COVID-19: Events sector keeps eye on Calgary Stampede to see if mass gatherings can be held safely

The Calgary Stampede officially got underway on Friday and became the first legal mass gathering of people in Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province nearly a year-and-a-half ago. … Read More

Religion a source of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to USask researcher

COVID-19 vaccines can end the pandemic but they’re also causing a crisis of faith. “I have to read about vaccines every day because it’s the number one question that we … Read More

Canadian premiers blame Ottawa for delayed COVID-19 shots

Premiers say federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement delays have left them no choice but to stretch out the time between doses, as pharmacies in some parts of Ontario were preparing to … Read More

Nova Scotia eases COVID-19 restrictions effective Monday

Nova Scotia health officials announced they are loosening coronavirus restrictions after reporting only eight active cases in the province. Effective Monday, the province is increasing gathering limits for events organized … 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

Alberta to send adults to Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s ICU as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

As Alberta’s health-care system continues to struggle with demands placed on it by a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases this fall, health officials say the situation will now see pediatric … Read More

Nova Scotia expects to start COVID-19 vaccinations for high-risk groups in January

While the batches will be small, Nova Scotia’s health officials have confirmed that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive this month. The province said select public immunization should … Read More

N.L. tightens border, reports one new COVID case; six new cases reported in N.B.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2020 4:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is … Read More

New Brunswick reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, ends Atlantic bubble

New Brunswick called it quits on the coronavirus border deal with neighbouring provinces and reported 12 new cases on Thursday. Eight of these cases were detected in the Saint John … Read More

N.S. health minister to retire from politics after term ends

Nova Scotia Minister of Health Leo Glavine has announced he is stepping down after his term. Glavine said in a Thursday cabinet meeting he will not be re-offering 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

N.B. advises no travel for the holidays amid COVID-19, Moncton returns to orange phase

New Brunswick health officials are moving one region back to the orange phase of COVID-19 recovery as four new cases of COVID-19 are reported on Thursday. Three of the new … Read More

‘We are starting to see community spread’: Officials issue stern warning to Nova Scotians

The province’s top doctor issued a stern warning to Nova Scotia on Tuesday confirming for the first time that the province is starting “to see community spread.” “This is very … Read More

Coronavirus: London, Ont., team creates tool to measure effectiveness, privacy of COVID-19 apps

A duo out of Western University in London, Ont., has created a new tool that they say will help provincial and national policymakers make decisions on which of the “near-endless … 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

Ontario man denied government-funded mental health support for having ‘complex’ case

When Elliot Hudson started having dark thoughts, and trouble getting out of bed in the mornings this fall, he knew it was time to ask for help. Hudson has struggled … Read More

N.S. Tories propose mental health care plan ‘with fewer barriers’

Nova Scotia’s Opposition has proposed a new plan for mental health care in the province, that they say is more accessible and “with fewer barriers” than the current system. During … Read More

Newfoundland workers from sites in Alberta, Nunavut asked to get COVID-19 tests

Newfoundland and Labrador is asking workers who returned to the province in the last two weeks from work sites in Nunavut and Alberta to get tested for COVID-19. The department … 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

New Brunswick Medical Society warns of health-care gaps after Clinic 554 closes

New Brunswick’s only clinic offering abortions outside of hospitals and family care practice Clinic 554 has closed its doors to most of its patients. The New Brunswick Medical Society now … Read More

Potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 7 Calgary-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising of a potential exposure to the coronavirus on WestJet flight WS232 that left Calgary for Halifax on Sep. 7 at 9:30 a.m. The flight … 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

Campbellton doctor accused in COVID-19 outbreak faces provincial charge, lawyer calls ‘scapegoating’

The doctor accused of setting off the coronavirus outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., in May has been charged with a provincial offence under the provincial Emergency Measures Act. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Campbellton doctor accused in COVID-19 outbreak faces provincial charge, lawyer calls it ‘scapegoating’

The doctor accused of setting off the coronavirus outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., in May has been charged with a provincial offence under the provincial Emergency Measures Act. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Nova Scotia blood collection clinics ‘overwhelmed’ by appointment calls

A Halifax man says it took him several weeks to schedule a routine blood collection appointment, now that walk-in appointments are no longer an option due COVID-19 restrictions. “I tried … Read More

Approval granted for new Halifax overdose prevention site to open

A new overdose prevention site (OPS) will be opening on Monday, Aug. 17, on Brunswick Street in Halifax. The announcement came on Thursday, less than two months after the closure … Read More

N.S. health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is advising of potential exposure to coronavirus on a West Jet flight from Toronto to Halifax on July 12. The flight departed Toronto at 9:45 p.m. … 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

Health experts encourage creativity, social support as bars reopen across Canada

After photos of crowded night clubs caught the attention of public health officials, the noisy downtown bar district in St. John’s, N.L. was a more controlled scene than usual last … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec set to ease restrictions Monday

Quebec Public Health reported 128 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday bringing the total number of cases in the province to 53,952. The pandemic has claimed 14 new lives in … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia still identifying cases of community spread, Strang confirms

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health confirmed Tuesday that on two consecutive weekends there has been a single coronavirus case link to spread within the community. “Even though our … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 1 new death, 1 new case on Tuesday

There have now been 62 deaths connected to the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia after a woman in her 70s recently died from the disease. In a news release Tuesday, … Read More

Water flowing at Montreal splash pads, some in suburban municipalities remain dry

Following public recommendations, most of Montreal’s splash pads are up and running but some suburban municipality parks remain dry despite record-breaking temperatures. The West Island municipalities of Pointe-Claire and Kirkland … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia identifies 1 new case, no deaths for 3rd day in a row

For the third day in a row, just one new case of the novel coronavirus and no new deaths have been identified in Nova Scotia. There are now a total … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case, 1 death for 2nd day in a row

For the second day straight, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of the novel coronavirus and one new death. In a news release Wednesday, the province said the death … Read More

Nova Scotia hospitals to resume day, short-stay surgeries as coronavirus case numbers dwindle

As the number of active cases of the novel coronavirus continues to drop in Nova Scotia, the IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority will resume day and short-stay … Read More

Northwood records 50th death connected to coronavirus

There have now been 50 deaths connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax. The Nova Scotia government announced an additional death at Northwood on Tuesday, bringing the … Read More

Northwood sees another increase in active coronavirus cases among staff

Northwood Manor in Halifax has seen a significant reduction in active cases of the novel coronavirus among residents, but another increase in active staff cases. In a news release Thursday, … Read More

Coronavirus: 3 more deaths reported at Northwood, 4 new cases across province

Nova Scotia is reporting three more deaths connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax and an additional four new cases across the province. There have now been … Read More

Coronavirus: 3 more deaths, 4 new cases reported at Northwood

Nova Scotia is reporting three more deaths connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax and an additional four new cases at the facility. There have now been … Read More

Coronavirus: 1 new case identified in Nova Scotia for 2nd day in a row

Just one new case of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Nova Scotia for the second day straight. According to the provincial government, no new deaths connected to the … Read More

‘We are in a long-term situation’: Strang urges caution despite decline in coronavirus cases

Despite a recent stretch of single-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says it will still be a while until things are back to … Read More

2nd death at Cargill prompts calls from Alberta NDP, union to shut down meat plant

Alberta’s Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports additional death at Northwood, just 1 more case across province

Nova Scotia is reporting one more death connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax and only one new case across the province. There have now been a … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports additional death at Northwood, 1 more case across province

Nova Scotia is reporting one more death connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax and only one new case across the province. There have now been a … Read More

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