Cassandra Szklarski


Cassandra Szklarski is a reporter with The Canadian Press.

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How poor air quality in Ontario is disrupting summer day camps

Ongoing wildfires that have sent plumes of smoke and pollution into many parts of Canada are raising added challenges for camp operators, outdoor sports leagues and families who had been counting on fresh air activities to occupy their kids.

Canada's screen time guide stresses quality instead of quantity

The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.

Kids at higher risk of catching flu this season, experts warn

Relatively low circulation of the flu over the past two years, fewer pandemic measures and reduced vaccination uptake puts young children at greater risk than usual of catching it this fall and winter, experts say.

Japanese, contemporary cuisine figure prominently in 1st Toronto Michelin Guide

Toronto can now boast to being home to more than a dozen Michelin-star eateries, including a two-star sushi restaurant run by a celebrated chef previously recognized by the prestigious food guide.

Students head into in-person school year with masking questions, hopes of normalcy

Thousands of Canadian children return to the classroom this week for their fourth pandemic school year, eager for a semblance of normalcy after years of upheaval that many families fear is not over yet.

Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge.

Clinical trials start in Halifax for USask's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The first three of 108 adult volunteers received injections of a new Canadian-made vaccine in Halifax. The new vaccine does not need ultra-cold storage.

Ontario doctors urge domestic drug manufacturing over fears of pandemic shortages

The Ontario Medical Association has released a white paper outlining fears that rising COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions could limit drug supplies in coming weeks.

Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools

Provincial lockdown measures have been extended in Alberta and Manitoba, while Saskatchewan has said it plans to review the status of its Christmas limits on gatherings and retail capacity.

Doctors, pharmacies explore drive-thru, outdoor clinics to meet flu shot demand

Pharmacies and doctor's clinics outside of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are still waiting to deliver flu shots.