Dartmouth vape shop co-owner seeks injunction against Nova Scotia’s vaping restrictions

The co-owner of a vape shop in Dartmouth is seeking an injunction against Nova Scotia’s newest restrictions on vaping, arguing they unfairly burden adults who are trying to kick a … Read More

Should I be worried about mail after Canada Post outbreak? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada and experts are wondering what 2021 holds when it comes to prevention measures and vaccines. For … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-10 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

The U.S. is vaccinating nearly 1M people per day. How does Canada compare?

As the United States moves to vaccinate around one million people per day against the novel coronavirus, Canada appears to be falling short. As of Sunday, Canada had administered 816,557 … Read More

Canadian dentists push for clarity about vaccine priority: ‘We’re doctors too’

Dr. Natalie Archer knows that getting herself and her employees vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t solve everything. But as a dentist who serves more than 7,000 clients across three clinics in … Read More

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A … Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … Read More

Roy Green: We don’t deserve dogs, but we are blessed to have them

It is a relationship developed over millennia: that between dogs and humans. It’s a relationship cemented by wagging tails and wide smiles. A relationship defined by phrases like “dogs are … Read More

Allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare, report says

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine appear to be quite rare, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, after over 4 million people … 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

Toronto non-profit bringing virtual reality to seniors for chance to relive memories

A non-profit launched by a Toronto palliative care physician and a music producer aim to give seniors a chance to relive their fondest memories while also improving their health and … 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

Even with new COVID-19 vaccine approvals, rollout won’t increase before April

Even with two new COVID-19 vaccines under regulatory scrutiny, Canada’s vaccine supply is unlikely to increase before April. The country’s rollout currently depends on vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, both … Read More

Antibody can prevent COVID-19 infection in nursing, LTC homes: drugmaker Eli Lilly

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It’s the first … 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

Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years, posing health-care challenges

HALIFAX – A new study says the number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s … 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

America braces for Inauguration Day like no other as Biden set to emphasize call to unity

President-elect Joe Biden will officially become President of the United States in just a few short hours. But he is set to do so amid a political climate with tensions … 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

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

As N.S. begins ‘presumed consent’ organ donation, advocates say Canada will be watching

Nova Scotia on Monday became the first jurisdiction in North America to implement a policy of presumed consent for organ donation. This means all people in the province are considered organ donors … Read More

N.S. becomes 1st province to have ‘opt-out’ organ donation. Will the rest of Canada follow?

Nova Scotia on Monday became the first jurisdiction in North America to implement a policy of presumed consent for organ donation. This means all people in the province are considered organ donors … Read More

Nova Scotia’s presumed consent law for organ donation takes effect

Nova Scotia’s new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act is officially in effect Monday. The goal is to allow more residents to donate their organs at their time of death through presumed … Read More

Edmonton-area ranch offering escape for workers on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Thirty minutes east of Edmonton, stretched across 40 acres of land, you’ll find a ranch called Dreamcatcher Nature-Assisted Therapy. For the past two decades, it’s been a place for people … Read More

Canada unlikely to see election violence akin to U.S. unrest: Vance

Canada’s former chief of defence staff says he thinks the country is unlikely to encounter civil unrest similar to the sectarian election violence gripping the U.S. ahead of its upcoming … Read More

‘Precarious work is a health hazard’: When staying home isn’t an option

Stay home. This has been one of the driving messages we’ve heard throughout the pandemic to combat the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order came into … Read More

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India … Read More

The public face of the pandemic: Canadian doctors who have become medical celebrities

Sumon Chakrabarti is looking forward to the day when he’s no longer asked to appear on the nightly news. The infectious diseases physician works for Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, … Read More

‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across … Read More

How tracking variants of the novel coronavirus is like building a family tree

Scientists around the world are digging into a family tree — but they’re not out to prepare for a family reunion. Virologists, epidemiologists, doctors and microbiologists are trying to track … Read More

Inside the hunt for coronavirus variants in Canada

A genetic hunt is underway as Canadian scientists in a sophisticated, nationwide network of labs aim to detect and disrupt the new and highly contagious U.K. and South African variants … Read More

Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine hit by ‘temporary delay,’ Anand says

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. This is because the company is scaling up its … Read More

‘Temporary delay’ chops Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine in half for four weeks

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. Shipments over the next four weeks will be reduced … Read More

B.C. becomes 2nd province to identify South African COVID-19 variant

British Columbia health officials have detected what appears to be the second case of the new South African variant of COVID-19 in the country. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … Read More

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm … Read More

Nova Scotia vaccine delivery lags behind other provinces, but rollout plan remains on target

Nova Scotia has one of the lowest rates of vaccination per capita in the country and some epidemiologists are questioning why the province is choosing to hold onto thousands of … Read More

When is it my turn? A coast-to-coast look at COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thursday will mark one month since the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Canada, but it will likely be several more months until the majority of Canadians have received their … Read More

New Brunswick reports another COVID-19-realted death, 19 new cases

New Brunswick reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as it marked its third pandemic-related death of 2021. Officials say the death is a 70 to 79-year-old who was … Read More

Magic mushrooms grew in man’s blood after he injected them as a tea

A U.S. man was hospitalized with organ failure after he injected himself with a tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, which later started growing in his veins. The unusual and dangerous … Read More

New Brunswick reports another COVID-19-related death, 19 new cases

New Brunswick reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as it marked its third pandemic-related death of 2021. Officials say the death is a 70 to 79-year-old who was … Read More

N.S. social workers call for systemic overhaul of the mental health and addiction services system

A new report released by the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers finds that social workers are largely dissatisfied with the current approach to mental health and addictions in the … Read More

Family of Quebec doctor who died by suicide hopes her death serves as wake-up call

For the past week and a half, David Daigle’s life has plunged into profound darkness. “She was my confidante. She was my love. We had a very strong link,” he … Read More

‘I’m scared’: Coronavirus long-haulers claim they’ve been left to fend for themselves

In September 2020, Susie Goulding told Global News she was still suffering from severe neurological and gastronomic issues related to the novel coronavirus six months after she was diagnosed with … Read More

New Brunswick reports 2 COVID-19 deaths at Parkland Saint John, 17 new cases

New Brunswick reported 17 new cases on Tuesday as the province recorded its first COVID-19-related deaths of 2021. The province confirmed that two people — an individual between the ages … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec police issue 740 tickets across province on first weekend of curfew

Premier François Legault announced Monday that 740 Quebecers were fined between $1,000 and $6,000 over the weekend for breaking Quebec’s curfew. Legault has ordered people not to leave their homes … Read More

Feds publish coronavirus vaccine distribution list, painting rollout picture for coming months

The federal government has published its coronavirus vaccine delivery list, featuring forecasted shipment dates that outline exactly how many doses of each vaccine provinces and territories can expect, and when. … Read More

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