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Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to announce school reopening plan Wednesday

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TORONTO — Ontario will announce today whether schools in regions hardest hit by COVID-19 can reopen next week for in-person learning. The decision will follow a recommendation from the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says parents need to know if schools …

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Coronavirus: Data system migration affecting Ontario’s COVID-19 case count

Coronavirus: Data system migration affecting Ontario’s COVID-19 case count

TORONTO — Ongoing development of a provincial case-management system led to Ontario’s daily case count being significantly underestimated on Tuesday, the government said. The province reported 745 new cases of the virus — well below the seven-day average of 1,746 — and said that figure did not include daily …

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Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant with no known link to travel

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The Ontario government has announced the first known confirmed case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said Monday afternoon that the case involves a resident in Peel Region who …

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Ontario to start mandatory traveller coronavirus testing at Toronto Pearson airport on Monday

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 29, 2021 2:48 pm     Updated January 29, 2021 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario …

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Doctor says contract as GTA hospital’s interim critical care director terminated after government criticism – Toronto

Doctor says contract as GTA hospital’s interim critical care director terminated after government criticism - Toronto

The William Osler Health System is coming under fire from a number of physicians for the decision to terminate the contract of its interim medical director of critical care amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Brooks Fallis told Global News in a statement Wednesday evening he …

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Ontario government closer to requiring all international travellers at Pearson airport to get coronavirus tests

Ontario government closer to requiring all international travellers at Pearson airport to get coronavirus tests

The Ontario government is closer to requiring all international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport to be tested for coronavirus if the federal government fails to enact a similar requirement, a senior provincial government source tells Global News. The source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said on …

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Experts rally around doctor on Ontario COVID-19 science table amid conflict of interest allegations

Experts rally around doctor on Ontario COVID-19 science table amid conflict of interest allegations

Dr. David Fisman is known for speaking his mind and not holding back. Over the course of the pandemic, he has been especially pointed in his views about children returning to school, saying that enhanced health measures are needed to ensure being back in the classroom is safe. Fisman …

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Coronavirus: Gyms closed under Ontario’s emergency laws, but clients working out in garage with trainer – Toronto

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The home is situated a few blocks from one of Canada’s most prestigious all-boys schools; a brown brick multi-unit dwelling in Toronto’s tony Forest Hill South neighbourhood with a prominent front double garage.  But no cars are parked inside the garage, the vehicles are both on the driveway instead. Inside, …

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Coronavirus: Toronto hospital nurse who died by suicide remembered as caring, dedicated – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto hospital nurse who died by suicide remembered as caring, dedicated - Toronto

Jason Parreno had been dating Stefanie Van Nguyen for nine years. His social media feed told a story of a couple in love until Saturday when Parreno posted a photo of Van Nguyen with her beloved dog and wrote in the past tense. “Today was supposed to be our …

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Ontario recovers $11M in COVID-19 benefits allegedly taken by senior civil servant accused of fraud

Ontario recovers $11M in COVID-19 benefits allegedly taken by senior civil servant accused of fraud

TORONTO — A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for …

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