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Barrie Transit COVID-19 outbreak declared over

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The COVID-19 outbreak within Barrie Transit has been declared over by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the city confirmed Friday morning. All buses are now running after some service was affected upon nine drivers testing positive for the virus. Read more: Some Barrie Transit service affected as COVID-19 …

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City of Barrie files injunction against organizer of anti-lockdown protests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Barrie has filed an injunction to restrain the organizer of the ongoing anti-lockdown protests from co-ordinating, hosting and participating in any more gatherings on city property. The demonstrations, which have taken place around Barrie over the last number of weeks, are in contravention of Ontario’s current …

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COVID-19: Barrie Police warn of fines ahead of weekend protest in Sadlon Arena parking lot

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Barrie police are warning of fines ahead of a weekend protest that’s planned to take place in the parking lot of the Sadlon Arena. The demonstration is expected to be similar in nature to the anti-lockdown protests that have taken place at Meridian Place and Centennial Park over recent …

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COVID-19: Barrie mayor issues order to close, fence off Meridian Place to prevent gatherings

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman issued an emergency order Thursday morning to immediately close and fence off Meridian Place to prevent gatherings amid a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last number of weekends, demonstrations protesting Ontario’s lockdown have taken place at Meridian Place, some of which have …

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City of Barrie explores ‘possible court action’ to stop COVID-19 lockdown protests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Barrie is exploring “all available actions” to stop the COVID-19 lockdown protests that have been occurring at Meridian Place for the last several weekends. Officials said they’re looking at “possible court action” for an injunction to restrain the organizers of the demonstrations. Read more: ‘Putting lives …

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Barrie mayor reflects on local COVID-19 situation, vaccination progress

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More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and amid a devastating third wave, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said there is greater strain on the local health-care system than there was a month ago, although vaccinations are progressing smoothly. “Our hospital does have a much, much higher number of …

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39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie

39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 39 new cases of the coronavirus B.1.1.7. variant, which was originally discovered in the U.K., in the region on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases up to 90. In addition to the 90 COVID-19 U.K. variant cases, 57 have preliminarily screened …

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Coronavirus: In-class learning to resume in Simcoe Muskoka schools on Feb. 8 – Barrie

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The Ontario government has announced elementary and high schools in Simcoe County and Muskoka will resume in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 8. Schools in Simcoe County and Muskoka join those in Brant County, Chatham-Kent, Durham, Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton, Huron Perth, Lambton, Niagara, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and Windor-Essex in returning to …

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City of Barrie to start tracking coronavirus in municipal wastewater – Barrie

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The City of Barrie will start tracking the amount of the coronavirus present in its municipal wastewater as part of an Ontario-wide initiative. Starting this week, the city will provide samples from its wastewater treatment facility to labs that will determine the amount of the virus present. Officials said …

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32 new COVID-19 U.K. variant cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, total now at 51 – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 32 new cases of the COVID-19 U.K. variant in the region on Tuesday, bringing the local total number to 51. According to the health unit, 94 people have also screened positive for a coronavirus variant of concern in the region. Read more: …

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