Denise Paglinawan

Denise Paglinawan is a freelance journalist based in Mississauga, Ont. You can see more of her work at

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American tourists return to Niagara Region's attractions as border reopens

American tourists returned to the Niagara Region for the first time in more than a year on Monday, eager to see the thundering falls, take in the area's attractions and explore nearby wine country.

Niagara Region businesses eager to welcome back visitors from U.S. as border reopens

Businesses in Ontario's Niagara Region are eager to welcome back visitors from the U.S. for the first time in over a year as border restrictions eased Monday.

Some Ontario universities plan for in-person return in the fall

Some universities in Ontario have started planning for a return to in-person learning this fall as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up.

Toronto starting COVID-19 vaccinations for some police officers

Toronto began vaccinating members of its police force against COVID-19 on Monday after the province identified front-line officers as a priority group.

Canadians in Texas say they're coping better than most in winter storm

Janessa Frykas, originally from Dauphin, Man., says not many people in the Austin area, where she now lives, know how to drive in the snow and ice.

Ontario universities urge students not to travel during reading week

As post-secondary reading week approaches in Ontario, some universities are warning students in residence that if they leave, they'll have to self-isolate for two weeks when they come back to campus.

Group calls for military intervention in Ontario long-term care homes

A non-profit that represents health-care professionals and patients called Friday for military intervention to help control outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario's long-term care homes.

Indie cinemas turn to popcorn, seat naming in latest COVID-19 shutdown

Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa are coming up with different ways to generate cash as COVID-19 restrictions force them to shut their doors for a second time.

University of Guelph testing campus residences' wastewater to detect COVID-19

The University of Guelph is testing wastewater from its on-campus residents, where about 2,000 students are staying currently, for COVID-19.

Retailers scramble to keep up with demand for patio heaters

As the weather gets cooler and COVID-19 cases start to surge again, more and more Canadians are looking to extend patio season by adding a heater to their outdoor space.