Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, paving the way for vaccinations to begin countrywide next week. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the chief medical adviser at Health Canada who oversaw the review process, said it is “a critical milestone in our fight against COVID-19.” “This is a momentous occasion,” she […]

COVID-19 detected in Yellowknife wastewater, some people asked to get tested

The government of the Northwest Territories says it has found COVID-19 in wastewater in Yellowknife.  The N.W.T.’s chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kondola, says this means there is likely an undetected case of COVID-19 in the capital.  The virus was detected through a wastewater monitoring program, which analyzed samples taken between Nov. 30 and […]

Ontario COVID-19 vaccine task force and Biden’s mask plan

Premier Doug Ford is expected to unveil Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine task force today. Ford said yesterday the team is being finalized and the province will be ready to distribute the vaccine whenever it arrives. The task force will include medical, information technology, and logistics experts. Earlier this month, the province announced retired Gen. Rick Hillier […]