Health Canada is devising a warning about a rare possible side-effect of blood clots from the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine but is still certain the inoculation is safe and effective against COVID-19. The department’s chief medical adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma said Tuesday the plan for a warning comes on the heels of...
It's starting to feel like spring for many Canadians, but the country's top court is about to wade into the issue of snow removal from wintry city streets. The Supreme Court of Canada hearing Thursday could also help settle the question of when a public body such as a municipal...
Quebec health officials announced 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. It’s now the third straight day that the province has recorded over 140 daily cases, after registering two straight days below that mark. Canada’s worst-hit province has now reported at least 140 cases on 16 of the last...
Ontario reported 977 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as nine new deaths were recorded for the third straight day. The daily case count recorded over the past 24 hours marked the fourth-highest daily tally recorded in the province since the pandemic began. Sunday's numbers showed 350 people in the province...
Federal regulators have approved the first HIV self-test in Canada in a long-awaited move that experts have called critical to reaching people who don’t know they have the virus. Health Canada granted a medical device licence on Monday to a one-minute, finger-prick blood test manufactured by Richmond, B.C.-based bioLytical Laboratories. Canada...
Starbucks' revenue shrank 38% in its most recent quarter but the coffee giant says it’s recovering faster than expected as its stores reopen from coronavirus lockdowns. The Seattle-based company said Tuesday that it expects coronavirus-related losses to ease through the rest of this year. “We believe the worst is behind us,”...
With the overwhelming majority of residents in Ontario’s long-term care homes now vaccinated, the province on Sunday announced which groups are next in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines. According to a memo sent from the province’s vaccine taskforce to Ontario’s medical officers of health and hospital CEOs, staff and essential...
Twenty-two people have now died in Nova Scotia after contracting COVID-19, with health officials announcing six more fatalities. “Five occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As well, a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions died in the Western Zone; he was not a...
A man is in critical condition after a crash at BC Ferries' Tsawwassen Terminal on Tuesday. BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said it happened at about 12:30 p.m., as the Coastal Renaissance sailing from Duke Point was finishing its disembarking routine. "The last vehicle to be unloaded off the upper car...
A 19-year-old North York man is facing charges after driving more than double the speed limit on Highway 401 and then flipping the car in Cambridge. OPP reported on Twitter the car was clocked at travelling 221 km/h on the highway after the man purchased the car and picked it...