SUDBURY, Ont. - A class has been sent home from a Sudbury, Ont., elementary school following a confirmed case of COVID-19.
TORONTO - An enforcement blitz that uncovered numerous violations of COVID-19 prevention protocols across big-box retailers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas will broaden its scope to include the rest of the province in the weeks ahead, the province's labour minister said Sunday.
Boxes of doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine arrived by plane in nine Cree communities in Quebec's James Bay region over the weekend and were immediately put to work to protect the community, the head of the regional health board said Sunday.
This workweek will kick off with what's fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history.
A collection of children's drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the crisis is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork.
TORONTO - A stay-at-home order went into effect in Ontario on Thursday but the government said police would not have the authority to randomly stop residents on the street to ensure compliance.
Additional cases of a more transmissible version of the COVID-19 virus have been popping up around Canada recently, and experts are concerned about what that could mean for an already unruly spread of the disease.
TORONTO - Confusion swirled in Ontario about the province's anti-COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, as many residents feared they'd be stopped by police or see officers force their way into homes as part of a crackdown.
MONTREAL - Quebec will wait up to 90 days before giving a COVID-19 vaccine booster to people who have received a first shot, Health Minister Christian Dube said Thursday.
TORONTO - A top official at a major hospital in London, Ont., announced her resignation on Thursday, a day after the facility's CEO sued for wrongful termination related to his travels to the United States.
ROME - The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat.
NEW YORK - Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.
Montreal is once again the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante said Wednesday as the city's hospital network scrambled to open more beds for a rising number of patients.
TORONTO - Ontario's premier defended his government's new stay-at-home order on Wednesday as critics called it unclear and officials in the province's largest city said they were still seeking details on the rules.
Two teachers unions are calling for a provincewide extension of online learning during Ontario's state of emergency, saying the current regional approach doesn't do enough to protect students or teachers from the ravages of COVID-19.
TORONTO - A proposed class action against a prominent nursing-home company now covers all its facilities, including those hit hardest by COVID-19, and seeks more than $200 million in damages, according to a fresh statement of claim.
Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout hits its one-month mark on Thursday, but questions remain about the inoculations themselves, how they're being distributed and what happens next.
TORONTO - As intensive care units in Ontario hospitals continue to fill up with COVID-19 patients, the province has yet to finalize a plan on who should get life-saving care when health resources are limited.
TORONTO - New data suggests half of cannabis users have increased their habit amid the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of addiction and other health problems.
TORONTO - Ontario ordered residents to stay home and declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as grim projections indicated soaring COVID-19 cases could overwhelm the health-care system in weeks.
TORONTO - Ontario has declared a state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order that will take effect Thursday in response to surging COVID-19 infections that threaten to overrun the health-care system.
MONTREAL - Dr. Eugene Bereza calls it the "nightmare scenario": the possibility doctors in Quebec will have to implement a government protocol to decide who is admitted to intensive care and who will die.
TORONTO - The head of a Toronto cardiac centre says the pandemic is compounding pre-existing emotional and mental health pressures on doctors, nurses and other health-care staff, describing their risk of burnout as "a public health crisis."
Josephine DiMaurizio’s third year of geology studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., was meant to be full of hands-on course work, with multiple large field trips and days in the lab.
The swift arrival of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has offered hope for the end of the global pandemic, but there's still a question of how long people are protected from the virus after they receive their shots.
NEW YORK - Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer.
WASHINGTON - In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to match the moment in hope that the power of oratory can bring order to chaos and despair.
The CEO of a hospital network in London, Ont., was ousted from his post Monday after concerns were raised about his international travel during the pandemic.
GENEVA - The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.
HAMILTON - A laboratory in Hamilton has apologized after 31 people received incorrect COVID-19 test results because of what it called a processing error.
LONDON - The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear once championed by rebellious young people but now favoured by celebrities like Rihanna, plans to sell shares to the public as the existing owners seek to profit from growth of the iconic brand.
MONTREAL - Quebec's elementary school students are back in class today, despite a sustained infection rate of more than 2,500 daily COVID-19 cases reported in the province.
NEW YORK - In Hayward, California, library director Jayanti Addleman was cited for her “inspiring optimism and extensive expertise” during the ongoing pandemic. At Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, librarian Sean Bird made sure that students now taking all courses online because of the…
NEW YORK - One of the defining images of the Capitol Hill siege was of a man dangling from the balcony of the Senate chamber. Clad in black and with a helmet over his head, he might have been hard to identify even after he paused to sit in a leather chair at the top of the Senate dais and ho…
PARIS - Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears.
LOS ANGELES - “Nomadland” won four awards at this year's National Society of Film Critics awards, including best picture, best cinematography, best director and best actress.
WILMINGTON, Del. - Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there's a problem: the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon, her team says.
MONTREAL - Dozens of Quebec residents are facing fines for violating the province's newly enacted curfew on Sunday as the COVID-19 infection rates the measure is meant to curb continued their sharp upward trajectory.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford warned that "turbulent waters" are ahead in the fight against COVID-19 on Sunday as Ontario set yet another single-day high for new diagnoses.
Meredith Coulas has several lessons planned for students returning to her classroom, but none so pressing as how to protect themselves against COVID-19.