Eligibility is expanding this week, to include essential workers and those with certain medical conditions Kenora-Rainy River, Ont. – A stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply to Ontario is enabling the government to further expand eligibility to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment throughout the week of May 10, 2021. […]

Dennis Mounk rolled up his sleeve for his COVID-19 vaccine last week. Criteria continues to expand for registrations, as the province works towards its target of 65 per cent of eligible adults receiving a vaccine by the end of May. – Merna Emara photo

TORONTO – Pam Parks says she has a routine to pick herself up before she starts every one of her 12-hour hospital shifts these days. The registered practical nurse drives the five minutes to work at an Oshawa, Ont., hospital with her car radio turned up and sings along in […]

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother’s Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when travel was collapsing because of the […]

OTTAWA – Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes there’s a connection between anti-mask and anti-lockdown protests and far-right extremism. Singh’s comments come as rallies against COVID-19 health orders are being staged across the country while many provincial doctors battle a deadly third wave of the pandemic. […]

ROME – Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori has doubts about whether the IOC and local organizers are doing enough to plan for a worst-case scenario of “hundreds” or “thousands” of coronavirus cases at the Tokyo Olympics. Or whether it’s even still feasible to hold the games when a state of […]

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 3,424 new cases of COVID-19 today and 26 more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 958 new cases in Toronto, 900 in Peel and 291 in York Region She also says there are 175 new cases in Durham Region […]

With schools closed for large chunks of the past year and specific exposure to COVID-19 sending children home intermittently even when they are open, it has fallen largely to their mothers to pick up the additional child-care duties. That strain is weighing on their mental health, contributing to well over […]

It’s been a rough 14 months for everyone. Perhaps a little more for our region, as we watch our mill come down during a pandemic. There’s a lot of negativity and unrest out there. But this post, from one of our rant and Rave Facebook sites helps put it all […]

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period? It’s not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue. Vaccines are designed to activate your immune system, and some experts have wondered if that could temporarily disrupt menstrual cycles. So far, reports of irregular bleeding have been anecdotal. And it’s hard to […]

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said Thursday. Delivery of doses is set to begin this month to give Olympic delegations time to be fully vaccinated with a second shot before arriving in […]