TORONTO – Officials and experts emphasized the interchangeability of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on Monday as shipment delays led to alterations in Canadians’ second-dose appointments. The federal government has said Pfizer’s weekly shipment of 2.4 million doses is delayed and will arrive mid-week. That left provinces switching Pfizer appointments […]

Currently, we have six active cases in the NWHU catchment area. Today we received report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the District of Rainy River area. Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact […]

OTTAWA – Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will soon be able to return to Canada without a mandatory quarantine. The first stage in loosening the border restrictions that have been in place for 15 months will begin at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 5. It will apply only […]

Riverside is pleased to announce that effective immediately, all visitors travelling from within Canada are welcome into both our long-term care and acute (hospital) settings. We remind visitors to ensure they remain current on all restrictions as they relate to inter-provincial travel.International visitors, including the United States, remain restricted and […]

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 270 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths from the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 47 of the new cases are in Toronto, 44 are in Waterloo Region and 42 are in Peel Region. Elliott says the data is based on more than 13,800 […]

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases […]

Fort Frances Mayor June Caul received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Caul said she is encouraging everybody to get their vaccinations which will help the province in the reopening phases and to get the U.S.-Canada border open again. The Northwestern Health Unit has opened the availability for second […]

Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. […]