Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Ontario to announce vaccine task force Friday, group will plan rollout

TORONTO — Ontario will unveil its COVID-19 vaccine task force on Friday, said Premier Doug Ford, pledging that the province will be ready to distribute the doses whenever they arrive.  Under increasing pressure to reveal details of the vaccination plan...

Quebec tightens rules for malls, stores amid high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

MONTREAL — Quebec public health authorities are introducing new rules for shoppers in malls and other stores during the busy holiday season amid growing COVID-19 concerns. Deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault made the announcement today in Quebec City, s...

Doctors and nurses worried as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise

MONTREAL — Organizations representing doctors and nurses in Quebec say they're increasingly worried as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb heading into what is normally one of the busiest times of the year for the province's hospitals. “In a no...

Ontario reports 1,723 new COVID-19 cases today, and 35 new deaths from the virus

Ontario is reporting 1,723 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 35 new deaths due to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 500 new cases in Peel Region, 410 cases in Toronto, and 196 cases in York Region. The province

Ontario hospitals grapple with capacity issues as COVID-19 cases rise

TORONTO — Ontario's hospitals are warning that the rising number of COVID-19 patients in their wards are making it increasingly tough to continue other procedures. The Ontario Hospital Association urged residents Wednesday to follow public health measu...

Ontario reports 1,707 new COVID-19 cases today, and seven new deaths from the virus

Ontario is reporting 1,707 new cases of COVID-19 today, and seven new deaths due to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 727 new cases are in Toronto, 373 in Peel Region, and 168 cases in York Region. The province says it

Ontario reports 1,707 new COVID-19 cases today, and seven new deaths from the virus

Ontario is reporting 1,707 new cases of COVID-19 today, and seven new deaths due to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 727 new cases are in Toronto, 373 in Peel Region, and 168 cases in York Region. The province also reported

COVID-19: Quebec tests air quality in long-term care homes, hospitals

MONTREAL — As experts mull recommendations regarding ventilation and COVID-19 transmission ahead of the winter, Quebec health officials said Monday that air quality tests carried out in long-term care homes and hospitals earlier this month revealed sat...

Quebec passes 7,000 COVID-19 deaths, sets new single day record for infections

MONTREAL — Quebec set a new record for daily COVID-19 infections Saturday while surpassing the threshold of 7,000 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus. The province reported 1,480 new confirmed cases Saturday, exceeding the previous record set on Thu...

Ford slams anti-lockdown protesters outside his home as ‘buffoons;’ begs them to stop

TORONTO — An angry Premier Doug Ford lashed out on Friday at anti-lockdown protesters outside his home, accusing them of intimidating nearby residents and saying their actions wouldn't sway him. His neighbours, Ford said in offering them a sincere apol...