Several family doctors and physician associations across Canada say they welcome questions from anyone concerned about second doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca or any other COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Eben Strydom, a generalist in Melfort, Sask., said he’s happy to answer the call recommended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if it means giving...
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says the province will require 11 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in July and August in order to meet Premier Doug Ford's promise of a fully vaccinated population by the end of this summer. The pledge came after Prime Minister Trudeau said every eligible Canadian...
As vaccination rates climb and daily transmission rates drop, many British Columbians wonder when health officials will ease restrictions on social gatherings. But don't plan on having any wild parties this summer. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told reporters in the daily coronavirus briefing on Thursday (May 13)...
Federal health authorities laid out their vision of what life could look like after most Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19, just as regional officials warned some people may be getting ahead of themselves through ill-advised gatherings. Canada's chief public health officer raised hopes Friday that summer fun and fall holiday...
One person was killed and two others injured after yet another brazen shooting in Metro Vancouver, this time outside a Burnaby Cactus Club restaurant Thursday night. On Friday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the victim as Jaskeert Kalkat, a 23-year-old who was affiliated with gang activity. Two other people,...
Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting five new cases of COVID-19 today, all among people under the age of 40. Four of the cases are in the Fredericton area and one is in the Saint John region. There are now 116 active cases in the province, with six patients hospitalized...
Five cases of the B.1.617 variant, first identified in India, have been detected in Saskatchewan. Two COVID-19 deaths and 227 new cases were also confirmed in Saskatchewan on Friday. The Government of Saskatchewan said the two deaths are a person in their 40s from the South Central zone and another in...
Saskatchewan has confirmed its first case of a blood clot in a patient related to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The woman is in her 60s and received the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine on April 11. She received treatment and is now recovering. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in the...
As more Albertans continue to get vaccinated, Airdrie saw a decrease in active cases as 647 were reported May 13, down three since May 11. According to numbers updated daily on airdrie.ca, there has been a total of 3,477 cases locally since the pandemic As more Albertans continue to get...
Manitoba reported 491 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the virus Friday, as modelling numbers show daily case counts and ICU numbers likely to rise in the coming weeks. Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief public health officer, says the current spike in case numbers and hospitalization rates...