Ontario reports 323 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 323 new COVID-19 cases today, and 17 more deaths. That brings the provincial total to 27,533 cases, which is an increase of...

Nearly half of Canadians have tried virtual care amid pandemic: survey

OTTAWA — A survey by the Canadian Medical Association found almost half of those asked sought medical advice by phone, email, videoconference or text...

Small business seek changes to COVID relief programs in letter to Morneau

TORONTO — The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to make a number of changes to relief programs rolled out...

Poll suggests COVID-19 not changing Canada Day for many Canadians

OTTAWA — COVID-19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that's not going to change how...
opioids

OPP undergoes ‘massive’ shift in approach to opioid crisis, every OD now probed

Ontario Provincial Police say they've undergone a "massive" shift in their approach to overdoses as the opioid crisis deepens. The changes include investigating every overdose call, giving...

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins group seeking cheaper insulin in Canada

WINDSOR, Ont. — U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he will be joining a group of diabetics to buy cheaper insulin in Ontario on Sunday. The Vermont...
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Ontario doctor services group to report back on savings plan

TORONTO — A group established to look into restricting inappropriate or overused physician services in Ontario will report on its recommendations today. The group —...
opioids

Nearly 1,500 die from opioid overdoses last year in Ontario, up from 2017

TORONTO — Newly released provincial data show that nearly 1,500 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses last year. Public Health Ontario has released updated statistics showing 1,473...

Ontario government gives small and medium-sized hospitals more funding

TORONTO — Ontario is giving small and medium-sized hospitals across the province more money to help address deficits and other funding challenges. Health Minister Christine Elliott...

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: study

TORONTO — A new study suggests infants are more vulnerable to measles infection than previously thought. The findings debunk notions that most babies are protected...