Ontario issues emergency orders to allow hospitals to transfer patients without consent

The Ontario government’s health agency has issued two emergency orders to help hospitals cope with a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care admissions that is threatening the province’s critical care capacity, the Ministry of Health said in a... Read more »

Variants driving strong resurgence of virus in many parts of Canada, Tam says

The latest: The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the country has reached a near record as the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants drives up hospitalizations, prompting Ontario... Read more »

Manitoba ‘in the beginnings’ of 3rd COVID-19 wave, health official warns

Manitoba may soon tighten its pandemic rules once again, the leader of the province’s vaccine task force cautioned as officials reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count in months. “I just want... Read more »

Why Canadians have reason to be more optimistic about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Comparing apples to oranges isn’t necessarily useful if you’re trying to learn more about apples. And that is exactly what some experts say is happening in recent discussions of Canada’s vaccine rollout... Read more »

Ontario orders hospitals to halt non-emergency surgeries as COVID-19 patients fill ICUs

The Ontario government’s health agency is telling hospitals across most of the province to stop performing all but emergency and life-saving surgeries because of the growing caseload of COVID-19 patients, CBC News... Read more »

Quebec imposes earlier curfew for Montreal and Laval

The latest: Some provinces are strengthening public health measures amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, with Quebec on Thursday tightening restrictions in regions of concern and B.C. announcing a new workplace closure order... Read more »

Quebec brings back 8 p.m. curfew for Montreal area

The curfew in Montreal and Laval will return to 8 p.m. starting on Sunday, the Quebec government has announced. Premier François Legault said even though transmission rates are currently stable in the... Read more »

Quebec considers extending lockdown in hardest-hit cities

The Quebec government is considering keeping harsh restrictions in place in the hardest-hit cities, with the province recording its highest COVID-19 numbers in more than two months. Newer strains of the coronavirus continue... Read more »

Canada is losing the race between vaccines and variants as 3rd wave worsens

Much of Canada is in the grips of a worsening third wave as COVID-19 vaccinations slowly ramp up, and experts say the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants is throwing gasoline on... Read more »

Why Canada is losing the race between vaccines and variants as 3rd wave worsens

Much of Canada is in the grips of a worsening third wave as COVID-19 vaccinations slowly ramp up, and experts say the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants is throwing gasoline on... Read more »