A nursing home worker cared for a resident with COVID-19. Then she got it herself

Part 2: March 23-31 When they found out a resident at the Markhaven Home for Seniors had tested positive for COVID-19, Maggie Gittens’ children begged her not to care for … Read More

What happened at Markhaven ‘was going on in many, many places,’ expert says

Part 3: April 1-May 16 Isolated in her room at the Markhaven Home for Seniors, Loulou Travlos stopped eating or drinking. She was tested for COVID-19 and on April 4, … Read More

Hamilton, Halton and York entering red level as Ontario lowers COVID-19 restrictions threshold

The Ontario government announced it will be lowering the threshold on its new colour-coded COVID-19 restrictions system as coronavirus cases surge, bringing Hamilton as well as the regions of Halton … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, premiers to meet in December to address health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers have agreed to meet next month to address requests to increase long-term funding for provincial health care systems, sources tell Global News. News … Read More

Here’s why Ontario pharmacists say Doug Ford is wrong to blame pharmacies for flu shot backlogs

Ontario pharmacists are banding together against Premier Doug Ford, after he blamed Rexall for ‘overbooking’ customers for flu shots. They claim that it was actually the province who fell short … Read More

5 non-U.S. election stories you may have missed

The world’s eyes are on the United States as Americans head to the polls to elect their new president. Republican President Donald Trump is seeking another four years in office. … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario classifies municipalities in new, more targeted COVID-19 category system

The Ontario government unveiled its new plan of proposed measures for the province’s municipalities on Tuesday, in the wake of calls for more fair and targeted shutdowns and/or restrictions amid … Read More

Ontario man denied government-funded mental health support for having ‘complex’ case

When Elliot Hudson started having dark thoughts, and trouble getting out of bed in the mornings this fall, he knew it was time to ask for help. Hudson has struggled … Read More

Airport testing should come to Toronto if Calgary pilot project is successful, Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a coronavirus testing program that will soon be in place at Calgary International Airport should be implemented in Toronto if the pilot project is successful. … Read More

Ontario training hundreds of lab workers to deal with testing backlog. But is it enough?

A new program to train desperately needed medical lab workers amid a growing backlog of COVID-19 tests is being rolled out at The Michener Institute in downtown Toronto, Global News … Read More

Ontario reports record of over 900 coronavirus cases as new restrictions expected

Ontario is reporting 939 new cases of coronavirus and sources tell Global News the government is expected to implement more strict measures as cases continue to rise in the province. … Read More

Ontario reports record of over 900 coronavirus cases as new restrictions announced

Ontario is reporting 939 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, and the government is implementing more strict measures as cases continue to rise in the province. Friday’s case count surpasses … Read More

Ontario to report new record of over 900 coronavirus cases, implement more strict measures: sources

Sources tell Global News that the Ontario government will report over 900 new cases of coronavirus and is expected to implement more strict measures as cases continue to rise in … Read More

‘Ontario is now in the 2nd wave of COVID-19’: Premier Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says according to health officials the province is now officially in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “We know that this wave will be more … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Doug Ford calls on Health Canada to focus on reviewing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has called on Health Canada to focus on reviewing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests in the hope that one will be approved and used to alleviate the … Read More

Ford government to reduce limit on social gatherings amid rise in coronavirus cases, sources say

The Ford government is considering reducing the limit on social gatherings amid a rise in coronaviurs cases in the province, senior government sources confirm to Global News. Sources said that … Read More

‘There will be fines’: Ontario to reduce social gathering limits amid rise in coronavirus cases

The Ford government says it will be reducing the limit on social gatherings amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the province. Ford said at his daily press conference that … Read More

Ford accuses feds of failing to enforce quarantine orders in Ontario

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 10, 2020 10:32 am     Updated September 10, 2020 10:35 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec and Ontario premiers, cabinet ministers to meet during 2-day summit

The Ontario and Quebec premiers will meet during a two-day summit next week to discuss an economic recovery in the two provinces amid COVID-19. Ontario Premier Doug Ford will host … Read More

Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers … Read More

Trudeau, Ford to unveil deal Friday to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign … Read More

Coronavirus: Doug Ford stands firm amid growing calls to revise Ontario’s back-to-school plan

Politicians and teachers called on the Ontario government to revisit its back-to-school plan on Wednesday as the premier continued to assert the strategy to reopen classrooms does enough to keep … Read More

Estate planning company offers Ontario education workers free wills ahead of September

LegalWills is offering Ontario education workers free wills and Health Care Power of Attorney documents in August as debate continues over how to reopen schools safely in the fall amid … Read More

Music, gym and COVID-19: How non-core classes will operate in Ontario schools

September will mean back to school — but not back to normal — for students in Ontario. And one area that will see big changes amid the coronavirus pandemic is … Read More

Toronto, Peel Region move into Stage 3 of reopening on Friday

The Ontario government says Toronto and Peel Region can finally move into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan starting Friday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. In a press release … Read More

271 coronavirus deaths could have been prevented by removing 4-bed care rooms, study suggests

Nearly 1,000 infections and hundreds of deaths from the novel coronavirus could have been prevented at Ontario nursing homes if residents were placed in two-bed rooms instead of four-bed rooms, … Read More

What message do leaders send when they break coronavirus rules?

Social media lit up over the weekend after thousands of people gathered at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, appearing to ignore the province’s physical-distancing rules aimed at curbing the spread of … 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

‘A critical transition’: Stage 1 of Ontario’s gradual reopening begins Tuesday

Tuesday marks the first day that a limited number of Ontario businesses can open their doors after powering down for about two months due to the spread of the novel … Read More

As Ontario reopens, ‘robust’ coronavirus testing and tracing needed: experts

After a two-month, near-total shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government announced on Thursday that it would be kicking off the first phase of its reopening plan on … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to extend state of emergency to June 2

TORONTO — Ontario’s legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province’s state of emergency to June 2, while also holding question period again. Only 42 out of … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario stores reopen for curbside pickup, delivery

By Global News Posted May 11, 2020 6:31 am Updated May 11, 2020 6:32 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to extend state of emergency to June 2

TORONTO — Ontario’s legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province’s state of emergency to June 2, while also holding question period again. Only 42 out of … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario government expected to extend state of emergency to May 31

TORONTO – Ontario’s legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province’s state of emergency to May 31, while also holding question period again. A statement from the … Read More

Provinces eye technology-enhanced contact tracing in next phase of COVID-19 fight

Using the simple tools of a telephone, paper and pen, contact tracers across Canada are handling some of the most important work in the fight against COVID-19. In Alberta, a … Read More

Doug Ford calls for a national strategy on contact tracing of COVID-19 cases

TORONTO – Ontario’s premier is calling for a national strategy on contact tracing. Doug Ford says he spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday about the matter and … Read More

Quebec and Ontario are hardest hit by coronavirus. Why are their reopening plans different?

Ontario and Quebec are the two provinces hardest hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Canada, yet they appear to be taking different approaches in the quest to … Read More

Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan doesn’t have dates — but that’s not a bad thing, experts say

The Ontario government on Monday was the latest province to outline its COVID-19 economic recovery plan, but when compared to other provinces’ plans released last week, Ontario’s was starkly different … Read More

Ontario government to discuss ban on gatherings of more than 5 people, Doug Ford says

Premier Doug Ford says his cabinet will be meeting on Saturday to discuss new measures aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic, including banning gatherings of more than five people. Ford … 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: 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

‘We need to hear from you’: Doug Ford appeals to businesses to make medical supplies

Premier Doug Ford appealed to Ontario’s business community Saturday, asking that any company that can produce medical supplies reach out to the provincial government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We … Read More

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