New Brunswick confirms first case of monkeypox in the province
The New Brunswick government said the individual diagnosed with monkeypox, a viral infectious disease, is currently in isolation and is being monitored.
The U.S. declared monkeypox a health emergency. Should Canada follow suit?
Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency Thursday in the U.S., and questions are being raised about whether Canada should follow suit.
Monkeypox cases in Canada surpass 1K, with most in Ontario
Ontario reported a total of 478 monkeypox cases, making it the province with the most cases in Canada while Quebec reported 425 cases.
Monkeypox risk in Hamilton ‘very low’ as cases surpass 1K in Canada
Hamilton Public Health is characterizing the risk of getting monkeypox as minimal among the general public with only a handful of reported cases.
Public Health Agency of Canada investigating strawberry-related hep A outbreak in Alberta, Sask.
PHAC says 10 people in Alberta and Saskatchewan who ate fresh organic strawberries from Co-op stores are now part of a hepatitis A outbreak.
Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians struggling with long COVID
Relatively little is known about the effects of long COVID, also known as post-COVID-19 condition, including how to diagnose it.
Public Health Agency of Canada ‘looking into’ non-compliance incidents of new travel rules
Several local police services in Canadian cities with international airports indicated they're taking a 'support' role for PHAC when it comes to enforcing the Quarantine Act.
Feb 24, 2021
Canada’s public health agency blindsided by COVID-19, scrambled to respond: AG report
The Public Health Agency of Canada spent years letting elements of pandemic preparedness slide before COVID-19 hit, says a new report from the auditor general.
Mar 25, 2021
Canada’s public health agency involved in trucker COVID vaccine rule error: sources
Confusion over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate last week stemmed from bureaucrats misinterpreting policy in more than one federal agency.
Opposition MPs push to suspend public health officials’ use of cellphone location data
The federal public health agency says the location data was 'de-identified' and could not be linked to individual Canadians’ movement, but privacy advocates still concerned.
Canada’s privacy watchdog probing health officials’ use of cellphone location data
Commons committee will hold emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the Public Health Agency of Canada’s plans to purchase the cellphone location data of millions of citizens.
Canada hasn’t needed to declare monkeypox an emergency, top doctor says. Here’s why
Canada already has mechanisms, including vaccines and treatments, in place to tackle the monkeypox outbreak amid signs of cases slowing down, Dr. Theresa Tam said.
Plans underway to monitor Canadian sewage for monkeypox, polio traces: Tam
Canada's chief public health officer says plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox and polio.
Experts warn ArriveCAN app could be violating constitutionally protected rights
A recent glitch in ArriveCAN that ordered more than 10,000 people to quarantine may have violated Canadians' fundamental rights, experts warn.
President of PHAC given until Friday to tell committee why 2 scientists let go
Iain Stewart told the special committee on Canada-China relations he can't go into details because of an ongoing RCMP investigation.
Mar 22, 2021
Frustrated Regina travellers searching for answers with ArriveCAN app
A pair of hopeful travellers from Regina have voiced their concerns with accessing ArriveCAN upon their return home, leaving them wondering what to do next.
Canada confirms first 2 cases of monkeypox in Quebec
In a statement late on Thursday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said two individuals in Quebec had tested positive for monkeypox.
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Canada unveils new guidance on what you can, can’t do
Dr. Howard Njoo, the country's deputy chief public health officer, said there are 'lots of factors at play.'
Jun 25, 2021
BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice on behalf of 33,000 B.C. public servants
The employees include firefighters, correctional officers, administration staff, and workers at the BC Liquor and Cannabis stores.
Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases
The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada has resigned amid a surge in cases of coronavirus in some of Canada’s most populous provinces.
Sep 18, 2020
COVID-19: Latest data points to 403 hospitalizations in Saskatchewan
Latest data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose about 18 per cent across Canada to 6,020 people needing beds from 5,109.