Waterloo region in Ontario reports 4 omicron variant cases, 9 sports teams at high risk

There are four confirmed cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Waterloo region, public health officials confirmed Monday.As well, nine sports teams in Waterloo region now have suspected or confirmed omicron cases and there are more than 500 high-risk contacts,...

University of Waterloo in Ontario part of global study on impact of e-cigarette rules

The University of Waterloo will take part in a five-year study on e-cigarettes to determine the impact of regulations in different parts of the world. "It's extraordinarily important for us to understand the factors that are driving people to smoke, and...

80 suspected overdose deaths in Waterloo region so far this year

Eighty people in Waterloo region have died from suspected overdoses so far this year. The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy provided updated numbers on Tuesday. Eight more deaths have been reported since the last update in early October. "It's absolutely devastating...

Nurse practitioners, doctors should be treated equally under Juries Act, says ONA

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) wants to know why doctors can easily be cleared for jury duty but nurse practitioners aren't given the same treatment.Under the province's Juries Act, "medical practitioners," veterinary surgeons and coroners are "ineligible" for jury duty, along...

Cambridge woman outraged after late sister’s photos used in Ontario MPP’s anti-vaccination posts

A Cambridge, Ont., woman is outraged after her late sister's photo and personal information were used without permission in anti-vaccination social media posts by an Ontario member of provincial parliament (MPP). Farisa Navab, 20, died on Sept. 11 from a rare autoimmune disease.  On Tuesday, images of Navab...