500 ventilators from Ontario arrive in India to help battle COVID-19 surge

India has received 500 made-in-Canada ventilators from Ontario as the country continues to battle a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a tweet on Friday, Arindam Bagchi, a … Read More

Dementia, Alzheimer’s most common disease associated with COVID-19 deaths: StatCan

A new report from Statistics Canada has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common medical conditions found in patients who died from COVID-19 last year. The report, … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinators: Meet the healthcare workers who are doling out shots

Six months since the kick-off in December, Canada’s COVID-19 vaccinate rollout has picked up pace across the country — and the people doling out the shots are hard at work. … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and healthcare providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where … Read More

Military head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but … Read More

Military head of Canada’s vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but … Read More

Canada-U.S. border should be reopened amid new CDC mask guidance, congressman says

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2021 5:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A U.S. lawmaker who has … Read More

WHO asks rich countries to donate COVID-19 jabs instead of vaccinating kids

The World Health Organization urged rich countries on Friday to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate COVID-19 shots to the COVAX scheme that shares them with poorer nations. … Read More

Golf community livid about Ontario extending ban on sport

Chris Barber can’t help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can’t … Read More

‘He’s fighting for his life’: Alberta father in ICU amid CNRL Horizon COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of COVID-19 at Canadian Natural Resources Horizon mine site in Alberta’s oilsands has now grown to 1,427 cases. It remains the largest workplace outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada. … Read More

How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is … Read More

Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine 1st dose recipients in limbo after some provinces press pause

Getting the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine last month has been a liberating experience for Ontario resident Ryan Olson. The 41-year-old web developer from St. Catharines, Ont., went … Read More

Eid during COVID-19: How Muslims are celebrating in the 2nd year of restrictions

After a “very lonely month” of fasting during Ramadan amid COVID-19 restrictions, Afreina Noor and her husband are hoping to make the most of Eid under the circumstances. The Pakistani … Read More

Will Canada see a spike in influenza cases after COVID-19? Experts weigh in

As Canadians hunkered down at home in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 this winter, something else happened — the country saw almost no cases of influenza. Experts … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 case count shrinks to late March levels as vaccinations expand

Canada” readability=”34.907738095238″> Canada reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since late March, as the total number of infections in the country hit 12,99,578.Health officials across the country … Read More

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

Bolivia signs deal to import J&J vaccine from Canadian company, pending patent issues

A Canadian company hoping to contribute to the world’s vaccination efforts says it has reached a deal to provide 15 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine … Read More

U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away … Read More

80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are … Read More

Canada sees lowest daily COVID-19 cases since April 5 despite surges in some provinces

Canada’s chief public health officer is warning that the decline in COVID-19 case counts is slowing as several provinces battle surging waves of the virus. Canada reported its lowest number … Read More

COVID-19 caseloads still high in some provinces despite vaccine rollout expansion

There were signs of hope that Ontario and Quebec are making progress in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, even as provinces to the east and west continued to struggle. … Read More

Starbucks Canada to offer all employees 3 paid sick days amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2021 3:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Starbucks is offering all its Canadian … Read More

Domestic flights account for 80% of COVID-19 cases among air travellers

Domestic flights in Canada are currently carrying more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than international flights, according to federal data, accounting for more than 80 per cent of planes with potential … Read More

Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canadian grocery stores over possible Listeria contamination

A certain type of mushroom has been recalled across Canadian grocery stores due to possible Listeria contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled item is the … Read More

Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canadians grocery stores over possible Listeria contamination

A certain type of mushroom has been recalled across Canadian grocery stores due to possible Listeria contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled item is the … Read More

1 out of 3 women discriminated by employers after becoming a mother, report finds

When Ashley Espinoza went on maternity leave after giving birth to twin daughters, little did she know that she would be forced to “unwillingly resign” when she returned to her … Read More

Despite COVID-19 vaccine ramp up, experts say Canada still in for ‘summer of uncertainty’

Canada set a record on Friday, vaccinating more than 400,000 people against COVID-19 in a single day. Many are wondering if the increased rate of vaccinations will lead to some … Read More

Canadians companies offer freebies, discounts to customers vaccinated against COVID-19

Canadian companies are trying to move the needle on COVID-19 vaccinations with discounts and freebies for customers who show proof they’ve received their first dose. Insurers, food businesses and even … Read More

Canada to face COVID-19 like yearly endemic flu due to variants, expert says

A Canadian health expert on the federal government’s COVID-19 Task Force says that Canada and the rest of the world will most likely see the novel coronavirus become a part … Read More

Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said?

As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need … Read More

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes a ‘huge priority’: LeBlanc

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes across the country remains a “huge priority,” for the federal government, Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs says. In an interview with The West … Read More

Canada should look to Britain for a view of a COVID-19 future, experts say

On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. It was a sharp turn around in a little over … Read More

Medical supplies from Canada arrive in India as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully touched down in Delhi with medical supplies as India struggles to contain a crippling second wave of COVID-19. Nadir Patel, Canada’s high commissioner to India, … Read More

Ontario government must ‘immediately’ reopen outdoor spaces: Canadian Paediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on the Ontario provincial government to “immediately” reopen outdoor recreation spaces, saying the closure is having “devastating effects” on children and youth amid the … Read More

AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell … Read More

‘Completely wrong’: Anger over COVID-19 vaccine second dose delay for seniors

An Alberta senior is extremely concerned about the four-month gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses, appealing to the Canadian government to expedite her case. Gladys Saca, 80, got the first dose … Read More

Canadians’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines growing, but it depends on the shot: survey 

A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” COVID-19 vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three … Read More

Alberta oil sands group starts offering on-site COVID-19 vaccines as CNRL confirms 2 deaths

The Oil Sands Community Alliance has started rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at industrial camps and sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Oil camp COVID-19 vaccination The … Read More

Canada slaps 2 with thousands in fines for faked COVID-19 pre-flight tests

Thinking of faking your COVID-19 pre-flight test? Think again, warns Transport Canada. Officials there said on Thursday they have fined two individuals thousands of dollars each for presenting fraudulent pre-departure … Read More

Canadians flying south for COVID-19 vaccines as U.S. demand for doses falls

With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, perhaps months earlier than they would be able to at … Read More

Will Canada have made at home COVID-19 booster vaccines in 2021? Expert says likely not

As officials work to vaccinate the population against COVID-19, experts have warned that the virus could become endemic, meaning booster shots are likely going to be required to ensure long-term … Read More

Canadian medical students push for COVID-19 vaccine IP waiver

There are growing calls for Canada to support lifting patents for COVID-19 vaccines and other coronavirus-related medical products that could potentially boost global access to supplies amid the pandemic. In … Read More

No one in Canada has 2nd AstraZeneca dose. Are blood clot risks the same?

As with all COVID-19-related science, data is still evolving. At this point, it’s not entirely clear whether the risk of blood clots differs between the first and second doses of … Read More

Risk of blood clots appears ‘even more rare’ on 2nd AstraZeneca dose: experts

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story erroneously stated no one in Canada had received a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This has been corrected.  As with all … Read More

Canada sends medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … Read More

Canada sending medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … Read More

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