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Canadian province suspends first dose AstraZeneca vaccination

The western Canadian prairie province of Alberta is reported to have stopped administering first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-1. except in certain special cases. This includes Covishield which is the name of the same product produced in India. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

Doctors call for tougher health and climate commitment

A group of physicians and concerned citizens is calling on Canada to “make life-saving commitments” at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be hosted by the U.S. on Earth Day 2021, April 22, 2021.  Last year, this Canadian Association of »

Society

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 »

Health, International, Society

Trudeau: Canada and U.S. border to open eventually, AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that everyone is going to have to wait patiently until the health situation allows Canada to loosen border restrictions internationally. In a news conference in Montreal on Monday, Trudeau said there are ongoing discussions with »

Health, Society

Canadian government invests $3.5 million towards a safer supply of opioids

The Canadian government has announced $3.5 million in funding to expand an initiative that aims to offer a new way to provide people with a safer and regulated supply of opioids to prevent overdoses. A press release from Health Canada »

Health, Society

Report: BIPOC Manitobans face disproportionate amount of COVID-19 cases

A report from the Manitoba government has found that COVID-19 cases have not been evenly distributed among the province’s population groups and has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). According to the data published on Monday, 51 per »

Health

Montreal metro stations to be equipped with automated external defibrillators

The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM), the city’s public transportation authority, will install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all 68 of its metro stations. According to an announcement by the STM on Monday, the AEDs will be installed next »

Society

Masks now mandatory for middle and secondary school student in British Columbia

Masks are now mandatory for all middle and secondary school students across British Columbia in all indoor settings, according to new health and safety guidelines announced by the province on Thursday. However there will be some exceptions to the new »

Health, Society

Canada signs deal to domestically produce COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government and Novavax have a memorandum of understanding that will allow the government to produce the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at a facility in Montreal. In a news conference on Tuesday, Trudeau said that »

Economy, Society

City of Toronto likely to extend bylaws to reduce spread of COVID-19

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, appears likely to extend temporary bylaws that mandate masks in indoor spaces as well and physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a report that will go to Toronto city council next week, »