The Canadian government has laid out a roadmap for "life after vaccination," which could result in family gatherings and some indoor activities resuming in the Fall.
An infectious disease expert wants to see daily COVID-19 cases in Ontario come down below 500, ideally around 400, to ease restrictions indoors.
People in Ontario, health experts navigate the pause in administering first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Ontario will stop administering first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to increased concerns around vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT),
Canadians were thrown a curveball earlier this month when it came to messaging on COVID-19 vaccinations. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) put out a statement saying that mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna were “preferred” over the viral vector-based ones from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca shot. This news contradicted what Health Canada’s been saying all along - that the best vaccine is the first one you can get in your arm. It raised questions and confusion about who’s direction Canadians are to follow when it comes to getting vaccinated, and how much power and sway NACI holds.
Shahad Rashid was able to drop everything at work and rush to the Champagne Centre in Toronto after learning of a pop-up clinic for a COVID-19 vaccine. She didn't imagine that she'd be able to convince the Uber driver to get a jab with her.
The TIME’S UP Foundation is calling this a "defining moment for Hollywood" as NBC announced Monday that it will not air the 2022 Golden Globe Awards, following criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). "We have the opportunity to recognize that, by speaking up against one powerful but deeply flawed awards system, we can begin to reimagine a more equitable industry," a statement from Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Foundation, reads.
As more people receive COVID-19 vaccines, PM Trudeau indicated there is hope that public health restrictions could loosen, while cautioning that the number of COVID-19 cases needs to come down and more than 75 per cent of Canadians need to receive their first shot.
Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, wants to see less than 1,000 daily reported COVID-19 cases to ease provincial restrictions.
As plans for safe travel are announced internationally, particularly in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., some travel and tourism experts have identified that Canada is "lagging behind" other international markets, while we try to COVID-19 vaccines to administer as many people as possible. "I think the Canadians tend to be lagging behind some other countries at the moment," Dr. Frederic Dimanche, director at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, told Yahoo Canada "We see that the European countries have thought a lot more about reopening than the Canadians have."
Is Gerald Cotten, the late CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX really dead? That's just one of the questions explored in the documentary Dead Man's Switch a crypto mystery (part of the 2021 Hot Docs festival), which takes you on a deep, but explanatory, dive into the mysterious death that left $215 million dollars in cash and cryptocurrency missing.
There's a "dirty little secret lurking under the ocean of Newfoundland and Labrador" and the documentary, "Hell or Clean Water," tells the story of the one man who is trying to fix it, part of the 2021 Hot Docs festival.
Prepare to be brought into the depths of nostalgia as the movie Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, part of the 2021 Hot Docs festival, takes you behind the curtain of Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Burt and Ernie, and more Muppets, to reveal secrets from one of the most popular television shows of all time.
A COVID-19 outbreak that forced the partial closure of one of Canada Post’s largest mail sorting plants was preceded by a planned party at the facilities.
Transport Canada has confirmed that two air travellers have been fined for presenting fake COVID-19 pre-departure tests when arriving in Toronto.
A B.C. couple have won more than $1 million in lottery money in less than a year after winning big in both Lotto 6/49 and the Set For Life scratch card game.
With COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada ramping up, the Ontario government will start deploying mobile vaccination units to in Toronto, York and Peel. Beginning on Friday, May 7, an initial rollout of up to five mobile units is planned, with each public health unit deciding the small to medium-sized businesses where these units will be deployed. The province has indicated that there is the possibility of expanding the program to 15 units, once it is fully established.
Canada is the first country to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, available to stream on Netflix on May 5, cults and police transparency as journalist Maury Terry got wrapped up investigating whether serial killer David Berkowitz truly acted alone in the New York murders.
As some countries begin to think about vaccine passports or certifications to resume international travel, Canada's prime minister is teasing that the country has plans to use a similar approach. "As people start to travel again, perhaps this summer if everything goes well, it would make sense for us to align with partners around the world on some sort of proof of vaccination or vaccine certification," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference on Tuesday. "We are now working with allies, particularly in Europe, on that."
On Mon. May 3, Canada National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) announced mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna to be the preferred ones, given there are no are contraindications. "What we're saying — and what we've been saying all along — is that mRNA vaccines are the preferred vaccines," says Dr. Shelley Deeks, the vice-chair of NACI, as reported by CBC. Vaccine hesitancy, especially towards AstraZeneca, has already been high since cases of a rare blood clotting disorder possibly linked to AstraZeneca arose.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's message to Canadians is to "make sure you get your shot as soon as it’s your turn," while the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) calls mRNA COVID-19 vaccines the "preferred vaccine."
India is currently grappling with a deadly surge of COVID-19 cases. While the situation may seem impossible, the global community can come together to help.