Ontario won't make masks mandatory as province sees 189 new cases

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he doesn’t want to see the border with the United States opened after July 21, considering the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in many U.S. states. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended a ban on non-essential travel between the two countries until at least July 21, and Ford says even lifting the ban after that seems […]

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion

Woman no longer need to have an ultrasound before they’re prescribed Mifegymiso for medical termination of a pregnancy, Health Canada says. Mifegymiso is the brand name for the combination of two pills — one containing mifepristone and  the other misoprostol. It is used to terminate early pregnancies. Until now,  Health Canada’s prescribing guidelines required that […]

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

?Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill. CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls […]