Coronavirus: Food prices to rise across Canada as COVID-19 pandemic continues

We’re leaving the era of cheap food in Canada, according to a leading food distribution researcher also known as Canada’s Food Professor. “That is what is happening now, COVID-19 is … 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

EU launches system that will link national coronavirus tracing apps together

The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. Following testing in … 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

New changes to Employment Insurance will cost $7.7B, PBO predicts

The cost of changing up the country’s Employment Insurance rules to allow more workers impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic to qualify may be slightly more than … Read More

Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true … Read More

1,827 more diagnosed with coronavirus in Canada amid surges in parts of the country

Canada added 1,827 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 197,941. Provincial and territorial health authorities said 13 more people … Read More

The U.S. is conducting millions more rapid coronavirus tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight … Read More

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

For Jodie Katz, a Toronto-area mother of two, plans for Halloween were in the works back in September. There will be a candy scavenger hunt in her backyard, pumpkin decorating … 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

O’Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for UCP general meeting livestream with no masks

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province’s handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a … 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

Survey: Canadians cite systemic barriers to legal medical cannabis

Two years after the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, an advocacy group is calling for changes when it’s up for review this coming year. A Medical Cannabis Patient Survey … Read More

Fact check: A look at recent Trump, Biden claims on coronavirus, Supreme Court

“I believe we’re rounding the corner.” “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” … Read More

‘Difficult months are ahead’: Merkel urges Germany to come together to slow coronavirus

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new … Read More

How to help your kids get through a COVID-19 test

Getting a COVID-19 test is uncomfortable for anyone but for children, the nasal or throat swab could potentially be a painful and scary experience. More and more students are taking … Read More

Tens of thousands of passengers connect from international to domestic flights before quarantine

Kathy Gillis has no choice but to board a plane during the pandemic: she needs to fly from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Toronto for cancer treatment. Gillis said she felt … Read More

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 30,000 in Iran, officials say

Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000 killed, in what has been the Mideast region’s worst outbreak. The announcement by Health … 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

Indigenous minister says racism in health care can’t be fully addressed without provinces

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Friday that the federal government can only do so much to address systemic racism in the health-care system, and that it’s up to 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

Remdesivir doesn’t help COVID-19 patients recover, WHO study says

GENEVA — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that … 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

Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer may ask for emergency approval in late November

Pfizer said on Friday it may file for authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with German partner BioNTech in late November, making it unlikely a vaccine will be … Read More

Chris Christie says ‘I was wrong’ not to wear mask at White House amid coronavirus

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, after he and U.S. President Donald Trump both came … Read More

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the … Read More

B.C. confirms first case of rare inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

British Columbia has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness in children linked to COVID-19. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the case … 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

Ottawa woman, 53, charged after breaking quarantine to work in long-term care home: police

An Ottawa woman has been charged under Canada’s Quarantine Act after police say she violated self-isolation orders to work at a long-term health facility in the city. The Ottawa Police … Read More

Ottawa hosting meeting on healthcare racism amid outrage over Joyce Echaquan death

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders on Friday aimed at starting the work … Read More

What is a ‘superspreader event’ and are gyms still safe?

A Hamilton Ont., spin studio recently reported 61 cases of COVID-19, one of the biggest outbreaks of the virus attributed to a business in Canada. The province and health experts … Read More

Nova Scotia adopts COVID ALERT app

Nova Scotia has officially adopted Health Canada’s COVID ALERT app, which notifies residents when they may have been near an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. “As we learn to live … 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

N.B. Nurses Union calls for inquiry into long-term care, claims quality has declined

A majority of registered nurses in New Brunswick say that care has declined in the province’s special-care homes in the last several years, a report from their union says. “A … Read More

Fauci calls herd immunity concept for coronavirus ‘total nonsense’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is criticizing a declaration by a group of scientists that supports the concept of “herd immunity,” which the White House is using to bolster a … 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

Civil rights group prepares lawsuit on ‘discriminatory’ N.B. abortion law

FREDERICTON – A civil rights group is threatening New Brunswick’s government with a lawsuit to force the province to repeal its abortion-related legislation and to make the procedure more widely … Read More

India’s coronavirus cases are surging, but holidays expected to make it worse

Already on track to overtake the United States with the world’s most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in coming weeks as it heads into … Read More

China fires 2 health officials after new coronavirus outbreak in northern city

A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. A brief … 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

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