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Three experts on how well Canada has fought COVID-19 and how we could do better

Three experts on how well Canada has fought COVID-19 and how we could do better

OTTAWA — As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness's spread.
Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Studies have suggested previous COVID-19 infections may result in promising levels of immunity to the virus, leading to questions of whether those who've already recovered from the disease still need a vaccine.
Why it's imperative to stop the spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant

Why it's imperative to stop the spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant

Additional cases of a more transmissible version of the COVID-19 virus have been popping up around Canada recently, and experts are concerned about what that could mean for an already unruly spread of the disease.
Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

OTTAWA — British Columbia's decision to seek legal advice on limiting travel reinforces the message that it isn't the time to go on vacation across the country, Canada's chief medical officer of health said Friday. Dr.
In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.
'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

A collection of children's drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the pandemic is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork.
Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

OTTAWA — Procurement Minister Anita Anand says production issues in Europe will temporarily reduce Pfizer-BioNTech's ability to deliver vaccines to Canada. Anand says the U.S.
B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit non-essential travel to the province during the pandemic, the premier says.
'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

OTTAWA — Canada's vaccine deliveries are getting bigger almost every week but there won't be enough doses shipped to provinces and territories to "ramp up" the vaccination program for another few months, Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin outlined on Thursday.
Tragically Hip face masks raise $40,000 to support Canadian musicians

Tragically Hip face masks raise $40,000 to support Canadian musicians

TORONTO — Face masks emblazoned with the Tragically Hip's popular song title "Courage" have raised more than $40,000 in support of Canada's music industry. The Kingston, Ont.