By Liam Casey
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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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A Canadian Armed Forces officer who urged other military members against helping to distribute COVID-19 vaccines has pleaded guilty to conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Officer Cadet Laszlo Kenderesi entered the guilty plea at the start of his court martial at Canadian Forces Base Borden today, […]

By Allison Jones
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Ontario is expected to make funding decisions for a long COVID strategy in the near future, the province’s top doctor says, as health officials work to create standard definitions and treatment protocols. Hospitals have been submitting proposals to Ontario Health, and now the province is working to provide guidance to […]

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH) First Floor In-patient unit, over as of September 13.Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to ensure the […]

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The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the region. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is offering the new booster formula to eligible people at their clinics, and the public is urged to book an appointment for their shot. “A bivalent vaccine means it has two types of a virus in it, […]

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases fell everywhere in the world last week by about 12%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly review of the pandemic issued Wednesday. The U.N. health agency reported that there were just under 4.2 million new infections last week and […]

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Students across much of Ontario are returning to the classroom today for the first start of the school year without COVID-19 restrictions since the pandemic began. Students in the province, who resume class Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the district, will be able to attend class without wearing a mask, […]

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TORONTO – People in Ontario who test positive for COVID-19 no longer have to isolate for five days but should stay home until their fever clears and their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, the province’s top doctor said Wednesday. Dr. Kieran Moore said people should also wear […]