3 dead after suspected blastomycosis outbreak in Constance Lake First Nation

Three people have died following a suspected outbreak of blastomycosis, a fungal lung infection, in the Constance Lake First Nation, northwest of Timmins, Ont. Luke Moore, 43, died on Nov. 19. His... Read more »

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing discharged from Sudbury, Ont., hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing of Sudbury, Ont., has been discharged from hospital and is back home following treatment for COVID-19. Forest-Niesing, 56, was admitted to Health Sciences North hospital in October due to complications from... Read more »

Physician recruitment in full gear as northern Ontario faces shortage of 300 doctors

Communities across the province’s northeast have continued recruitment efforts amid Ontario Medical Association reports that northern Ontario is short more than 300 doctors. In Greater Sudbury, Health Sciences North has recruited 36... Read more »

Why some were vaccine hesitant during pregnancy but finally got their COVID-19 shots

While research indicates pregnant individuals who have COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to hospital, the decision to get vaccinated remains a difficult one. Convincing those who are pregnant to get vaccinated has been... Read more »

Ontario’s vaccine passports aren’t new. Remember your bright yellow shot booklet?

D’Arcy Palmer has kept his piercing yellow Ontario immunization booklet by his side for 29 years now.  It’s travelled the world with him, starting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and tracking shots he’s received in British Columbia,... Read more »