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Ontario government invests $150 million in homeless shelters, long-term housing

The Ontario government is investing $150 million in additional support to municipalities and Urban Indigenous communities to protect vulnerable people from issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement made by Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford earlier today.  The »

Health, Society

Launch of much-awaited COVID app is delayed in Ontario

The rollout of a new mobile app designed to help with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in Ontario has been delayed. The launch of the app, called COVID Alert, was scheduled for today. A spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of »

Society

Ontario’s Toronto, Peel regions enter second stage of reopening

The Ontario government is letting businesses resume services in the Toronto and Peel regions starting this Wednesday as they enter the second stage of reopening, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford this afternoon. The second stage includes »

Economy, Politics, Society

Ontario enters 2nd phase of COVID-19 recovery plan, but Toronto-area excluded

Many residents of Ontario will soon be allowed to gather in groups of up to 10, make appointments at hair salons or order a dinner at an outdoor patio as Canada’s most populous province begins the next phase lifting pandemic »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Ontario and Quebec continue to seek a way out of their COVID-19 crises

Ontario and Quebec — where the vast majority of the over 7,000 people in Canada who have died from COVID-19 have come to rest — continue to try to find ways to do battle with the virus. On Tuesday, Ontario »

Health, Politics, Society

Ontario ombudsman will investigate oversight at long-term care homes

Ontario’s ombudsman has joined the quest to try to figure out who and what led to the tragic debacle that has cost hundreds of lives at long-term care facilities in Canada’s largest and richest province. According to Ontario’s Ministry of »

Health, Society

Ontario extends COVID-19 emergency orders and lower electricity rates

The provincial government in Ontario is extending all emergency orders related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the closure of non-essential businesses and the ban on public gatherings, until May 19, Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday. Canada’s largest province is also »

Health, Society

Nursing home testing in Ontario dropped dramatically last year: report 

As a CBC News investigation finds that less than 10 Ontario nursing homes received full-scale inspections last year, Premier Doug Ford is pledging to “deploy every resource” to long-term care facilities where dozens of seniors have died from the spread »

Health, Society

Trudeau faces growing calls to release projections on COVID-19 spread in Canada

As the global and Canadian tallies of COVD-19 infections reached the symbolic mark of 1 million and 10,000 cases respectively on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a growing chorus of questions about why Ottawa isn’t releasing expert projections on »

Health

Ontario schools move online as school closures are extended 

Ontario schools won’t be open for students until at least May 4 to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “The decision to extend school closures was not made lightly,” »