Five things to know about the ‘level zero’ crisis facing Ottawa paramedics
The off-load delay times for the Ottawa Hospitals have reached an all-time high. Here is what you need to know about off-load delay times and the “level zero” crisis.
Shelter space shrinking as violence against women rises
Shelters for Violence Against women in Ottawa are dealing with overcrowding because instances of violence against women have increased while the amount of shelters has decreased drastically.
Twice as many young women as men in Ontario say they have poor mental health: study
A comparison of the perceptions of mental health between young men and women in Ontario and Canada based on a recent study by Statistics Canada.
Bad timing: Flu shot delayed as season nears
Canada’s annual battle against the flu is getting a late start this year because of a vaccine shortage, with some public immunization clinics pushing back their start dates. The delay comes as North America steels itself for what could be a particularly bad flu season based on recently released data…
In wake of officer’s suicide, Ottawa to unveil unique mental health clinic for first responders
The recent suicides of an Ottawa police officer and nine Ontario police officers are highlighting the need for more mental health services for first responders.
Ethnocultural seniors want better resources to combat elder abuse
While Canada’s population is both aging and becoming increasingly multicultural, Ottawa seniors are saying current resources on elder abuse are not enough.
Recording device in hospital waiting room not a privacy violation, says Ontario commissioner
A camera in an Ottawa Hospital waiting room counted how many views TV ads received but did not record personal information or personal health information, according to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
Carleton not banning vaping yet as disturbing health issues arise
Responding to recent reports of vape-related lung illnesses and deaths in the U.S. and Canada, Carleton University’ s policies on vaping will continue to align with government regulations and won’t — at least for now — include the kind of campus-wide prohibition being implemented by other universities and colleges. Carleton’s…
Record number of donors trim their hair for cancer research
Hundreds turn out to the ninth annual Hair Donation Ottawa event.