More than 220 people in Bearskin Lake First Nation, a remote community in Ontario’s Far North, have been infected with COVID-19 in the last three weeks. With active case counts dropping, Chief Lefty Kamenawatamin reflects on the crisis.
Research by a group of healthcare professionals in northwestern Ontario has found that physician burnout, lack of amenities and a lack of career options for physicians’ spouses are among the leading reasons doctors leave small towns in the north.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre officials announced the facility was moving into the lockdown phase of its internal pandemic protocols, which include testing all new admissions for COVID-19, ramping down clinical services, and limiting access for visitors, contractors and vendors.
Three children died in a house fire in Sandy Lake First Nation in Ontario last week, prompting calls for action and not just "more talk" when it comes to getting northern communities the firefighting resources they need.