‘Perfect storm’: Is Canada headed for a third wave of COVID-19?

There are growing concerns that the spread of more contagious COVID-19 variants could spark a third wave of the coronavirus in Canada as provinces ease restrictions. All 10 provinces have … Read More

Coronavirus: 7 probable cases of U.K. variant on Manitoba First Nation

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) says seven probable cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant that first originated in the United Kingdom have been identified on Pauignassi First Nation. The … Read More

COVID-19 variant spread threatens third wave, Canada’s top doctor warns

Canada’s top doctors say COVID-19 infections appear to be on a downward trend but worrisome variants are posing an increasing threat to containing the pandemic. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa … Read More

Officials warn of 3rd wave sparked by COVID-19 variants as Canada surpasses 820K cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canada’s top doctors in warning that more infectious COVID-19 variants threaten to spark a third wave, even as he announced Canada would receive millions more … Read More

With coronavirus variants spreading, are masks needed outdoors?

Face masks have become an important tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A layered, good-fitting mask can not only block the respiratory droplets from reaching others, it can … Read More

‘Better velcro’: Why does the U.K. coronavirus variant spread more easily?

Over the past month, several cases of the new U.K. variant of the coronavirus have been detected across Canada. Based on the evidence so far, researchers believe the B.1.1.7 lineage … Read More

U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

Health officials say the U.K. coronavirus variant — believed to be more contagious — has been confirmed in an outbreak at a Barrie long-term care home that has seen nearly … Read More

U.K. variant of COVID-19 likely already in Windsor, Ont., hospital chief of staff says

The chief of staff of Windsor Regional Hospital says officials are still awaiting results of DNA sequencing, but he says existing data suggests that the U.K. variant or possibly some … Read More