Health & Wellness

B.C Company Set to Begin First Canadian Production Line of Cup-Moulded Respirator Masks

A Coquitlam, B.C., manufacturer that pivoted production from pet beds to personal protective equipment is now set to start rolling out respirator masks after winning a $1-million federal grant. Novo...

Even with New COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals, Rollout Won’t Increase Before April

Even with the two new COVID-19 vaccines under regulatory scrutiny, Canada's vaccine supply is unlikely to increase before April. The country’s rollout currently depends on vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna,...

Ontario Allows Some Schools to Return to In-Person Learning As Province Strengthen COVID-19 Enforcement Campaigns

The provincial government said schools in seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen for in-person learning on Monday while the rest of the schools will continue to teach students online.

Community Spread of New COVID-19 Variants May Be Happening in Canada, Says Dr. Tam

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam addressed concerns raised over recent weeks by health-care practitioners about the potential for extremely infectious variants of the virus that...

Canada Expected to Receive 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Each Week Starting in April

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading Canada's COVID-19 vaccine logistics, said today that manufacturers are expected to deliver up to one million doses a week starting in April. Canada...

Health Canada Waiting on More Data Before Making Decision on AstraZeneca Vaccine

Health Canada says it still needs more information before it can make a decision on the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine — news that came after the United Kingdom became the first country to authorize...

Ontario Identifies First Two Cases of Variant COVID-19 Found in UK

Ontario announced on Saturday that the first two cases were confirmed in the province of the COVID-19 variant, which was first identified in the UK. Ontario was the first province...

Health Canada Has Final Data Needed to Make a Decision on Moderna’s Vaccine

Health Canada said it will “soon” be ready to announce the results of whether it can authorize a second COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the final documents from the U.S. biotech company Moderna over...

Doctors Concerned About “Tsunami of Cancer” After COVID-19 Lockdowns Limited Screenings

Cancer specialists are worried the drop in cancer diagnoses means cases are going undetected and untreated In the months since a pandemic, much of normal life has stopped. But while...

Health Canada warned Canadians Not to Buy Coronavirus Vaccines Off the internet

Health Canada is warning Canadians to be wary of potentially counterfeit coronavirus vaccines found on the internet or for sale from “unauthorized sources.” Health Canada issued the statement Thursday, warning...

Canadians Who Want To Be Vaccinated Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Before September 2021

Canada is expected to have enough COVID-19 vaccines next year to vaccinate all Canadians by the end of September, according to Public Health Canada (PHAC). The statement comes amid confusion...

Ontario Extends All COVID-19 Emergency Orders Until January 20

The provincial government made a notice on Thursday morning, stating that the renewal of all orders under the Ontario Reopening Act (ROA) will assist "the delivery of health care and important services. safely...

PM Trudeau Promises More Long-Term Health Care Funding For Provinces – But Not Right Away

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended his 23rd meeting with Canada's premiers today by promising to increase health care funding to the provinces - but not before the pandemic pressure subsides.

Health Canada Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine from Pfizer

Following the news of the United Kingdom approving its first COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Government of Canada has given the green light to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is based...

Coronavirus Vaccine is Coming to Canada But Reopening is Still ‘Months Away’

The imminent roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine in Canada as early as next week has ushered in renewed hope and optimism, even as parts of the country remain under lockdown.

The Senate Calls on the Federal Government to Increase Funding for HIV as New Infections Increase

The Senate passed a new petition urging the federal government to increase HIV funding to $100 million annually, as new infections continue to rise across the country. In 2014, Canada...

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