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 844 new infections Wednesday. The caseload has reached 88,994 after the province announced it retroactively added 359 new infections between … Read More

Quebec records 844 new cases, 6 more deaths linked to coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 844 new infections Wednesday. The caseload has reached 88,994 after the province announced it retroactively added 359 new infections between … Read More

Ontario reports 721 new coronavirus cases as more than 32K tests processed

Ontario is reporting 721 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 61,413. Wednesday’s case count is a slight decrease from Tuesday’s which saw 746 new infections … Read More

Canada sees 2,046 new coronavirus infections as global cases top 38 million

Canada added 2,046 new novel coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 186,691. Provincial health authorities also said another 24 people have died after contracting COVID-19. … Read More

Health Canada adds 5 hand sanitizers to recall list, cites potential health risk

Health Canada has added five new more products to its growing list of hand sanitizers deemed to be a potential health risk to the public. Read more: As recall list … Read More

Facebook says it will ban advertisements discouraging public from getting vaccinated

Facebook Inc will start banning ads that explicitly discourage people from getting vaccinated, the world’s largest social media company said on Tuesday, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign. Ads advocating for or against legislation or … Read More

Cineplex CEO says chain will be ‘agile’ amid unpredictability due to coronavirus pandemic

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. CEO Ellis Jacob says the country’s largest movie theatre chain is prepared to be “agile and nimble” as film exhibitors face historic unpredictability during the pandemic. … Read More

Coronavirus: 6 new cases in London-Middlesex as region’s pandemic case tally surpasses 1,000

The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in London and Middlesex during the pandemic surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday after the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported six new cases. It comes on … Read More

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