Canada’s COVID-19 infections surpass 213,000 as Ontario breaks record in new cases

Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the … Read More

Canada reports 34 more coronavirus deaths while Ontario breaks record in new cases

Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the … Read More

N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight … Read More

Here’s how rapid antigen tests could help curb coronavirus, according to officials

Newly approved rapid tests will be pivotal in helping health authorities rein in rising novel coronavirus numbers in Canada, the country’s deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said … Read More

Greater Toronto Hockey League on pause until new year amid surging coronavirus cases

TORONTO — A major Ontario youth hockey organization has suspended its activities for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater Toronto Hockey League says it’s … Read More

Coronavirus: Provincial, municipal leaders clash over COVID-19 hotspot response

TORONTO — Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately constrain social circles and limit outings in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism … Read More

Refugee nurses admitted to Canada under pilot program ready to work as PSWs

Halfway through their 14-day quarantine period, Diala Charab and Yehya Al-Ayoubi are excited to start working as health-care aides after arriving Sunday from Lebanon. Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions that prevent … Read More

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 12, 2020 12:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — A rally led … Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart to test 3 medical clinics in Greater Toronto Area this year

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 12, 2020 11:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart … 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

Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctor thinks NHL’s COVID-19 testing plan works for all parties

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor doesn’t see COVID-19 testing capacity being an issue in the province once the NHL hunkers down in Toronto for its restart. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s … Read More

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

Overcrowded parks may cause coronavirus flare-ups but real risk lies indoors: experts

After images and videos surfaced of thousands flocking to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, there was public outrage and pleas from officials urging people to adhere to social distancing rules … Read More

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of … Read More

VIA Rail cancels some routes until at least November as COVID-19 crisis continues

VIA Rail is cancelling a number of its routes until at least November as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The affected routes include the company’s Canada service, which travels … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian gym owners eye reopening plan amid increased financial pressure

For many gyms across Canada, the weight is beginning to be too much to bear.Whyte Fitness in Markham, Ont., was known as an ‘iconic’ place and a staple in the … Read More

Médecins Sans Frontières to operate in Canada, assist with Toronto homeless amid COVID-19

Humanitarian aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will be operating for the first time within Canada when it provides assistance to homeless Torontonians amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of … Read More

Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament in Montreal cancelled

The Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced Saturday the event, scheduled for Aug. 7 to 16 in … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto-area hospitals implement no visitor policies

Toronto-area hospitals are beginning to implement no visitor policies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sunnybrook, North York General, Michael Garron and Humber River hospitals, as well as those that are … Read More

Close non-essential businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic: Toronto medical officer

Toronto’s medical officer is calling on all non-essential businesses in the city to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eileen de Villa made the remarks during an update Thursday afternoon … Read More

Close all non-essential businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic: Toronto medical officer

Toronto’s medical officer is calling on all non-essential businesses in the city to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eileen de Villa made the remarks during an update Thursday afternoon … Read More

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

‘The unknowns’: Giving birth amidst the worldwide coronavirus pandemic

“What is your biggest fear about giving birth?” a fellow classmate asked me during an open chat in my first prenatal class. Looking down, holding my swollen belly, I responded: “Having … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto city councillor calls for postponement of commercial property taxes

A Toronto city councillor is calling for commercial property taxes, water and waste collection bills to be postponed for local businesses in the city amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Coun. … Read More

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