Ontario health-care worker returns home six months after testing positive for COVID-19
News/Canada/Windsor: Six months ago, cross-border health-care worker Torry Robertson of LaSalle, Ont., contracted COVID-19 — leading to renal failure, a super bug, bacterial pneumonia and almost 40 days connected to a ventilator. But Friday, he was finally given the green light to go home, with neighbours, friends and family members cheering him on.
Public Health Agency of Canada president resigns as COVID-19 cases spike
News/Politics: The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down only 18 months into the job, leaving the federal agency tasked with coordinating the country’s COVID-19 response without a leader, CBC News has learned.
Arrests made amid ongoing tensions as Mi'kmaw lobster fishery begins
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Two people have been arrested as tensions continue to run high in Nova Scotia on Friday. Many gathered to support, and oppose, a First Nation's new moderate livelihood fishery outside the regular lobster season.
Dying Windsor woman gets exemption, sees U.S. parents for final time
News/Canada/Windsor: Diane Costello, a colorectal cancer patient in Windsor, Ont., has gotten her dying wish to see her American parents one last time after public health officials granted them an exemption to COVID-19 border restrictions.
Are hackers holding the data of Ontario's 200,000 nurses hostage on the dark web?
News/Canada/London: Ten days after it learned it was hacked, the Ontario College of Nurses (CNO) is still trying to figure out if the personal information of its 300 employees and 195,500 members has been compromised.
'That grin, that big heart': Remembering Terry Fox, the Marathon of Hope and one day in Thunder Bay
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: Bill Vigars, a close friend and confidante of Terry Fox, recalls the last days of the Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, Ont., and the inspiration it gave Canadians as a virtual version of the annual run is set to go ahead Sunday, 40 years later.
The boom in household waste and what our garbage tells us about the COVID economy
Radio/Cost of Living: Some of Canada’s biggest cities are seeing a surge in household waste, and it's thanks to a combination of COVID-related trends such as more online shopping, disposable goods and home renovations.
Why birds migrate through cities — and how you can help them succeed
News/Technology & Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to help birds migrate through Canadian cities, Arctic sea ice loss and how wildfires far away can have a physical and mental effect on us.
TIFF trailblazer Michelle Latimer leads group of Indigenous filmmakers telling their own stories
News/Entertainment: With Inconvenient Indian and Trickster, filmmaker Michelle Latimer is doing double duty at TIFF. Now, the Indigenous director is working to "decolonize" the set and helping the next generation of storytellers.
Federal COVID-19 supports for Canadians with disabilities are too little, too late, advocates say
News/Politics: More than six months into the global pandemic, the Liberal government is being accused of failing to meet the needs of the Canadians with disabilities who are among those hardest-hit by the public health crisis.
Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon
News/Health: Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.