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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus: State of emergency, reduced retail hours under consideration by Ontario cabinet

Coronavirus: State of emergency, reduced retail hours under consideration by Ontario cabinet

Hours before the Ontario government is set to make an announcement to address the soaring number of coronavirus cases, Global News has learned the cabinet is being urged to declare a state of emergency. Multiple sources familiar with the deliberations and not authorized to speak publicly told Global News …

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Ontario hospitals told to prepare for out-of-region patients amid rising coronavirus cases

Ontario hospitals told to prepare for out-of-region patients amid rising coronavirus cases

A lead Ontario agency is warning hospital CEOs they should be prepared to accept patients from outside their regions due to a continuing rise in coronavirus cases. “Updated projections show that by Jan. 24, the province will see more than 500 COVID-19-related critical illness patients in intensive care units …

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Education workers left out of child care provision during Ontario’s coronavirus lockdown: union

Education workers left out of child care provision during Ontario’s coronavirus lockdown: union

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario education workers says thousands of its members will be without child-care when they return to work on Monday. Elementary school classes will run remotely from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8 as part of a provincewide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. [ …

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