City of Winnipeg proposes property tax increase in face of financial pressures
The City of Winnipeg is proposing a 3.5 per cent tax increase to help battle financial pressures yoked to inflation, labour costs, and the aftermath of the pandemic.
With respiratory illness season here, Manitoba experts say ‘get that booster shot’
Professor of disease modelling at York University, said Canadians, including Manitobans, are more vulnerable outbreaks because immunity is running low, and getting lower.
China hasn’t detected ‘novel’ diseases amid reported spike in pneumonia in kids: WHO
The WHO says it has made an official request to China for information about a potentially worrying spike in respiratory illnesses and clusters of pneumonia in children.
COVID-19 hospitalizations triple in Quebec over the past month, health minister says
Many of those patients are admitted for other reasons and contract the novel coronavirus during their hospital stay, according to Health Minister Christian Dubé.
Some COVID-19 treatments in U.S. are about to get expensive. Here’s why
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is setting the price for a five-day treatment of Paxlovid at $1,390, but Americans can still access the pills at no cost -- for now.
Hamilton cardiologist faces criticism over comment about pro-Palestinian protest
Prominent cardiologist, Dr. Eva Lonn, at McMaster University in Hamilton, is under review by the university after she called for pro-Palestinian rallygoers to be deported.
Manitoba says shipments of COVID and flu shots are being distributed
Manitoba is gearing up for the season of sniffles and coughs by sending out COVID and seasonal flu shots across the province.
Michael Cohen faces Trump at NY fraud trial, says ex-boss told him to boost assets
Cohen is a key figure in New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit alleging that Trump and his company falsified financial statements that inflated his wealth.
New Zealand elects conservative government in decisive win
People in New Zealand voted for change after six years of a liberal government led for most of that time by Jacinda Ardern, who resigned earlier this year.
Not just COVID: Cold, flu may lead to longer symptoms, study finds
The recent study suggests that there may be longer health impacts associated with other respiratory illnesses besides COVID that have gone unrecognized..
Pfizer’s updated COVID vaccine approved by Health Canada
The vaccine approval coincides with the emergence of two new COVID-19 variants within the country, and experts are warning about continued vigilance in public health measures.
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to 2 scientists for COVID vaccine discoveries
Hungarian scientist Katalin Kariko and U.S. colleague Drew Weissman made mRNA molecule discoveries together that paved the way for COVID-19 vaccines.
New COVID shot provides ‘boost in protection’ against new variants: doctors
Public health officials say the number of COVID-19 infections is climbing again -- just in time for respiratory virus season in the fall and winter.
U.S. latest country to approve updated COVID-19 vaccines as fall nears
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision is part of a shift to treat fall updates of the COVID-19 vaccine much like getting a yearly flu shot.
Quebec health-care establishments argue against allowing COVID-19 class action
If the case is allowed to go ahead, it would cover all residents of long-term care homes where COVID-19 outbreaks occurred during the first two waves of the pandemic.
U.S. to produce more COVID-19 tests for free distribution as cases rise
Canada, by contrast, has millions of rapid at-home tests in its federal inventory as the U.S. works to replenish its own stockpile ahead of an expected fall and winter surge.
Moderna’s updated COVID vaccine targeting XBB.1.5 approved in Canada
Health Canada has authorized the Moderna COVID-19 booster shot, with the aim of strengthening people's protection against the virus for the fall.
Quebec delayed preparation for COVID-19 in care homes, leading to deaths: lawsuit
A Montreal lawyer says that Quebec's COVID-19 response in long-term care homes was marked by improvisation and that a pre-existing pandemic plan was ignored until it was too late.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for XBB.1.5 subvariant approved in U.K.
The U.K. drug regulator said on Tuesday it has approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech that targets only the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant.
After dramatic protests, public health charges against GraceLife pastor James Coates dismissed
GraceLife Church pastor James Coates had been cited for violating public health orders by holding services without adhering to gathering limits imposed by the Alberta government.