Trudeau says border restrictions will be further relaxed ‘in the coming weeks’ if all goes well

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today the government is likely to further relax some of the most stringent border measures this summer — but Ottawa has no qualms about keeping the crossing... Read more »

Canada is ‘well and truly over the peak’ of COVID-19’s third wave, Tam says

Canada’s chief public health officer said today that strict public health measures and a ramped-up vaccination campaign have pushed the national COVID-19 case count to its lowest level in weeks. In much of... Read more »

Researchers claim mystery of rare blood clots tied to COVID-19 vaccines solved, but experts urge caution

A German research team has put forward a potential solution to prevent the rare, serious blood clots caused by two leading COVID-19 vaccines, but other scientists warn it’s too early to draw conclusions about the mechanism... Read more »

Why the Wuhan lab-leak origin theory of the COVID-19 virus is being taken more seriously

For Canadian biotech entrepreneur Yuri Deigin, whose 16,000-word essay last April provided one of the first detailed arguments that the COVID-19 virus could have escaped from a Chinese lab, the recent traction gained by such a... Read more »

B.C. cuts interval between 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses to 8 weeks for ‘most people’

The latest: Manitoba extended public health restrictions targeting gatherings, workplaces and retail establishments on Thursday, as the province’s hospitals continue to face immense pressure from a third wave of COVID-19 infections. The revised orders also mean... Read more »

Manitoba extends COVID-19 restrictions amid ‘critical pressures’ on health system

Hundreds of Manitoba schools will remain in remote learning until at least June 7, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says. Schools in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin and the Red River Valley and Garden Valley... Read more »

Moderna confirms 2 million more COVID-19 shots will arrive by the week of June 14

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said today that vaccine maker Moderna has confirmed two million more doses will arrive in Canada over the next two weeks, with “millions” more to... Read more »

Reopening is coming, but hold on to that mask for now, say experts

As more regions in Canada start reopening, and millions of people return to restaurants, gyms, stores and salons, infectious diseases experts say there are some crucial precautions both business owners and individuals should... Read more »

Yes, provinces are preparing to reopen. But it’s not time to ditch your mask just yet, experts say

As more regions in Canada start reopening, and millions of people return to restaurants, gyms, stores and salons, infectious diseases experts say there are some crucial precautions both business owners and individuals should... Read more »

Plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions could see Alberta fully reopen by July, premier says

The Alberta government has unveiled its three-stage “open for summer” plan, a strategy tied directly to vaccination and hospitalization numbers that could see all public-health restrictions lifted by July. The province will... Read more »