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Ontario reports 4,227 new cases of COVID-19, 2nd highest daily count

Ontario reported 4,227 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the second-highest on a single day at any point during the pandemic. Canada’s most populous province logged 4,249 new infections on January 8, but 450 of those were attributed to a delay »


Quebecers aged 55 and over eligible for AstraZeneca vaccine at walk-in clinics

Starting today, Quebecers aged 55 and over were able to receive the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics across the province and the population responded well to the new initiative. According to a report from CBC News, many Quebecers across »

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Good oral health reduces risk of fatal outcomes from COVID-19: study

COVID-19 patients who have infected and inflamed gums run a much higher risk of death and severe complications than those with healthy gums, according to a new international study led by Canadian researchers at McGill University. The study published in »


Source of Vancouver Canucks COVID-19 infections confirmed as variant

The Vancouver Canucks confirmed on Wednesday that 25 individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that the source of the infection is confirmed to be a variant. In a statement, Canucks’ team physician Dr. Jim Bovard and Dr. »


Skate Canada bids to host figure skating world championship in Montreal in 2024

Skate Canada announced on Tuesday that it is submitting a formal bid to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2024 in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal was supposed to be the host city for the event in March 2020, but »


Top doctors in Ontario call for province-wide stay-at-home order

The top medical health officers from Toronto, Peel and Ottawa asked the Ontario government on Monday to impose further restrictions to stop the surge of COVID-19 infections. In a letter, signed by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Dr. Vera Etches and »


Canadian faithful stream religious services, pray more, but donate less: poll

As many Canadians prepare to mark their second Easter amid growing restrictions due to the pandemic’s third wave, a new survey shows they have adapted remarkably well to the new reality of live streamed religious services even as they crave »


Most teleworking Canadians are as productive at home as at work: report

The overwhelming majority of Canadians who were forced to switch to teleworking because of the pandemic say they have been as productive working from home as they were in the office, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. In »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada to receive 5M Pfizer doses ahead of schedule in June, Trudeau says

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer-BioNTech has agreed to move up delivery of five million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada from late summer to June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. The accelerated delivery schedule will bring Canada’s total expected doses »

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Doctor urges vaccination priority for people with obesity

Recognizing that people with obesity are at greater risk of severe complications from COVID-19 infection, several Canadian provinces have prioritized them for vaccination. But a Canadian doctor worries that stigma and fat-shaming may prevent some people from getting the vaccine. »