Coronavirus variants are testing the limits of what we once thought was safe in Canada

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‘If you’re sick, stay home’ is a non-starter for many Canadians

The debate around paid sick leave has grown louder and more urgent in the past several…

Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent

Roughly one in every four COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg is now caused by a more contagious…

Why comparing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers between provinces isn’t apple to apples

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care has been on the rise in…

After back-and-forth week, Quebec signals willingness to play by new rules set by COVID variants

Just over one month ago, amid a lull in Quebec’s COVID-19 infection rates, the province’s leading…

As toll rises from N.B.’s mystery brain disease, Public Health pledges ‘regular updates’

The death toll of a mysterious brain disease found only in New Brunswick has risen to six…

Study suggests vaccines may improve symptoms for some COVID-19 long-haulers

Elaine McCartney typically keeps a list on hand of her 30 or so health issues following a…

Hajdu publicizes delivery of 10 million vaccine doses as Ford blames federal rollout for shot delays

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government is closely monitoring the gap between the number…

Thousands of Niagara school staff can get vaccinated against COVID-19 over April break

Thousands of staff members with schools in Ontario’s Niagara region can get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting this…