Health

Published On: July 13, 2020
Movie theatres, restaurants, and bars are just some of the businesses that will be allowed to reopen — but only in certain parts of the province.
Published On: July 13, 2020
Research shows that 28,000 youth under 18 are waiting as long as two and a half years for mental-health and addictions services. That’s taking a toll on young people and families across Ontario.
Published On: July 11, 2020
Many Ontarians with disabilities count on personal-support workers to live independently — and that’s sparking worries about a heightened risk of COVID-19.
Published On: July 10, 2020
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.
Published On: July 09, 2020
With the border still closed and people sticking closer to home, one of the province’s major tourist hubs is looking to sell itself as an appealing domestic destination.
Published On: July 09, 2020
Patios are back. More stores and services are up and running. But, for many Ontarians with disabilities, life is not returning to a pre-pandemic normal.
Published On: July 08, 2020
Across Ontario, public-health units are not only battling COVID-19 — but also advocating for a new post-pandemic normal.
Published On: July 08, 2020
ANALYSIS: The government is asking MPPs to give it emergency powers for as long as two years. Is this a power grab — or just the new reality of COVID-19?
Published On: July 07, 2020
The pandemic has made more people aware of how few places there are to go — and advocates say it’s time to embrace bathrooms as public-health infrastructure.
Published On: July 06, 2020
Under the Family Managed Home Care program, parents can choose their children’s caregivers. But some say that the province is limiting their options — and that their children are paying the price.
Published On: July 03, 2020
How have gig economy workers protected themselves during the pandemic?
Published On: July 03, 2020
Post-secondary institutions in the region rely heavily on international-student tuition. But what if the pandemic keeps those students at home?
Published On: July 03, 2020
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.
Published On: July 02, 2020
Most of the province is now in Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan, which means that outdoor dining is a go. That has waitstaff choosing between potentially heightened risk and financial need.
Published On: July 02, 2020
Research shows that masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. So should we be required to wear them? And if so, who would give the order?
Published On: July 02, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted programs, services, and daily life — making transitioning to a new place even more complicated. Here’s how advocates are trying to make Ontario feel like home in unprecedented times.
Published On: July 01, 2020
Truckers spend long hours on the road keeping the supply chain up and running. They need to stay rested and fed — but COVID-19 is making that tougher in northern Ontario.
Published On: June 30, 2020
ANALYSIS: A new report from a Hamilton think-tank argues that COVID-19 presents the perfect opportunity for Ontario to end a “tax on the poor” and replace it with something better.