COVID-19: Ontario hasn’t provided verbal approval of CFL’s return to play plans, MacLeod says

TORONTO — Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, says the province hasn’t verbally approved the CFL‘s return-to-play protocols and there’s no timeline for it to … Read More

Quebec to no longer administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as first dose

Quebec is hitting pause on administering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose in the province. The Health Ministry’s decision came Thursday following advice from the province’s immunization committee. The … Read More

Quebec reports more than 700 COVID-19 cases again as hospitalizations fall

In Quebec, authorities recorded 781 new cases and five additional deaths attributable to COVID-19 in the province Thursday. The immunization campaign saw another 95,959 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine … Read More

Ontario reports 2,759 new COVID-19 cases, as total count surpasses 500,000

As the Ontario government reported 2,759 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, it also marked a pivotal new milestone in its 15-month pandemic fight: cumulatively more than half a million residents, … Read More

Premier Doug Ford renews calls for tighter border controls to rein in COVID-19 variants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is renewing his calls for tighter controls on domestic travellers and those who arrive through land crossings, saying Ottawa has yet to respond to … Read More

Experts say more measures needed to address COVID-19 aerosol transmission

More than a year into the novel coronavirus pandemic, Canadian experts say changes are needed to address the indoor transmission of COVID-19 aerosols, tiny particles or droplets that can stay … 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

‘The lost month of February’: COVID-19 was preventable, report shows

The COVID-19 pandemic could have been prevented but due to a lack of world leadership, an outbreak turned into a global health catastrophe that has killed more than 3.3 million … Read More

COVID-19: Transat flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

COVID-19: Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

Canadians need clearer guidance on what to do post COVID-19 shot, experts say

Half of Canadians will soon be partially protected against COVID-19, as the vaccine rollout enters full swing — but there still isn’t a lot of information on how much people … Read More

Quebec adds more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 745 new cases and 11 additional deaths Wednesday. This includes three fatalities in the past 24 hours, while five pandemic-related deaths … Read More

Ontario reports more than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,320 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The provincial total now stands at 499,412. Wednesday’s case count is higher than Tuesday’s which saw 2,073 new infections. On Monday, … Read More

Quebec bumps up booster COVID-19 shot for adults undergoing dialysis, cancer treatments

Quebec is bumping up the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are severely immunocompromised or undergoing certain medical treatments. The Health Ministry announced the decision Wednesday morning … Read More

Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a … 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

COVID-19 vaccination opens to people 25 and older as Legault says Quebec headed in ‘right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up to young adults and the number of new COVID-19 cases falls, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec premier declares they’re ‘heading in the right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up and the number of new COVID-19 cases fall, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said the upcoming months … Read More

Quebec tops 11,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 pandemic, 660 new cases

Quebec reached a grim milestone Tuesday of more than 11,000 deaths attributable to COVID-19 as authorities reported 660 new cases and nine additional fatalities. This includes one death in the … Read More

Open letter urges young people in Quebec to get COVID-19 vaccine

As the immunization rollout expands and the province continues to deal with a third COVID-19 wave, Quebec’s health minister has penned a rare open letter to young adults acknowledging all … 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

Ontario reports more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,073 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The provincial total now stands at 497,092. Tuesday’s case count is a significant drop from Monday’s which saw 2,716 new infections. … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations could start for U.S. kids aged 12-15 this week

U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country’s … 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

Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low risk of serious long-term effects, study says

Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a low risk of serious long-term effects, but they report more visits to general practitioners following infection, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious … Read More

U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle … 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

COVID-19: Ontario government looking to extend provincewide stay-at-home order into June

The Ontario government is looking to extend the provincewide stay-at-home order past its scheduled end date of May 20 and into June amid the third wave of COVID-19, sources tell … Read More

No COVID-19 deaths reported in England for first time in a year

By Leslie Young Global News Posted May 10, 2021 1:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Most of the United Kingdom … Read More

New COVID-19 cases in Quebec drop below 700 as vaccination expands

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

Ontario reports more than 2,700 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,716 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 495,019. Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday’s which saw 3,216 new infections. On Saturday, … Read More

Eastern Townships region turns red amid COVID-19 surge

The Eastern Townships region is officially a designated red zone once again Monday due to rising COVID-19 cases. The change brings tighter measures into effect for the area, which was … Read More

India COVID-19 cases continue to surge as calls for national lockdown grow

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous … Read More

Toronto family marks first Mother’s Day in India under a cloud of COVID pandemic anxiety

The joy of Komal Garg’s first Mother’s Day has been tempered with fear and frustration as she awaits the green light to start enjoying family life in the Toronto home … 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

Long haul carrier Emirates to ship COVID-19 aid from WHO into India for free

Dubai‘s long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

Ontario reported 3,216 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 492,303. For comparison, last Sunday 3,723 cases were reported.Forty-seven new deaths were also … 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

India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign falters as cases grow

Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with … Read More

B.C.’s South Asian media stars hold benefit for COVID-19-stricken India

The stars of British Columbia’s South Asian film and television industry are coming together on Saturday to hold a virtual benefit for India, as the country grapples with a horrific … 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

U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is no ‘magic bullet’: European Union

European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged … Read More

Herd immunity: How it works and why it’s a lofty goal for COVID-19

Herd immunity might not be a realistic goal for Canada’s vaccination effort against COVID-19, but it also isn’t required to get back to a more normal life, experts say. This … Read More

COVID-19: Trudeau pushes back on border closures after Ontario Progressive Conservative ad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says finger-pointing won’t help Ontarians as the province grapples with the third wave of COVID-19. Trudeau made the comment in response to an ad issued Thursday … 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