Trump splits with top health officials amid latest U.S. coronavirus surge

A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between U.S. President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public … Read More

Canada adds 2,695 new coronavirus infections as case count tops 225K

Canadian health officials diagnosed 2,695 more people with the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total to 225,349. 10,023″ readability=”38.260869565217″>Since the pandemic began in March, 10,023 people in Canada … Read More

Canada will keep up heavy but ‘limited’ coronavirus spending: Freeland

Canada will continue spending heavily to combat a coronavirus pandemic but the government’s response is limited and temporary, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday. Freeland made her remarks to … Read More

Liberals keep edge in support over Tories as coronavirus cases grow

The federal Liberals are holding on to a small lead over the Conservatives in decided voter support as the coronavirus second wave tightens its grip across broad swaths of the … Read More

Labrador Liberal member resisting calls from Innu Nation leaders to resign

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 1:11 pm     Updated October 27, 2020 1:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

To address Labrador homelessness, N.L. politician needs to go: Innu

A central Labrador town has a pressing homelessness problem and it won’t be solved until the district’s legislature member is replaced by someone who understands Indigenous issues, Labrador’s Innu Nation … Read More

Hospital and health-care staff in Alberta return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

Hospital and health-care staff returned to work Tuesday after the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruled they acted illegally when walking off the job to protest recent cuts. In a decision … Read More

Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 8:08 am     Updated October 27, 2020 8:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 8:08 am     Updated October 27, 2020 8:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Labour board calls Alberta hospital staff walkout illegal, orders picketers back to work

General support services workers in Alberta’s health-care sector and auxiliary nursing care staff who walked off the job or didn’t show up for shifts as part of wildcat strikes across … 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

2,145 more coronavirus cases confirmed as Canadian total pushes past 215,000

Canada added 2,145 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to its nationwide tally on Sunday, along with 24 more deaths. So far, 215,884 people in Canada have tested positive for … Read More

Atlantic Canada’s economy bounces back faster after region closes its doors: official

Chef Emily Wells was unsure what to expect as she opened the doors of her seasonal restaurant in rural Prince Edward Island the same day Canada’s four Atlantic provinces bubbled … Read More

Seniors’ minister ‘hopeful’ coronavirus will be watershed for better treatment for seniors

Canadian Seniors’ Minister Deb Schulte says she is optimistic the coronavirus pandemic will mark a watershed moment for how the country treats elderly Canadians. In an interview with The West … Read More

Trump could sow ‘chaos’ to cling to power if U.S. election result unclear: Bolton

A former top advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump says he can’t rule out the possibility the president will try to sow chaos if the results are unclear in the … Read More

Canadian officials warned staff bound for Cuba to stay silent on ‘Havana syndrome’

There have been no new reports of Canadian diplomats coming down with mysterious symptoms of what’s become known as “Havana Syndrome” in nearly two years — and no answers for … Read More

Iran’s supreme leader urges authorities to prioritize fighting coronavirus

Iran’s supreme leader Saturday urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Iran’s death toll from the global … Read More

Melania Trump cancels campaign trip due to ‘lingering cough’ from coronavirus

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. The first lady has decided against accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump to a campaign rally Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, because … Read More

Canada must ‘immunize’ public against misinformation before COVID-19 vaccine arrives: Tam

Canada’s chief public health doctor says in the age of social media, fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading faster than the virus itself. Dr. Theresa Tam says … Read More

Trudeau not taking kids trick-or-treating for Halloween this year due to coronavirus

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount amid the second wave, Canadians have faced conflicting safety advice when it comes to holidays and trick-or-treating from public health officials. Prime Minister … 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

Canada tops 200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. By the end of … Read More

Canada tops 200,000 cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. As of Tuesday at … Read More

EU launches system that will link national coronavirus tracing apps together

The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. Following testing in … Read More

New changes to Employment Insurance will cost $7.7B, PBO predicts

The cost of changing up the country’s Employment Insurance rules to allow more workers impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic to qualify may be slightly more than … Read More

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

The U.S. is conducting millions more rapid coronavirus tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a … 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

O’Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for UCP general meeting livestream with no masks

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province’s handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a … Read More

Fact check: A look at recent Trump, Biden claims on coronavirus, Supreme Court

“I believe we’re rounding the corner.” “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” … 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

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

Ottawa hosting meeting on healthcare racism amid outrage over Joyce Echaquan death

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders on Friday aimed at starting the work … 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

White House staff infected with coronavirus begin returning to work, spurning masks

Two weeks after the coronavirus spread through the White House, staffers have begun trickling back to the West Wing, saying they only had mild symptoms and again spurning the use … Read More

Macron orders curfew for a 3rd of France to beat back coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying now was not … Read More

Barron Trump also tested positive for coronavirus, Melania Trump reveals

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s youngest son, Barron Trump, tested positive for the novel coronavirus after both of his parents announced they had contracted the virus. First Lady Melania Trump revealed … 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

Wife of U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia tests positive for coronavirus

The wife of U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the department says. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S. Labor Department said … 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

Thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs to be cut in effort to save $600M annually

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the province plans to cut thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs in an effort to save hundreds of millions of dollars. Shandro announced Tuesday … Read More

As Trump returns to campaigning, Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases ‘in a bad place’

As U.S. President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since disclosing he contracted the coronavirus this month, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the United States faced … Read More

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation declares state of emergency after rash of suicides

A western Manitoba Indigenous community declared a state of emergency after four of its members died of suicide in the past month — three in the past week alone. Sioux … Read More

Massive coronavirus test wait times not a sign of ‘good testing regime’: Ambrose

Lengthy wait times for those seeking coronavirus tests are not a sign of a “good testing regime” in the affected provinces, said former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. In an … 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

Democrats, several Republicans voice opposition to Trump’s coronavirus stimulus package

A new $1.8 trillion economic stimulus proposal from the Trump administration drew criticism from congressional Democrats and Republicans on Saturday, diminishing hopes for a coronavirus relief deal before the Nov. … Read More

Chris Christie says he’s out of the hospital after coronavirus diagnosis

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the … Read More

U.S. election: Trump to restart campaign with White House, Florida events

Looking to shove his campaign back on track, U.S. President Donald Trump and his team laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on … Read More

U.S. election: Trump restarts campaign with 1st live address since COVID-19 diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. The White House has refused to declare … Read More

Trudeau says Toronto byelections will continue despite increase in coronavirus cases

OTTAWA — The two federal byelections underway in Toronto will continue even as cases of COVID-19 soar in the city, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Byelections for Toronto Centre and … Read More