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Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to announce school reopening plan Wednesday

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TORONTO — Ontario will announce today whether schools in regions hardest hit by COVID-19 can reopen next week for in-person learning. The decision will follow a recommendation from the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says parents need to know if schools …

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Woolwich pastor faces fine of up to $100,000 for Sunday service ignoring COVID-19 lockdown

Woolwich pastor faces fine of up to $100,000 for Sunday service ignoring COVID-19 lockdown

Waterloo Region issued nine tickets to members of the Trinity Bible Chapel in Woolwich, Ont., for holding services on Sunday in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to Waterloo Region. Waterloo Region spokesperson TJ Miller told Global News in an email that five elders, pastor Jacob Reaume and the …

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Coronavirus: Gyms closed under Ontario’s emergency laws, but clients working out in garage with trainer – Toronto

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The home is situated a few blocks from one of Canada’s most prestigious all-boys schools; a brown brick multi-unit dwelling in Toronto’s tony Forest Hill South neighbourhood with a prominent front double garage.  But no cars are parked inside the garage, the vehicles are both on the driveway instead. Inside, …

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Coronavirus: Ontario mother fined $880 for allegedly violating provincial stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Ontario mother fined $880 for allegedly violating provincial stay-at-home order

A Simcoe, Ont., mother says she is in shock after being slapped with an $880 fine for allegedly breaking the province’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Natasha Kohl said she was simply dropping her children off at her father-in-law’s home for child care while she ran a few errands. “I think …

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Ontario MPP kicked out of Ford’s caucus after letter claims ‘lockdowns are deadlier than COVID’

Ontario MPP kicked out of Ford’s caucus after letter claims ‘lockdowns are deadlier than COVID’

The Ontario government has kicked out one of its own members after an MPP wrote a letter to Doug Ford calling for the end to the lockdown measures implemented due to a surge in coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations. “The lockdowns are deadlier than COVID,” wrote Roman Baber, MPP …

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Coronavirus: Toronto private school admits it’s closed except for morning, afternoon prayers – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto private school admits it’s closed except for morning, afternoon prayers - Toronto

Some residents who live in Toronto’s Ledbury Park neighborhood are concerned that Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah, a private school that focuses on Jewish education, is not following the rules when it comes to the provincewide school shutdown due to COVID-19. “I hear from a lot of people and we’re all …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government’s stay-at-home order now in effect

Coronavirus: Ontario government’s stay-at-home order now in effect

The Ontario government‘s stay-at-home order is now in effect across the province as officials grapple with trying to slow the spread of coronavirus. The order, which was the subject of confusion after details were gradually released throughout the day on Wednesday, came into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. …

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Markham mother cites rising COVID-19 cases as reason behind reduced visiting hours in ICU

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As COVID-19 case numbers rise, hospitals have had to tighten up policies around who is allowed in and out of their facilities. This can be especially tough for families with loved ones in a hospital intensive care unit . Laura Meffen said she struggles with this everyday. Her 22-year-old …

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Ontario to lay out ‘legal parameters’ of stay-at-home order amid coronavirus pandemic

Ontario to lay out ‘legal parameters’ of stay-at-home order amid coronavirus pandemic

The Ontario government is expected to provide more details today regarding its newly issued stay-at-home order, which takes effect tomorrow. The province says it will publish the “legal parameters” for the order online today and offer more clarification on the measure. As of tomorrow, residents will have to stay …

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Additional paid sick leave, eviction ban left out of Ontario’s latest coronavirus restrictions

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As the Ontario government announced a state of emergency and other measures aimed at slowing the increase in coronavirus cases, additional paid sick leave supports and a ban on residential evictions were noticeably excluded. “We have a stay-at-home order and a go-to-work order, which is going to be a …

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