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Ontario’s Wiarton Willie predicts an early spring for 2021 on Groundhog Day

Ontario’s Wiarton Willie predicts an early spring for 2021 on Groundhog Day

Ontario’s Wiarton Willie says he did not see its shadow on Groundhog Day and is predicting an early spring for 2021. “Well folks, my prediction is official,” the groundhog posted on Twitter. “With cloudy skies and snow falling upon us this morning in Wiarton it was very hard to …

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Groundhog Day moves online across Canada as precaution due to COVID-19

Groundhog Day moves online across Canada as precaution due to COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 2, 2021 6:29 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Groundhog Day will be observed online across Canada today in the interest of public safety …

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Ontario ministers to appear before long-term care commission in the coming weeks

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TORONTO — Ontario’s minister of health and minister of long-term care will appear before a commission examining how COVID-19 spread in the province’s long-term care system. The offices for both Health Minister Christine Elliott and Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton confirmed Monday they will be interviewed by the commission …

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Ontario judge mulls whether keeping kids out of COVID-19 hot spot is best for mental health

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An Ontario judge says he’s wrestling with the issue of whether to order a woman and her three children to honour a family custody agreement by returning to Ontario or allow them to remain in Newfoundland to protect the kids from the mental health tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Ontario reports 1,848 coronavirus cases, 43 deaths

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Ontario reported 1,848 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 268,211. In Toronto, 726 cases were reported, 306 in Peel Region, and 168 in York Region. “Due to a data catch-up, Toronto Public Health is reporting approximately 300 additional cases …

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Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctors ask government to reopen schools before other sectors

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Ontario’s regional public health officials are asking the province to prioritize opening schools before other public health restrictions are lifted. The chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has written to the provincial health and education ministers, asking for deployment of extra measures including getting children …

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Doctor in Sioux Lookout, Ont., area says spike in COVID-19 cases is a ‘wake up call’

Doctor in Sioux Lookout, Ont., area says spike in COVID-19 cases is a ‘wake up call’

A small spike in COVID-19 cases in northwestern Ontario Indigenous communities is a “wake-up call” for the area, a public health physician said Saturday as the province reported 2,063 new cases of the illness and 73 more deaths. Dr. John Guilfoyle with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority …

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Ontario reports 73 more COVID-19-related deaths, 2,063 cases

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Ontario reported 2,063 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 266,363. “Locally, there are 713 new cases in Toronto, 379 in Peel and 178 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said. A total of 240,494 COVID-19 cases are …

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Limited COVID-19 data until Friday as Middlesex-London Health Unit moves to new database – London

Limited COVID-19 data until Friday as Middlesex-London Health Unit moves to new database - London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says it will only be able to provide limited COVID-19 information for the region over the next few days as it implements a new database for its website. After using an internal case and contact management tool to collect local COVID-19 data, MLHU will …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Piero’s Pizza: Middlesex-London Health Unit – London

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Piero’s Pizza: Middlesex-London Health Unit - London

Health officials in London, Ont., have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Piero’s Pizza after four staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says it learned of an initial case at the pizzeria on Wharncliffe Road South on Jan. 19, with reports of additional cases arriving …

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