Category Archives: Health

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 41,760 new vaccinations administered for a total of 692,899 doses given. The provinces have administered doses...

B.C.’s COVID-19 cases trending in right direction, provincial health officer says

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer and health minister say the province's COVID-19 case count is "trending in the right direction."Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say public restrictions will ease if the number of C...

Care home residents prioritized: Alberta begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province has begun giving second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with priority for residents in long-term care homes. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says adjustments are being made on the fly to make

Delay in shipments leads Manitoba to plan fewer COVID-19 vaccinations

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials say delays in getting COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech will force the province to sharply reduce the number of injections planned for February.The province says it is planning for incoming supplies to be cut in...

Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

OTTAWA — Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada's efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the Ontario Medical Association says.The association's analysis of more than 65...

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces pro...

People’s Alliance leader says New Brunswick’s COVID-19 response sowing confusion

FREDERICTON — The People's Alliance party says the New Brunswick government's recent decisions to curb the spread of COVID-19 are confusing for the public. Leader Kris Austin has been a member of the all-party COVID-19 cabinet committee for the last 10...

Improve working conditions in long-term care homes, COVID-19 advisory group urges

Ontario should improve working conditions in long-term care homes in an effort to retain staff and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the facilities, a new report from a group of health experts advising the province suggests. The immense toll

Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 infections in Quebec: health experts

MONTREAL — Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Premier Francois Legault has suggested

Labour minister says 25 tickets issued in big-box store blitz, 242 stores inspected

TORONTO — Ontario's labour minister says 25 tickets were issued during a weekend inspection blitz of big-box stores that found the majority were following public health rules. Monte McNaughton says the province ticketed stores for failing to enforce ph...