Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The … Read More

Montreal ‘still far from a comfortable situation’ even as COVID-19 cases drop, public health says

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Montreal hospitals ‘at full capacity’ even as new COVID-19 cases drop, public health warns

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the … Read More

Three new clinics to open in Vancouver, Surrey for COVID-19 long-haulers

Three new clinics are set to open in Vancouver and Surrey for British Columbians suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19. The clinics will open at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General … Read More

Quebec marks grim pandemic milestone as coronavirus caseload tops 250,000

As the health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 1,631 new cases and 88 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday. Health authorities say 18 of those deaths occurred in … Read More

Ontario reports 87 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,662 more cases

Ontario reported 2,662 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 250,226. “Locally, there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 … Read More

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus … Read More

Canada adds 5,955 new COVID-19 infections as Pfizer vaccines get delayed further

Canada added another 5,955 cases of COVID-19 Thursday as delays in shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to the country appear to be worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who … Read More

Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July … Read More

British Columbia will not impose restrictions on inter-provincial travel, premier says

Lawyers working for the B.C. government have concluded the province cannot legally restrict non-essential travel. Premier John Horgan had sought legal advice after concerns travel from outside B.C. had contributed … Read More

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: … Read More

U.S. to require quarantine for all international travellers

Everyone travelling into the United States will soon be required to complete a quarantine upon arrival as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. U.S. President Joe Biden signed an order mandating the … Read More

Expert suggests New Brunswick on ‘knife edge’ as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

FREDERICTON – An epidemiologist says New Brunswick is teetering on a “knife edge” as it tries to prevent COVID-19 from spreading uncontrollably. University of Toronto professor Dr. David Fisman said … Read More

Ontario farmers urge feds to reconsider pre-departure COVID-19 tests for migrant workers

Farmers who employ migrant workers are urging the federal government to waive the negative COVID-19 test result required before the employees can fly to Canada, saying the cost of the … Read More

Quebec adds 1,624 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 1,624 new cases and 66 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus Thursday as the premier is expected to address the situation in the afternoon. The health … Read More

Soccer stadium to accommodate 150 homeless Montrealers amid COVID-19 crisis

A soccer stadium in Montreal will be transformed to accommodate homeless people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospital care. Quebec Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant, Mayor … Read More

‘It is working’: Quebec will not grant curfew exemptions to homeless population

Quebec Premier François Legault reiterated Thursday that he would not be modifying curfew rules, claiming that his critics calling for amnesty for the homeless are sowing division in the province. … Read More

Quebec unlikely to ease restrictions as premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Quebec premier credits curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases, but warns rules will likely be extended

Quebec’s premier is crediting the nightly curfew for a decline in daily new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 10 days, but he warns it is unlikely the … Read More

Ontario reports 2,632 new coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,632 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 247,564. Thursday’s case count is slightly lower than Wednesday’s which saw 2,655 new infections. … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly … Read More

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Canada sees 200 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 725K

Canada saw 5,747 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the country pushing the total number of infections to 725,495. Health authorities also said another 200 people have … Read More

Petition pushes B.C. government for tighter COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions

A petition calling on the B.C. government to lock down the province’s borders amid COVID-19 is gaining momentum online. Vancouver Island resident Christian Stapff is behind the petition urging Premier … Read More

Seniors living independently feel ‘forgotten’ as others prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Samir Sinha’s phone rang on Saturday, as he said it often does these days. This time, the patient calling was a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. “[He] called me on Saturday … Read More

N.B. man believed to be oldest Canadian-born man flooded with birthday cards

Letter carriers in the small New Brunswick town of Beaver Habour have had a busy week delivering almost 2,000 birthday cards that have already been sent to resident Arnold Hawkins … Read More

Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, health experts say

Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam

Community transmission of the highly infectious new variants of the coronavirus may already be happening in Canada. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing

A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently approved in Canada. A … Read More

Quebec records 1,502 new coronavirus cases, 66 additional deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,502 new cases and 66 additional deaths Wednesday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Health authorities say 10 of the newly reported deaths occurred … Read More

Montreal firefighters need priority access to COVID-19 vaccine, union says

The union representing Montreal firefighters says it wants its members to jump the queue and receive priority when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines. L’Association des Pompiers de Montréal (APM) says … Read More

Ontario reports 89 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,655 more cases

Ontario reported 2,655 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 244,932. “Locally, there are 925 new cases in Toronto, 473 … Read More

Over 350 million in Asia going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, UN says

United Nations agencies are warning that more than 350 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are going hungry as the coronavirus pandemic destroys jobs and pushes food prices higher. The … Read More

Canada adds 4,679 new COVID-19 cases as Pfizer vaccine deliveries to pause

Canadian health officials reported 4,676 new cases of the novel coronavirus across the country on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections to 719,748. Tuesday’s new case count was the … Read More

Canadian women’s hockey team reunites after 10-month pandemic separation

What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women’s hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates’ faces. It’s been 10 months … Read More

‘Shameful’: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had … Read More

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made … Read More

Prince Edward Island looking to ease restrictions amid low COVID-19 infection rate

Prince Edward Island’s premier says public health orders should soon be eased across the province because of its low COVID-19 infection rate. “At a time when other jurisdictions are experiencing … Read More

Canada will receive zero Pfizer vaccine deliveries during last week of January

The man in charge of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout logistics has confirmed that the country will not receive any Pfizer vaccine doses during the week of January 25, due to … Read More

‘We know this is real’: New clinics for coronavirus long-haulers crop up in U.S.

COVID-19 came early for Catherine Busa, and it never really left. The 54-year-old New York City school secretary didn’t have any underlying health problems when she caught the coronavirus in … Read More

COVID-19 claims the life of first STM employee

COVID-19 has for the first time claimed the life of a Société de transport de Montréal (STM) employee, according to the transit authority. The worker was a station attendant who … Read More

Quebec reports 1,386 new cases, 55 deaths linked to COVID-19

Quebec is reporting 1,386 new cases and 55 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday. The caseload has reached 245,734, while recoveries have topped 217,575. The death toll … Read More

Quebec premier urges feds to ban non-essential international flights to fight COVID-19

Quebec’s premier is urging the federal government to ban non-essential international flights as the novel coronavirus health crisis rages on in the country. François Legault issued the demand Tuesday, saying … Read More

Pfizer delays prompt Quebec to change coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec changes coronavirus vaccine rollout plan amid Pfizer delivery delays

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Ontario reports 1,913 new coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,913 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 242,277. However, the Ontario government said due to a “technical issue” there was “likely” … Read More

When can we expect the coronavirus vaccine? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

The administration of COVID-19 vaccinations is now underway in each province — but some of us are still left confused about the rollouts and restrictions. Infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch … Read More

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it … Read More

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality

Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we … Read More

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