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Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron?

A recent study revealed that COVID-19 rapid antigen tests may be less sensitive to newer variants, leaving some to wonder just how accurate these tests actually are. Experts share how to get the most accurate results when testing for the virus.

China's COVID plan is 'unsustainable' due to Omicron: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said China's extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, but that it's up to every country to decide what policy to pursue.


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Your Finances During the Crisis


OPINION | Economists are forecasting a recession in Canada, how should you prepare?

The next time the Bank of Canada raises interest rates on the scheduled date of September 7, 2022, it could potentially trigger a recession. Although there may be a chance that we don’t enter into a recession and the BoC is still hoping for a soft landing, it’s best to be prepared. Contributor Christopher Liew explains how.

In this undated file photo, a woman is seen using a calculator. (RODNAE Productions/Pexels)

5 ways being single can cost you more

Amid high inflation and rising cost of living, a person's relationship status can impact their finances. There are five ways in which flying solo can put you at a financial disadvantage and a few ways to mitigate them.

How to get into the housing market if you're gen Z or millennial

For millennial and gen Z Canadians, owning a home in this real estate market might seem like a pipe dream. In an exclusive column for CTVNews,ca personal finance contributor Christopher Liew offers some strategies to consider if you can’t afford the housing market yet.

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BREAKING | Ontario to expand program allowing paramedics to avoid ERs in patient care

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the province is expanding a program that allows paramedics to take patients somewhere other than an emergency room, such as a mental health facility, or to treat them on scene. Jones says she will be releasing a broader plan this week aimed at health system stability and recovery.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, responds to a question during a press conference regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution, at Queen's Park in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Everyone else to blame for LRT failures, everyone involved tells inquiry

The written closing submissions in the province’s public inquiry into Stage 1 of Ottawa’s light rail transit project are a summary of the finger-pointing seen and heard during the live testimony in June and July. A common theme that emerged is that the interested parties were not at fault, but were instead the victims of the other parties involved.

Workers with Alstom and RTG watch as an LRT car moves along the Confederation Line on Oct. 27, 2021, near the spot where a train derailed on Sept. 19. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)

Job fairs seek hard-to-find workers

Nearly twenty companies, from banking and health care to construction and hospitality, were in attendance at the Jobs Canada Fair hosted at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, as hundreds of job seekers searched through the plethora of available openings. Top Stories

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Opioid crisis: Harm reduction advocate's plea for reform

Harm reduction advocate Guy Felicella delivered a passionate call for reform and substantive change at a press conference on Canada's toxic opioid supply.

Harm reduction advocate Guy Felicella delivered a passionate call for reform and substantive change at a press conference on Canada's toxic opioid supply.