TORONTO - Eighteen residents at a Toronto-area long-term care home were hospitalized with COVID-19 over the weekend, the facility said as Ontario reported another 326 cases of the virus and 19 deaths on Sunday.
Every morning when Ariella Baron searched her closet for something to wear to work, she would mentally scroll through her schedule to calibrate her outfit to the tasks the day had in store for her.
MONTREAL - The Quebec government says parks and pools will be permitted to reopen across the province as health authorities reported the fewest number of confirmed new cases of COVID-19 since late March on Saturday.
TORONTO - Ontario is extending its COVID-19 residential electricity rate relief for another five months, but the fixed price will be going up by nearly three cents per kilowatt hour.
MONTREAL - More than 40 staff and students tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks after elementary schools outside the Montreal area opened on May 11, Quebec's Education Department confirmed Friday.
FREDERICTON - The chief executive of a New Brunswick health network says the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the north of the province is a worst-case scenario in a region with underlying health issues and an older population.
WASHINGTON - U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.
British Columbia and Alberta have become the latest provinces in Canada to investigate cases of an unusual syndrome in children, which doctors around the world are studying to see if there's a definitive link to COVID-19.
TORONTO - Ontario is implementing an expanded COVID-19 testing strategy, including targeting specific sectors and using mobile teams, and the increased data that's expected to follow is prompting the premier to consider a regional approach to reopening.
Just over a year after picking up the guitar for the first time, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins brought his instrument to spring training in Florida but didn't get a chance to play it.
Whether it's giving your neighbour a ride to the grocery store, or letting a friend borrow your car, health experts generally advise against sharing a vehicle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO - Inspectors refused to go into long-term care homes in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic because they feared for their safety, prompting the government to call in the military, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday.
New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found.
MONTREAL - Quebec's courthouses will gradually reopen beginning Monday following weeks of pandemic-induced shutdowns, Justice Minister Sonia LeBel announced Thursday.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks.
TORONTO - The province says over two dozen different health-care providers who were closed because of the pandemic lockdown can reopen.
MONTREAL - Many long-term care homes in Quebec are in desperate need of medical personnel and continue to struggle to bring down the number of COVID-19 infections, a military report on its mission inside the province's senior residences says.
TORONTO - Ontario is taking over management of four of the five long-term care homes that were the subject of a Canadian Armed Forces report alleging "horrific" conditions, including insect infestations, poor hygiene and aggressive behaviour toward residents.
MONTREAL - Some Montreal restaurant owners took their pots and pans to the streets Wednesday morning, demanding answers from the government on when they can reopen.
Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker had a wake-up call a few years ago when the only road in to her hometown of Dawson City, Yukon was cut off due to a landslide.
NEW YORK - If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That's also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy.
Thousands of scientists around the world are working on problems raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of some recent research from peer-reviewed academic journals and scientific agencies:
TORONTO - A military report on five Ontario long-term care homes released Tuesday details "horrific" allegations of insect infestations, aggressive resident feeding that caused choking, bleeding infections, and residents crying for help for hours.
MONTREAL - Quebec's ombudswoman has launched an investigation into the failings of the province's health care network in responding to the many COVID-19 outbreaks in public and private senior residences.
MONTREAL - The grand chief of the Mohawks of Kanesatake says he has reached a deal with Quebec to partially reopen a provincial park near the community.
TORONTO - A new report from the military helping battle COVID-19 in five long-term care facilities in Ontario has revealed extreme neglect and exposed the extent of the ugly conditions facing residents, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to offer help for what he called an infuriating s…
TORONTO - Members of the military called in to assist five long-term care homes in Ontario dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks wrote a report on some of the troubling observations they made at those homes. Here is a selection of the allegations, which Premier Doug Ford called horrific.
Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year.
MONTREAL - An unusual May heat wave has Quebec authorities scrambling to keep residents cool in long-term care homes ravaged by COVID-19.
First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body.
TORONTO - A recent survey of about 1,000 Canadians suggests heavy drinking is highest among younger people and those worried about personal finances due to the pandemic.
MONTREAL - Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu was on track to receive around $12.9 million in total compensation last year, but the value fell by more than half as the airline's shares stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO - Mother's Day gatherings contrary to physical distancing rules helped boost Ontario's COVID-19 cases, the health minister said Monday, and those rising numbers plus concern over a large crowd at a Toronto park over the weekend are delaying any easing of those rules.
MONTREAL - Quebec reported its sixth consecutive daily decrease in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday, as retail stores across the Montreal area reopened following weeks of shutdowns to slow the spread of the virus.
TORONTO - Two workers at a Loblaws grocery store at the old Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19.
MONTREAL - Some business owners in the Montreal area said Sunday that they're preparing to find a new normal as Quebec prepares to further relax measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
MONTREAL - Quebec met its COVID-19 testing goals for the first time Saturday, announcing it had administered 14,000 tests as the province continues to gradually ease restrictions.
Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a new study of nearly 100,000 patients around the world.
TORONTO - Lily Francois battled insomnia for a solid week, waking up at 3 a.m., and then struggling to get back to sleep.
MONTREAL - A woman who filed a complaint in March with the Quebec ombudsman's office on behalf of a 72-year-old detainee in a Montreal jail says she believes his death this week from COVID-19 could have been prevented.
WASHINGTON - After refusing for weeks to release reopening guidance for churches, the Trump administration on Thursday abruptly changed course — with the president saying he had instructed health officials to put the advice out.
OTTAWA - In Friday morning's early darkness, Marc-Andre Blanchard will catch his first new glimpse of New York City's sparkling skyline from behind the wheel of a modestly priced rental car.