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Long COVID: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste

Some five per cent of global COVID-19 survivors have now developed long-lasting taste and smell problems, according to a 2022 study. More than two years into the pandemic, researchers found an estimated 15 million people may still have problems perceiving odours, while 12 million may struggle with taste.

The loss of smell in mild COVID-19 cases occurs 86 per cent of the time, a study says. (Shutterstock)

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Canadians reflect about residential schools on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Ceremonies, marches and other gatherings are taking place across the country Friday as communities mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal statutory holiday was established last year to remember children who died while being forced to attend residential schools, as well as those who survived, and the families and communities still affected by lasting trauma.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Grandmother Jackie Labonte leads a sunrise ceremony to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Niagara Falls, Ont. on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

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Hurricane Ian leaves dozens dead as focus turns to rescue, recovery

With a death toll nearing three dozen, rescuers searched on Saturday for survivors among the Florida homes ruined by Hurricane Ian, while authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage from the powerful storm's strike there as stunned residents began the painstaking task of surveying their losses.

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opinion | Naheed Nenshi: A moment that changed the fabric of this country forever

Fifty years ago, there was a moment that changed the fabric of this country forever, Naheed Nenshi writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca. For arguably the first time, Canada extended its hand to refugees who looked different, who worshipped differently than most Canadians, but who needed help, the former Calgary mayor says.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with then-Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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OPINION | Is it time to return the Crown Jewels?

The death of the Queen and the fact that the Crown Jewels were so clearly on display has reignited conversations on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and its legacy of colonialism.

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