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Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

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

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. The acceleration for age eligibility was due to a large supply of vaccines scheduled to arrive in Canada this …

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Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

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

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support …

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What goes into holding COVID-19 school pop-up clinics? Women’s College Hospital offers behind-the-scenes look

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

On a sunny Spring afternoon, a line has formed leading to General Mercer Junior Public School in Toronto. There is a big white tent and live music and laughter can be heard playing in the distance, and the atmosphere is festive. What looks like a school fair and feels …

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Ontario reports 2,759 new COVID-19 cases, as total count surpasses 500,000

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

As the Ontario government reported 2,759 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, it also marked a pivotal new milestone in its 15-month pandemic fight: cumulatively more than half a million residents, 502,171, have tested positive for the virus. When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, Ontario’s first …

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Ontario businesses bristle at potential COVID-19 stay-at-home order extension

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

The light at the end of the tunnel may not be as bright as businesses had been expecting as Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, scheduled to expire on May 20, may be extended. The provincewide restrictions have forced businesses, like personal care services and most gymst, to stay closed. Other …

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Ontario’s urban Indigenous communities, dialysis patients now have shorter COVID-19 vaccine intervals

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

The Ontario government has adopted recommendations from an advisory group to shorten the COVID-19 vaccine intervals for those in the province’s urban Indigenous communities and those undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The guidance was recently updated on the provincial government’s website and came into effect immediately. Officials told Global …

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Ontario government reports 2,864 new COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

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

As the Ontario government marked administering more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the province, it reported on Saturday there are 2,864 new, confirmed coronavirus cases. Saturday’s case count is lower than Friday’s, which saw 3,166 new infections reported. It was also reported that 25 people died since …

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Ontario government officially expands COVID-19 vaccines to 18+ at select pharmacies in hot spots

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

The Ontario government has officially expanded access to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older at select pharmacies in hot spot communities. In a Wednesday announcement about mobile vaccine clinics visiting hot spot workplaces, officials also said Moderna vaccine doses would be expanded to pharmacies “this …

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Stouffville community rallies together to offer COVID-19 vaccine at drive-thru clinic

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

A drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Stouffville is putting the pedal to the metal when it comes to getting shots in arms. A group of family doctors have been preparing since the fall, knowing they could leverage their skills and resources when the time came to vaccinate community members …

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COVID-19: Some Ontario gym owners exploiting exception to stay open

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

Ontario gyms are closed because of the province’s stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, right? Wrong, at least in some cases. Some gyms, likeHUF Boxing Gym in Mississauga, openly defied the government’s orders in April and reopened to clients, a story reported by Global News at the time. The …

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