Category Archives: Health

Traffic heavy as Atlantic provinces lift travel restrictions within region

Soon after the four Atlantic provinces lifted travel restrictions within the region early Friday, heavy cross-border traffic was reported across the Maritimes. Residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince...

Ontario deploys emergency management team to address Essex farm outbreak

TORONTO — Ontario has deployed an emergency management team to Windsor-Essex to help deal with a large COVID-19 outbreak on a farm, Premier Doug Ford said Friday as he apologized for previously suggesting migrant workers w...

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: B.C. premier

RICHMOND, B.C. — Premier John Horgan says Americans travelling through British Columbia on their way to Alaska or returning home should not stop in the province while COVID-19 cases continue rising in the United States. Ho...

Feds extend COVID-19 isolation order for anyone entering Canada until Aug. 31

OTTAWA — The federal government has extended the mandatory quarantine order for most people entering Canada until the end of August to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Any travellers entering the country — by land, air or sea

Tories ask procurement watchdog to review contracts between Ottawa, WE Charity

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives have asked Canada's procurement watchdog to review the circumstances around several sole-sourced contracts between the Liberal government and WE Charity, including its administration of a $900-million federal pro...

Atlantic Canada prepares to lift travel restrictions as regional “bubble” opens

Atlantic Canadians are closely eyeing travel requirements and coronavirus case numbers across the region as the four provinces prepare to open their borders to their neighbours Friday, an experiment that's prompted excitement and anxiety among resident...

New vaping rules regulating sale of flavours in effect this week in Ontario

TORONTO — New rules restricting the sale of most flavoured vape products have come into effect in Ontario. The rules mean most of the products can now only be sold at specialty vape and cannabis retail stores, which serve customers 19

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province said Tuesday that&...

Migrant farm workers “hid” from COVID-19 testing in Windsor-Essex: Ford

TORONTO — Migrant workers at an Ontario farm struggling with a major COVID-19 outbreak "hid" to avoid getting tested when health officials visited recently, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday, refusing to name the business. Ford said fears ...

COVID-19 reshapes Canada Day celebrations from big parties to online shows

OTTAWA — Large celebrations were replaced in many parts of the nation with backyard gatherings and digital events as Canadians marked a Canada Day unlike any other in the country's 153-year history. It has been almost four months since govern...