Doctors who contracted COVID-19 during a tournament explored how they got it. Here is what they found.

A new study from one of Alberta’s first COVID-19 super-spreading events – a tournament hosted last March by doctors in Western Canada – suggests that most of the transmission has occurred outside of ice cream as curlers gathered to socialize and dine at buffet and banquet tables. On March 11, 2020, the same day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, […]

Ottawa not sure if Moderna shortage will impact Indigenous vaccine rollout

Fifteen minutes after receiving his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Chief Chris Moonias of Neskantaga First Nation took to Facebook Live to encourage other members of the community to roll up their sleeves. “There is no discomfort, no pain,” Moonias said. “We need it. We need to beat this virus.” Neskantaga, located about 450 kilometers north of Thunder […]

Little wonder: how a village helped raise one of New Brunswick’s smallest premature babies

Amanda Robichaud sees herself as a bubbly person, easygoing, quick to laugh, quick to see silver liners in difficult situations. She remembers the day she gave birth unexpectedly, calmly, without any trace of the alarm she must have felt. “I wasn’t feeling well so I went to the hospital and they said, ‘OK, you’re dilated. We’re going to send you […]

Here’s why COVID-19 numbers have plummeted among B.C.’s South Asian population

BC community organizers are credited with their contribution to reducing the spread of COVID-19 within the South Asian community. “There has been tremendous engagement from our partners, ranging from Gurdwaras, schools, community agencies, businesses [and] the media really need to support and come together to make sure there are culturally appropriate messages and advice, ”said Dr. Victoria Lee, CEO of […]

Western governments defend Oxford-AstraZeneca shot down after South Africa’s deployment stops

Several Western governments rushed to offer Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination support after South Africa halted its deployment when research showed it offered minimal protection against a mild infection of a variant that spread there. The arrival of vaccines has given hope that scientists can tame a pandemic that has killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide. But if the vaccines are […]

Alberta restaurants and bars reopen for restaurant patrons in next stage of relaunch

Alberta restaurants can reopen today for in-person dining as part of the province’s four-step plan to reopen the economy. Restaurants had been closed to in-person dining after the resurgence of COVID-19 late last year which had spiked the number of cases. First Jason Kenney states that the reduction in the number of cases has eased some restrictions, but he also […]

10,000 lives lost: a closer look at the people behind the breathtaking toll of the pandemic in Quebec

Quebec has passed 10,000 deaths from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. That’s a staggering number that represents just under half of the total number of deaths from the pandemic in Canada. (Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press) A selfless long-term care worker. A teen. A young father. Thousands and thousands of wives, husbands, grandparents, lovers, partners, friends. Quebec […]

Ford to announce plan to phase out COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce his government’s plan to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province today. A high-level government source told The Canadian Press that Ford will allow the current state of emergency tomorrow to expire on schedule. But a stay-at-home order will remain in effect as regions revert to Ontario’s color-coded restrictions system over the […]