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Coronavirus: Ontario government extends COVID-19 pandemic orders until Nov. 21

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The Ontario government says under the “Reopening Ontario Act (ROA)” it is extending current orders until Nov. 21 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government said the extensions give it the ability to have the necessary tools to contain the spread of the virus and to ensure measures remain …

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Coronavirus: Concerns mount over violence in Ontario’s workplaces for front-line workers

Coronavirus: Concerns mount over violence in Ontario’s workplaces for front-line workers

New rules and regulations at hospitals and health-care facilities in Ontario are creating new challenges for front-line workers. Many healthcare providers said they are now used to enforcing the new rules when it comes to wearing masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene. However, front-line workers said they are also …

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Coronavirus: Some Ontario restaurants banning out-of-town customers from indoor dining

Coronavirus: Some Ontario restaurants banning out-of-town customers from indoor dining

Some southern Ontario restaurants are making the tough financial choice to bar out-of-town customers from indoor dining as COVID-19 cases surge in nearby hot spots. Ramshackle Industries, which owns four restaurants and bars in Stratford, Ont., first introduced the policy when restaurants reopened in June, slowly dialing it back …

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Ontario government reports 658 new coronavirus cases, 5 new deaths; 64,371 total cases

Ontario government reports 658 new coronavirus cases, 5 new deaths; 64,371 total cases

The Ontario government is reporting in its daily update that almost 660 new people have tested positive for coronavirus. As of Sunday morning, the government said 64,371 have contracted COVID-19 to date. It was also reported that five people died since Saturday morning, bringing the total number of people …

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Coronavirus: Confusion grows over access to sports facilities in Ontario areas under modified stage 2

Coronavirus: Confusion grows over access to sports facilities in Ontario areas under modified stage 2

Brandon Leaman has one goal that keeps him motivated: competing for Canada in kickboxing at the Pan American Games next year. “Us Canadians, we need to stay on top of our game,” Leaman told Global News. But COVID-19 has made it difficult for him to train the way he …

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Ontario government reports 805 new coronavirus cases, 10 new deaths; 63,713 total cases

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The Ontario government is reporting in its daily update that more than 800 new people have tested positive for coronavirus. As of Saturday morning, the government said 63,713 have contracted COVID-19 to date. It was also reported that 10 people died since Friday morning, bringing the total number of …

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Trudeau says he’ll push premiers on ‘standardizing norms’ in long-term care homes – National

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to push provincial premiers in a meeting this week to work towards harmonized “norms” for long-term care homes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about topics on the agenda for an upcoming meeting with the …

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Why social media is a ‘missed opportunity’ as coronavirus spreads among young people – National

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It was more than one month ago that Canada’s top doctor (somewhat jokingly) said she would be “game” to use TikTok to appeal to young people about the coronavirus. At the time, Dr. Theresa Tam and Health Minister Patty Hajdu discussed a forthcoming campaign that would target youth, educating …

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Coronavirus: Ontario doctors weigh in on debate of moving back to Stage 2, future of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Ontario doctors weigh in on debate of moving back to Stage 2, future of COVID-19

As the interim chief of emergency with William Osler Health System, Dr. Andrew Healey has observed firsthand the consequences of contracting the coronavirus. Healey said he has provided care to critically-ill pneumonia patients with COVID-19. “I think it is going to be about us recognizing that waiting to act …

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Mississauga strip club owner, staff say they’re being unfairly targeted amid rise in coronavirus cases – Toronto

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When Lynne Feldman heard the news Ontario strip clubs were closing again amid the coronavirus pandemic, she says she was devastated by the news. Feldman has worked as a bartender for 22 years. Most of that time has been spent at The Airport Strip Club in Mississauga. “We were …

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