Thursday is last day for COVID-19 testing centres, Horizon memo reveals

All Horizon Health Network COVID-19 testing centres will close by the end of day Thursday because of a decrease in demand, an internal memo obtained by CBC News reveals.

Deaths of 14 more New Brunswickers recorded over past month, new figures show

COVID-19 deaths have remained "stable" in New Brunswick over the past month, at an average of 3.5 per week, while hospital admissions because of the virus showed an initial decrease, followed by a slight increase, the province reported Tuesday in its first monthly update.



New McGill study reveals changes in Canadians' lifestyle habits

Anne-Julie Tessier is one of the lead authors of the research looking into how the pandemic actually improved some Canadians' exercise and eating patterns.

Ottawa region COVID trends mostly low and stable as May ends

May has brought mostly low and stable COVID-19 trends to the Ottawa region.

There's 1 exception to Ottawa's low and stable COVID snapshot

Ottawa's COVID-19 numbers are mostly low and stable, though its average test positivity continues to rise based on about 80 tests a day.

Timmins hospital the latest in northern Ontario to close its COVID testing centre

We are still officially in a pandemic, but there are more signs that COVID-19 is fading in northeastern Ontario. The latest is the closing of testing clinics and the loosening of masking rules at the region's major hospitals.

A sign that COVID-19 is fading in northeastern Ontario - COVID testing clinics are closing

We are still officially in a pandemic, but one hospital president in northeastern Ontario says COVID is over and it's time to move on... and one way of doing that is by closing the testing clinics. We heard from Paul Heinrich, the president of the North Bay Regional Health Centre. We also heard from registered nurse Tara Miller who worked in the COVID testing centre in Timmins which is now being closed.

Nova Scotia reports 1 death in final weekly COVID-19 update

The province categorized the single death as "previously unreported," meaning it most likely occurred within the last weeks or months. The province will move to monthly COVID-19 updates on its dashboard moving forward.

N.L. reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 15 new hospitalizations in latest update

Seventy-five cases of the virus were also reported in the latest two week period, according to an email from the Department of Health.

Tranquil 2023 for COVID continues in latest update

Ottawa's pandemic trends are mostly low and stable, according to Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A rising average COVID-19 test positivity is an outlier in this update.

'A long road to recovery': businesses reflect on millions distributed in provincial COVID support

The restaurant sector took the greatest advantage of provincial grant programs through the COVID-19 pandemic, but challenges for the industry remain as the province removed the last traces of the COVID-19 protection order Tuesday.



Infectious diseases expert unpacks N.S. lift of COVID-19 Health Protect Act order

Dr. Lisa Barrett says there are still many people who are vulnerable to COVID-19. She said there are still conversations about how we can share air and spaces more responsibly together through things like washing hands and masking.



Inflation adds to restaurants’ post-pandemic hangover

The triple whammy of soaring inflation, labour shortages and COVID-19 loan repayments are forcing many Canadian restaurants into bankruptcy. According to Restaurants Canada, bankruptcy filings have increased by 116 per cent since 2022.

I asked 100 Albertans what matters to them in the election. It left me with a new outlook on politics

What matters to you this election? That question is a doorway to understand what’s really going on in the lives of Albertans, and our point of entry to cover this election from the bottom up.

Ottawa's COVID-19 situation wading on calm waters

Ottawa's pandemic trends are generally low and stable. The number of its residents in local hospitals for COVID-19 hasn't been this low since June 2022.

Young inmate who died of COVID was gentle soul robbed of future, inquest hears

Skyler Sappier cared deeply and loved with all his heart, his sister Sierra told the coroner's inquest into his death.

Saint John inmate knew he was sick and was scared, ER doctor tells coroner's inquest

The doctor who treated Sappier at the hospital testified that while he had dealt with many COVID patients, it was very unusual to see such rapid deterioration and severity of illness within one day of testing positive.

Saint John inmate's death 'consistent with COVID-19,' pathologist tells coroner's inquest

The cause of death of a 28-year-old Saint John inmate was "consistent with" COVID-19, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday.

Another person with COVID-19 dies on P.E.I.

P.E.I. is reporting one new death related to COVID-19.

Cort outkicks Ottawa cyclist Derek Gee to win Stage 10 of Giro d'Italia in rain, cold

Magnus Cort won a wet and cold 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, edging Canada's Derek Gee and Alessandro De Marchi at the end of the rolling 196-kilometre route, while Geraint Thomas kept hold of the pink jersey.



Dr. Peter Juni stands by his honest approach to the pandemic

As the scientific director of the Ontario COVID-19 science advisory table, Dr. Peter Juni became known for his often blunt approach to information about the pandemic. A year after leaving Canada for the U.K., he spoke to The National’s Ian Hanomansing about his approach and the differences with how COVID was managed in the U.K.

Low COVID-19 figures resemble end of the mask mandate era

Ottawa's wastewater reading and COVID-19 hospitalization count are around where they were in March 2022 — when Ontario still had widespread mask mandates and just after it lifted many gathering limits.

Author John Vaillant on Alberta's wildfires; a more diverse look at the human genome; the federal government's plan to make amateur sport safer; and an Indigenous restaurant shuts down after its chef loses his sense of smell

Canadian writer John Vaillant says climate change is creating the perfect conditions for devastating wildfires, like the ones ravaging parts of Alberta right now. He talks to Matt Galloway about his new book Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast. Then, scientists have unveiled a pangenome, based on genetic sequences from 47 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We hear whether this more accurate and inclusive edition of our genetic code could be a step towards personalized medicine, treatments tailored specifically to you and your precise health needs. Plus, the federal government has announced measures to tackle poor governance at Canada’s national sport organizations, after years of calls for action on abuse in amateur sport. We discuss the measures with Adam van Koeverden, parliamentary secretary to Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge — and ask him why yesterday’s announcement didn’t include a public inquiry. And Anishinaabe chef Gerry Brandon wanted to bring Indigenous, English and French flavours together in his northern Ontario restaurant L'Autochtone Taverne Américaine. But now he’s selling up after losing his sense of smell to COVID-19.

The pandemic was declared officially over but hundreds of long COVID cases linger on

The World Health Organization declared an end to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many Canadians are still suffering from symptoms of long COVID. Nurse practitioner Mariah Zalitach tells London Morning what it's like treating patients with the virus.

Indigenous chef shuts down restaurant after losing sense of smell

Anishinaabe chef Gerry Brandon wanted to bring Indigenous, English and French flavours together in his northern Ontario restaurant L'Autochtone Taverne Américaine. But now he’s selling up after losing his sense of smell to COVID-19.