Highlights / lockdown


Survey: Young Canadians feeling impact from COVID-19 lockdown

Young Canadians are feeling most impacted compared to older Canadians due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, according to a study commissioned by World Vision Canada, published on Wednesday. The study found that younger Canadians aged 18 to 29 said that »


COVID-19 roundup: Finns not too mentally affected by virus; Svalbard opens up

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a smaller impact on the psychological health of the population than expected, according to findings from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). Tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard from Norway will be »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian kids are hanging in there… kinda

May is always something of a bittersweet month for North American kids. Final exams are coming. But so is summer. It’s actually a pretty good time to be young. This spring, not so much. A new survey from the non-profit »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Ontario: some restrictions eased, but lockdown to continue

Canada’s most populous province is expected to announce another extension to its health state of emergency to remain in place until June. A final decision will be made tomorrow. However, even though that’s the case, some restrictions are being eased. »

Economy, Society

Return to the office? Canadians split on merits of post-pandemic teleworking

Canadians appear to be almost evenly split between those who would prefer to continue working from home after the worst of the pandemic is over and those who would rather go back to the office, according to a new survey »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

British Columbia unveils plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Starting in mid-May, British Columbians will be able to do things many Canadians in the rest of the country have been dreaming about since mid-March, when lockdown measures introduced by various levels of government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic upended »


COVID-19 roundup: Norway’s reopening continues; census restarts in Alaska

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the population’s cooperation helped contain COVID-19 and has well-positioned the country to continue reopening of the economy. The U.S. Census Bureau says it will begin a phased-in re-start of its field operations in Alaska, »

Economy, Health, Society

Several provinces begin easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Nearly eight weeks after the first pandemic lockdown measures were announced in Canada, several provinces are beginning the process of slowly loosening some of their COVID-19 restrictions. The French-speaking province of Quebec, which accounts for more than half of Canada’s »


COVID-19: Northern Siberia residents flout lockdown; antibody testing in Sweden

“Calculate how many people you’ve had contact with over the past five days. Are you ready to forgive yourself if one of them does not survive a coronavirus infection? Was the reason you left home really worth it?” With COVID-19 »

Health, Society

New COVID-19 modelling predicts up to 3,883 deaths by May 5

Canada could see up to 66,835 COVID-19 cases and 3,883 deaths caused by the pandemic by May 5, according to the latest modelling released by federal public health officials. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa today, Canada’s Chief Public »