Guelph health officials closely monitor polio after virus is found in US, UK and Israel

Local health officials are planning the possible return of a disease not seen in Canada in nearly 30 years. Cases of polio have been reported in the United States and Israel for the first time in years, and wastewater tests in the United Kingdom suggest that polio has spread to multiple parts of London. Last … Read more

The ridiculous price hike of this basic household item shows how bad inflation is in Canada

While house prices in Toronto remain completely unaffordable despite an apparent lull in the market and rents continue to jump to new heights, residents are also facing rising costs of living in every other aspect as inflation wreaks havoc on all of our wallets. Most Canadians have been unable to keep up with increased prices … Read more

Canadian house prices could fall by 25 percent by the end of next year, report says

A house for sale in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood on July 18.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Canada’s average home price could fall by as much as 25 percent from its February peak by the end of next year, with the Maritimes and most of Ontario experiencing larger declines as a result of the sharp rise in … Read more

Health Unit Highlights Three C’s to Fight Insect-Borne Disease

Reducing the risk of being bitten by black-legged ticks and mosquitoes that can spread serious disease is as simple as following the three C’s; cover, clean up and check. Black-legged ticks and mosquitoes, which can spread Lyme disease and West Nile virus respectively, are categorized as “vectors,” which are living organisms (often blood-sucking insects) that … Read more

Teenage Head’s Gord Lewis ‘killed by son’

Canadian rock guitarist Gord Lewis was found dead in his home on Sunday after being allegedly murdered by his own son. The rocker’s 41-year-old son, Jonathan Lewis, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder as the Ontario Police Department continues to investigate, according to local reports. The co-founder of the punk rock band Teenage Head … Read more

Tesla Steps Up Lobbying With Ontario, Ottawa To Set Up ‘Manufacturing Facility’

On July 13, an electric vehicle will be charged at a Tesla charging station in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canada’s ambitions to become an electric vehicle powerhouse are rekindled by the interest of Tesla Inc. TSLA-Q for the establishment of a large production facility in Ontario. While rumors of such an investment by the pioneering … Read more

Ontario has a doctor’s shortage. This is one way to lighten it

For four years now, Dr. Makini McGuire-Brown applied to get one of Canada’s Restricted Residences for Internationally Trained Doctors. And every year, the Toronto resident is turned down, a refusal that means she can’t get the Canadian clinical experience she needs to be licensed in Ontario. “It’s really heartbreaking,” McGuire-Brown, who was a physician in … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more

Ancaster’s Ethan Irvine Leads the Way to Ontario Summer Games Golf Gold

Ethan Irvine of Ancaster was the top individual boys golfer at the Ontario Summer Games in July, leading the Hamilton-Halton junior team to gold. The Hamilton Golf and Country Club member, formerly of Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club, will attend Golf Canada’s Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Kamloops, BC August 7-10, followed by a … Read more