Ontario modelling predicts ICUs will be full by early February, but a curfew is not on the table

Ontario's latest COVID-19 modelling will project the province's intensive care units to be filled beyond capacity by early February and will also show how a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus risks accelerating the spread of infections, sources tell CBC...

Limiting travel within provinces is key to controlling COVID-19 spread, say experts

Given how rapidly the virus behind COVID-19 spread around the world, it's easy to forget that it isn't a globe-trotter on its own.The SARS-CoV-2 virus moves with its hosts, who travel around by foot, by car, by plane, unwittingly helping this unwanted hitchhiker...

RCMP launch criminal probe into COVID-19 death tied to massive Alberta meat plant outbreak

Ariana Quesada, 16, walked into the RCMP detachment in High River, Alta., on Friday and filed a formal complaint asking police to investigate potential criminal negligence in the death of her father.Benito Quesada, a 51-year-old immigrant from Mexico supporting a wife...

Back of the line: vaccines and the brawl over who goes first

Politicians might want to be careful about suggesting that people held in disrepute should be at the back of the line when health officials decide when individual Canadians will be vaccinated.But Conservative leader Erin O'Toole was quick to object on Tuesday when...

New COVID-19 testing rules for air travellers will start Jan. 7

New rules requiring air travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering Canada will kick in on Jan. 7, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today.The new requirement, announced Wednesday, covers all air passengers five years of age or older. Under...

Ontario reports record-high 3,328 new COVID-19 cases, 56 new deaths

Ontario reported a single-day record of 3,328 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 56 new deaths related to the illness. The figure marks the first time the province has reported more than 3,000 cases in a single day, and the third consecutive day...

New coronavirus variant has been found in Southern California

The latest:A variant of the coronavirus that appears to be more contagious has been found in Southern California, where the state's most populous county recorded more than 10,000 deaths, and authorities warned they will be patrolling streets to shut down...

Japan, France confirm cases of new coronavirus variant identified in Britain

The latest: British army helps clear backlog of truck drivers stranded by France's COVID-19 restrictions. Japan and France confirm cases of new coronavirus variant that was identified in Britain. Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to front-line workers in Christmas message. U.S. to require...

Japan confirms cases of U.K. coronavirus variant

The latest:The United States will require airline passengers from the United Kingdom to test negative for COVID-19 before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced late Thursday. The U.S. is the latest country to announce new travel...

Provinces should offer COVID-19 vaccine more widely, instead of holding back 2nd dose, experts say

There's growing consensus that offering the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible may have more impact than holding back supplies to give recipients their second dose — but in Ontario, officials still plan to maintain the two-dose timeframe to ensure...
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