Coronavirus

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks towards the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. The architect of the Senate measure, McConnell, isn’t claiming the vote will advance the ball. Once the measure fails, he plans to turn the chamber's full attention to cementing a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court by confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Kenney says he and the federal Conservative leader did everything reasonable to respect COVID-19 guidelines during a livestream this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O’Toole: Kenney

All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O’Toole: Kenney

 

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are being extended until at least Nov. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

 

COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

896 new COVID cases reported in Alberta

Alberta reported almost 900 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and four additional…

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Grant and Barbara Howse, in quarantine in Invermere. Mike Turner photo

Denied entry into U.S., Canadian couple still forced to quarantine for 2 weeks

The rules around crossing the U.S. border led to a bizarre situation for an Invermere couple

Grant and Barbara Howse, in quarantine in Invermere. Mike Turner photo
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they take part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they take part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Three people in the Northwest Territories have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, says a news release from the territory's chief public health officer.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP

Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Three people in the Northwest Territories have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, says a news release from the territory's chief public health officer.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A person walks their dog at Woodbine Beach on a cool fall morning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A person walks their dog at Woodbine Beach on a cool fall morning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Panting, spewing droplets, poor ventilation: What makes gyms a superspreading risk

Panting, spewing droplets, poor ventilation: What makes gyms a superspreading risk

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Ponoka’s Twisted Label is No. 1 storefront in Canada

Ladies’ fashions boutique ‘taking off’ during COVID-19

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FILE - In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. On top of rigorous final testing in tens of thousands of people, any COVID-19 vaccines cleared for widespread use will get additional safety evaluation as they're rolled out. (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)

Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow

Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow

FILE - In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. On top of rigorous final testing in tens of thousands of people, any COVID-19 vaccines cleared for widespread use will get additional safety evaluation as they're rolled out. (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Hamilton cycle studio linked to 69 COVID cases as officials work to limit gatherings

Hamilton cycle studio linked to 69 COVID cases as officials work to limit gatherings

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Quebec's Public Health Director Horacio Arruda, left, Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Health Minister Christian Dube, right, speak to the media at the daily COVID-19 press briefing in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Heath authorities in Quebec are reporting 844 new cases of COVID-19 today -- in addition to 359 new cases reported during the past three days that they say were uncounted due to a technical problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec’s stabilizing rate of COVID-19 cases a cause for ‘restrained optimism’: expert

Quebec’s stabilizing rate of COVID-19 cases a cause for ‘restrained optimism’: expert

Quebec's Public Health Director Horacio Arruda, left, Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Health Minister Christian Dube, right, speak to the media at the daily COVID-19 press briefing in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Heath authorities in Quebec are reporting 844 new cases of COVID-19 today -- in addition to 359 new cases reported during the past three days that they say were uncounted due to a technical problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo

Two more COVID-19 cases being investigated at Red Deer school

Public health staff are investigating two additional cases of COVID-19 at Hunting…

Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo
Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Masks difficult for some students to tolerate

Some students and staff are exempt from wearing masks

Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren

Canadians divided over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, priority inoculations

Only 39 per cent say getting a vaccine should be mandatory

A subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren

AP-NORC poll: New angst for caregivers in time of COVID-19

AP-NORC poll: New angst for caregivers in time of COVID-19

Quebec Premier Francois Legault arrives at a news conference flanked by Health Minister Christian Dube, left and Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's director of public health, in Montreal, on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec moves more regions to highest COVID-19 alert level amid decline in new cases

Quebec moves more regions to highest COVID-19 alert level amid decline in new cases

Quebec Premier Francois Legault arrives at a news conference flanked by Health Minister Christian Dube, left and Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's director of public health, in Montreal, on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson