ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the ArriveCan app on Jun. 29, 2022.Giordano Ciampini/The Canadian Press The Canadian government is allowing COVID-19-vaccinated travelers entering the country by land border a one-time exemption from quarantine, testing and fines if they fail to enter their information on the ArriveCan app. But the … Read more

Rogers replaces chief technology officer amid the fallout from nationwide outage

Rogers replaces chief technology officer amid the fallout from nationwide outage

Rogers Communications Inc. RCI-BT has a new chief technology officer, veteran telecom executive Ron McKenzie, in the wake of a nationwide outage earlier this month that resulted in the company promising change and investment to ensure network reliability. Canada’s largest cell phone company handed responsibility for the systems that support 12 million customers to Mr. … Read more

Mississauga faces the growing urban challenge of a shrinking population

Mississauga faces the growing urban challenge of a shrinking population

Mylvaganam Kathirgamanathan, a retired general surgeon, lives in the Cooksville neighborhood of Mississauga. He says he hasn’t seen his neighbors since they left for Florida in October and wishes there were more of a sense of community in his neighborhood.Photography by Galit Rodan/The Globe and Mail Mississauga was the only major city in Canada to … Read more

Sunnybrook medical resident faces lawsuit after sexual misconduct allegation against prominent cardiologist

Sunnybrook medical resident faces lawsuit after sexual misconduct allegation against prominent cardiologist

It’s been nearly a year since Sophia Duong filed a complaint against Benedict Glover, but there has been no resolution.JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail A female medical resident at Sunnybrook Hospital who reported an accusation of sexual misconduct against a male supervisor – and then filed a lawsuit against the hospital and her university saying … Read more

What is a bivalent vaccine? A look at the next stage in the fight against COVID-19

What is a bivalent vaccine?  A look at the next stage in the fight against COVID-19

A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials at a pharmacy in Toronto, on April 6.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Predictions of a fall COVID-19 wave make another booster vaccine campaign likely but questions abound over how the virus will continue to evolve and what protections a new shot could offer. Several vaccine manufacturers are racing … Read more

What COVID-19 health advice can Canadians follow for the summer surge that’s upon us?

What COVID-19 health advice can Canadians follow for the summer surge that’s upon us?

A man walks by a sign for a COVID-19 testing center in Montreal on Oct. 10, 2021. COVID-19 cases and wastewater levels are increasing again in several parts of the country, raising concerns that another wave has already begun.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press There are a lot of unknowns about how a new COVID-19 wave will … Read more

Ten years after Higgs boson, the hunt is on for new breakthroughs in physics

Ten years after Higgs boson, the hunt is on for new breakthroughs in physics

Scientists work on part of the massive ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during its initial installation in 2007.Claudia Marcelloni/Max Brice/Handout In the verdant Rhône Valley just west of Geneva, an elaborate game of chance is about to begin. At stake: the possibility of gimpsing nature’s deepest secrets. The bet: more than $400-million spent … Read more

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

Spreading information around the world about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as important as distributing guns and bullets for the country’s defence, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy told students at the University of Toronto on Wednesday. In a speech and question-and-answer session by video from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Zelenskyy, dressed in a military-style camouflage vest, … Read more

Ontario election results: NDP remains Official Opposition, but Andrea Horwath will step down as leader

Ontario election results: NDP remains Official Opposition, but Andrea Horwath will step down as leader

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath arrives at her local polling station in Hamilton, Ont., on June 2.Eduardo Lima/The Canadian Press Andrea Horwath stepped down as head of the Ontario NDP, with the party set to lose a number of seats in the provincial election Thursday. The left-leaning party retained its Official Opposition status in the … Read more

Unvaccinated disproportionately risk safety of those vaccinated against COVID-19, study shows

Unvaccinated disproportionately risk safety of those vaccinated against COVID-19, study shows

A person wears a mask as most people surrounding them did not, as the Toronto Raptors play in Toronto, on March 24. Government-led public-health measures such as vaccine passports and mask mandates are lifting across the country, with the public being told to assess and manage personal risk.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press People who have not … Read more