By Liam Casey
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario family doctors left the profession at the start of the pandemic at double the rate of the years before COVID-19 hit, new research indicates.  About three per cent of family doctors across the province – 385 doctors – stopped practising between March and September 2020, according to a study […]

By Brittany Hobson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

While Canada prepares to honour the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, the majority of provinces have not followed the federal government’s move to make it a statutory holiday for its workers.  New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have declared Sept. 30 […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter
THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – Denise Anderson shouted a list of items into her phone over the sound of pouring rain, along with instructions on how to find them: clean socks, a new pack of underwear, prized pieces of jewelry and important documents. Her husband was inside their house that […]

By Paola Loriggio
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pamela Freeman fought back tears Monday as she told a coroner’s inquest about holding her grandson the day he was born, seeing him grow into a precocious and enthusiastic child, and then grieving his death a few short years later. As a baby, Devon Freeman crawled around with his head […]

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Federal ministers say all COVID-19 border restrictions will be removed as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccination, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as the requirement for masks on planes and trains. The cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30. […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Ontario government is refusing to publicly divulge its progress in enrolling children in core autism therapies, after the last update showed it was far off its own target. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of children, community and social services, has said the government would get 8,000 kids into core clinical […]

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All adults in Ontario can now book an appointment to receive an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine as of today. The province made the bivalent vaccine available to its most vulnerable populations earlier this month, but said appointments to receive the new shot would be open to all residents 18 or over […]

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Ontario says it is investing $90 million to support upgrading the skills of workers. The province says the funding opens on Thursday to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed. The Skills Development Fund will prioritize programs helping people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, people with […]

By Michael MacDonald
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. Photos posted on Sunday from Port aux Basques […]

By Laura Osman
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market. The Liberals lifted a century-long prohibition on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review […]