COVID-19 Ontario

‘It was a challenging day’: Students, staff return to schools in York Region – Toronto

‘It was a challenging day’: Students, staff return to schools in York Region - Toronto

It was back to school for tens of thousands of students at the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) on Thursday and the day’s orientation schedule gave them a glimpse of what the new school year will look like. “Everybody was really quiet,” Meeka Daniels, a Grade 9 student …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government clarifying rules for long-term care home visitors

Coronavirus: Ontario government clarifying rules for long-term care home visitors

TORONTO — The Ontario government is clarifying visitor rules for long-term care homes to give families and caregivers greater access to residents. The Ministry of Long-term Care says starting Sept. 9, essential caregivers will be allowed to visit homes, including during COVID-19 outbreaks, subject to direction from the local …

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Ontario rent freeze could mean more evictions, critics say – Toronto

Ontario rent freeze could mean more evictions, critics say - Toronto

As the Ontario government prepares to freeze most residential rents across the province to help those suffering financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, critics of the plan say it doesn’t go far enough. On Friday, the Ontario PC government announced plans to freeze rent on rent-controlled residential properties through 2021, …

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‘We’re going to be trapped in those classrooms:’ Toronto teacher seeks outdoor alternatives for students – Toronto

‘We’re going to be trapped in those classrooms:’ Toronto teacher seeks outdoor alternatives for students - Toronto

Toronto teacher Daniela Mendez is spending the last few days before school starts brainstorming ways to keep her high school students outside the classroom. “I’m feeling like it’s on me to come up with outside-of-the-box solutions,” said the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher of nearly 15 years. She is …

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Coronavirus: Ontario students frustrated by full tuition fees for online classes

Coronavirus: Ontario students frustrated by full tuition fees for online classes

With just two weeks until the start of school, there’s a growing demand for tuition fees in Ontario to be lowered. Many post-secondary schools in the province aren’t reducing the cost of courses despite the coronavirus pandemic, and this is leading to frustration for students. “It’s ridiculous, everyone’s upset about …

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Ontario government reports 115 new coronavirus cases; 41,402 total cases

Ontario government reports 115 new coronavirus cases; 41,402 total cases

In its daily update of COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government reports 115 more people have tested positive for coronavirus. As of Sunday morning, the government said 41,402 have contracted COVID-19 to date. There were no new deaths reported since Saturday, leaving the total number of people dead at 2,797. In …

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Toronto protesters face off over city’s strategy on homelessness – Toronto

Toronto protesters face off over city’s strategy on homelessness - Toronto

A pair of temporary housing facilities in midtown Toronto helped fuel duelling demonstrations on how to address homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with each side calling for change but with differing views on how it can be achieved. “I’m here today because I care about safety in the neighbourhood and …

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Coronavirus: Military reports still ‘minor’ problems in some Ontario long-term care homes

Coronavirus: Military reports still ‘minor’ problems in some Ontario long-term care homes

TORONTO — The Canadian Armed Forces says minor problems remain in some Ontario long-term care homes they were deployed to earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. The military’s concerns outlined in a report dated Aug. 4 include worker skills and standards of practice in the seven nursing homes. The reports attributes …

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Mississauga mother whose son died of flu urges caution as students head back to school

Mississauga mother whose son died of flu urges caution as students head back to school

For a Mississauga mother, she says the decision to send her children back to school in a few weeks is an especially difficult one. “I don’t know how I can trust that they’re going to be safe,” she said. Jill Promoli lost a son four years ago after her daughter …

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Coronavirus: Ontario major teachers’ unions allege back-to-school plan breaks provincial law

Coronavirus: Ontario major teachers’ unions allege back-to-school plan breaks provincial law

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 13, 2020 4:39 pm     Updated August 13, 2020 4:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario’s four major teachers’ unions allege …

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