Category Archives: Science

Saskatchewan faces risk of COVID-19 resurgence: modelling

REGINA — A community health expert says recent modelling shows variants and high test positivity rates could threaten a resurgence of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Two weeks ago, the Saskatchewan Health Authority gave an update to physicians that included ...

Quebec launches COVID-19 vaccination booking system, while those in Ontario wait

Quebec seniors are able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations today, while those in Ontario have to wait weeks for the launch of that province’s booking system. Residents 85 years old and older can now register for appointments, which will

Quebec to require elementary school students in red zones to wear masks in classrooms

MONTREAL — Quebec will require elementary school students in regions hardest hit by COVID-19 to wear masks when they return from next week's March break, health authorities announced Thursday. The news came as the province's campaign to vaccinate the g...

Poll finds strong support for expanding access to medical assistance in dying

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests months of controversy has not dampened Canadians' strong support for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. Sixty-nine per cent of respondents to the Ipsos web-based poll, commissioned by the advocacy group Dying ...

Alberta to introduce budget: Promising renewed fight on COVID-19, but more red ink

EDMONTON — It’s budget day in Alberta, and Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government is promising more help in the fight against COVID-19, but more red ink on the bottom line. Kenney says the budget will concentrate on getting Alberta past

Who have provinces have pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies gradually ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Here's a list of their plans to date: Newfoundland and Labrador The provinc...

Government back in court seeking extension on MAID reform as bill stalls in Commons

OTTAWA — The federal government will be back in court this morning to seek a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. The government is asking for one more month, until March 26, to

Vaccine hesitancy declining among Quebec health-care workers, researchers say

MONTREAL — Lucie Tremblay wants her colleagues in Quebec's health-care sector to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The head of nursing at the regional health board for west-central Montreal has taken a leading role in the board's efforts to reduce vacci...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 49,917 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,652,282 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at...

Older Manitobans now eligibile for COVID-19 vaccines, younger age groups to follow

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is starting to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the general public, beginning with older people. It's a milestone for the vaccination plan, which has so far focused on specific groups such as health-care workers and nursing...