Haida Gwaii has COVID outbreak with 13 cases, B.C. health officials say

Haida Gwaii has COVID outbreak with 13 cases, B.C. health officials say

VICTORIA—An outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii has resulted in 13 confirmed cases, which health officials say are all linked to local residents and off-island travel. It comes amid friction between Indigenous groups on Haida Gwaii and local fishing lodges over the resumption of operations and the potential for spread of COVID-19 from visitors. Health […]

Woodbridge long-term care home with COVID-19 outbreak sends 18 residents to hospital

Woodbridge long-term care home with COVID-19 outbreak sends 18 residents to hospital

A long-term care home in Woodbridge has sent 18 residents, most with COVID-19, to hospital because they needed more care than the facility could provide, the company that runs the home said Sunday. Sienna Senior Living confirmed on Sunday that the residents of Woodbridge Vista Care Community were taken to hospital on Saturday. Sienna Senior Living runs a 224-bed facility in […]

Toronto cancels all city events and permits until June 30 citing COVID-19 outbreak

Toronto cancels all city events and permits until June 30 citing COVID-19 outbreak

Toronto Mayor John Tory says all major city events and event permits are cancelled until June 30 as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Pride Toronto’s Festival Weekend, which includes the Pride Parade slated for June 28, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival are among the cancelled events.  The city now has 793 cases of the virus. Of this […]

COVID-19 outbreak at Kawartha Lakes long-term care home leads to deaths, staffing issues

COVID-19 outbreak at Kawartha Lakes long-term care home leads to deaths, staffing issues

More than 20 per cent of staff at a Kawartha Lakes long-term care home where two residents died of COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus. Thirty-four of the 66 staff members at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon have reported feeling ill, according to Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, the medical health officer for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District […]

Tim Hortons responds to backlash over sick-leave policy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tim Hortons responds to backlash over sick-leave policy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Following backlash over its sick leave policies, Tim Hortons says it is working with 1,500 franchisees across Canada to ensure they follow the advice of public officials amid the coronavirus outbreak — including not requiring sick employees to provide doctors’ notes. But the company, owned by a multibillion-dollar fast-food conglomerate, did not provide details on […]

Travelling during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's what you need to know right now

Travelling during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's what you need to know right now

As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, there’s a growing chance that it may affect your travel plans. If you’re booking a trip or contemplating cancelling your current one, here’s what you need to know right now. Will my insurance cover me? Many Canadians are discovering that — much to their surprise — their trip cancellation insurance doesn’t […]

Fallout from coronavirus outbreak triggers 25% decrease in China's carbon emissions

Fallout from coronavirus outbreak triggers 25% decrease in China's carbon emissions

In the midst of China’s COVID-19 epidemic, the conditions for an unprecedented climate experiment have emerged. Climate researchers can measure in real time what happens to carbon emissions when one of the world’s largest economies is suddenly stalled, with entire cities locked down, highways emptied, airplanes grounded, factories shuttered and millions of people confined to their […]