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Military saw ‘deeply disturbing’ things in Ontario nursing homes, says Trudeau

Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term care facilities in Ontario have made “some extremely troubling observations” about several nursing homes in which they’ve been serving, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Tuesday. Speaking at his daily press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said »

Health, Politics, Society

5 Canadian soldiers deployed in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19

Five Canadian soldiers deployed to hard hit long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have tested positive for the illness, the Canadian Armed Forces said Friday. Four of the cases are in Quebec, the hardest hit Canadian province, and one »

Society

Ontario nurse charged with 8 murders of elderly patients

A 49-year-old Canadian nurse is facing eight murder charges in the deaths of elderly patients at two nursing homes in southwestern Ontario, provincial police said Tuesday. Police arrested Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer late Monday evening and charged her with eight »

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Coroner investigating 32 deaths, rules all nursing homes should have sprinklers

The coroner investigating the deaths of 32 seniors in a nursing home fire last year has released his report, with a list of recommendations including the mandatory retrofitting of sprinklers in all nursing homes. In the conclusion of his report »