As schools roll out rapid testing for COVID-19, different approaches emerge across regions

About a month into the fall term, many families with school-aged children are clamouring for the season's must-have: Rapid antigen tests. Since the start of the school year, there's been an increase in the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in school and childcare...

Support for vaccine passports in public places up 15 percentage points since May, poll suggests

A national survey suggests that the majority of respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan support proof of vaccination in public spaces — despite both provinces' premiers resisting the idea in the past.In Alberta, which had 152 people respond to the survey, 54 per cent...

Canada’s borders are open to fully vaccinated foreigners. These are the risks

While the Canadian government has implemented strong measures to ensure fully vaccinated foreign travellers coming into Canada won't be a significant source of COVID-19 spread, those protections will certainly not eliminate the risk, medical experts say."Certainly the optics aren't ideal, as we are in a fourth wave...

Federal leaders urged not to use vaccines ‘as a political toy’ during election campaign

Canada's political leaders could do serious damage to the country's vaccination efforts if they engage in a charged and polarizing debate over vaccines during the federal election campaign, say people on the frontlines of outreach work and other experts."We don't...

Conservatives release full election platform, promising billions in new spending for pandemic relief

Have an election question for CBC News? Email us: Ask@cbc.ca. Your input helps inform our coverage. Find out who's ahead in the latest polls with our Poll Tracker. The Conservative Party of Canada today released its full 160-page election platform...

Erin O’Toole opposes mandatory vaccination for federal public servants, travellers

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said late Sunday he is opposed to mandatory vaccinations for federal public servants and instead prefers a regular rapid testing regime to keep workplaces safe from COVID-19.O'Toole ducked questions for nearly a week about the Liberal government's...

Cross-border couple who postponed wedding for 2 years reunites as Canada eases travel rules

At midnight Monday, Canada's border opened to fully vaccinated U.S. residents for the first time in a year and a half, and Michigan resident Gina Chirco was among the first in line.Chirco's fiancé, Tony Faneli, was waiting for her in Sarnia, Ont., for the...

Canada eases more travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

For more than a year and a half, Canada has kept its doors closed to most non-essential foreign travellers. But that changes today when the federal government opens our border to fully vaccinated Americans. The government will also loosen several travel restrictions that...

B.C. reimposes masks in Central Okanagan amid COVID outbreak

After a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the Central Okanagan, B.C. is declaring a regional outbreak there and is reimposing a local mask mandate as well as other public health measures. More than half of B.C.'s daily and active COVID-19 cases...

England and Scotland exempt some countries from quarantine, but not Canada

The government of the United Kingdom and the government of Scotland announced today that travellers to England and Scotland who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the European Union or United States will be exempt from mandatory quarantine upon arrival — but...
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