By Shawn Jeffords
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario imposed a four-week stay-at-home order Wednesday and promised to start vaccinating young people in COVID-19 hot spots amid mounting criticism that the province is not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus. Premier Doug Ford said a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by more transmissible […]

MONTREAL – A Montreal hospital is confirming the death of a 16-year-old patient from COVID-19. A spokeswoman for the Ste-Justine children’s hospital said today that privacy rules prevent officials from releasing other details about the teenager’s death. In a brief statement, the hospital noted that in general, when people die […]

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A stay-at-home order will take effect across Ontario starting this Thursday at 12:01 a.m. That four-week measure, similar to one implemented in January, requires people to stay home except for essential trips like grocery shopping, accessing health-care services, work that cannot be done remotely and exercise. Here is a look […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing new measures to protect schools against COVID-19 which include refresher training, enhanced cleaning and asymptomatic testing. As these new measures are being introduced, the government will begin offering registration for vaccinations to education workers during the spring break. “Nothing is more important than […]

By Jordan Press
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A group representing thousands of doctors from across the country is hoping the Liberal government’s coming federal budget addresses a long-standing concern about lack of access to family doctors in Canada. The Canadian Medical Association estimates about five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family […]

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Ontario will issue a new stay-at-home order to try and control a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources tell The Canadian Press. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon. Sources say the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning […]

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Schools in Peel Region are closed for in-person learning starting today. Dr. Lawrence Loh, the region’s medical officer of health, has ordered schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to move classes online. The closure will remain in place until April 18 and Loh says it may be extended if necessary. […]

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Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people, a prosecutor said Tuesday, an announcement coming just as Tehran begins indirect negotiations with the West over its collapsed nuclear deal with world powers. More than 100 of the […]

By David Friend
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario concert venue owners are facing another setback after the provincial government outlawed live streaming shows for the second time this year under the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Doug Ford’s “emergency brake” plan, introduced on Thursday, prohibits virtual shows in empty concert halls for the next four weeks, even […]

By Denise Paglinawan
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Shutdown impacing salons, retaurants and gyms as province tries to tame rising variant numbers Ontario’s daily COVID-19 case count surged back up over the 3,000 mark on Saturday, hours after a new provincewide “shutdown” took effect in a move meant to bring soaring infection rates back under control. The measures, […]

TORONTO —The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. […]