Particularly in the north, the opioid crisis is top of mind this Ontario election

When Felicia Fahey heads to the ballot box June 2, her cousin, Steven Legault, will be top of mind. In September 2020, Legault died of an accidental overdose. “It just rocked our entire family.... Read more »

Sudbury, Ont., advocate says some street drugs she sent to Vancouver lab aren’t what’s advertised

A Sudbury, Ont., harm reduction advocate has started collecting street drug samples so they can be tested at a Vancouver lab to help protect drug users from overdoses, and she’s already learning... Read more »

Ontario College of Physicians suspends rural family doctor for ‘inappropriate’ COVID-19 treatments, advice

Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) has temporarily suspended the licence of Dr. Patrick Phillips, a physician whose social media comments promoting misinformation during the pandemic landed him before a disciplinary committee. ... Read more »

Diagnosing autism in adults is more common, expert says, but getting an assessment isn’t always easy

Megan Pilatzke ended up on a journey of self-discovery almost by accident. In 2019, Pilatzke began researching autism after learning the man she was dating (now her fianc√©) has a nephew diagnosed with autism. ... Read more »

25,000 miners told to use harmful McIntyre Powder fail to get Ontario apology

Friends, family and advocates for the 25,000 miners who were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder walked away from the Legislative Assembly on Thursday without the Ontario apology they were expecting. Northern miners were... Read more »

Health concerns in remote First Nation in Ontario not taken seriously, says deputy chief

The deputy chief of Fort Albany First Nation in remote northern Ontario says health concerns in her community aren’t taken seriously, and members often don’t receive proper care until they travel elsewhere. Charlotte... Read more »