Category Archives: Health

Quebec makes AstraZeneca vaccine available for 45 and over, extends lockdown orders

Quebec announced on Tuesday it will expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those 45 and over and extend the lockdown order in three regions, including Quebec City, until at least May 3. The decision to offer AstraZeneca to more people

Saskatchewan makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to those 40 and up

REGINA — Saskatchewan is dropping the age at which people can receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 40 from 55. Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia have done the same. Quebec announced earlier Tuesday that it was dropping the a...

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

OTTAWA — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:55 p.m. One in four Canadians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday afternoon. Provincial and territorial governments report that by late a...

Manitoba and North Dakota look to get cross-border essential workers vaccinated

WINNIPEG — The governments of Manitoba and North Dakota are aiming to ensure essential workers who have to cross the Canada-U.S. border are vaccinated against COVID-19. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are schedule...

Manitoba truckers will get COVID-19 vaccines in North Dakota under cross-border deal

WINNIPEG — Manitoba commercial truck drivers who regularly travel into the United States will now be able to get COVID-19 vaccines in North Dakota. The deal, touted as the first such cross-border vaccine agreement between a province and a state, could

Ontario hints at action on paid sick leave amid barrage of criticism

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford's government said Tuesday it was considering a paid sick-leave program for essential workers amid warnings from its own science advisers that hospitals were "buckling" under the weight of COVID-19. Public health experts and ...

Trudeau defends Canada’s travel restrictions as effective but open to doing more

OTTAWA — Governments are looking at new limits for travel both into and within Canada, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set heartbreaking records. On a positive note, Canada hit a new milestone for vaccinations, with 25

Opposition leaders criticize federal budget over pharmacare, old age security

OTTAWA — Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government's first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare, failing to adequately boost old age security and not speeding up the pace of vaccinations. Debate began in the House of Comm...

B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from COVID-19.Finance Minister Selina Robinson said Tuesday...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Monday April 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 269,775 new vaccinations administered for a total of 10,243,418 doses given. Nationwide, 932,807 people or 2.5 per