Is the pandemic over? What to expect from COVID-19 in the months ahead
As the third winter of the COVID-19 pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of the virus.
Dr. Hinshaw receives massive bonus for extra COVID-19 pandemic work
Dr. Deena Hinshaw saw a COVID-related bonus of $230,000 last year. At the same time, Alberta nurses were being asked to take a pay cut.
COVID relief funds too generous with businesses, strict with workers, experts say
One expert says said while the Canada Emergency Response Benefit was "terribly successful," the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy was a "huge failure."
Hate crime reports in Canada surged during COVID-19 pandemic: StatCan
New data released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday showed that 3,360 hate crimes were reported by police last year, representing a 72 per cent jump over the last two years.
Swiss lab tasked by WHO to stop next pandemic faces hurdles
Spiez Laboratory, known for its detective work on chemical, biological and nuclear threats since World War Two, was tasked last year by the World Health Organization.
New COVID-19 hospital admissions down in B.C. as overall case numbers rise
Between July 24 and 30, there were an estimated 242 new hospital admissions, the majority of which are concentrated in the Fraser Health Authority.
Alberta tightening bonus payment rules after hefty COVID-19 payout to health chief
The finance minister said the civil service has been directed to review and change the rules to ensure future bonus payments during emergencies go through cabinet for approval.
Some Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says
The Quebec government is reporting no new deaths due to COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours and dozens fewer people hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.
Sextortion cases rising in Canada as online crime swelled during COVID pandemic: report
New statistics show that police-reported extortion cases in Canada rose by nearly 300 per cent in the last decade.
COVID-19 vaccination rate lower among urban Indigenous people, study shows. Why?
Despite prioritization, COVID-19 vaccine uptake for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Toronto and London was 20 per cent lower than the overall population, new study shows.
COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Saskatchewan arts and entertainment industry
Arts and festival organizations in Saskatchewan say COVID has changed the game. 'Bounce back? I don't know if that is something that anybody is going to be able to do.'
COVID-19: B.C. report details disturbing ‘shadow pandemic’ of intimate partner violence
Eighty-five per cent of survey respondents reported an onset of intimate partner violence during the pandemic, and 77 per cent reported an increase in that violence.
Quebec to begin new COVID-19 vaccination booster drive in mid August
Dr. Luc Boileau said teams will travel to long-term care and seniors' homes to offer a booster on site beginning Aug. 15.
COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 15M globally, including indirect deaths: WHO
WHO provided a range of 13.3 million deaths to 16.6 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, it said in a release Thursday.
Canadian workers leaving pandemic-stricken sectors. Where are they going?
Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took stock and reassessed their priorities while others, grappling with burnout, simply walked away.
Babies of COVID-19: The impact of being born during the pandemic
An environment of social isolation and anxiety due to COVID-19 has likely had an effect on early child development, but kids will adapt, experts say.
Most Canadians more trusting of neighbours, institutions since COVID-19 pandemic: study
About 58 per cent of people in Canada trusted their neighbours slightly more after the pandemic than before, new survey data shows.
Canada’s tourism industry eyes ‘summer of recovery’ from COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. residents took 759,600 trips to Canada this April, eight times more than April 2021, but less than half of the 2019 trips, according to the latest Statistics Canada data.
COVID-19 boosters recommended this fall ahead of future pandemic wave: NACI
The new guidance recommends boosters should be offered to those at increased risk of severe illness, and may be offered to all other Canadians.
G7 leaders can’t forget about need to end COVID-19 pandemic: WHO adviser
Dr. Bruce Aylward says that if getting control of the pandemic by investing in vaccines and treatments for all countries isn't important to the G7, it won't be important to anyone.
Air Canada rejects passenger compensation claims, citing staff shortages and safety
In a Dec. 29 memo, Air Canada instructed employees to classify flight cancellations caused by staff shortages as a ``safety'' problem, excluding travellers from compensation.