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Politics, Society

Millions of dollars promised for more police camera surveillance

The premier of Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, announced millions of dollars for police to acquire more closed-circuit TV cameras. Premier Doug Ford announced a $6 million dollar grant programme available to regional police forces in the province over the »

Politics, Society

Canadian government launches national COVID tracking app

A free mobile app designed to help tell its users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, was launched in Ontario by the Canadian government on Friday.  The COVID Alert app is available »

Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Politics, Society

Ontario launches inquiry into COVID-19 spread in long-term care homes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Wednesday the launch of a commission of inquiry into how COVID-19 was able to spread through the province’s long-term care homes leading to more than 1,800 deaths during the pandemic. Ford said the commission »

Society

Medical experts in Ontario release guidelines for reopening schools

A group of experts led by SickKids, a hospital for sick children in Toronto, have developed and released a set of guidelines for reopening of schools in Ontario this September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines, which were released in »

Society

Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »

Health, Politics

Toronto, Peel, Windsor Essex excluded from Stage 3 of Ontario’s recovery plan

The Toronto, Peel, and Windsor Essex public health units are not a part of the seven regions entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan this week, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford Monday afternoon.  The regions »

Society

City of Toronto cracking down on beach parties due to health concerns

The city of Toronto is increasing police presence and restricting evening parking at three city beaches this weekend due to a significant increase of people at beaches late into the night who are also not respecting physical distancing measures.  Parking »

Economy

Nestlé Canada to sell bottled water business

Nestlé Canada has agreed to sell its Pure Life bottled water business to an Ontario based bottled water producer called Ice River Springs, according to a press release from yesterday.  Nestlé Canada has been exploring the potential sale of its »

Society

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 »