The question looming over N.L.’s winter pandemic election: Will anyone vote?

NDP Leader Alison Coffin kicked off the first full week of Newfoundland and Labrador’s winter pandemic election by promising to strengthen public services and increase the minimum wage – deficits … Read More

Nova Scotia reports zero new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Nova Scotia health officials reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday — the second time the province hasn’t reported a daily increase since the start of 2021. The … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

‘The big one’: WHO warns future pandemics could be worse than coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 1.7 million people, destroyed economies and pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that despite the … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, pop-up testing site made available in Eskasoni

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 ended Trump’s presidency after one term — and here’s why

Did the COVID-19 pandemic doom Donald Trump’s re-election? Our study examining the effect of COVID-19 cases on county-level voting in the United States shows that the pandemic led to Trump’s … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown isn’t easy, but these small Newfoundland towns are pulling it off

On Sunday night, before the tiny town of Harbour Breton on Newfoundland’s south coast asked businesses to temporarily close following two confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mayor Georgina Ollerhead got a … Read More

COMMENTARY: How COVID-19 lockdown inactivity can lead to muscle loss

As the world digs in for the second wave of COVID-19, flu season and winter, people also face a serious risk from reduced physical activity — especially older adults. Developing … Read More

COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results

As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us … Read More

N.S. first responders launch education site on trauma amid year of COVID, violence

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 12:20 pm     Updated December 2, 2020 12:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

An inside look at how Nova Scotia tests for COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nova Scotia, front-line workers across the province are gearing up and are well prepared. That includes staff at the province’s main testing laboratory. … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

P.E.I. and N.L. step back from Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise

The provincial governments of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador announced Monday morning that they are taking a break from the Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise in the … Read More

New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick health officials will move the Saint John region to the orange level of the province’s coronavirus recovery plan as the number of cases in the region has doubled … Read More

‘Tsunami just out there.’ Dire warning about COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer issued a dire warning Thursday about COVID-19, likening the surge in cases across the country to a tidal wave headed toward the province. Janice … Read More

Lab error in N.L. leads to two unreported COVID-19 cases and a false positive

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 11, 2020 2:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two cases of COVID-19 … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions permitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions premitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

Tory probe would hurt coronavirus pandemic response, says immunity task force chair

OTTAWA — The co-chair of the federal government’s COVID-19 immunity task force has spoken out against a proposed probe of the Liberals’ handling of the pandemic, saying such a wide-ranging … Read More

Conservative motion could hamper domestic PPE production, companies warn

OTTAWA — Canadian companies that answered the government’s call to produce ventilators and other desperately needed equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic say they’re worried that opposition MPs are now demanding … Read More

‘I just hope students know they’re not alone:’ Dalhousie grad launches COVID-19 student support network

A recent Dalhousie University graduate has launched a new tool to help post-secondary students struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Stacie Smith started working on the COVID-19 Student Support Network back … Read More

Canadian Civil Liberties Association appealing decision upholding N.L. travel ban

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 6:14 pm     Updated October 19, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

COMMENTARY: How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy could impact the world

When the throne speech was delivered on Sept. 23, Canada had already committed over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements with five drug companies for a minimum of 154 million … Read More

Anxiety and depression due to COVID-19 highest in Nova Scotia: survey

Nova Scotians are most likely to experience high levels of anxiety and depression since the COVID-19 pandemic began country-wide, according to a report released Friday by Mental Health Research Canada. … Read More

Grocery bills set to increase for Canadians: report

According to a new report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, the average Canadian family is set to spend a lot more at the grocery store. Each year, … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, September 21

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold press conferences as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing … Read More

Young Canadians vaping less frequently amid coronavirus, survey finds

Young Canadians have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new survey has found, but the lead researcher cautions the habit is still an epidemic among youth. … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, September 14

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts … Read More

As recall list grows, here are some hand sanitizer dos and don’ts

The federal government has placed more than 80 hand sanitizers on a recall list, citing possible health risks. READ MORE: Health Canada recalls some hand sanitizers over industrial grade ethanol content … Read More

B.C. Health officials warning continued behaviour will lead to ‘not stable’ growth of COVID-19 virus

There is increased worry from B.C. health officials of rapid growth of the spread of COVID-19 if British Columbians continue to operate at current contact rates. Modelling data presented on … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador encouraging residents to use new COVID-19 tracing app

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2020 4:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador has … Read More

Coronavirus: survey aims to identify supports for front-line hospital workers in southwestern Ontario

While the impact of the novel coronavirus has been widespread and touched almost every aspect of our lives, a team from Lawson Health Research Institute is hoping to learn more … Read More

Pandemic within a pandemic: national survey shows worsening gender-based violence

Those in the sector have warned since the novel coronavirus pandemic began that gender-based violence (GBV) was likely to worsen and that barriers to support services would increase, and now … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Provincial health officials are reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. There are four active cases in the province. The most recently reported case is related to … Read More

N.L. back-to-school plan requires masks on buses, in common areas of high schools

Masks must be worn on buses and in the common areas of high schools when Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school district resumes classes in a few weeks. The Newfoundland and … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases; updates rules on social distancing

The province is reporting no new cases of coronavirus on Monday and 15 active cases remain. Officials also said that effective Monday, physical distancing regulations in public areas with seating, … Read More

On small Maritime campuses, a reopening that for many means a quiet room, alone

At some of Canada’s smaller universities, academic life is set to resume amid the pandemic. But for many this year, the thrill of arriving on campus will be replaced by … Read More

Coronavirus: B.C. is trending towards massive growth of new cases in September

New data presented by the provincial government shows if British Columbia continues its current trend there will be more new cases of COVID-19 than during the virus’s current peak. The … Read More

B.C. health officials to present modelling data as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be presenting the province’s latest modelling data on Thursday afternoon. The presentation will be live on … Read More

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on … Read More

Cape Breton’s Route 19 brewery closed indefinitely after customer failed to self-isolate

A brewery in Inverness, N.S., says it’s closing until further notice after a customer visited the restaurant on Sunday while failing to self-isolate after travelling to the province. The Nova … Read More

COVID-19: Face masks spark ‘fear and anxiety’ among deaf, hard of hearing

For roughly four million Canadians who are deaf or living with hearing loss, solid face coverings are leading to heightened levels of anxiety. “It’s fear and anxiety and the constant … Read More

NHL reports no positive coronavirus tests from active teams

The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. The league announced it had administered more … Read More

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