Advocates call for targeted approach to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada

While many health-care workers eagerly wait for their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, not everyone is enthusiastic. Medical experts say vaccine hesitancy is an issue that is playing out … Read More

Over 600K Canadians have now been infected with COVID-19

Canada surpassed 600,000 cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, as much of the country continues to grapple with accelerating transmission and hospitalizations. The national total climbed to 600,667 as of … Read More

Current coronavirus lockdowns in Ontario not as effective, relaxing measures could mean higher cases

The Ontario government’s current coronavirus lockdown restrictions in areas like Toronto and Peel Region are not as effective as the previous provincial lockdown, officials say, leading to concerns about higher … Read More

Ontario’s current coronavirus lockdowns not as effective, easing measures could mean higher cases: officials

The Ontario government’s current coronavirus lockdown restrictions in areas like Toronto and Peel Region are not as effective as the previous provincial lockdown, officials say, leading to concerns about higher … Read More

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 … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus cases exceed 300,000

Canada surpassed 300,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking yet another grim milestone for a country grappling with a worsening second wave. As of 6:20 p.m. ET., … Read More

Trudeau says he’ll push premiers on ‘standardizing norms’ in long-term care homes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to push provincial premiers in a meeting this week to work towards harmonized “norms” for long-term care homes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. … Read More

Why social media is a ‘missed opportunity’ as coronavirus spreads among young people

It was more than one month ago that Canada’s top doctor (somewhat jokingly) said she would be “game” to use TikTok to appeal to young people about the coronavirus. At … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto, Peel Region enter stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan

The city of Toronto and Peel Region have joined a large majority of the province with entering stage three of the Ontario government’s reopening plan on Friday amid the ongoing … Read More

Too fast, too soon? How we’ll know whether Ontario reopened at the right time

Just over a week into the reopening of Ontario’s economy after months of lockdown over COVID-19, there is an eagerness to see if the moves made were the right ones. … Read More

Nearly 70 new coronavirus deaths in Canada as Ontario sees highest case jump since May 8

Ontario saw its largest single-day jump in novel coronavirus cases since May 8 on a sunny weekend that saw thousands of people flood one downtown Toronto park. Sunday also saw … Read More

Could the public be to blame for the lack of coronavirus testing in Ontario?

The Ontario government has been under fire for not reaching its daily benchmark for coronavirus testing often enough, but health officials have now hinted that the public may also share … Read More

Coronavirus: Cancellation of CNE, festivals leaves vendors struggling to make ends meet

Festival vendors were dealt another huge blow during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic when it was announced the 2020 edition of the Canadian National Exhibition was cancelled. “The CNE is the … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto man concerned about lack of testing of at-home personal support workers

A man who lives in an assisted living condo in downtown Toronto says he has concerns about the lack of coronavirus testing for his personal support workers (PSWs). A spinal chord … Read More

424 new coronavirus cases in Ontario, total reaches 14,856 with 892 deaths

Ontario reported 424 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday and 57 additional deaths, bringing the provincial total to 14,856 cases. The reported death toll has risen to 892. Meanwhile, … Read More

Ontario reports 551 new coronavirus cases, total rises to 11,735 with 622 deaths

Ontario reported 551 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and 38 additional deaths, bringing the provincial total to 11,735 cases.

Woman with Down syndrome in critical condition as Markham, Ont. care home sees COVID-19 surge

Patty Baird’s health deteriorated quickly once she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday — and now her family says doctors told them the very next day that she won’t survive. … Read More

550 new coronavirus cases in Ontario, total surpasses 5,000 cases with 174 deaths

Ontario reported 550 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, and 21 more deaths, bringing the provincial total to 5,276 cases. The death toll has risen to 174. Wednesday’s … Read More

309 new coronavirus cases reported in Ontario, total hits 4,347 and 132 deaths

Ontario health officials have said there may be reporting delays for deaths related to COVID-19 as it relies on data from 34 public health units across the province to be inputted into the Ministry of Health’s disease reporting system database.

Coronavirus: Ontario government orders shutdown of all outdoor recreation amenities

The Ontario government has ordered the shutdown of all outdoor recreation amenities in the province as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The order is part of the … Read More

Ontario woman climbs Mount Everest, now stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus pandemic

Brianna Wolters has been spending every waking hour outside her shifts as a nurse at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, desperately trying to help her mother who is stranded in Nepal … Read More

Employee at Pickering nuclear station tests positive for COVID-19: OPG

An Ontario Power Generation worker at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The employee was confirmed positive on Saturday, OPG … Read More

Coronavirus: Up to 3,250 ventilators ready to be deployed in Ontario, officials say

The Ontario government says up to approximately 3,250 ventilators are ready to be deployed across Ontario in response to the coronavirus outbreak. During a media update Friday afternoon, Ontario health … Read More

Coronavirus: 967 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, province now at 18 deaths

Posted March 27, 2020 12:02 pm Updated March 27, 2020 12:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario health officials report … Read More

170 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, total reaches 837 active cases

Ontario has confirmed 170 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the provincial total rises to 837 active cases. Eight cases are resolved, 13 people have died from the virus. No … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario government unveils $17B aid package in response to COVID-19

The Ontario government has unveiled a $17-billion aid package aimed at helping residents, businesses and the health care sector in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. Finance Minister Rod Phillips … Read More

Ontario confirms 100 new coronavirus cases including 1 more death, total jumps to 671 active cases

Posted March 25, 2020 10:56 am Updated March 25, 2020 11:13 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has reported 100 … Read More

Ontario government set to unveil major fiscal update in response to coronavirus outbreak

The Ontario government is set to unveil how it will spend billions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Finance Minister Rod Phillips is scheduled to deliver the province’s economic and … Read More

Coronavirus: Kitchener educational tech company now making protective equipment for health care workers

Jeremy Hedges started a technology company called INKSmith four years ago selling educational toys for design thinking and coding to schools. He said he never imagined he would be using … Read More

Why liquor stores are an essential service amid the coronavirus pandemic

The Ontario government’s inclusion of liquor stores as an essential service permitted to stay open in the time of coronavirus set off a firestorm online. Many questioned why alcohol sales … Read More

Ontario reports 85 new coronavirus cases including one death, total active cases at 573

Ontario health officials have confirmed 85 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday including one more death, bringing the provincial total to 573 active cases. A man in his 90s from Durham … Read More

Coronavirus: Oshawa, Ont., grocery store employee tests positive for COVID-19

The parent company of Real Canadian Superstore has confirmed an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first publicly confirmed case for the corporation since the coronavirusoutbreak began. Galen … Read More

Ontario merchant calls COVID-19 a ‘hoax’ and tells coughing customers to visit

A Minden, Ont., store owner is facing sharp criticism and possible legal action after appearing to encourage people online to ignore government warnings about social distancing during the current coronavirus … Read More

Ontario correctional worker raises concerns about COVID-19 spreading in province’s jails

After a guard tested positive for COVID-19 and new procedures were implemented at correctional facilities earlier this month, there are still mounting concerns from those that work inside Ontario’s jails. … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario schools won’t reopen on April 6, Premier Doug Ford says

Posted March 23, 2020 2:52 pm Updated March 23, 2020 3:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario Premier Doug Ford … Read More

Ontario announces 78 new COVID-19 cases, total hits 489 active coronavirus cases

Ontario health officials confirmed 78 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 489 active cases. This is the biggest single-day jump that Ontario has … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario’s DriveTest Centres closing due to COVID-19 outbreak

Posted March 22, 2020 7:39 pm Updated March 22, 2020 7:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Ontario government has … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario stockpiled 55 million N95 masks after SARS, officials checking usability

The Government of Ontario has confirmed to Global News they are looking at using expired medical supplies to deal with the growing coronavirus outbreak in the province. Approximately 55 million … Read More

Ontario confirms 47 new coronavirus cases, province at 8 resolved

Ontario health officials announced 47 new cases of coronavirus, and one more resolved cased, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 402. There has also been … Read More

Ontario COVID-19 measures see layoffs in hospitality, travel industries

Efforts to contain COVID-19 in Ontario and across the country have meant layoff notices for thousands of employees in the hospitality and travel industries. The Pilot restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville … Read More

50 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario, total at 301 active cases

Ontario health officials announced 50 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total to 301 active cases in the province. The cases include four elderly patients in Durham Region who … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario cabinet minister in self-isolation, awaiting COVID-19 test results

Posted March 19, 2020 11:44 pm Updated March 19, 2020 11:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Peter Bethlenfalvy, who serves … Read More

Canada-U.S. border closure amid coronavirus likely to start Friday night

The Canada.-U.S. border will likely be closed to non-essential travel as of Friday night as the two countries move quickly to curtail the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister … Read More

Ontario confirms 43 new coronavirus cases, total rises to 251 active cases

Posted March 19, 2020 11:00 am Updated March 19, 2020 11:04 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario health officials say … Read More

Ontario confirms 43 new coronavirus cases, total rises to 250 active cases

Ontario health officials say there are 43 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday with a second confirmed death. The provincial total now jumps to 250 active cases. In … Read More

23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario, total active cases at 205

Ontario health officials say there are 23 new coronavirus cases in Ontario on Wednesday bringing the total number of active cases to 205. Most of the new cases had a … Read More

23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario, total active cases at 206

Ontario health officials say there are 23 new coronavirus cases in Ontario on Wednesday bringing the total number of active cases to 206. Most of the new cases had a … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario to suspend all eviction notices, enforcement amid COVID-19 spead

Posted March 16, 2020 10:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Ontario government says it is suspending all new eviction … Read More

Ontario courts shutting down in a bid to slow coronavirus

The Ontario Court of Justice has announced that it will shut down operations as of Tuesday in a bid to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus disease, known as … Read More

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