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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.

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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.

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.

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TORONTO - Ontario's current lockdown may be extended and "extreme" new measures could be put in place if skyrocketing COVID-19 rates do not come down, the government said Friday as daily infections hit a new high.

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Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been slow to gather momentum since it began weeks ago, causing some to wonder how other countries have shown such promising progress with their own immunization efforts in a shorter amount of time.