Several Canadian long-term-care companies to enforce mandatory COVID 19 shot policy

A group of major Canadian long-term care operators will require COVID-19 vaccination for all staff this fall. Chartwell Retirement Residences, Extendicare, Responsive Group Inc., Revera Inc., and Sienna Senior Living … Read More

Most Canadians unsympathetic to unvaccinated who get sick with COVID-19, poll finds

The majority of Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 say they don’t sympathize towards unvaccinated Canadians that become sick with COVID-19, according to the results of a new poll. The findings, detailed … Read More

How did Waterloo Region become one of Ontario’s major COVID-19 hot spots?

On Wednesday, Waterloo Region, long known as one of Canada’s major tech hubs, raised eyebrows across the province when the Ontario government reported it had the highest number of new … Read More

COVID-19 lockdowns or spring break: provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Canada adds 2,300 new COVID-19 cases as provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits … Read More

Health officials urge COVID-19 restrictions to be maintained as variant cases mount

Public health officials have identified upwards of 700 cases of contagious COVID-19 variants across Canada, the nation’s top doctor said Saturday, a finding she said lends new urgency to her … Read More

Nunavut lifts 2-week coronavirus lockdown everywhere except for hotspot Arviat

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s two-week lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 was lifted in almost all communities Wednesday as the territory had more recovered than active cases for the … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada tops 330K cases ahead of new COVID-19 restrictions

Regions across Canada braced for a host of new public health restrictions on Sunday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sent case counts soaring from coast to coast. … Read More

Coronavirus: Provincial, municipal leaders clash over COVID-19 hotspot response

TORONTO — Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately constrain social circles and limit outings in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism … Read More

Canada adds 1,454 COVID-19 cases as diagnoses soar in Ontario, Quebec

Canada reported 1,454 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the country’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 152,971. The new data marks the country’s highest daily increase … Read More

Nunavut reports first confirmed coronavirus infections with 2 new cases

Nunavut is reporting its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says in a news release there are two cases at the Hope … Read More

Migrant workers in Canada stage multi-city protest, call for more covid-19 protections

Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — are taking to the streets in cities across … Read More

Canada reports 325 more coronavirus cases as deaths top 8,200

Canada added over 300 cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, including 38 more deaths. Tuesday’s cases, which numbered at 325, bring Canada’s total COVID-19 infections to 99,450. Country-wide deaths … Read More

‘The numbers don’t lie:’ Restaurant owners feel toll over coronavirus closures

Michael Raviele agonized for hours over how to break the news to his loyal customers before finally announcing at 4:30 a.m. on May 15 that he was closing Il Gatto … Read More

Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those … Read More

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in Canada hit 780, total cases surpass 25,000

Canada’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 25,000, including 780 deaths, according to provincial figures released across the country Monday. The new figures come amid 1,296 new cases … Read More

Canada reports 1,230 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 17,883

There were 1,230‬ confirmed cases of the COVID-19 reported across Canada on Tuesday, including 58‬ deaths. As of April 7, the country’s overall COVID-19 infections sits at 17,883 confirmed cases, … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians should expect weeks or months of social distancing, Trudeau says

“To stay at home, to continue this period of isolation and distance is the best way to get out as quickly as possible, but certainly it will be a case of several weeks, perhaps several months,” the prime minister said in his daily update from Ottawa.

Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as U.S. cases soar

As U.S. President Donald Trump slowly comes to grips with his country’s grim prognosis for the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded Monday he’s taking a measure of comfort … 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

Coronavirus: Canadian regions prepare to fight flooding amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The last couple of years have taken on a biblical tone in the rural Pontiac region of Quebec. The small community of about 6,000 has recovered from five natural disasters … Read More

Coronavirus: Champagne says efforts to repatriate Canadians ‘on a scale we’ve never seen’

Though hundreds of Canadians were repatriated on a flight from Morocco on Saturday, thousands more remain stranded abroad over tight travel and border restrictions put in place to fight the … Read More