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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’

As the early days of the coronavirus pandemic raged, Canadian public health officials found themselves facing down what the country’s top doctor on Wednesday described as “swabaggedon.” The swift and … Read More

Trudeau says he’ll push premiers on ‘standardizing norms’ in long-term care homes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to push provincial premiers in a meeting this week to work towards harmonized “norms” for long-term care homes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. … Read More

‘Covid doesn’t take holidays’: New Brunswick now has 76 active cases, the most at any one time

New Brunswick now has more active novel coronavirus cases than at any time since the pandemic began. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, announced on Monday … Read More

Coronavirus can survive up to 28 days on some surfaces — but heat makes a difference: study

The novel coronavirus can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and banknotes, an Australian government research agency has found. The study said … Read More

N.B. reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, active cases climb to 71

The number of novel coronavirus cases in New Brunswick continued to climb on Sunday as the province reported 14 new cases. There are now 71 active cases in the province, … Read More

Toronto man arriving in Moncton to host anti-mask event arrested at airport

A Toronto-based anti-mask activist was arrested at the Moncton airport as he arrived to host an anti-mask event that was scheduled for Saturday. New Brunswick RCMP have confirmed that a … Read More

Justice minister ‘confident’ coronavirus court delays are under control as second wave surges

As the country’s most populous province prepares to reimpose strict rules in a bid to rein in an accelerating surge in coronavirus cases, Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s “confident” … Read More

Canadian snowbirds flock west as winter looms, but space is at a premium

At this time of year, spaces in Saanichton’s Oceanside RV Resort would normally be starting to empty out. But the Vancouver Island RV park, which is open year-round, is seeing … Read More

How long does it take to recover from coronavirus? Experts say many variables at play

After announcing he’d contracted the novel coronavirus last week, U.S. President Donald Trump has been photographed back at the White House, waving to supporters from inside a motorcade, and vowing … Read More

Here’s how rapid antigen tests could help curb coronavirus, according to officials

Newly approved rapid tests will be pivotal in helping health authorities rein in rising novel coronavirus numbers in Canada, the country’s deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said … Read More

Alberta lawyers file class-action lawsuit after Salmonella outbreak linked to U.S. onions

An Edmonton lawyer is handling a class-action lawsuit against a California company at the centre of an onion recall this summer. The Public Health Agency of Canada said a Salmonella outbreak involving … Read More

Majority of Americans blame coronavirus on U.S. government, poll shows

More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries … Read More

Canada ‘desperately’ needs people to dig in, stay home in coronavirus fight: Qualtrough

As coronavirus cases continue to spike rapidly across the country, the federal government is “desperately” urging people to dig in and stay home. In an interview with The West Block‘s … Read More

Canada adds 1,812 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths as Tam warns ‘hard choices’ needed

Canada is reporting more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths to the national tally on Saturday as the country’s top doctor warns time is running out to prevent … Read More

Canadian malls say coronavirus will change visits to Santa

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 3, 2020 2:07 pm     Updated October 3, 2020 2:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus, the flu or the common cold? Here’s what to know

Cold and flu season is officially underway in Canada, and with the on-going global pandemic, a sore throat or runny nose may have people wondering if they have COVID-19. As … Read More

The COVID Alert app isn’t working as well as it should be, and Canadians are part of the problem

It has been more than two months since the Canadian government launched COVID Alert, Canada’s novel coronavirus exposure app, but federal data obtained by Global News shows less than 10 … Read More

Donald Trump gets coronavirus — what happens if he can’t finish the campaign?

Hours after the early morning tweets confirmed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, speculation is already mounting about the implications for … Read More

N.L. health officials investigating whether essential worker broke isolation orders

Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are investigating whether a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 violated isolation orders. The woman is from Saskatchewan and was granted a travel exemption … Read More

Nearly every single Halifax-area public school has too much lead in its drinking water

Nearly every single public school in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education has too much lead in its drinking water, according to data released by the provincial government this week. … Read More

Family of dying Indigenous woman who filmed mistreatment in Quebec hospital, speaks out

Family and friends of Joyce Echaquan, who died in a Joliette hospital on Monday, are speaking out. The 37-year-old Indigenous woman from the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan passed away shortly … Read More

U.S. boater fined $2,000 for breaking quarantine to visit B.C. girlfriend

A Washington state man is on the hook for $2,000 after sailing into Metro Vancouver to meet up with his Canadian girlfriend in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions. RCMP officers … Read More

Treatment of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital puts focus on systemic racism

The death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous mother of seven in Quebec, after suffering what Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller calls “unacceptable, horrible conditions” is sparking outrage across the country … Read More

A coronavirus ‘game changer’: Canadian company claims it can detect virus in the air

A company in southwestern Ontario claims to have developed game-changing technology that can detect COVID-19 particles in the air. Kontrol Energy Corp. specializes in indoor air quality and its monitoring … Read More

Coronavirus face coverings under the nose equivalent to ‘not wearing a mask’: experts

The guidance from health officials has been clear — a face mask needs to cover both the nose and the mouth in order to be effective. Yet, months after wearing … Read More

Almost 1M have died from coronavirus. Their deaths taught researchers about treatment

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better … Read More

Huge crowds show up in Wasaga Beach, Ont., for car rally despite coronavirus restrictions

Huge crowds took over the Town of Wasaga Beach on Saturday for a car rally despite provincial gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nina Bifolchi, the town’s mayor, said officials … Read More

COVID-19 mutation may have helped it transmit, infect at a higher rate: study

The coronavirus is continuing to mutate, and a recent study believes one of the lastest strains could be more contagious. The study out of Houston was published Wednesday on the … Read More

Police bust scheme to wash and sell 300,000 used condoms in Vietnam

A factory owner is looking for some legal protection in Vietnam, where police say they busted a scheme to resell more than 300,000 used condoms. A local resident gave police … Read More

Winter in a pandemic: How cold air could make the coronavirus spread more easily

The summer months are officially behind us, and the dip in temperature has been met with a spike in coronavirus cases across Canada. Some parts of Canada are already experiencing … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto nurse speaks about caring for Canada’s first COVID-19 patient

Clarice Shen was just three months into her new career at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre when she was assigned to care for Canada’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient. At the time, … Read More

Candy overdose: Man dies from bag-a-day black licorice habit

A Massachusetts construction worker suddenly collapsed at lunch with his co-workers and later died in what doctors say was a major heart issue brought on by his love for black … Read More

New study finds 247 people brought COVID-19 to Quebec from abroad during March break 2020

For months, Quebecers have wondered why their province has been the one hardest hit by COVID-19. One popular theory blames people returning from spring break vacations abroad right before everything … Read More

Prince Edward Island reports 1 new travel-related case of COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19. Health officials said Wednesday the new case involves a woman in her 20s who arrived to the Island … Read More

40 people had a BBQ at an Ottawa park. Days later 105 people are quarantined for coronavirus

Gathering in a park to meet friends and family may seem like a less risky way to socialize, but that doesn’t make it completely safe from spreading coronavirus, Ottawa public … Read More

Quebec police officers don’t need to wear masks during traffic stops, officials say

In the age of COVID-19, if a police officer pulls you over for a traffic stop, should they be wearing a mask when they come to your window? Quebec provincial … Read More

Coronavirus numbers are surging in Canada. But who’s getting sick and why?

As Canada grapples with rising novel coronavirus numbers, experts say mounting evidence points to young people as the driving force behind the spike in cases. The data doesn’t lie. The … Read More

200,000 dead, and still no plan to end America’s coronavirus crisis

Six months and 200,000 deaths later, the U.S. is right back where it started, staring down the barrel of mass fatalities, widespread infection and crippling economic loss from COVID-19. This … Read More

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took

As Canada’s coronavirus cases continue to climb, many health experts are warning the public that a second lockdown may be around the corner. And as Canadians prepare for a potential … Read More