Politicians from a Toronto-area region facing the prospect of stricter public health measures pleaded for an exemption on Saturday, arguing the local case load isn't on par with numbers in other hot spots that drove Ontario's total to a new single-day high.
TORONTO - Ontario is considering imposing stricter COVID-19 restrictions on at least one more Toronto-area region where daily new cases have been on the rise, Premier Doug Ford said Friday.
Critical staffing shortages in Ontario's long-term care homes should be urgently addressed as the second wave of the pandemic intensifies, an independent commission said in interim recommendations released Friday.
MONTREAL - A Quebec health institute is projecting that the number of patients needing care over the next four weeks will not surpass the health network's dedicated COVID-19 capacity.
MONTREAL - Chances that restaurants in Quebec’s largest cities will reopen for in-person dining on Oct. 29 are low, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday, as the province reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections.
U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.
Montreal's mayor says she hopes her $6-million plan that includes free parking and longer store operating hours will be enough to lure holiday shoppers to the city's hard-hit downtown.
OTTAWA - Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada, but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery.
MONTREAL - The pandemic has negatively affected the mental health of almost half of young adults in Montreal, according to a survey by the city's public health agency.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Health care, housing and internet access for Inuit in Nunavut all lag far behind what a majority of Canadians expect for themselves, says a new report.
A report commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the land-claim organization that represents Inuit in the territory, outlines ways in which the region falls behind the rest of Canada. Here are some of the highlights:
Two Ontario colleges have partnered with a home-care services company to offer free courses that certify personal support workers in a bid to address a shortage of the employees during the pandemic.
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.
The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.
Matthew Davidson was beating his heroin addiction. The 31-year-old was attending group recovery meetings. He had a restaurant job he liked. He was a doting uncle to a baby nephew.
TORONTO - Children in Ontario's four COVID-19 hot spots should not go trick-or-treating this Halloween, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, stressing that the extent to which that advice is followed could affect the upcoming holiday season.
MONTREAL - Nurses and other health-care workers blocked two major bridges in Montreal and Quebec City Monday, escalating pressure tactics to push the province to address working conditions they say are not normal.
A new study indicates that suicide is the leading cause of firearm-related death in Ontario, with older men in rural areas making up the majority of those fatalities.
TORONTO - Ontario reported 805 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths related to the virus Saturday, as another Toronto-area public health unit imposed tighter restrictions on local long-term care homes.
MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 1,279 new COVID-19 cases today along with 15 more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.
TORONTO - Ontario announced stricter health measures for York Region on Friday in an effort contain what the province is calling an "alarming" surge in COVID-19 cases in that area.
MONTREAL - Quebecers may have to limit their contacts even more to reduce the number of new cases of COVID-19, according to the province's public health institute.
Long-term care homes in Ontario are dealing with severe staffing shortages and may not be ready to deal with the second wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard.
POINTE-À-LA-CROIX, Que. - A First Nations community in Quebec just north of the New Brunswick border is reporting its first case of COVID-19.
NEW YORK - Pfizer Inc. cannot request emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November -- and that’s if everything goes well, the company’s CEO announced Friday.
TORONTO - Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the reopening of businesses over the summer improved its financial outlook for the province, but warns a second lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic could slow the province's economic recovery next year.
LONDON - The head of the World Health Organization’s Europe office said the exponential surge of coronavirus cases across the continent has warranted the restrictive measures being taken, calling them “absolutely necessary” to stop the pandemic.
OHSWEKEN, Ont. - Public health officials in Six Nations of the Grand River say the Indigenous community is "in crisis" after a recent rise in cases of COVID-19.
Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an added safety layer experts call vital.
New fitness guidelines urge adults to limit screen time and sedentary behaviour while finding ways to stay active, even amid the pandemic.
TORONTO - Some of Ontario's long-term care homes will need more assistance than others to handle the second wave of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday as the province weighs which facilities should get help from the Canadian Red Cross.
MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 843 new cases of COVID-19 today and 12 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Long-term care homes were neglected as Ontario focused on preparing its hospitals for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients when the pandemic hit, doctors told an independent inquiry recently.
TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 649 new COVID-19 cases today, as the toll ticks down from Friday's all-time high of 939 new infections.
MONTREAL - Quebec reported another 1,097 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths linked to the virus on Saturday as new restrictions were set to be brought in for additional regions.
TORONTO - Ontario announced new restrictions for Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa on Friday in an attempt to bring surging COVID-19 infections under control, a move critics said ought to have come days earlier.
A hospital in Kitchener, Ont., says about 100 people aren't showing up for their COVID-19 tests every day ever since it switched to an appointment-only system.
TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats are presenting a multibillion-dollar plan to revamp the long-term care sector as the first plank of their 2022 election platform.