Scientists warn coronavirus could be airborne — What does this mean for Canadians?

Hundreds of scientists are sounding the alarm over the possibility that the novel coronavirus may spread through the air more than we once thought. On Saturday, the New York Times … Read More

Canadians demand access to ‘miracle’ cystic fibrosis drug already approved in U.S. and U.K.

Montreal’s Chelsea Gagnon may look like a healthy 31-year-old woman at first glance, but every single day she’s fighting just to breathe. “Last month, I actually started coughing up blood, … Read More

P.E.I. reports 2 new coronavirus cases on Sunday

Prince Edward Island is reporting two additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases on the island to five. The province’s chief public … Read More

Working parents worry as boards eye back to school plans amid COVID-19

Andrea Moffat can’t decide what will be worse for her five-year-old son in September — keeping him at home or allowing him to make a partial return to school. The … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, meaning there remain only three active cases of the disease in the province. The last new case of … Read More

Only 1 active case of coronavirus in New Brunswick, none in hospital on Sunday

There is only one active case of the novel coronavirus in New Brunswick on Sunday and there are no individuals in the hospital as a result of the disease. The … Read More

Mexico now has the 5th highest coronavirus death toll in the world

Mexico topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began. Officials reported 523 more confirmed coronavirus deaths for the … Read More

Bolsonaro shuns face masks at event as country records 1,000 deaths in single day

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil’s capital Saturday at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the ninth day in a row for the province. As a result, there remain 165 total cases of … Read More

Trump touts U.S. job gains as coronavirus cases hit record highs

U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing on Thursday celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 per cent … Read More

U.S. sees more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in single day, setting a new record

BERLIN — The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000 cases a day for the first time, underlining the … Read More

Memorial Day events in Newfoundland and Labrador restricted during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic stifled Memorial Day ceremonies in Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, as the crowds who usually gather on July 1 were replaced by much smaller commemorations. Most public … Read More

Nova Scotia’s presumed consent law for organ donation to go into effect on Jan. 18

Nova Scotia announced Tuesday that its new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will come into effect on Jan. 18, 2021. The goal is to allow more residents to donate … Read More

2 years of coronavirus pandemic is ‘best-case scenario,’ doctor warns

It’s been almost four months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic — and now experts say it could be years before we’re out of the … Read More

New Brunswick launches COVID-19 dashboard, reports no new cases on Monday

The New Brunswick government has launched a new online COVID-19 dashboard that is meant to provide quick access to information regarding the pandemic in the province. The dashboard, which can … Read More

Canadians living in U.S. hunker down as coronavirus cases surge

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, Canadians living in the country are hunkering down and find themselves thinking a bit more about home these days. Some people who … Read More

B.C. hospital turns to restaurant ‘pagers’ to streamline surgeries amid COVID-19

A Vancouver hospital has turned to the restaurant industry for an innovative — and inexpensive — way to help ramp up surgeries and begin clearing the backlog caused by COVID-19. … Read More

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the … Read More

Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts

The first wave of the coronavirus in Canada is winding down as the number of daily cases continues to decline. Cities across the country are also starting to lift restrictions, … Read More

China sees new coronavirus cases go down following outbreak in Beijing

China reported a further decline in newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 cases. Eleven were in Beijing, where mass testing has been carried out following an … Read More

LifeLabs failed to protect personal information of millions: B.C. and Ontario report

Lab-test provider LifeLabs failed to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians, a joint investigation by the B.C. and Ontario privacy commissioners has found. The company failed to … Read More

Trudeau hopes Quebec remains ‘transparent’ on coronavirus case numbers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he hopes Quebec will remain “transparent” on coronavirus case numbers a day after the province announced it would switch from daily to weekly … Read More

Consumers left with worthless passes and gift cards following COVID-19 business closures

The pandemic has hurt a number of Canadian businesses — some to the point of no return — but consumers have also not gone unscathed. Brenda Mihalicz of Carstairs, Alberta … Read More

Man can’t see the numbers 2-9, thanks to rare disease

A neurogenerative disorder cost a U.S. man the ability to perceive the digits 2 through 9, researchers say. The man, whose case is described in a paper recently published in … Read More

Cashless gambling? How coronavirus may change Canada’s casinos

As coronavirus restrictions start to ease across the country, Canadians may soon be able to hit the slots and roulette tables as casinos slowly start to reopen. But the scene … Read More

Historic framework signed for First Nations-led Atlantic water authority

Indigenous leaders in Atlantic Canada are guaranteeing clean drinking water for their communities through a historic new framework that will allow them to manage their own water services. On Tuesday, … Read More

Toronto’s CAMH says police should not be 1st responders to mental health calls

Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says police officers should not be the first responders on scene to a mental health crisis or person in mental health distress. … Read More

Saudi Arabia says ‘very limited’ hajj to be held due to coronavirus

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million … Read More

Canadians of Chinese ethnicity report widespread racism over coronavirus: survey

Asian communities in Canada have reported name-calling, insults and outright assaults since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. And according to a survey from the Angus Reid Institute, the problem is … Read More

Migrant worker at Norfolk County, Ont., farm dies of coronavirus

A migrant worker employed at a farm in Norfolk County, Ont., has died due to the novel coronavirus, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said Sunday. The worker was identified on Monday … Read More

The New Reality: COVID-19 creating a boom time for some industries

Alex Dugal is going all in on medical masks. The entrepreneur believes face coverings will be in demand even after a vaccine is found for COVID-19, so he’s invested half … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus cases surpass 101K mark with Ontario, Quebec leading new cases

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Ontario and Quebec, the two provinces that have accounted for a majority of Canada’s death toll and caseload ever since the pandemic began. Overall, … Read More

Sex vs. gender: What J.K. Rowling got wrong that you can get right

Earlier this Pride month, J.K. Rowling wrote a widely critiqued tweet taking issue with a headline that opted for the specific “people who menstruate” over the general, but not always … Read More

Coronavirus: Grocery store workers should be ‘properly’ paid, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said grocery store employees should be “properly supported and paid” during the coronavirus pandemic. “The people who step up in the midst of the … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health officials betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol level

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health workers betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. health workers allegedly bet on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

Three Canadian grocery giants that pulled out of a temporary wage top-up program for frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic have been called to explain their decision to MPs. In … Read More

Eight new COVID-19 cases in B.C., as province marks 6th day with no deaths

British Columbia confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but no new deaths for the for the sixth day in a row. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said … Read More

Face shields are easier to talk in, but are they safer than masks?

Face shields may not be commonplace in all public spaces just yet, but as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, more Canadians are considering the plastic protective face wear. Plastic face … Read More

Should racism be treated as a public health issue? Experts explain pros and cons

In Canada, there has been growing support to declare racism — specifically anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism — a public health issue in the wake of recent protests against police brutality. … Read More

Young Canadians more anxious, less likely to adhere to social distancing, poll says

A new Angus Reid Institute poll suggests younger Canadians are more likely to feel anxious or worn out and less likely to adhere to social distancing guidelines than other demographics, … Read More

Are Americans using ‘Alaska exemption’ to skirt border shutdown? Feds looking into reports

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is looking into reports of American tourists getting around the coronavirus border shutdown by saying they are going to Alaska — then sticking … Read More

N.S. municipality tests viability of four-day work week after coronavirus reorganization

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 15, 2020 12:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A rural municipality in Nova … Read More

‘Raise the bar’: Medical experts call for studies into accuracy of U.S. coronavirus tests

How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top … Read More

1 in 10 Canadian businesses may never recover from coronavirus, industry group says

Many provincial governments are slowly relaxing novel coronavirus restrictions and reopening, but some Canadian business groups are concerned that many enterprises won’t be able to bounce back. “We’re hearing from … Read More

‘Canada’s first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre’ changing how we treat depression

Field Trip’s timing was admittedly terrible. What’s been billed as the “first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre in Canada” opened the week before most of the country went into COVID-19 isolation.  So … Read More

Jane Philpott says ‘much better’ coronavirus health data on race, backgrounds needed

Former federal health minister Dr. Jane Philpott says Ontario needs to do “much better” at collecting data that can help it understand how the coronavirus is hitting poorer and racialized … Read More

One month into Quebec’s controversial reopening of schools

Stephen Moore walks his two children to school each morning in the small town of Howick, Que. For the last four weeks, that’s meant dropping his son and daughter off … Read More

COVID-19 disability benefit, even if approved, would ‘miss all kinds of people’

On June 5, the federal government promised a one-time payment of up to $600 for Canadians living with disabilities to help lessen the financial strain tied to the novel coronavirus … Read More