CHEO says it’s prepared for a bad respiratory illness season, with ER visits rising
This respiratory illness season is predicted to be similar to the last where a surge of multiple different respiratory illnesses pushed the limits of the health-care system.
Surge in COVID-19 infections sparks call for more measures to protect those in Ottawa’s long-term care homes
The anticipation of a new surge of COVID-19 is causing some family members of people living in long-term care to call for change.
Flu shots for kids key to avoiding surge in hospitalizations this fall, Etches says
Ottawa Public Health is warning parents that getting a flu vaccine for their children will be key to avoiding the high rates of hospital and emergency department visits that Ottawa experienced last year.
Ottawa business coalition urges extension on COVID loans payback
Small businesses in Ottawa are hoping for an extension on the deadline for repayment of pandemic loans to the federal government.
Echoing convoy, 50 anti-vaxxers return to Parliament Hill to decry jab
About 50 protesters proclaimed their distrust of vaccines in an April Fool’s Day protest in downtown Ottawa.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Ottawa Jazz Festival recovering but more international travellers would help
Ottawa Jazz Festival is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but a lack of international tourists is stifling growth.
‘It’s going to take a lot of effort’: Fight against vaccine hesitancy ramps up for holidays
Breaking through to convince vaccine hesitant Canadians to get the jab against viruses such as COVID-19 won’t be easy, experts say.
End of government supports will likely push up poverty rates, experts warn
A new Statistics Canada report suggests poverty will likely increase past the 2019 levels as even lower-middle class people struggle with inflation.
Experts raise alarm about overuse — and overdoses — of melatonin sleep aid for kids
Melatonin use has increased five-fold over the last decade. Experts warn overdoses among pediatric patients could be deadly.