COVID-19 Ontario

Here’s what the school year may look like under COVID-19, according to new TDSB head

Here’s what the school year may look like under COVID-19, according to new TDSB head

Incoming Toronto District School Board (TDSB) director Carlene Jackson says she knows she has a difficult task ahead of her when the new school year starts in the fall for the province’s largest school board and its nearly 250,000 students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It will absolutely be challenging,” she …

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Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

An Ontario family has filed a human rights application to be deemed essential caregivers to their 14-year-old son who lives in a group home in the hopes they can visit him for the first time in more than three months. Pamela Libralesso said she and her family have not seen …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier

Coronavirus: Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier

The Ontario government has asked the province’s school boards to consider starting the upcoming academic year a little bit earlier than normal as planning for reopening facilities during the coronavirus pandemic continues. “In order to maximize instruction time for students, school boards and school authorities are encouraged to start their …

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Coronavirus: Toronto nightclub owner and manager to be charged after indoor venue reopened, police say – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto nightclub owner and manager to be charged after indoor venue reopened, police say - Toronto

The owner and manager of a Toronto nightclub have been charged by police after the indoor venue allegedly reopened in contravention of provincial orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Police said officers were notified of service operating inside Goldie nightclub on King Street West, near Bathurst Street, Friday …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton-area business sees spike in sales after shifting to make sneeze guards

Coronavirus: Hamilton-area business sees spike in sales after shifting to make sneeze guards

The 10,000-square-foot aluminum bunker in a Mount Hope backyard doesn’t look that impressive. Until COVID-19 hit, cranking out aquariums and display cases inside the structure provided for an OK living. But the pandemic has meant a new surge in business. “I got three or four requests for sneeze guards overnight …

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Coronavirus: How small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area are working to stay open

Coronavirus: How small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area are working to stay open

It would be hard to imagine any Toronto neighbourhood strip without a popular, independent coffee shop or a favourite, small-batch bakery or a unique gift shop. These small businesses give neighbourhoods personality and character but they also account for 60 per cent of all private-sector employment jobs (based on Statistics …

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Coronavirus: Ontario places of worship reopen with safety measures – Toronto

Coronavirus: Ontario places of worship reopen with safety measures - Toronto

Many places of worship across Ontario are reopening for the first time in months as some restrictions are lifted from the COVID-19 lockdown. At the Muslim Association of Canada mosque in downtown Toronto, questions to visitors about travel history and mandatory pre-booking were just some of the new safety measures …

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Coronavirus: Ontario lifting 30-day drug prescriptions limit, people urged to be reasonable

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 11, 2020 9:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The Ontario government says it will lift the 30-day supply limit on prescription drugs on Monday. The Ministry …

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Coronavirus: Most child-care centres in Ontario unlikely to reopen on Friday, operators and advocates say

Coronavirus: Most child-care centres in Ontario unlikely to reopen on Friday, operators and advocates say

TORONTO — Ontario is allowing child-care centres to reopen as of Friday, but operators and advocates say there is no way most can implement a host of new COVID-19-era rules to open with just a few days’ notice. Many centres are also likely to face financial challenges, they say, operating …

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Coronavirus: What you can and cannot do in Ontario amid Phase 2 of reopening

Coronavirus: What you can and cannot do in Ontario amid Phase 2 of reopening

On Monday, Ontario announced that a large portion of the province will enter into Phase 2 of the province’s reopening plan later in the week. Outside of the Greater Toronto area, Hamilton, Windsor and Lambton County, a whole swath of new options will be allowed to reopen on June 12. …

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