Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus — possibly … Read More

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus … 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

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

WestJet returning Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 to service with commercial flight

After nearly two years, Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 aircraft are returning to Canadian skies. WestJet is set to become the first Canadian airline to return the aircraft to commercial … Read More

Derek Sloan has been ejected from the Conservative caucus

Derek Sloan has been ejected from the federal Conservative caucus, sources tell Global News. Members of the caucus gathered on Wednesday to vote on the fate of the MP for Hastings—Lennox … Read More

Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus over ‘pattern of destructive behaviour’

Derek Sloan has been ejected from the federal Conservative caucus. Members of the caucus gathered on Wednesday to vote on the fate of the MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, who in … Read More

Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam

Community transmission of the highly infectious new variants of the coronavirus may already be happening in Canada. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

Transport Canada officially lifts the ban on Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 planes

Canada’s aviation authority has officially lifted the order grounding Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 planes. Nearly two years after grounding the fleet, Transport Canada announced earlier in the week it … 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

‘Shameful’: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had … Read More

Trudeau ‘pleased’ to see O’Toole attempt to oust Sloan from caucus over donation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is “pleased” to see Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole attempting to remove a frequently condemned member of his caucus over campaign contributions from a man … 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

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

Trump plan to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil rejected by Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe effective Jan. 26 — a … Read More

Trump expected to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe effective Jan. 26, two officials … Read More

New York’s Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell coronavirus vaccine doses directly to the state

By Kanishka Singh Reuters Posted January 18, 2021 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked … Read More

Norway changes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine use policy to consider excluding terminally ill

Norway has changed its policy on the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to consider excluding the terminally ill, following reports of deaths in highly frail recipients after the … Read More

EU mulls coronavirus vaccination certificates for upcoming tourism season

The European Union sought Monday to ease concerns that citizens might be obliged to get shots against the coronavirus before they’re allowed to travel, as debate swirls over the use … 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

Canada’s COVID-19 deaths have now surpassed 18,000

Canada registered another grim milestone in its fight against the novel coronavirus Sunday evening after the country’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 18,000. Canadian health officials reported 6,433 new infections … 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

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until up to 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

Here’s a look at Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus stimulus, vaccine plan

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a US$1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with … Read More

Vaccine rollout statements from Alberta government cause confusion for health-care workers

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is clarifying a statement she made Thursday, after concerns were raised regarding a plea for health-care workers to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. … Read More

Trudeau tells Freeland new COVID-19 spending must avoid creating permanent programs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting a caveat on orders to his finance minister to spend as needed until the end of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. In a … Read More

The world needs a ‘re-engaged’ America amid global power shift: Trudeau

Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world amid shifting global power struggles and pressing challenges facing the environment and free trade … Read More

Ottawa seeking consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine rollout amid questions

The federal government is looking to bring in an external public health consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine distribution, amid growing scrutiny and questions over how the process is unfolding. … 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

Union leaders, advocates urge N.S. government to require minimum care hours in nursing homes

Union leaders and advocates for Nova Scotia’s long-term care sector are urging the provincial government to implement minimum daily care hours for residents in their facilities. Research suggests a minimum … Read More

Canada secures 20M more Pfizer doses as vaccine makers monitor 2nd dose controversy

Whether Canada complies with the recommendations laid out by coronavirus vaccine drugmakers will play a role in negotiations for earlier doses, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday. The announcement came … 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

Trudeau shuffles cabinet as poll shows Liberals flirting with majority territory

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet, moving ministers around in three prominent files that will play key roles in addressing tensions with China, Huawei and the airline industry. … Read More

Trudeau names new foreign affairs, transport ministers in virtual cabinet shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet, moving ministers around in three prominent files that will play key roles in addressing tensions with China, Huawei and the airline industry. … Read More

Nearly half of Canadians gathered outside of household over holidays: Ipsos

Canadians knew the recent holiday season was going to be a tough one amid spiking coronavirus cases. Public health officials across the country urged people to avoid in-person gatherings and … Read More

Internal N.S. report describes rise in overdose deaths and community contaminants

An internal government report that isn’t available to Nova Scotians due to provincial ‘privacy concerns’ outlines information including an increase in overdose deaths between January and November 2020, compared to … 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

Canada’s coronavirus cases surpass 650K as Quebec imposes new overnight curfew

Cases of the novel coronavirus in Canada surpassed 650,000 on Saturday as surges in new infections continued to be reported across parts of the country. Health officials detected 8,124 new … Read More

‘I made mistakes’: Man changes mind on wearing a mask after COVID-19 hospitalization

Chuck Stacey rarely ever wore a mask living in Inlet Beach, Fla. Then he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Since then, he said his health has rapidly deteriorated. After … Read More

Doug Ford says Ontario will run out of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines by end of next week

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province is “running out” of COVID-19 vaccines and that it’ll be out of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses by the end of next week. At a … Read More

WATCH LIVE: Feds unveil details of new COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers

New travel restrictions are coming into effect – mandating anyone flying to Canada to show a negative coronavirus test result from within the past 72 hours before stepping on a … Read More

Few will be exempted from new COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers, government says

New travel restrictions are coming into effect – mandating anyone flying to Canada to show a negative coronavirus test result from within the past 72 hours before stepping on a … Read More

Trudeau: ‘no one’ should vacation right now, quarantined travellers won’t access sickness benefit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for anyone thinking about taking a vacation abroad amid the pandemic: don’t do it. And if you do, he warned, Canada won’t foot … Read More

Coronavirus messaging hurt by ‘stupidity’ of travelling politicians, experts worry

The decision made by several federal and provincial politicians to leave the country despite guidance from officials to avoid all non-essential travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is selfish and … Read More

‘Stupidity’: Experts slam politicians’ travel amid coronavirus pandemic

The decision made by several federal and provincial politicians to leave the country despite guidance from officials to avoid all non-essential travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is selfish and … Read More

Some tourism stakeholders concerned by N.B. premier’s comments on vaccines, travel restrictions

Tourism stakeholders in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are concerned by the New Brunswick premier’s suggestion that at least 70 per cent of residents in the Maritime province should be … Read More

Tory MP ‘currently out of the country’ resigns from ethics committee

The Conservative chair of the ethics committee is stepping down from his role following revelations that he traveled abroad during the coronavirus pandemic – despite federal guidelines urging Canadians to … Read More

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