Highlights / Ontario

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Economy, Health, Society

Ontario proposing an end to (generally disliked) seasonal time changes

Every spring most provinces across Canada move the clocks forward one hour (March), and every fall (November) the clocks are moved back one hour (Daylight Saving Time-DST). The common saying for people to remember is “spring forward, fall back”. But »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Ontario government reacts to increase in COVID cases

The Premier of Ontario on several occasions has sharply criticised citizens who are not obeying the health restrictions imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The province had been slowly moving towards  fewer restriction and is in what was called »

Health, Society

Ontario pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing on Friday

The Ontario government is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by offering it at up to 60 pharmacies within the province starting this Friday. According to the press release from the Ontario government, individuals with no symptoms of the virus will »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Privacy concerns: Anonymous request for personal information worries farmers

Farmers throughout the province have expressed deep concern about an official Freedom of Information request from an unknown source. An FOI (also known as Access to Information and Privacy) is a federal law which gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and any person »

Society

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed until 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of all athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers and spectators, the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games have been postponed until 2022. According to an announcement on Wednesday by Canada Games Council »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Economy

Quebec and Ontario Premiers meet in summit to discuss health care and economy

Québec Premier François Legualt and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met in Mississauga, Ontario this week for the first ever Ontario-Québec summit to discuss economic recovery plans and ways to increase health care funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the end »

Economy, Health, Society

Ontario loosened COVID restrictions and sees no spike in cases

Canada’s most populous province, and the one with the second most COVID-19 related deaths, moved into what it calls “Phase 3” of restrictions four weeks ago as case numbers and hospitalisations declined. Phase 3 was a further loosening of the »

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 »