COVID-19 brings to light 
flaws in long-term care homes
TORONTO – Poor working conditions and the surge of the Omicron variant has caused a severe staff shortage in long-term care homes in Toronto. While more than 90 per cent of Ontario’s LTC residents are vaccinated with their fourth shot, and testing requirements among workers have helped bring the... Read more
More couples finally saying “I do” as Ontario COVID restrictions lift
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples to postpone and adjust wedding plans depending on restrictions in place, but things are starting to look up for winter nuptials. Winter brides and grooms are feeling better knowing that restrictions and limits of guests in Ontario have been changed and capacity limits... Read more
Restaurants back to serving at full capacity after lockdown limitations
Restaurants across the province are welcoming their customers back to full capacity. After months of recurring lockdowns and capacity restrictions, the Ford government announced Friday, restaurants would be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity, starting Monday. “Thanks to our cautious and careful approach to re-opening, we are... Read more
Travel: Essential tips to get ready for your next trip
Are you ready to get back out there and see the world again? Or are questions and concerns about the logistics travelling during a pandemic holding you back? The Government of Canada requires all travellers 12 and older to be fully vaccinated to board a flight in Canada. Travel... Read more
Health Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna booster shot for adults
Health Canada has approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna booster shots for individuals 18 years and older. The booster shot is designed to help people maintain their protection six months after receiving two doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Questions and concerns about eligibility for the booster... Read more
Humber nursing students frustrated as  classes remain online

Third year nursing students enrolled in Humber College’s Nursing, Bachelor of Science program are feeling frustrated. Their learning continues to remain virtual while other programs are offering in-person learning.

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After vaccine requirements, restaurant staff face customer complaints
Ever since the proof-of-vaccine policy was implemented in Ontario on Sept. 22, staff at many establishments have been dealing with backlash from the public. Hosts and front of house staff are the first to deal with upset and difficult customers. “I only recently started working at a restaurant, so... Read more
U.S. film crew members vote to strike over working conditions
Canadian screen productions could be affected by American film and television crews voting to strike over unfair working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)) and its 36 local unions, which represents 60,000 workers across the U.S, voted on Oct. 1-3 to take strike action. More than... Read more
Third-party QR codes no longer valid as province rolls out SMART Health Card
If you’ve been using a third-party QR code as your vaccine passport, you’ll have to download a new receipt from the provincial website. Ryan Slobojan, a software developer for Vaccine-Ontario.ca and a member of the grassroots team, says the grassroots QR code was meant to act as an interim... Read more
Cell and gene therapy promises new medical breakthrough
Pharma companies are breaking new ground with cell and gene therapy that promises new treatments and remedies for those with certain chronic illnesses. The therapy comes in the wake of the technology developed by Pfizer-BioNTech through work done on the COVID-19 vaccine. Cell and gene therapy uses the same... Read more