5 proposed solutions to the ‘dire’ doctor shortage in rural northwestern Ontario

More than a week after a shortage of available physicians closed the emergency room in Red Lake, Ont., health professionals are weighing in on possible solutions to the northern Ontario doctor shortage.Chiefs of staff in northwestern Ontario have sent a briefing...

Doctor shortage closes Red Lake, Ont., ER for 24 hours. Officials say it could happen elsewhere

For what's believed to be the first time in at least 30 years, a hospital in northwestern Ontario has had to close its emergency room due to a lack of available physicians. The Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake closed...

This competitive skier survived an eating disorder. Now the Ontario teen is sharing her story to help others

Brooke Ailey strides through the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre to her locker, where a hanging poster reads, "Girls in sports are empowered for life."She grabs her equipment and heads to the wooded trails in Thunder Bay, Ont., that have groomed dozens...

As Ontario lifts COVID-19 restrictions, northern First Nations are still grappling with Omicron surge

As Ontario lifts more COVID-19 restrictions, First Nations in the province's north are still grappling with the Omicron surge.Chiefs from several northern communities were briefed Wednesday about the COVID-19 situation, and the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority outlined the difference in...