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Ontario allows dance studios in COVID-19 hot spots to reopen

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Owners of dance studios in Ontario’s COVID-19 hot spots are being allowed to reopen their businesses. Ontario Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Minister Lisa MacLeod made the announcement on Twitter Monday evening. “I can confirm that indoor dance classes can resume in modified Stage 2 regions after a decision …

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N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

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Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight AC604 left Toronto at 8 a.m. on Oct. 15. Passengers in rows 21-27, in seats D, E and F …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 15

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 15

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Thursday: York Region ‘teetering’ as it reports 127 new cases: Ford Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Thursday that York Region is “teetering” after it reported 127 new coronavirus cases. “It’s concerning,” Ford said. The premier …

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Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa sell popcorn, seat naming rights amid COVID-19 shutdown

Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa sell popcorn, seat naming rights amid COVID-19 shutdown

TORONTO — Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa are coming up with different ways to generate cash as COVID-19 restrictions force them to shut their doors for a second time since the pandemic began. From offering patrons the chance to have their names grace cinema walls for a price, …

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No more outings for long-term care residents in Toronto, Peel region, Ottawa

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Residents of long-term care homes in three Ontario regions where COVID-19 cases are surging won’t be allowed to go out for social or personal reasons as of Friday. The provincial government says short-term and temporary absences for medical or compassionate reasons, however, will still be allowed. The new restrictions …

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Calls for mental health supports grow in Toronto as coronavirus pandemic continues – Toronto

The demand for mental health supports was already high at the outset of 2020. But the numbers continue to grow dramatically.

Calls for mental health referrals have been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic, especially in recent months, leading to concerns for how demand will grow during a cold and isolating winter on the way. 211 is a free service that helps connect people to social services both on …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 11

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 11

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday: Toronto anti-mask activist arrested at Moncton airport A Toronto-based anti-mask activist was arrested at the Moncton airport as he arrived to host an anti-mask event that was scheduled for Saturday. New Brunswick RCMP have …

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1 in 5 Canadians have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression amid the pandemic

1 in 5 Canadians have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression amid the pandemic

We’re learning more about the impact the global pandemic is having on Canadians and the results are grim. A new study from Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) has found that one in five Canadians have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression since the pandemic started. “We have deep concerns …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 9

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 9

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: City of Toronto to suspend some recreation programs amid coronavirus resurgence Officials said as of Tuesday, various programs and services will be suspended in Toronto including: registered and instructional programs including skating and swimming …

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City of Toronto to suspend some recreation programs amid coronavirus resurgence – Toronto

City of Toronto to suspend some recreation programs amid coronavirus resurgence - Toronto

The City of Toronto is set to suspend some recreation programs amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases. The announcement comes one week after the city’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, recommended that indoor gym classes and sports activities discontinue. “Based on these recommendations, Parks, Forestry and …

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