Toronto/IBNS: The rapid surge in COVID-19 cases by some Canadian provinces in just a few weeks after the start of the school year, had forced a large number of families to consider a switch from in-person to virtual learning where it's offered, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Backed by the support of Bloc Québécois and the Conservatives, Bill C-4 has been unanimously passed by the House of Commons in the early hours of Wednesday authorizing new benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized some of the Liberal government's key deadlines of its reconciliation agenda including a promise to end all long-term boil-water advisories on First Nations by March 2021, media reports said.
Vancouver/IBNS: Friends of Canada- India, along with seven other organizations, has organized a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate Office in Vancouver on Sunday.
Ottawa/IBNS: The failure of Ontario's Public health officials to trace roughly half of the city's latest rising COVID-19 infections has caused great concerns to the experts in hampering efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Canada, media reports said.
New Brunswick/IBNS: In Canada's first provincial vote held during the coronavirus pandemic, New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative Party was re-elected with a majority government for Premier Blaine Higgs, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Canada has reported an average of 545 new cases during the past week, up from 435 on Aug 31 and 390 on Aug 24, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Theresa Tam, said on Tuesday, which is an increase in the average daily case count by 40 per cent over the same period.
Newfoundland & Labrador/IBNS: The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), the second Canadian province, signed up for the COVID-19 Alert App, details of which were unveiled Sep 3 by the federal government's exposure notification system, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's health experts are advising Canadians to get the flu shot to avoid an influx of people becoming ill as influenza and the novel coronavirus circulate at the same time, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: The news of the consideration of approval of home COVID-19 tests to screen for the virus by Health Canada was welcomed by public health experts and doctors who were in favour of frequent and inexpensive testing, media reports said.
Toronto: Observing the ''International Day of Victims of Forced Disappearances’, members of Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun organisations staged a protest against Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.
Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 127,673 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,113 deaths, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.
Ottawa/IBNS: There has been no spike in COVID-19 cases so far even after four weeks when Toronto and Peel Region joined the rest of Ontario (with the exception of Windsor-Essex) in Stage 3 of the province's pandemic reopening plan, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: The collaboration between a Chinese company CanSino Biologics and a Halifax research team aiming to carry out Canada's first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine was abandoned due to the escalation of tension between Canada and China, media reports said.
Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths, said the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.