Monkeypox outbreaks may have spread unnoticed for months worldwide

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, CBC Health's weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.As the world races to understand more about rapidly emerging monkeypox outbreaks, the speed in which cases...

Ontario lifts vaccine certificate system, remaining capacity limits in all indoor settings

Ontario is reporting fewer than 1,000 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 for a third day in a row, as the province lifts all remaining capacity limits in indoor settings and scraps its vaccine certificate system Tuesday.The province reported 914 people in...

Travel agencies flooded with requests after Ottawa says it will drop pre-arrival PCR test for travellers

Travel agents are being flooded with requests from Canadians eager to book vacations now that the federal government has said it will drop pre-arrival PCR tests for fully vaccinated travellers as of Feb. 28Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Tuesday that travellers...

Ontario will end vaccine passport on March 1, but keep mask requirements

The Ontario government is removing the province's proof of vaccination system as of March 1, while also speeding up the second phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan to Thursday — a move that was set to happen later under the province's...

Ontario to remove vaccine passport system on March 1, masking requirements to remain in place

The Ontario government is removing the province's proof of vaccination system as of March 1, while also speeding up the second phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan to Thursday — a move that was set to happen later under the province's...

B.C. expands health-care vaccine mandate to include dentists, chiropractors and other regulated professionals

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that the province's vaccine mandate for health-care workers will now include dentists, chiropractors and other health practitioners regulated by B.C.'s health-care colleges. Henry made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday....

Edmonton residents, leaders react to Alberta plan to lift pandemic restrictions

The Alberta government's three-step plan to remove pandemic health measures is being met with mixed reactions from Edmonton residents.The Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) has now ended, along with capacity limits for smaller venues. Next week, masks will no longer be required for...

Where did things go wrong with Canada’s COVID Alert app?

In the summer of 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the new COVID Alert notification app as a tech-forward tool to help trace and slow the spread of the coronavirus.Nearly two years later, uptake has plateaued, and questions remain about...

Alberta lifting proof-of-vaccine program, other COVID-19 restrictions at midnight

As of midnight Tuesday, Albertans will no longer need to show their QR code to dine in restaurants or sit at entertainment venues.Premier Jason Kenney announced the three-step plan to ease public health measures in the province on Tuesday. As he'd previously promised, the...

Alberta lifting proof-of-vaccine program, other COVID restrictions at midnight

As of midnight Tuesday, Albertans will no longer need to show their QR code to dine in restaurants or sit at entertainment venues.Premier Jason Kenney announced the three-step plan to ease public health measures in the province on Tuesday. As he'd previously promised, the...
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