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Quebec wildlife authorities say first cases of avian flu identified among wild birds
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Quebec wildlife authorities say first cases of avian flu identified among wild birds

Quebec wildlife authorities say the first three cases of bird flu in the province have been identified among wild birds. The province’s Wildlife Department said today that the H5N1 strain of avian influenza was confirmed during a surveillance operation in southwestern Quebec. The strain was detected in a Canada goose in Granby, Que., east of...

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. Receives Health Canada Authorization for the iStatis COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
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bioLytical Laboratories Inc. Receives Health Canada Authorization for the iStatis COVID-19 Antigen Home Test

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. announced today that it is launching a second test on its new platform, iStatis, after receiving Health Canada authorization for the iStatis COVID-19 Antigen Home Test for its immediate market entry into Canada bioLytical has received Health Canada authorization to sell its iStatis COVID-19 Antigen Home Test across Canada for home use...

WHO rejects Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine from Medicago, with ties to big tobacco
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WHO rejects Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine from Medicago, with ties to big tobacco

The World Health Organization has rejected Medicago’s made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine, restricting the federal government’s ability to donate those doses to countries in need. The federal government signed an agreement with Medicago in 2020 to buy 20 million doses once the vaccine was approved by Health Canada, with the option to purchase 56 million more. Health...

Feds commit another $2B to provinces to address health backlogs caused by COVID-19
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Feds commit another $2B to provinces to address health backlogs caused by COVID-19

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the federal government will commit another $2 billion to help provincial health systems work through their surgical and diagnostic backlogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, included in the newly tabled Bill C-17, follows a $4-billion top-up to the federal health transfer last summer and is expected to be...

Vaccinated travellers won’t need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1
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Vaccinated travellers won’t need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1

Vaccinated travellers will no longer need to show a COVID-19 test to enter Canada beginning April 1, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos officially announced Thursday. The change is being made at the tail end of the Omicron wave in Canada, as new reported cases of COVID-19 have declined since mid-January. Duclos said the change is possible...