Category Archives: Health

Federal government to send health-care workers to Ontario, Trudeau says

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal departments and some Canadian provinces are working to send health-care workers and equipment to help Ontario as it battles record-breaking COVID-19 numbers. Trudeau said in a video update today tha...

B.C. to start registering people 18 years and older for COVID-19 vaccines

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it's inviting people 18 years and older to register for a COVID-19 vaccine over the next week. A Ministry of Health statement Sunday says more than 1.8 million people will now be invited to

Nova Scotia reports seven new cases of COVID-19, has 49 active cases

HALIFAX — Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nova Scotia on Sunday, bring the province's total number of active infections to 49.  Health officials said four of the most recent cases were in the Halifax area, with two close

Quebec reports 1,344 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths as hospitalizations drop slightly

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,344 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, including two in the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations in the province declined slightly for the first time since early April, falling by nine to 683.  The number of patients in intensi...

Stage set for historic federal budget as COVID-19 continues to rage

OTTAWA — The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery even as a third wave of COVID-19 rages across the country. Finance

Ford mulls legislature shutdown next week amid backlash over outdoor restrictions

TORONTO — Calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to undo new wide-ranging COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreational activities came Sunday, amid pledges of help from the federal government. A political battle also appeared to be brewing amid word the ...

Despite COVID-19 vaccines, Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory — or charitable

WASHINGTON — This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at one of the city's largest COVID-19 mass-vaccination sites.  Gett...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 249,535 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,775,267 doses given. Nationwide, 908,060 people or 2.4 per...

B.C. finance minister to table historic pandemic-challenged deficit budget

VICTORIA — British Columbia's finance minister says her professional training as a family therapist helped her develop the New Democrat government's first budget during the COVID-19 pandemic, which she will table Tuesday. Selina Robinson said her skill...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on April 17, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday April 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 249,535 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,775,267 doses given. Nationwide, 908,060 people or 2.4 ...