There’s a better way than Pap tests to prevent cervical cancer. Why is Ontario taking so long to bring in HPV testing?

There will be a day when Pap tests for cervical cancer are replaced by less intrusive and more accurate HPV testing. But as countries around the world, and some provinces here at home, start the transition, doctors say Ontario is among the jurisdictions lagging behind. The stakes go well beyond comfort. “If we switch sooner, … Read more

Three adults dead, woman and child with serious injuries after crash in Brock Township

Three adults are dead and a woman and child have injuries after a collision in Brock Township on Friday morning, police said. Durham police said they were called to a collision near Regional Road 23 and Thorah Concession Road just before 12 p.m. Regional Road 23 is a winding sideroad on the east side of … Read more

Families and protesters flock to Ottawa’s first in-person Canada Day celebrations since 2019

OTTAWA — Hundreds of protesters marching in the name of “freedom” returned to the capital’s downtown streets Friday, capping off a Canada Day which began with a call for unity from the prime minister. “Canada is about people who are constantly fighting for something instead of against,” Justin Trudeau said, after arriving at a daytime … Read more

When your street becomes a marketing campaign: How Canadian Tire turned a quiet residential street into a 100th anniversary party

In the age of the selfie, inflatables are an advertiser’s best friend. In the summer months especially, when marketing strategists go outside and test the public’s appetite for publicity stunts, helium balloons and gaudy props often serve as a backdrop for nearly every pop-up and branding exercise across the city. This weekend, Canadian Tire has … Read more

Here’s what you need to know about a possible fall COVID booster campaign

Get ready to roll up your sleeves again, now that Canada’s national advisory body on vaccines has released guidelines that could lay the groundwork for a fall booster campaign — and dialled up the urgency on recommendations that people sign up for more shots. Broadly speaking, no matter how many previous COVID shots you’ve had, … Read more

‘Quite a transformation’: Why this Toronto Community Housing green retrofit is coming with unexpected benefits for residents

Adem Hussen stood quietly in the leafy courtyard of his public housing project and listened as politicians and city staff excitedly explained how his home had been selected to undergo an ambitious environmental retrofit, promising to transform the 80-year-old yellow brick building into a net-zero residence of the future. He was not convinced. “Why are … Read more

Canadians told to ‘pack your patience’ as inflation and airport chaos threaten travel industry’s rebound

Ongoing chaos at airports combined with sustained high inflation is dampening the momentum of the travel industry’s rebound from COVID-19, industry experts say, delaying a return to pre-pandemic numbers. “The rising cost of gas, the rising price of everything, as well as what people are seeing at our airports, is certainly having a deterring factor,” … Read more

Air Canada announces ‘meaningful reductions’ to July and August flight schedules

Air Canada says it is making “meaningful reductions” to flight schedules in July and August this year as delays continue to impact travel. According to an email sent to customers Wednesday night, the reductions are needed to reduce passenger volumes and flows. An Air Canada spokesperson said in an email to the Star most of … Read more

Police found explosive devices at site of Saanich, B.C., bank shootout, three officers remain in hospital

Police have confirmed they found explosive devices in a vehicle at the scene of an attempted bank robbery that turned into a deadly shootout this week in Saanich, a quiet community on southern Vancouver Island. Meanwhile, authorities said three of the six officers injured during the incident remain in hospital — including one who is … Read more

Ontario caps rent increases at 2.5 per cent for 2023, the highest cap in nearly a decade

Ontario caps rent increases at 2.5 per cent for 2023 | The Star“,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Graph showing the maximum rent increase guideline by year in Ontario since 1993″,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Across the country, households are Landlord and Tenant Board’s “digital first” system harms vulnerable renters: advocate “],”paywallMode”:”metered”,”storyuuid”:”a294a5d1-552c-43fb-84e1-c78e45b2e959″,”republish”:true,”slideshowid”:”B881781239Z.1″,”lastmodified”:”06 29 2022″,”lastreplicated”:”1:41 PM, Wed., June 29, 2022″,”readtime”:3,”breadcrumbs”:[{“label”:”News”,”relurl”:”/news”,”url”:””},{“label”:”GTA”,”relurl”:”/news/gta”,”url”:””}],”authors”:[{“author”:”Victoria Gibson”,”photo”:{“origImageSize”:”4772×3181″,”lastmodified”:2700061000,”url”:”/content/dam/thestar/columnist_logos/Gibson_Victoria_logo2017.JPG”,”sizes”:{“1:1”:{“small”:”×100/smart/filters:format(webp)/”},”3:2″:{“small”:”×76/smart/filters:format(webp)/”,”medium”:”×220/smart/filters:format(webp)/”,”large”:”×460/smart/filters:format(webp)/”},”21:9″:{“large”:”×460/smart/filters:format(webp)/”}},”nonWebPSizes”:{“1:1”:{“small”:”×100/smart/”},”3:2″:{“small”:”×76/smart/”,”medium”:”×220/smart/”,”large”:”×460/smart/”},”21:9″:{“large”:”×460/smart/”}}},”location”:”Toronto”,”tag”:”gibson_victoria”,”credit”:”Affordable Housing Reporter”,”twitterId”:”_VictoriaGibson”,”email”:”[email protected]”}],”urlMetatag”:””,”numOfParagraphs”:14,”liftigImage”:{“captionPosition”:”overlay”,”fullWindowMainart”:false,”type”:”image”,”imageid”:”GAL1IEA0J.2″,”origImageSize”:”1200×800″,”lastmodified”:1656524283929,”forceoriginal”:false,”caption”:”The Ontario government has capped … Read more