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Ontario cottage rentals already in high demand for spring and summer

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The co-founder of CottageLink Rental Management says demand for cottages this spring and summer is “unprecedented.” Heather Bayer says the trend began last June when short-term rentals were allowed to resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic and has shown no sign of stopping. Read more: ‘You just take what …

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Ontario reports 1,172 new coronavirus cases, 67 more deaths

Ontario reports 1,172 new coronavirus cases, 67 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,172 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 272,097. The daily case total comes amid the provincial government and Toronto Public Health’s migration and reconciling of data, which has been impacting daily counts for several days. “On February 1, Toronto Public …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to announce school reopening plan Wednesday

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TORONTO — Ontario will announce today whether schools in regions hardest hit by COVID-19 can reopen next week for in-person learning. The decision will follow a recommendation from the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says parents need to know if schools …

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‘Kids are not all right’: Mental health among Ontario children deteriorating during COVID-19

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TORONTO — Ceilidh Chopowick says she is not all right, but she’s trying. It has been a difficult year for the Grade 10 student from Pickering, Ont. “There are days I don’t feel motivated to do anything and I stay in bed,” Chopowick says. “It’s hard to get going …

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COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Ontario fly-in First Nations

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Vaccine teams have begun immunizing people against COVID-19 in northern Ontario fly-in First Nations as part of an initiative called Operation Remote Immunity. The program will see those who are age 18 and older get inoculated against COVID-19 in 31 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) fly-in communities and Moosonee, Ont., …

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Cities across Ontario call for clarity on rules around pet grooming services under COVID-19 lockdown

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Several Ontario cities are asking the province to clarify rules around pet grooming services, saying current pandemic restrictions aren’t clear on whether businesses specializing in the services can operate. Pet grooming businesses were ordered closed when a provincial lockdown took effect in late December, according to the Ministry of …

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Ontario reports 745 new coronavirus cases, notes underestimation from data system migration

Ontario reports 745 new coronavirus cases, notes underestimation from data system migration

Ontario is reporting 745 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, an underestimation of the day’s count, bringing the provincial total to 270,925. The Ontario government noted that Toronto Public Health migrated all of their data to the provincial data system called CCM and it impacted the daily count. …

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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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