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Canada: British Columbia's opioid overdose death toll in 2021 increases by 26 pct compared to 2020

Vancouver (B.C.)/IBNS: The Canadian province of British Columbia experienced a 26 per cent increase in its opioid crisis death toll than the previous year's record, B.C.'s chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said at a news conference.

Canada's decline in immigrants due to border restrictions main cause of population growth halt: Statistics Canada

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's population growth rate almost hit 37 million last year, almost twice the pace of every other G7 country from 2016 to 2021, mostly due to new arrivals of approximately 1.8 million people from around the world, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.

Canada: Simon Fraser University students plan walkout to protest in-class learning amid BC's fifth COVID wave

Vancouver/IBNS: As a protest to in-person learning in the midst of British Columbia's fifth wave of COVID-19, students at Simon Fraser University (SFU) planneded a walk-out of class Monday.

‘Deeply negative impact’ of COVID pandemic, reverses SDG progress

New York: Closing a key international development forum on Thursday, the deputy UN chief observed that a year of “immense challenges” has reversed progress on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Two US states keep up with lawsuits against China for 'malicious' role in COVID-19 pandemic

Two US Republican states are keeping up their efforts to hold China accountable for the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus which has not only left several people dead in the country but also hit the economy hard.

Govts on high alert after several countries detect Indian variant of coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: The authorities in Italy sounded alarm after Indian variant of coronavirus was discovered in a father and daughter who returned from India and similar cases have been reported from other parts of the world, including U.K., Japan, Fiji, media reports said.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after coming in close contact with staff who tested Covid positive

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario Premier Doug Ford went into isolation in Toronto after he came in close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 last evening, said Ford's office late Tuesday night. 

Moderna slashes its COVID-19 vaccine supply to Canada by half in April end

Ottawa/IBNS: Anita Anand Canada's Procurement Minister said that Moderna's supply of incoming vaccines to Canada would be half of the expected supply through the rest of Apri.  

Canada: Ontario sees second-highest Covid single-day spike with 4,401 new infections

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario has been hit hard by 4,401 fresh cases of Covid-19, the second-highest single-day spike in the province despite public health units having logged a 9.5 per cent test positivity rate, one of the highest in the Canadian district.

Canada sees its biggest job increase since Sep 2020 after it added 259,000 jobs in Feb

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada saw its biggest job increase since September 2020, when it added 259,000 jobs in Feb, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

Will come out of this pandemic as more resilient country: Justin Trudeau on National Observance Day for COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: While reflecting on the year that has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID‑19 a pandemic, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Mar 11 as the National Day of Observance for COVID-19 and said that his country will come out as more resilient out of this crisis.

Canada Housing First program provides safety to homeless people in the pandemic, say advocates

Canada/IBNS: Canadian provinces and cities including Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, and Fredericton, experiencing frigid temperatures are being provided with an essential lifeline right now by the Housing First program in providing safe permanent housing to homeless people, without preconditions, addiction, and mental health challenges, media reports said.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau discusses delay in Pfizer doses with CEO by phone

Ottawa/IBNS: After learning from Pfizer on Thursday that delays to COVID-19 vaccines' shipments are going to be even worse than previously thought, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spoke to the biopharmaceutical's CEO-Albert Bourla by phone on Thursday.

First Nations in Western Canada hit hard by COVID-19

Canada/IBNS: Canadian federal officials are alarmed by the rising curve of COVID-19 outbreaks in people of First Nations in Western Canada, making up half the number of hospitalizations in some provinces.

Statistics Canada to do large scale hiring ahead of 'contact-free' census

Canada/IBNS: In its attempt to perform a contact-free or physically distanced census during the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada said in a press release published this week that it is looking to hire approximately 32,000 field staff to survey the Canadian population this spring.