Category Archives: Science

COVID-19 restrictions coming for Montreal, capital, as infections surge

MONTREAL — Quebec moved its two biggest cities into the maximum COVID-19 alert level on Monday, closing bars, cinemas and other gathering spaces for 28 days, as COVID-19 infections continued to rise. Premier Francois Legault said the situation has...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 6:51 p.m. B.C.’s provincial health officer is once again appealing to residents to stay close to home and keep social circles small. Dr. Bonnie Henry says contact tracing shows...

COVID-19 further delaying some overdue military procurements

OTTAWA — While the federal government is pressing ahead with plans to buy billions of dollars worth of much-needed equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of National Defence's top procurement official says COVID-19 is further slowing d...

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

TERRACE, B.C. — Health care in the era of COVID-19 took centre stage at campaign stops Saturday by the leaders of British Columbia's New Democratic and Liberal parties. NDP Leader John Horgan promised to build a long-awaited new hospital in northwest

Demonstration in Fredericton as private abortion clinic to lose its doctor

FREDERICTON — A doctor who runs a private abortion clinic in Fredericton says he can't afford to continue subsidizing the service and is leaving the practice for another job at the end of this month. Dr. Adrian Edgar says he's applied for a

Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is investing $85 million in schools to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19. About $25 million of that amount will be used to train and hire employees to better supervise students during the pandemic. The Ministry of...

COVID-19 testing in some Ontario pharmacies begins; many not eligible

TORONTO — Select Ontario pharmacies began offering COVID-19 tests on Friday but confusion over how to book one and who qualified for the assessments saw several people turned away. The province announced the appointment-only tests for certain asym...

Manitoba makes masks mandatory for Winnipeg as COVID-19 cases surge

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief public health officer is making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces in Winnipeg as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the city.  Dr. Brent Roussin announced Friday that Winnipeg and most surrounding municipaliti...

Ontario’s move to scrap out-of-country health insurance was wrong:court

TORONTO — The Ontario government's move to axe its out-of-country health insurance program violates the Canada Health Act, a court ruled this week as it ordered the province to reinstate the coverage. The province overstepped its bounds in eliminating ...

Feds pledge $440 million to join international vaccine program

OTTAWA — Canada will spend $440 million to join an international program that is trying ensure COVID-19 vaccines aren't just hoarded by rich countries, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. But Canada is spending more than twice that to gain its