‘You can fight this’: We survived COVID-19, and so can you

Ottawa’s Musia Balco and her husband survived COVID-19. Now she’s going public with their story to offer hope to those who will follow in their agonizing footsteps. Balco, 57, believes she was exposed... Read more »

Respiratory therapists ‘at the head of the bed’ in virus fight

Dave Swift calls himself The Ottawa Hospital’s “oldest new hire.” The 60-year-old respiratory therapist, or RT, was set to retire March 31, but one day later he was back on the job. “I... Read more »

Viable organs from deceased donors go unused as Ontario hospitals pause some transplants

Some viable organs have not been recovered from deceased donors in Ontario in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hospitals in the province temporarily scale back procedures that aren’t deemed essential, according to... Read more »

Ottawa woman speaking out about sister’s struggle on Black Mental Health Day

Marie Remy wishes she knew more about what her sister, Fabiola Philippe, was going through before she died. Philippe was 34 years old when she was hit by multiple vehicles on Highway... Read more »

Cruise ship passengers begin 14-day quarantine in Cornwall, Ont.

Canadian cruise ship passengers whose charter plane first landed at CFB Trenton early Friday morning have arrived in Cornwall, Ont., to begin a 14-day quarantine. The plane, which landed just after 2 a.m. ET, was carrying... Read more »

Canadian cruise ship passengers arrive in Cornwall, Ont. to begin quarantine

Buses carrying Canadian cruise ship passengers whose charter plane landed at CFB Trenton early Friday morning have arrived in Cornwall to begin a 14-day quarantine. The plane, which landed just after 2 a.m. ET, was carrying passengers... Read more »

Canadian cruise ship passengers heading to Cornwall, Ont. to begin quarantine

Canadian cruise ship passengers whose charter plane landed at CFB Trenton early Friday morning are now en route to Cornwall to begin a 14-day quarantine, Health Canada officials say.    The plane, which landed just after... Read more »

Access to chemo ‘cold caps’ varies, patients find

A “cold cap” treatment that aims to limit hair loss during chemotherapy is available in Gatineau, Que., but not in Ottawa, in part because the medical community remains unsure about the treatment’s... Read more »

U of O students demand better mental health services amid deaths

There are growing calls from University of Ottawa students to increase mental health resources on campus in the wake of recent student deaths, including one over the weekend. Jordan Gush, a third-year... Read more »

No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests

A new study led by researchers in Ottawa has found medically assisted dying is not being driven by factors such as poverty, isolation or lack of access to proper palliative care. The study dispels concerns that... Read more »