Coronavirus Ontario

Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support …

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What goes into holding COVID-19 school pop-up clinics? Women’s College Hospital offers behind-the-scenes look

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

On a sunny Spring afternoon, a line has formed leading to General Mercer Junior Public School in Toronto. There is a big white tent and live music and laughter can be heard playing in the distance, and the atmosphere is festive. What looks like a school fair and feels …

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Ontario businesses bristle at potential COVID-19 stay-at-home order extension

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The light at the end of the tunnel may not be as bright as businesses had been expecting as Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, scheduled to expire on May 20, may be extended. The provincewide restrictions have forced businesses, like personal care services and most gymst, to stay closed. Other …

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Ontario’s urban Indigenous communities, dialysis patients now have shorter COVID-19 vaccine intervals

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Ontario government has adopted recommendations from an advisory group to shorten the COVID-19 vaccine intervals for those in the province’s urban Indigenous communities and those undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The guidance was recently updated on the provincial government’s website and came into effect immediately. Officials told Global …

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Ontario government reports 2,864 new COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As the Ontario government marked administering more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the province, it reported on Saturday there are 2,864 new, confirmed coronavirus cases. Saturday’s case count is lower than Friday’s, which saw 3,166 new infections reported. It was also reported that 25 people died since …

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Ontario government officially expands COVID-19 vaccines to 18+ at select pharmacies in hot spots

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Ontario government has officially expanded access to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older at select pharmacies in hot spot communities. In a Wednesday announcement about mobile vaccine clinics visiting hot spot workplaces, officials also said Moderna vaccine doses would be expanded to pharmacies “this …

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COVID-19: Some Ontario gym owners exploiting exception to stay open

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontario gyms are closed because of the province’s stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, right? Wrong, at least in some cases. Some gyms, likeHUF Boxing Gym in Mississauga, openly defied the government’s orders in April and reopened to clients, a story reported by Global News at the time. The …

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Indoor events, communal dining with precautions now allowed under new Ontario COVID-19 LTC directive

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Ontario government has issued a new directive for the province’s long-term care homes that will see COVID-19 restrictions eased after a high uptake of vaccinations. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, officials said the update to the province’s directive was made by Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health …

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Group of active, retired police officers file constitutional challenge over Ontario’s COVID-19 rules

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — A group of active and retired police officers from several forces has launched a legal challenge over Ontario’s COVID-19 pandemic orders, alleging that enforcing the rules requires officers to breach their oath to uphold the constitution. Notice of the constitutional challenge was filed late last month on …

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2nd Toronto-area hospital reports temporary oxygen delivery issue, officials insist supply line strong

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Days after a Toronto hospital was forced to transfer 10 patients as a result of potential oxygen delivery risk due to a surge in COVID-19 patients, Global News has confirmed a Peel Region hospital has also experienced temporary issues recently. On Thursday, a vice-president for Michael Garron Hospital issued …

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