Canada Coronavirus

COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last 24 hours while the other fatalities occurred earlier in the month. The number of hospitalizations linked to the pandemic …

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COVID-19: Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says surgical backlog will take more than 3.5 years to clear

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says it will take the province approximately three and a half years to clear the surgical backlog from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Financial Accountability Office projects that the backlog of cancelled surgeries will reach 419,200 procedures by the end of September. The FAO estimates …

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Eastern Townships region turns red amid COVID-19 surge

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Eastern Townships region is officially a designated red zone once again Monday due to rising COVID-19 cases. The change brings tighter measures into effect for the area, which was previously an orange zone under Quebec’s coloured-coded pandemic response system. Restaurants and gyms must close, and places of worship …

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COVID-19: Already ‘fragile’ Ontario camps industry facing uncertain summer

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Ontario Camps Association says it’s working with the government to try to find a way to open safely this summer amid the ongoing pandemic, but some camps have already made the choice to close or alter programming in the face of more uncertainty. Chair of the OCA’s COVID-19 …

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Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said?

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus? A number of colleges in the United States have already stated their …

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Registered Practical Nurses struggling with pandemic stress, workload: poll

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Pam Parks says she has a routine to pick herself up before she starts every one of her 12-hour hospital shifts these days. The registered practical nurse drives the five minutes to work at an Oshawa, Ont., hospital with her car radio turned up and sings along …

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COVID-19: Quebec reports under 1,000 new cases for a week straight as hospitalizations continue to drop

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Quebec reported 960 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and six more virus-related deaths. This marks the seventh consecutive day that the daily tally of new infections has been under 1,000 as the province deals with the third wave of the pandemic. One of the six deaths was recorded …

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Canada to face COVID-19 like yearly endemic flu due to variants, expert says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A Canadian health expert on the federal government’s COVID-19 Task Force says that Canada and the rest of the world will most likely see the novel coronavirus become a part of the viral ecosystem — akin to the seasonal endemic flu — due to the spread of several variants …

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Establishing national standards for long-term care homes a ‘huge priority’: LeBlanc

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes across the country remains a “huge priority,” for the federal government, Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs says. In an interview with The West Block’s Abigail Bimman, Dominic LeBlanc said an independent group of experts — the National Standards Council — is currently …

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Ontario reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

Ontario reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

Ontario reported 3,216 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 492,303. For comparison, last Sunday 3,723 cases were reported.Forty-seven new deaths were also announced on May 9, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,308.A total of 451,591 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which …

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