Tyler Shandro out as Alberta's health minister: government officials
News/Canada/Edmonton: As Alberta struggles with a devastating fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and Premier Jason Kenney faces turmoil within his own caucus, sources have confirmed to CBC News that embattled Health Minister Tyler Shandro will be shuffled out of his portfolio.
COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north being flown elsewhere for care as local hospitals hit limits
News/Canada/British Columbia: Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday.
3 ICUs, 2 ventilators, and 2 months of rehab later, this Ajax man, 80, is finally home with his wife
News/Canada/Toronto: A woman says her family has been forever changed after her elderly parents caught COVID-19 from a personal support worker who did not properly wear PPE in their home.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Monday
News/World: India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday.
Pfizer-BioNTech say COVID-19 vaccine safe, protective in kids aged 5-11
News/Health: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in five- to 11-year-olds, and they plan to ask for authorization to use the vaccine in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere as soon as possible.
Businesses brace for learning curve as Ontario's vaccine certificates set to take effect Wednesday
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario's proof-of-vaccination policy, set to take effect on Wednesday, treads into new territory for businesses. But Health Minister Christine Elliott has said she doesn't expect non-compliance to be an issue.
'Waning immunity' term can lead to false understanding of COVID-19 vaccines, experts say
News/Health: Some experts say use of the term "waning immunity" to justify whether a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine booster is needed can give people a false understanding of how the immune system works.
Premier Jason Kenney implored to seek military backup as Alberta health-care system crumbles
News/Canada/Edmonton: With Alberta’s health-care system “collapsing right in front of our eyes,” the leaders of four unions representing thousands of health-care workers are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask for help from the military and Red Cross.
NIH director believes widespread coronavirus vaccine boosters will be recommended despite FDA opinion
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, maintained his support for people under age 65 who have been vaccinated against coronavirus to get a booster shot even after the FDA would not approve it.
'Really bad timing': How an Alberta cancer patient has been riding the waves of COVID-19
News/Canada/Edmonton: Battling cancer is never easy but for Grande Prairie resident David Taylor, COVID-19 has delayed treatments, cancelled surgeries, allowed the disease to spread — and now it's stealing his last hope.