Coronavirus

Sayed Rahman owner of Phone Cards Plus at the Jane and Finch Mall, is given a COVID-19 vaccine by Nurse Sandra Bernal during a mobile clinic, operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre, in Toronto, on Thursday, January 13, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

National vaccine committee recommends high-risk teens get a COVID-19 booster shot

Canada transitioning to learning to live with COVID-19 and loosening public health restrictions

 

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Ottawa police call in reinforcements as convoy takes up positions around Parliament

Hundreds of tractor trailers and supporting vehicles are expected to gather in Ottawa

 

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 efforts, Vancouver, Dec. 29, 2021. (B.C. government)

Dr. Henry signals B.C. could move to ease restrictions by Family Day

At a Jan. 28 news conference, Henry reflected on two years of COVID and looked to the future

 

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge allows B.C. mom to vaccinate daughter over dad’s objections

Ruling finds health officials in better position to weigh benefits and risks than unknown others

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Long-term care still struggles with rampant COVID-19 cases as Omicron wave levels off

More than 34 per cent of Canada’s 6,029 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak

A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Woman files human rights complaint over B.C. health authority policy banning N95s

Complaint says policy puts immunocompromised people at risk of COVID infection

A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie head for an update of the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, June 30, 2020. (B.C. government)

13 more COVID-19 deaths in B.C. Thursday, cases still above 2,000

Outbreaks detected at Nanaimo hospital, care home

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie head for an update of the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, June 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
April Lavine, a Nelson substitute teacher, contracted COVID-19 earlier this month. Like other subs, she’s not eligible for sick pay. Photo: Submitted

B.C. substitute teachers who catch COVID not eligible for sick day pay

BC Teachers’ Federation president says it will be an issue included in bargaining this year

April Lavine, a Nelson substitute teacher, contracted COVID-19 earlier this month. Like other subs, she’s not eligible for sick pay. Photo: Submitted
The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliamentary security, police preparing as truckers’ protest convoy nears Ottawa

Up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend

The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)

5 arrested for ignoring COVID-19 rules at Creston hockey game

Police removed them from premises when they refused to leave

Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau isolating after COVID exposure

Rapid antigen negative, but PM following local public health rules and isolating for five days

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A man receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine dose at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. A new survey suggests a widening gap between the pandemic views of people who have opted to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster and those who are holding steady with only two shots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Survey reveals widening gap between views of double-vaxxed and boosted people

Leger found 67 per cent of people with a booster dose who responded are afraid of contracting COVID

A man receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine dose at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. A new survey suggests a widening gap between the pandemic views of people who have opted to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster and those who are holding steady with only two shots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at family clinic in Toronto, Jan. 13 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

21 more deaths, 2,086 more COVID-19 cases in B.C. Wednesday

Outbreaks at Vic General Hospital, four more care homes

Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at family clinic in Toronto, Jan. 13 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

Police estimate there could be up to 2,000 demonstrators, but the number is shifting quickly

Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Paramedics transfer a patient out of their ambulance to the emergency department at Michael Garron Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, January 10, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID infection rates peaking in some provinces, surging in others

Patient died while waiting for care in an Alberta emergency ward

Paramedics transfer a patient out of their ambulance to the emergency department at Michael Garron Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, January 10, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry meets with some of the first children to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Boosters work against Omicron, B.C. kids’ second doses urged

Rapid tests heading for daycares, schools, post-secondary

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry meets with some of the first children to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
FILE - Pharmacist Sima Manifar prepares a children’s dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at City of Lawrence’s “The Center,” which serves seniors, families and the community, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Lawrence, Mass. Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Original vaccines still offer good protection against severe illness and death

FILE - Pharmacist Sima Manifar prepares a children’s dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at City of Lawrence’s “The Center,” which serves seniors, families and the community, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Lawrence, Mass. Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A B.C. COVID-19 testing station on Oct. 8. (Fraser Health photo)

B.C.’s COVID-19 infections level at 1,446 for Tuesday, one death

Hospitalization also stable, up to 144 people in ICU

A B.C. COVID-19 testing station on Oct. 8. (Fraser Health photo)
Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization now recommends immunocompromised kids between the ages of five and 11 be offered a third dose of an mRNA vaccine to protect them against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI

Health advisory committee strengthening its endorsement of vaccination

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization now recommends immunocompromised kids between the ages of five and 11 be offered a third dose of an mRNA vaccine to protect them against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck