TORONTO - Calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to undo new wide-ranging COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreational activities came Sunday, amid pledges of help from the federal government.
TORONTO - Ontario extended a stay-at-home order and announced new restrictions to fight COVID-19 on Friday, while giving police new powers to enforce the measures. Here are the highlights:
MONTREAL - Quebec will deploy sound trucks in hard-hit Montreal neighbourhoods to announce the presence of mobile clinics offering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, Health Minister Christian Dube said Friday.
All hands are on deck at one Toronto vaccination clinic where surgeons and students alike are working together to inoculate as many people as possible in an effort to contain a tidal wave of new COVID-19 infections.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford's cabinet is meeting Thursday to discuss new restrictions necessary to deal with the alarming rise in COVID-19 variant cases that are putting immense pressure on hospitals.
TORONTO - An ongoing exodus of nurses and other key workers from long-term care has exacerbated what was already a critical staffing shortage before the COVID-19 onslaught, representatives of the sector said on Thursday.
MONTREAL - There is no need to change Quebec's vaccine strategy despite reports of empty walk-in vaccine clinics in the Montreal area, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday.
TORONTO - The Ontario Medical Association says it's "troubled" by findings regarding children's mental health during the pandemic, including a stark increase in intentional ingestion-related emergency room visits from teenagers over the last year.
News of reported blood clots in a handful of American recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has prompted some to wonder why certain brands of the jab are potentially causing the rare side effects while others aren't.
A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
TORONTO - Community groups and large employers will be enlisted by Ontario to help organize COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents aged 18 and older in "high risk" settings within virus hot spots.
Anger and frustration can take over when people hear rumblings of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy coming from their friends and relatives.
MONTREAL - A Quebec opposition party is calling on workers to be granted a four-hour paid break to be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
TORONTO - Ontario schools will move indefinitely to online learning when classes resume next week after spring break, the province announced Monday.
A Canada Post worker at a Toronto mail processing plant has died as a result of COVID-19, the organization and the union representing its employees say.
TORONTO - The Ontario Hospital Association says nearly all Greater Toronto Area hospitals are closing their pediatric units to help accommodate a surge in COVID-19 cases.
A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report.
For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.
TORONTO - Panos Kelamis had to get creative for his son's sixth birthday this year since, once again, he won't be able to have a party due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTREAL - Quebec recorded another day of rising COVID-19 cases Saturday while setting a new high for daily vaccinations.
Pandemic-fuelled frustration has some teens expressing anger in unhealthy ways after a year of missed social connections that would typically help them mature and regulate their emotions, says a psychiatrist calling for more education on coping skills as part of the school curriculum.
TORONTO - Ontario will allow hospitals to transfer patients without their consent and redeploy home-care workers to the facilities as the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units hits new highs.
MONTREAL - Health officials in Quebec City pleaded with residents on Friday to follow health orders after the capital region reported the highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the province for a second consecutive day.
TORONTO - Ontario will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers arriving at Toronto's international airport through a pilot project this weekend, The Canadian Press has learned.
MONTREAL - Quebec is reimposing an 8 p.m. curfew in the Montreal area and extending a lockdown order in three cities and one region as it tightens COVID-19 restrictions for the second time in three days.
TORONTO - Ontario's plan to use mobile units to vaccinate those aged 18 and older in COVID-19 hot spots will take some time to launch, a member of the province's immunization task force said Thursday as residents in those areas searched for specifics on the project.
TORONTO - An expert group is recommending Ontario clinicians ration doses of a drug used to treat COVID-19 as a supply shortage coincides with a third wave of infections that's sending more patients into intensive care.
LONDON - British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots.
TORONTO - Education workers in some Ontario virus hot spots will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations next week, the government announced Wednesday, amid union calls for all education workers to get shots as a third wave of infections surges across the province.
QUEBEC - A gym in Quebec City has now been linked to 419 cases of COVID-19 after staff and clients got infected and unknowingly carried the virus to grocery stores, homes, and workplaces, the regional health authority said Wednesday.
TORONTO - Dr. Daniel Drucker didn't expect his decades-worth of groundbreaking research on gut hormones to garner so much attention in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford is urging Ontarians to 'hunker down' over the next four weeks as the province imposes a stay-at-home order to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.
MONTREAL - Less than two weeks after easing restrictions, Quebec is reversing its decision to reopen gyms and high schools in the greater Montreal area.
Toronto is the latest COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario to order schools closed while the provincial government maintains that classrooms are safe for in-person learning.
TORONTO - The second phase of Ontario's vaccine rollout will target people in COVID-19 hot spots aged 50 and older, the province announced Tuesday as Premier Doug Ford said new restrictions would be coming soon to fight the third wave of the pandemic.
NEW YORK - Sonia Sein said she spent the last six years “trying to catch every breath at every moment" after extensive treatment for her severe asthma damaged her windpipe.
TORONTO - The top doctors of three COVID-19 hot spots in Ontario are urging the province to impose tougher restrictions, including a stay-at-home order, to address a surge in new infections.
MONTREAL - The mayor of a small town that was set to enter lockdown Monday night says the provincial government has been incoherent in its messaging on COVID-19 health orders.
From an outbreak on a Canadian NHL team to clusters of cases detected in Alberta, parts of Canada have been seeing skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers that are possibly linked to variants of concern over the last several weeks.
U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
TORONTO - Ontario long-term care operators are being asked to do more to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake among staff, with the government recommending on-site vaccinations or paid transportation to clinics.