Toronto Blue Jays to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter Rogers Centre

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 23, 2021 10:25 am     Updated August 23, 2021 10:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

The privilege of pandemic private jets. How wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19

For the past 15 months, Canadians have been advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, but the definition of “essential” travel is open to interpretation and personal judgment. While … Read More

COVID-19: ‘Toronto Vaccine Day’ clinic on track to set world record, officials say

A massive COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Scotiabank Arena is on track to set a world record Sunday, officials say. “Toronto Vaccine Day” has seen 25,000 people book appointments to receive … Read More

COVID-19: ‘Toronto Vaccine Day’ clinic sets record of nearly 27,000 shots in a day, officials say

A massive COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto has broken a single-day record for the most vaccinations at 26,771 doses administered on Sunday, officials say. “The total … Read More

‘It broke my heart’: ER doctor aims to fight loneliness ‘epidemic’ amid COVID-19

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto emergency room physician Jacques Lee was met with an elderly man who felt he was dying from loneliness. “He begged me … Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding?

Fifty-year-old Diana Davison has not had a period for more than a year. So when she started experiencing bleeding 12 hours after her first COVID-19 vaccine she was shocked. “I … Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding? Here’s what we know

Fifty-year-old Diana Davison has not had a period for more than a year. So when she started experiencing bleeding 12 hours after her first COVID-19 vaccine she was shocked. “I … Read More

Montreal’s Bell Centre could see up to 2,500 fans for playoff game six

If the National Hockey League playoff series between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs lasts until May 29, a limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell … Read More

Managing mental and physical wellbeing during 3rd wave of COVID-19

Weathering lockdowns and managing ever-changing restrictions has been part of daily life in Ontario for more than a year. As the third wave of COVID-19 forces continued isolation, many people … Read More

Oldest living Canadian on record receives COVID-19 vaccination in Toronto

As vaccine programs kick into high gear, many Canadians have been rolling up their sleeves. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now open to people 80 years and older in most … Read More

Ontario to announce decision on COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for hot spots

TORONTO — Ontario is set to announce today whether it will lift a stay-at-home order and other restrictions for COVID-19 hotspots next week. The province said earlier this month that … Read More

Toronto Police Service to issue thousands of body-worn cameras to officers by October

The Toronto Police Service says all front-line officers will be deployed with body-worn cameras by the end of October. Superintendent Michael Barsky, who oversees the project, says roughly 650 officers … Read More

Brazilian COVID-19 variant, believed to be more transmissible, found in Toronto

Toronto Public Health officials say a case of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than other strains of the novel coronavirus, has been found in … Read More

Bee pollen to smoothie cubes: Easy ways to add nutrition to your diet

Eating healthy does not necessarily mean you need to overhaul your entire diet. Wellness expert Kyle Buchanan recently joined The Morning Show to explain how small changes, like adding nutritious … Read More

‘They’re struggling behind closed doors’: Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment amid pandemic

A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across the country as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition. … Read More

“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic

A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across the country as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition. … Read More

Do I need to wear two masks? Doctor answers our coronavirus questions

Ontario received good news on Tuesday as the province reported 1,740 cases of COVID-19, the lowest on a single day since mid-December. But the news of an outbreak in a … Read More

‘You don’t want to fall into that 3 per cent category,’ Toronto ICU doctor says

TORONTO — Dr. Jamie Spiegelman at first refused the COVID-19 vaccine. As a critical care doctor at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto, one of the worst COVID-ravaged regions in … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The … 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

Coronavirus: Canadians visiting Hawaii in droves despite advice to avoid non-essential travel

It seems some Canadians can’t resist the lure of tanning on tropical beaches, even during a global pandemic and advisories to avoid non-essential travel. An online portal from the State … Read More

Nova Scotia flags potential COVID-19 exposure in Halifax locations, flights

Nova Scotia health officials are advising of potential exposure to the coronavirus at two locations in Halifax and two flights. Potential exposure may have occurred at the following stores in … Read More

COMMENTARY: Not even SARS could prepare the hospitality industry for COVID-19

A virulent virus, worried travellers and a tourism sector on the brink. Sounds like 2020? In fact, this was the experience in a few global cities in 2002 and 2003. … Read More

Coronavirus: Staff member at Toronto school dies from COVID-19

A child and youth worker with the Toronto Catholic District School Board has died after contracting coronavirus. Sources told Global News the educational employee, a woman, worked at St. Francis … Read More

Child and youth worker from Toronto school dies from COVID-19

A child and youth worker at a Toronto school has died after contracting coronavirus, sources confirm to Global News. The sources said the educational employee worked for the Toronto Catholic … Read More

Staff member at Toronto school dies from COVID-19

A child and youth worker with the Toronto Catholic District School Board has died after contracting coronavirus, sources confirm to Global News. The sources said the educational employee, a woman, … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 infections surpass 213,000 as Ontario breaks record in new cases

Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the … Read More

Canada reports 34 more coronavirus deaths while Ontario breaks record in new cases

Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the … Read More

N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight … Read More

Here’s how rapid antigen tests could help curb coronavirus, according to officials

Newly approved rapid tests will be pivotal in helping health authorities rein in rising novel coronavirus numbers in Canada, the country’s deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said … Read More

Greater Toronto Hockey League on pause until new year amid surging coronavirus cases

TORONTO — A major Ontario youth hockey organization has suspended its activities for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater Toronto Hockey League says it’s … Read More

Coronavirus: Provincial, municipal leaders clash over COVID-19 hotspot response

TORONTO — Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately constrain social circles and limit outings in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism … Read More

Refugee nurses admitted to Canada under pilot program ready to work as PSWs

Halfway through their 14-day quarantine period, Diala Charab and Yehya Al-Ayoubi are excited to start working as health-care aides after arriving Sunday from Lebanon. Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions that prevent … Read More

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 12, 2020 12:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — A rally led … Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart to test 3 medical clinics in Greater Toronto Area this year

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 12, 2020 11:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart … Read More

Toronto, Peel Region move into Stage 3 of reopening on Friday

The Ontario government says Toronto and Peel Region can finally move into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan starting Friday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. In a press release … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctor thinks NHL’s COVID-19 testing plan works for all parties

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor doesn’t see COVID-19 testing capacity being an issue in the province once the NHL hunkers down in Toronto for its restart. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s … Read More

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t … 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

Overcrowded parks may cause coronavirus flare-ups but real risk lies indoors: experts

After images and videos surfaced of thousands flocking to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, there was public outrage and pleas from officials urging people to adhere to social distancing rules … Read More

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of … Read More

VIA Rail cancels some routes until at least November as COVID-19 crisis continues

VIA Rail is cancelling a number of its routes until at least November as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The affected routes include the company’s Canada service, which travels … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian gym owners eye reopening plan amid increased financial pressure

For many gyms across Canada, the weight is beginning to be too much to bear.Whyte Fitness in Markham, Ont., was known as an ‘iconic’ place and a staple in the … Read More

Médecins Sans Frontières to operate in Canada, assist with Toronto homeless amid COVID-19

Humanitarian aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will be operating for the first time within Canada when it provides assistance to homeless Torontonians amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of … Read More

Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament in Montreal cancelled

The Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced Saturday the event, scheduled for Aug. 7 to 16 in … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto-area hospitals implement no visitor policies

Toronto-area hospitals are beginning to implement no visitor policies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sunnybrook, North York General, Michael Garron and Humber River hospitals, as well as those that are … Read More

Close non-essential businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic: Toronto medical officer

Toronto’s medical officer is calling on all non-essential businesses in the city to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eileen de Villa made the remarks during an update Thursday afternoon … Read More

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