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How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections at Ontario’s long-term care homes

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections at Ontario’s long-term care homes

This is part of Global News’ special series Care Gone Wrong: Inside Ontario’s nursing homes. Click here to learn more about the series In the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, when Ontario’s long-term care homes were walloped by the deadly disease over the course of several weeks, the …

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Auditor general highlights Ontario’s ‘confusing,’ indirect communications on COVID-19 in new report

Auditor general highlights Ontario’s ‘confusing,’ indirect communications on COVID-19 in new report

As part of an in-depth look at the Ontario government‘s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, provincial auditor general Bonnie Lysyk says local officials and entities were impacted by “confus[ing]” messaging and reported learning about some major decisions without warning. “Local medical officers of health informed us that they were …

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Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario’s auditor general is set to release a report today on how the province has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far, including how it has made decisions during the global health crisis. The special report issued by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk will look at emergency management in the context …

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Coronavirus pandemic fuels demand for recreational winter gear

The Sign of the Skier has seen significant demand for both skis and snowshoes during the pandemic.

In the midst of a second wave, the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be a run on recreational winter gear. Located in York Region, the doors to Sanction Skate and Snow remain open. The shop already had a taste of the voracious appetite for recreational gear …

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Rural Ontario regions request residents from COVID-19 hot zones to stay home

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As Toronto and Peel Region are back under coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people in grey zones may be tempted to escape to other parts of the province, but local health officials, politicians and residents are asking them to stay home. “When customers call they’re advised that we will need to …

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Coronavirus: Schools in Ontario’s big cities stay the course while New York City closes buildings

Coronavirus: Schools in Ontario’s big cities stay the course while New York City closes buildings

With New York City hitting the three-per-cent threshold in its seven-day COVID-19 test positivity rate, state and city officials made good on promised measures to move all students still participating in in-class learning to remote schooling as buildings across the city are closed. “It’s a tough day, it was …

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Coronavirus: Two-thirds of children at SickKids hospital have missed surgery target ‘window’ – Toronto

Coronavirus: Two-thirds of children at SickKids hospital have missed surgery target ‘window’ - Toronto

SickKids hospital is experiencing a major backlog in pediatric surgeries with approximately two-thirds of its patients on its waiting list missing the target “window” for their operations, an increase of 40 per cent in the last 18 months at Canada’s largest pediatric hospital. Associate chief of surgery, Dr. Simon …

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Opening of state-of-the-art Vaughan hospital to help with surgical backlog caused by coronavirus

One of the emergency department screening terminals inside Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.

At the northwest corner of Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan is a mammoth medical facility years in the making, but the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital is now just months away from opening. At a time when hospitals across Canada are being overwhelmed by capacity issues brought on …

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Coronavirus: Critics say Bill 218 will shield Ontario long-term care homes from lawsuits

Coronavirus: Critics say Bill 218 will shield Ontario long-term care homes from lawsuits

A controversial piece of legislation allowing for greater protection of Ontario long-term care providers when it comes to liability claims has passed at Queen’s Park. Bill 218 had its third and final reading on Monday and was voted through. It will bar any COVID-19 exposure-related claim against a long-term …

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Health experts push for ‘aggressive’ strategy called #COVIDZero to stamp out coronavirus

Health experts push for ‘aggressive’ strategy called #COVIDZero to stamp out coronavirus

Health experts who have been critical of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approach in curbing the spread of COVID-19 are now banding together to push for a more ‘aggressive’ strategy that would see more restrictions for a longer period of time. The #COVIDZero strategy, compared to ‘ripping off a band-aid’, …

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