Nursing applications are way up at Western, but there’s no room for more students

As Western University continues to wait for government funding to expand its nursing program, applications to the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing were up by 20 per cent this past year, driving up competition... Read more »

Program giving out free cannabis to help opioid users in London, Ont., met with skepticism

Every Tuesday, Mary McCarty and a group of volunteers sets up a small table outside a London, Ont., church to hand out free cannabis and cannabis edibles to a line of people that... Read more »

Long-term care home in London, Ont., charged for unsafe work conditions after nurse’s COVID-19 death

A London nursing home faces charges under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a registered nurse died from COVID-19 and many others were infected early into the pandemic.  Court documents obtained... Read more »

Funeral homes pivot to offer rooms for medically assisted deaths

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the spring of 2020, London, Ont., funeral home owner Paul Needham started to receive a new kind of service request from families.  At first it... Read more »

Parents anxious as dispute between optometrists, Ontario government drags on

As a dispute between optometrists and the Ontario government drags on, parents of children whose eyesight is deteriorating are getting worried. Since watching her son Jack, 15, play indoor soccer this fall, Jo-Anne Bishop... Read more »

Canadian Blood Services now allows some gay, bisexual men to donate plasma in Calgary, London, Ont.

Canadian Blood Services is taking the first steps to allowing gay and bisexual men who have sex with men — which it calls the gbMSM community — to donate blood plasma, which is starting... Read more »