Kingston’s medical officer of health named Ontario’s next top doctor

Ontario government officials have announced Kingston’s medical officer of health will take over as the province’s top public health job more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began. The … Read More

Why is Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan timeline slower than other provinces?

Several provinces have released COVID-19 economic reopening plans, but Ontario’s timeline appears to lag noticeably behind others even though certain provinces had higher cases per capita during the third wave. … Read More

Canadian Armed Forces winding down COVID-19 task force at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has begun winding down its operations at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre amid the recent receding number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario’s intensive care units. … Read More

Ontario reports 1st fatal case of rare blood clot after man received AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Ontario government has reported the first fatal case of an extremely rare blood clot that has been detected in a small number of residents who received the AstraZeneca/COVISHEILD COVID-19 … Read More

What you can do and when under Ontario’s new 3-phase COVID-19 reopening plan

The Ontario government has unveiled a three-phase COVID-19 reopening plan that will gradually guide the province as it emerges from a weeks-long stay-at-home order imposed on all regions. Premier Doug … Read More

Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. … Read More

Ontario reports 2,759 new COVID-19 cases, as total count surpasses 500,000

As the Ontario government reported 2,759 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, it also marked a pivotal new milestone in its 15-month pandemic fight: cumulatively more than half a million residents, … Read More

Ontario pausing use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to safety, supply concerns

The Ontario government is pausing the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the province due to safety- and supply-related issues. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, … Read More

Windsor, Ont., hospital applies for access to surplus COVID-19 vaccines from Detroit

TORONTO — A hospital in Windsor, Ont., is calling on Ottawa to allow COVID-19 vaccines to be shipped across the border from Michigan. David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, … Read More

Ontario government reports 2,864 new COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

As the Ontario government marked administering more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the province, it reported on Saturday there are 2,864 new, confirmed coronavirus cases. Saturday’s case count … Read More

Retirement party held at Mississauga Canada Post plant during major Ontariowide COVID-19 case surge

It’s one of Canada Post‘s busiest mail sorting plants, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and on an April day when Ontario had just announced 4,227 new coronavirus … Read More

COVID-19: Canadian military preparing to send ICU nurses, medics after Ontario’s request for help

As Ontario continues to get a handle on the surging third wave of COVID-19 cases and crushing patient loads at intensive care units, the Canadian Armed Forces is preparing for … Read More

COVID-19: Military, Red Cross being sent to Ontario’s hospitals after provincial request for help

As Ontario continues to get a handle on the surging third wave of COVID-19 cases and crushing patient loads at intensive care units, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian … Read More

COVID-19: Public Health Ontario confirms 36 cases of B.1.617 variant now in province

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has confirmed 36 B.1.617 variant cases, the so-called “double mutant” variant of COVID-19 first detected in India, have been confirmed across the province. In a statement … Read More

COVID-19: Public Health Ontario confirms 36 cases of B.1.617 variant in province

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has confirmed 36 B.1.617 variant cases, the so-called “double mutant” variant of COVID-19 first detected in India, have been confirmed across the province. In a statement … Read More

2nd rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Hamilton, Ont.

Following the publication of a Global News report, Hamilton Public Health Services has confirmed the second instance of a man in his 60s who developed a blood clot after receiving … Read More

1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province. According to a statement issued by the … Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office has announced he is self-isolating after being in close contact with a staff member in his office who tested positive for COVID-19. According to a … Read More

Ontario government alters new, temporary COVID-19 police powers after widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario’s temporary increased police powers raise concerns about random stops, carding

As the Ontario government moves to temporarily enact stronger powers for police officers to enforce emergency COVID-19 orders, community members, advocates and opposition politicians are raising concerns about the authority … Read More

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

The Ontario government has unveiled several new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing record-high cases in the province, including increased police powers, provincial border checkpoints and restricting outdoor gatherings. Premier Doug … Read More

COVID-19: Peel police officer accuses Global News journalist of agitating protesters, hugs attendees

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson says the service is looking into the conduct of an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance … Read More

Peel officer suspended after hugging COVID-19 protesters, accusing journalist of agitating attendees

The Peel Regional Police service has suspended an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance who are pushing for a Mississauga gym … Read More

Doctors say COVID-19 variants put pregnant women at greater risk, cite ‘urgent’ need for vaccines

Ariane Chang is in her last trimester of being pregnant and with less than five weeks to go, she says she has been fortunate to have had a healthy and … Read More

Feds receive ‘draft’ request from Ontario for assistance as COVID-19 cases soar, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Canada’s public safety minister says the federal government has received a “draft” request for assistance from the Ontario government as the province continues to grapple with record-high … Read More

COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers

During the day Joshua Kalpin works as a software engineer, but by night he is hunting online – hunting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on behalf of Vaccine Hunters Canada. “This … Read More

Amid pleas for paid sick day program in Ontario, Doug Ford tells people to stop ‘playing politics’

Despite pleas from many in the medical community and from community advocates for the Ontario government to enact a paid sick day program to help workers who need to stay … Read More

Amid pleas for Ontario paid sick day program, Doug Ford tells people to stop ‘playing politics’

Despite pleas from many in the medical community and from community advocates for the Ontario government to enact a paid sick day program to help workers who need to stay … Read More

Hotels taking advantage of Canada’s COVID-19 quarantine rules, some travellers allege

When Natalia Pinzón boarded the flight for her trip to Toronto in March to start a first-year college program in the city, she was fully aware of Canada’s new quarantine … Read More

Ontario government moves to activate 4-week, provincewide COVID-19 ’emergency brake’

The Ontario government is moving to activate an “emergency brake” for four weeks across the entire province in response to rising COVID-19 cases and strained capacity at intensive care units, … Read More

What should be done with leftover vaccines at Ontario clinics? Experts push for a plan

On Saturday, thousands of people swarmed a Toronto hospital’s website that was believed to be offering leftover vaccines at the end of each day to anyone between the ages of … Read More

48-year-old Toronto man who spent 110 days in hospital due to COVID-19 shares vital warning

Vini Silva describes being back home after nearly four months at Humber River Hospital in Toronto battling COVID-19 like coming back from a long flight or journey. “You just have … Read More

Ontario Hospital Association declares 3rd COVID-19 wave, cites sharp rise in variant cases

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is warning the province has entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, citing a sharp increase in new variant-of-concern (VOC) cases and rising admissions … Read More

Ontario Hospital Association, science advisor say province in 3rd COVID-19 wave amid spike in variant cases

The key member of the provincial COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) are warning the province has entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, citing … Read More

Senior Canadian scientists question government plans to delay 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A joint letter from senior scientists from a number of major health institutions is raising questions about a plan to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations by four months. A … Read More

Coronavirus: Police say several travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson airport violating Quarantine Act

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday. Peel Region police said … Read More

Coronavirus: Some travellers through Toronto Pearson airport violating Quarantine Act

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say several people have refused to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Peel Regional Police say most cases were resolved … Read More

Ontario reports 1,054 new coronavirus cases, 9 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,054 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 296,173. Wednesday’s case count is higher than Tuesday’s, which saw 975 new infections. On Monday, 1,058 … Read More

New variants spark fears of turmoil at Scarborough hospitals after 11 straight months of battling coronavirus

After 36 hours in a Scarborough hospital caring for COVID-19 patients, Dr. Martin Betts will get to go home to his 15-month-old son Max. “My day started at 5:45 this … Read More

Investigations underway after door handles removed to residents’ rooms at Ontario retirement home

Investigations by multiple entities are now underway after the operator of a Courtice, Ont., retirement home confirmed “a small number” of door handles were removed to the suites of residents … Read More

Ontario government reports 945 new coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths

The Ontario government is reporting 945 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, but issues with data in Toronto means there is an underreporting of cases. Thursday’s case count is lower than … Read More

Coronavirus: Several small business across Canada pledge to defy lockdown restrictions

Tucked in the back end of a small commercial lot on Bloor Street West in Oshawa, One Stop Training sits empty. But for its owner and operator, Jada Curry, she … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant, no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the province’s first known case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant with no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the first known confirmed case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

Ontario to start mandatory traveller coronavirus testing at Toronto Pearson airport on Monday

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 29, 2021 2:48 pm     Updated January 29, 2021 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Ontario closer to requiring all arriving international travellers at Pearson airport to get coronavirus tests

The Ontario government is closer to requiring all international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport to be tested for coronavirus if the federal government fails to take “action,” a … Read More

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

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

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