COVID-19 and flu set to peak over holiday season in Ontario; Moore urges vaccinations
Ontario's top doctor says there is "a lot" of COVID-19 circulating in the province right now, and levels of both that virus and influenza are on the rise.
24 Nova Scotia long-term care homes currently dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks
There are currently two dozen COVID-19 outbreaks reported at long-term care homes across Nova Scotia, and some health-care officials are concerned about a lack of COVID protocols.
COVID-19: Peterborough risk index still high as 1 death, 11 active outbreaks reported
Peterborough Public Health reports 11 active institutional outbreaks on Nov. 29, the majority at retirement or long-term care facilties.
Visitors barred from Bracebridge hospital after COVID-19 outbreak declared
A facility-wide COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital site in Bracebridge. The outbreak currently includes eight patients and six staff.
Updated Novavax COVID-19 shot approved by Health Canada
Health Canada on Tuesday approved the updated Novavax vaccine, marking the third booster available to Canadians alongside Pfizer and Moderna.
Toronto to permanently close four COVID-19 fixed-site vaccine clinics
Toronto Public Health has announced it will be closing its four fixed-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Toronto as of Dec. 13, 2023.
COVID-19: Peterborough area death toll jumps to 168 after provincial data review
The health unit says the region's new death count now includes 10 missing historical deaths that occurred between Jan. 15, 2020 and March 31, 2023.
COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria-area hospital
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Victoria area hospital.
Nova Scotia continuing-care assistant raises home care concerns around COVID-19 protocols
Audrey Oliver works as a CCA with VON Canada in the Annapolis Valley. She wants to see better protocols in place to mitigate the risk of the virus in home-care settings.
After Medicago shutdown, Canada recovers $40M and research on COVID-19 vaccine
Canada will see the recovery of $40 million owed in relation to the construction of Medicago's facility, and will see research and development assets transferred to Aramis.
COVID-19: Peterborough area risk index remains high; 2 outbreaks at PRHC
Peterborough Public Health reports 155 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic was declared. One death was reported in November.
COVID-19 waning in B.C. with hospital admissions, deaths and cases down
The BC Centre for Disease Control says there were 144 new COVID hospitalizations in the week ending Nov. 4, fewer than half the 296 hospitalizations three weeks earlier.
COVID-19: Outbreak at Campbellford Memorial Hospital prompts visitor restrictions
Campbellford Memorial Hospital says that due to a COVID-19 outbreak, only one 'essential caregiver' will be permitted to visit patients in the inpatient unit.
Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 mass vaccine clinic to permanently close
The mass vaccination clinic at the Western Fair District in London, Ont., will administer its last dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16 before shuttering for good.
Peterborough hospital says rising flu, COVID-19 cases puts pressure on staffing
PRHC president and CEO Dr. Lynn Mikula reports that in the first week of November, respiratory ER visits were 40 per cent higher than they were in first week of October.
Manning panel gives 90 recommendations on Alberta’s COVID-19 pandemic response
A panel reviewing Alberta's COVID-19 response is calling for changes to ensure the premier and cabinet have the last word in future crises, with help from a science officer.
CRA claws back $458M in COVID-19 wage subsidies after partial audit
The Canada Revenue Agency is releasing a report Monday that offers detailed findings of its audits of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program.
Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Centre adopts masking directive to curb COVID-19 infections
Masking is now required for Peter Lougheed Centre's staff, physicians, volunteers, contracted service providers and laboratory workers in patient-facing areas of the hospital.
B.C. ‘clawed back’ COVID-19 benefit from thousands, report finds
Thousands of people in British Columbia saw their $1,000 tax-free COVID-19 benefit unfairly clawed back by the provincial government, says an ombudsperson report.
COVID-19 down, influenza up, B.C. health officials report
New data suggest that COVID-19 activity in British Columbia is trending downward, while influenza and RSV are on the rise.