Migrant farm worker airport COVID-19 vaccine pilot starts Saturday in Toronto

Ontario will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers arriving at Toronto’s international airport through a pilot project today. The government says the pilot will offer shots to 200 workers arriving on a flight from Mexico. Officials from the ministries of health and agriculture, health-care practitioners and representatives from the Mexican Consulate will be … Read more

Canada shatters single-day COVID-19 case record with over 9K new infections – National

The number of new COVID-19 cases across Canada hit a new all-time record Friday, surpassing 9,000 for the first time since the pandemic began. The 9,255 new infections came as provinces grapple with the spread of multiple, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus, which are now accounting for a sizeable percentage of new cases. Canada’s … Read more

43% of Asians in B.C. experienced racism in the last year, 87% say it’s getting worse: Poll

More than four in 10 Asian British Columbians have experienced some form of racism within the last year, according to a new survey from pollster Insights West. The poll found an overwhelming majority Asians living in B.C. feel racism has worsened over the course of the pandemic, along with genuine concern things won’t get better … Read more

Ontario hospitals told to ‘ramp down’ all elective, non-emergency surgeries due to COVID-19

The president of the Ontario Hospital Association says hospitals have been directed to “ramp down” all elective surgeries and non-emergency activities starting Monday amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “A major redeployment of staff and resources is required to provide care for a large wave of COVID patients requiring hospitalization,” Anthony Dale tweeted. … Read more

Premier Doug Ford to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on camera

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to receive his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on camera Friday. Ford is scheduled to get his shot at a pharmacy in Etobicoke at 10 a.m. The 56-year-old premier is eligible to get his shot due to his age. People aged 55 and older can get the … Read more

B.C. reports 997 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths, record 105 in ICU

British Columbia reported another 997 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with two additional deaths. It brought the seven-day moving average for new cases to 985, with 8,728 cases currently active. Read more: Vancouver Canucks confirm team outbreak linked to COVID-19 variant, 25 people infected In a written statement, health officials said there were … Read more

COVID-19: 276 cases in Middlesex London, 76 in Elgin Oxford after holiday break in reporting – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 276 new coronavirus cases over the last three days. The MLHU did not report case numbers on Sunday or Monday because of the holiday. … Read more

Quebec private daycare associations want COVID-19 vaccination priority for caregivers

Private daycare associations are calling on the Quebec government to prioritize the vaccination of their staff and warn parents of the risk of service breakdown as long as the employees are not vaccinated. The Association of Private Day Nurseries of Quebec (AGPQ) and the Association of Non-Subsidized Day Nurseries (AGNSI) are asking the provincial government … Read more