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.
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.
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 - 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORT ALBANY, Ont. - Members of the military are helping a remote First Nation in northeastern Ontario deal with a COVID-19 outbreak.
TORONTO - Ontario's four major teachers' unions say they want the government to establish specific benchmarks that would trigger moves to in-person or virtual learning.
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.
MONTREAL - Quebec is defending its decision to reopen schools as COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths soar, with one public health official saying classrooms aren't the primary drivers of transmission.
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.
The arrival of COVID vaccines have stirred excitement and optimism for a swift end to the global pandemic, with some seeing the shot as a "free pass" to soon gather and socialize as they did pre-2020.
TORONTO - Ontario hospitals have been warned to ready themselves for patient transfers from outside their regions as rising COVID-19 admissions place increasing pressure on the health-care system.
TORONTO - All schools in southern Ontario will remain closed for in-person learning until Jan. 25, a move the government said was needed to protect students and staff from surging rates of COVID-19.
SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. - As medical interpreter Tom Chapman received his COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, 85-year-old patient Eunice Fiddler told him in Ojicree: "Don't cry."
Ontario faced a shortage of personal protective equipment at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in part because it did not replenish its stockpiles over the previous years, an independent commission examining the impact of the health crisis on long-term care has heard.