Ottawa police issue warning following three overdose deaths
Ottawa police have issued a public health alert following a spike in overdose-related deaths in the city. Over a 14 hour period, first responders treated six people for suspected opioid overdoses across Ottawa. Early testing suggests the overdoses were a result of cocaine laced with fentanyl, police say. Three men…
The forgotten faces of death: Ottawa funeral industry workers seek solace in peer support group
People who work in the funeral industry in Ottawa have formed a peer support group to cope with the stress of the job.
Gift from the heart: Maximizing the blood supply in Ottawa
Rain or shine, there are different challenges to maintaining a national blood supply throughout the year. Organizations like Canadian Blood Services and blood distribution organizations are central to ensuring its availability to those in need.
Ottawa woman raises awareness about autoimmune conditions one sock at a time
An Ottawa woman has started an initiative to give out socks to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases.
Experts remain concerned despite small drop in opioid related emergency visits in Ottawa
Recent data shows no increase in emergency department visits for suspected overdoses for 2018, but experts warn the opioid crisis continues.
Vaccination rates still high, despite Ottawa student suspensions
Ottawa vaccination rates for elementary and high school students remain above average according to Ottawa Public Health.
Health Canada warning youth in e-cigarette awareness campaign
According to a federal survey, in 2016-2017 4.6 million Canadians over the age of 15 have tried e-cigarettes.
Ottawa councillor Jeff Leiper suffers a heart attack while shovelling snow
Ottawa Paramedic Services warns of risks and signs of heart attacks after large snowfall Wednesday.
Breaking barriers: New Ottawa study aims to empower those battling addictions and homelessness
People experiencing homelessness are facing barriers entering the workforce. A new study aims to find solutions from within the community.
An Amber Alert for dementia sufferers needed, say caregivers
Six in 10 people diagnosed with Dementia will wander at least once.