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Made-in-Ottawa technology connecting loved ones with a single touch
An Ottawa company has come up with an easy-to-use video chat platform for families who can't visit their loved ones in hospitals or nursing homes because of COVID-19.
Ottawa researcher uses AI, Twitter to track suicide risk among students
A mental health expert in Ottawa says he's developed a method of using artificial intelligence to comb social media and accurately assess the risk of suicide among university students.
Loan program 'loophole' could sink Ottawa swimsuit maker
The co-owner of an Ottawa custom clothing manufacturing business is angry he's being shut out of a program that could help his company survive the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mom pleads for consistent treatment to deal with son's violent outbursts
The mother of a seven-year-old boy whose violent outbursts have repeatedly gotten him kicked out of school is pleading for consistent treatment for her son instead of the hodgepodge of therapy he's been receiving, often with mixed results.
Cornwall cancer patient's got a friend in James Taylor
The American singer/songwriter sent a special video message to fan Darrell Johnson, who's been diagnosed with glioblastoma. A nurse at the hospice where Johnson is living tracked the musician down.
Snow removal company's abrupt closure leaves 1,500 customers out in the cold
Some 1,500 residential customers of an Ottawa snow removal company have been left holding the shovel after two of its branches abruptly announced they're shutting down, effective immediately.
CHEO bursting at the seams
Ottawa's children's hospital, CHEO, operated over capacity two out of every three days during the first half of 2019, more than than any other acute-care hospital in the city.
Clinic on wheels delivering extra help to injection site clients
People who use supervised injection sites in Ottawa will now have access to primary care and psychiatric help from health professionals operating out of a mobile van.
How VR is letting palliative patients 'complete their bucket list'
A pair of virtual reality headsets at a hospice in Cornwall, Ont., is offering palliative care patients hope and a small escape from reality.
'I'm getting my life back,' Kingston man says after long-awaited surgery
Five years after being diagnosed with a urological condition that caused him pain and embarrassment, Bill Bagyan has finally undergone surgery, and says it's turned his life around.
Christy Natsis granted full parole
The Pembroke, Ont., dentist, convicted in 2015 of drunk driving in a horrific collision that killed a father of three, served 13 months of a five-year sentence.
Blocked beds costing Ottawa hospitals millions
On a typical day, Ottawa hospitals spend more than a quarter of a million dollars caring for patients who are occupying beds they don't really need.
Police chief promising action plan on discrimination
Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly says an action plan to tackle racial discrimination among officers on the force is coming in January.
Appeal court reverses SPCA ruling
The Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that the Charter rights of a Perth, Ont. man were violated over certain enforcement powers of the provincial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Ottawa's restructured LHIN now stretches to Scarborough
The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has been replaced with a temporary body to administer health care for a much larger geographic region.