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

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing … Read More

StFX moving forward with controversial waiver, students ‘disappointed’

St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, N.S., sent out a letter to its students on Thursday saying they have decided to move forward with the COVID-19 waiver, despite weeks … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting a new case of COVID-19

By STAFF The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2020 3:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting … Read More

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating marmot in Mongolia

A 15-year-old boy has died of the bubonic plague after eating a marmot, Mongolian officials say. The death occurred inside a quarantined part of Gobi-Altai province in western Mongolia, health … Read More

‘This is my second chance’: COVID-19 survivor who defied odds recovering in rehab centre

Mario Castillo glances up at the sky as an occupational therapist wheels him into the courtyard behind a rehabilitation centre he will call home for the next few weeks. “This … Read More

Report calls out ‘systemic’ failings in Canada’s long-term care system

Canada has failed in its duty to protect vulnerable elders in long-term care, according to a highly critical report that examines the issue in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The … Read More

New flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ needs watching, researchers say

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study … Read More

First Nations people have fared better than B.C. average in COVID-19 pandemic: report

B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority says First Nations people have fared better than the provincial average when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. Health authorities across the province tested … Read More

COVID-19 modelling: B.C. health officials double down on warning of possible second wave

Public health officials are once again warning if British Columbians stop practicing physical-distancing and return to normal social interactions, the number of COVID-19 cases will surge into a second wave. … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

Outbreak of COVID-19 reported at Quebec daycares for essential workers: Ministry of Education

A Rosemont school that was operating as a daycare for essential workers has been forced to close its doors for two weeks, after two children from the same family tested … Read More

N.L. archive collecting stories, art from ongoing coronavirus outbreak and past pandemics

During a 1950s polio epidemic, some quarantined Newfoundland schoolchildren watched their lessons on television. Maureen Peters’ aunt told her their family could not afford to own a TV set, and … Read More

PPE: You might be doing it wrong. Here are some tips.

More people are out and about as various provinces, parks and properties start to reopen, making proper PPE use all the more important. Wearing personal protective equipment isn’t mandatory for … Read More

N.B. announces new case of COVID-19 for second day in a row, plans to continue with recovery plan

After a 16-day streak of no new cases of COVID-19, New Brunswick has announced new cases on back-to-back days. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 120, with two … Read More

N.B. youth shares story of 106-year-old great grandmother who has lived through two pandemics

Most people experiencing the novel coronavirus pandemic have never experienced anything like this, but one New Brunswick woman has been through it twice. Twelve-year-old Anna Stocker has written a story … Read More

Calgary bakery breaks bread with community during COVID-19 pandemic

An Alberta family-run bakery is lending the community a hand. European Bakery in Calgary has been delivering loaves of bread to seniors and others in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

Timeline: How Canada has changed since coronavirus was declared a pandemic

One month ago, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. The global health authority made this call a little late, according to experts … Read More

Nearly half a billion people may end up in poverty due to coronavirus crisis: report

The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, … Read More

Coronavirus conspiracy theories test government, evidence: experts

The novel coronavirus threatens the health of Canadians, but to some people the pandemic stokes fears of a government plot to subvert freedoms, say experts who study conspiracy theories. Terrorist … Read More

North American Indigenous Games postponed due to pandemic

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), set to be held in Halifax in July, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the NAIG council … Read More