Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Coronavirus (COVID-19) National News

Feds lift border vaccine mandates, mandatory masks on planes and trains

Feds lift border vaccine mandates, mandatory masks on planes and trains

OTTAWA — Federal ministers say all COVID-19 border restrictions will end as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as mandatory masks on planes and trains.
German chancellor Scholz tests positive for coronavirus

German chancellor Scholz tests positive for coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman told the news agency dpa on Monday. Government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said Scholz has mild symptoms and immediately entered isolation.
Ontario opens bivalent Omicron-targeted vaccine bookings for all adults

Ontario opens bivalent Omicron-targeted vaccine bookings for all adults

TORONTO — All adults in Ontario can now book an appointment to receive an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine as of today.
Fred Armisen on crafting timeless, placeless humour of 'Los Espookys' — without jokes

Fred Armisen on crafting timeless, placeless humour of 'Los Espookys' — without jokes

TORONTO — It would seem multiple forces have conspired against HBO’s Spanish-language comedy “Los Espookys” in reaching Canadian audiences – none of them particularly magical.
Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

OTTAWA — The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colourful lights of the midway in the distance.
HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

VANCOUVER — A new study says reduced access to HIV services during early COVID-19 lockdowns in British Columbia was associated with a "sharp increase" in HIV transmission among some drug users.

Fight to end virus pandemic takes place on UN's sidelines

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In four days of fiery speeches over war, climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons, one issue felt like an afterthought during this year's U.N. General Assembly: the coronavirus pandemic.
Effect of pandemic border restrictions could be long-lasting: Critics

Effect of pandemic border restrictions could be long-lasting: Critics

BANFF, Alta. — The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions are set to disappear at the end of this month, but some critics say they fear the measures have already caused a lasting decrease in cross-border travel.
Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from the northern United States are cheering reports that Canada is poised to abandon COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign visitors, and want President Joe Biden's administration to follow suit. Montana Sen.
COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — Health officials in Nunavut have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven. The territory's Department of Health says all eight residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.