The speech pathologists helping COVID-19 patients learn how to swallow and speak again

After weeks or months on a ventilator, recovering COVID-19 patients can struggle to swallow, eat, drink or even to speak — and that’s where speech-language pathologists come in to help.
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One year later: Why Canada's COVID-19 crisis is being called a 'senicide'
March 8th 2021 marks one year since Canada's first death from COVID-19, a senior in a long-term care facility in British Columbia. Since then 55 per cent of all deaths have been long-term care residents. It has been described as a senicide: the killing of the elderly or their abandonment to death.
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Volunteer rescue group seeks 1st civilian search dog certification in Saskatchewan
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Canada vowed to protect its Indigenous women. But they are still being blamed for their own deaths
February marked the culmination of a nearly decade-long legal saga that raised national questions about how Canada treats Indigenous women. Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old Canadian Cree-Métis mother of three, bled to death in a hotel bathtub almost a decade ago.
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U.S. Senate works through the night with coronavirus aid bill on path to passage
By daybreak Saturday, senators had worked through more than a dozen amendments without substantially changing the overall package.
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While you were sleeping: It's Saturday, why not put some maple syrup in your coffee?
Spice up life a bit. Start your weekend with these stories, and some sugar.
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The power of a job to transform a life: Inclusive hiring is an idea whose time has come
WEEKEND READ | Three new innovative projects are leading the way.
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Dave Poulin: A night at the museum with Walter Gretzky and the Soviet Union’s KLM Line
A Brantford barbecue was the perfect opportunity for Canada’s hockey dad to show off his son’s accomplishments
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Today’s coronavirus news: Speedy variants power virus surge across Europe; U.S. Senate works through night with virus aid on path to passage; Germany hopes for opening-up by late May
Meanwhile, Sydney’s annual iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras went ahead on Saturday, only in a different format due to coronavirus restrictions.
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Canada’s spy warrant shortcomings stretch back at least 9 years, audit shows
Internal reviewers found several of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's preparatory steps for the execution of warrant powers needed strengthening.
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Walter Gretzky, Canada’s hockey dad, to be laid to rest Saturday
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Josh Freed: Fattening the curve and other COVID language lessons
Our limited new COVID vocabulary doesn’t hold a candle to Germany's, a country that finds exactly the right word for everything.
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‘I’ve felt like I’m losing time’: The financial stress of living alone in a pandemic
Canadians living alone during the pandemic have had to rely on government assistance or resort to moving in with roommates or family members.
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Will Jordan Peterson’s new book spark more anger, more self-improvement, more controversy? Yes, probably
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David Olive: Vaccines, warm weather and an economic boom: Why we could be in for a truly wonderful summer
Canada’s economic recovery will be faster and stronger than predicted, but vigilance around COVID still required, David Olive writes.
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‘Bringing out the cudgels’: How one of Ontario’s top landlords weathered the pandemic and fought back when retailers refused to pay their rent
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The Faceoff: Steel prices are taking off and Stelco is on a tear — but rival Dofasco still dominates the auto market
A Steeltown grudge match: Stelco vs. Dofasco
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14 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Feb. 27 to March 5, 2021
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Our temporary residents provide a resource we can’t ignore
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Salad King has always been a Thai food staple for Ryerson students. The owner is banking on people’s nostalgia as he expands
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Nine months after the pandemic arrived, births fell sharply: data
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Biggest, fastest-known asteroid to pass by Earth later this month
The biggest and fastest-known asteroid of 2021 is expected to make a flyby of Earth later this month.
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The Drive to 300 Yards: Getting the right ‘fit’ from your golf clubs
Mike Arsenault continues to work on his golf swing during the pandemic and goes through the club fitting process to get closer to his goal of hitting 300 yards.
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Montreal weather: It will not feel much like spring today
Mainly cloudy and continued cold.
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Brownstein: Once-thriving wedding biz now a bust due to pandemic
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I can’t stop thinking about my first girlfriend. Should I tell my wife I plan to see her? Ask Ellie
Give yourself a timeout for a while: no circling your former lover when there’s been little contact for years, no confessions to your wife about outside yearnings, says Ellie.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to stay in jail as court delays bail decision
The group of 11 are among 47 people who were charged under a national security law imposed on the Chinese territory last year by Beijing after pro-democracy protests.
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