2 monkeypox cases confirmed in Quebec — the first in Canada

Two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Quebec, the first such cases in the country, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The agency says it has alerted public health... Read more »

Montreal public health authority probing 17 cases of suspected monkeypox

Montreal’s top public health official is urging people not to panic as her department investigates 17 cases of suspected monkeypox in the greater Montreal region. At a news conference Thursday morning, Dr. Mylène Drouin said there are... Read more »

They fled war, had gentle souls, drove sports cars. Families tell the lives of those lost at Herron

There are a few things to know about Olga Maculavicous, who died at CHSLD Herron in the spring of 2020. First is that she drove a Trans Am sports car with flames on it and... Read more »

‘We tolerated the intolerable,’ Quebec coroner says in report on pandemic deaths of seniors

The lack of independence granted to Quebec’s public health director may have slowed the government response at the beginning of the pandemic, as hundreds were dying in long-term care homes across the... Read more »

When you still need to wear a mask: Quebec’s new rules explained

Since last Saturday, Quebecers no longer have to wear a mask in most indoor spaces across the province. The province’s mandatory mask mandate has been in place since July 2020, for a total of... Read more »

1st patient in Quebec gets approval from Health Canada for magic mushroom therapy

When Thomas Hartle indulges in a session of psilocybin treatment, the end-of-life anxiety, distractions and noises associated with his terminal colon cancer go away. “Before the treatment, it’s like you’re sitting in your... Read more »

Quebec lost almost $1B on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general

Quebec’s unpreparedness and its delayed reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the province losing almost $1 billion in its procurement of personal protective equipment, the auditor general said Wednesday. The government... Read more »

Quebec to lift indoor mask mandate on May 14

Quebec will be officially lifting its indoor mask mandate on May 14, the province’s interim director of public health announced Wednesday. Dr. Luc Boileau said that hospitalizations and staff absences in the health-care... Read more »

As Quebec election looms, Legault steps away from pandemic spotlight

After nearly two years as the public face of the province’s COVID-19 response, François Legault has pulled a U-turn. Since Feb. 1, the Quebec government has held a total of 15 news conferences... Read more »

Moderna facility in Montreal area expected to produce 100 million vaccine doses by 2024

The American pharmaceutical giant Moderna confirmed Friday that it has chosen the greater Montreal area as the location for its new biomanufacturing plant — the company’s first outside of the United States. The... Read more »