COVID-19 Ontario

Coronavirus: London, Ont. sees its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, with 21 – London

Coronavirus: More COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe Muskoka, bringing local total to 71 - Barrie

With the latest numbers on Saturday, Ontario’s Middlesex, London Health Unit now has more than 100 cases of the novel coronavirus. This comes as the health unit reported 21 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 113. Details about the 21 new cases, …

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How Ontario realtors are coping during the coronavirus pandemic

How Ontario realtors are coping during the coronavirus pandemic

When the province deemed real estate an essential service due to the coronavirus, it was recommended that realtors stop doing open houses. Realtor Colleen Koehler said that when Ontario Premier Doug Ford kiboshed gatherings of five or more, that essentially put an end to open houses altogether. Koehler, head of …

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Coronavirus: Funeral homes brace for potential surge in COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Funeral homes brace for potential surge in COVID-19 cases

With more than a million cases of the novel coronavirus globally, families have been grappling with how to say goodbye. As a result of the ongoing spread, the number of people allowed at a funeral is 10. In many cases, funeral homes have begun harnessing social media and digital communications …

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Coronavirus: GO Transit further reducing service temporarily after 90% ridership drop

Coronavirus: GO Transit further reducing service temporarily after 90% ridership drop

As the province continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, GO Transit has announced a further reduction in service amid a major ridership drop. Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins told Global News in a statement that with ridership being down by approximately 90 per cent compared to this time last …

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Ontario cannabis stores to close for 2 weeks after being deemed non-essential

Ontario cannabis stores to close for 2 weeks after being deemed non-essential

Ontario’s cannabis stores will be forced to shut down after the Doug Ford government revised its list of non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. All physical cannabis stores were included in the closure order, which will take effect Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and is scheduled to last 14 …

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Coronavirus: Ontario orders further workplace closures, halt to many construction projects

Coronavirus: Ontario orders further workplace closures, halt to many construction projects

The Ontario government has announced further business closures and a shutdown of many construction sites in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “My government is prepared to take every step possible and today I’m asking you to do the same,” Premier Doug Ford said in an update Friday afternoon. “Today we’re …

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Coronavirus: Ontario AG announces funds to support victims of crime during pandemic

Coronavirus: Ontario AG announces funds to support victims of crime during pandemic

Ontario’s Attorney General announced $4 million to support victims of crime and frontline staff who “uphold the administration of justice” during the coronavirus pandemic. Doug Downey said $2.7 million will go to support services that help victims of domestic violence and other crimes that happen during the COVID-19 outbreak. READ …

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Coronavirus: Sign language interpreter providing important service during Ontario news conferences

Coronavirus: Sign language interpreter providing important service during Ontario news conferences

By Tom Hayes Global News Posted March 31, 2020 7:36 pm Updated March 31, 2020 7:37 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ As the province continues to battle coronavirus, 37-year-old Christopher Desloges proudly calls himself an …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government orders shutdown of all outdoor recreation amenities

Coronavirus: Toronto issuing fines up to $5K for people using prohibited amenities at parks - Toronto

The Ontario government has ordered the shutdown of all outdoor recreation amenities in the province as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The order is part of the provincial government’s extension of the declaration of emergency, which will now be in effect until April 13. “Based on the …

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Ontario woman climbs Mount Everest, now stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus pandemic

Ontario woman climbs Mount Everest, now stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus pandemic

Labour and delivery nurse Brianna Wolters has been spending every waking hour, outside her shifts at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, desperately trying to help her mother who is stranded in Nepal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fifty-two-year-old Molly Sitwell embarked on a journey of a lifetime in early March, after …

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