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Health, Society

More restrictions are announced as COVID refuses to let up

As COVID caseloads rise and more transmissible variants continue to spread across Canada, people in three provinces–Ontario, Quebec and Alberta–are facing increased public-health restrictions to combat the virus’s third wave. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced this afternoon he was imposing »

Economy, Politics, Society

Facing a growing COVID crisis, Ford shuts down Ontario for the next four weeks

Premier Doug Ford announced today that he is putting Ontario–Canada’s richest and most populous province–under lockdown for the next four weeks. The so-called “emergency break” provisions take effect Saturday across the province.  “We are facing a serious situation and drastic »

Society

New Brunswick COVID cases spike as Ontario and Quebec hospitalzations decline

Canadians looking for a glimmer of hope in the COVID-19 pandemic battle may be able to take a bit of solace from statistics released Sunday in Ontario and Quebec–the provinces hit hardest hardest hit by the virus. Officials in both »

International, Politics

Defence Department report warns of right-wing extremism as pandemic continues

New research from Canada’s Department of National Defence serves notice about what could turn out to be far-ranging side effects from the COVID-19 pandemic–side effects that exist well beyond hospitals and ICU units. It suggests that the longer the pandemic »

Economy, Health, Politics

As COVID cases mount, many Canadians say they support nightime curfews

On the day when Ontario set a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases–that included 15 more deaths linked to the illness–a new public opinion survey suggests that two out of three Canadians are ready to support temporary nightime curfews if the »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

PM calls Pfizer’s Monday vaccine announcement ‘encouraging’

Monday’s announcement by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech SE, that early data suggests their COVID-19 vaccine seems safe and effective could be very good news for Canadians. Pfizer is one of seven drug companies Ottawa has signed »