Category Archives: Health

Vancouver Canucks anthem singer is let go for ‘standing up against’ COVID rules

VANCOUVER — The popular singer of O Canada at the Vancouver Canucks hockey games says he knew he might lose his job for standing up against what he describes as the "tyranny" of COVID-19 restrictions.  Mark Donnelly sang the anthem at

Canadian Rangers will help with Manitoba First Nation’s COVID-19 outbreak

SHAMATTAWA, Man. — The Canadian Armed Forces says it will send a team of reservists to a First Nation in Manitoba to help with the community's COVID-19 response.The military says in an email that roughly six Canadian Rangers will work

Four Atlantic provinces report uptick in COVID-19, including new cluster in P.E.I.

HALIFAX — All four Atlantic provinces reported new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but the numbers remained relatively small. Nova Scotia reported six cases, Newfoundland and Labrador added four, New Brunswick logged two and P.E.I. recorded three, for a...

Fraser Health changes school notifications for students, staff over COVID-19

SURREY, B.C. — The Fraser Health authority is changing the way it notifies people in schools about their exposures to COVID-19.  Jordan Tinney, the superintendent of the Surrey School District, says in a tweet that "significant changes" start today for...

COVID-19 cases hit new records as Tam urges perseverance, promises vaccine on the way

Canada’s top doctor urged cautious optimism — and a healthy dose of patience — on Saturday, even as the second wave of COVID-19 continued its unsettling rise.  There is still a "long road ahead" in the battle to contain the virus,

Manitoba judge rules church can’t hold drive-in services forbidden by health order

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge rejected a church's request Saturday to hold drive-in services despite the province's COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings and in-person religious events. "The onus that an applicant must meet to obtain a stay of legis...

Quebec reports more than 2,000 new COVID-19 infections, figure includes old cases

Quebec is reporting more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic began, as well as dozens of new deaths.But the province's Public Health Institute says the figure is inflated by a number of cases

New Brunswick health officials report two new cases of COVID-19

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today.The first case involves a person in their 50s in the Saint John region.The second is a person in their 40s in the Edmundston region of

Ontario reports record high of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario is reporting a record high of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases today, along with 20 new deaths linked to the virus.The total breaks the previous record of 1,855 reached last month.Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto remains the provincial ho...

Negotiating contracts for vaccines in development needed flexibility: Anand

OTTAWA — Procurement Minister Anita Anand says that as soon as she knows when the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Canada, she will share that information with Canadians. But Anand told The Canadian Press in an interview this