Province to open new hospital to ease pressure as Ontario reports 2,578 new COVID-19 cases

The provincial government is opening a new hospital in Vaughan to help relieve pressure on other facilities in the Greater Toronto Area.The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital was originally scheduled to open in early February as the first brand new hospital — not a replacement...

3 arrested, 18 failure to comply charges laid amid Toronto anti-lockdown protests

Toronto police arrested three people amid anti-lockdown protests in the city on Saturday, including two people who allegedly organized the demonstrations and a protester who allegedly assaulted a police officer.Toronto police also laid 18 charges of failure to comply with the provincial stay-at-home order...

Worker at Etobicoke General Hospital who died of COVID-19 a ‘health-care hero,’ union says

Another GTA hospital worker on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has died of the disease, his union has announced. In a statement posted online, CUPE Local 145 says Antonio Gaerlan, 54,  a housekeeper in the Environmental Services Department at Etobicoke General Hospital, was the "literal...

3 arrested amid Toronto anti-lockdown protests, including one who allegedly assaulted officer

Toronto police arrested three people amid anti-lockdown protests in the city on Saturday, including two people who allegedly organized the demonstrations and a protester who allegedly assaulted a police officer.A large group flouted the province's stay-at-home order by staging an anti-mask protest in Toronto's...

With new stay-at-home order, Ontario admits previous COVID-19 lockdown was too weak

The Ontario government is ordering everyone in the province to stay at home except for essential reasons, while also allowing non-essential businesses to keep operating.For anyone struggling to reconcile this, Premier Doug Ford has a blunt message.  "There's no confusion. It's very simple,"...

Ontario outlines what’s allowed under stay-at-home order in new regulation

The Ontario government has outlined which activities are allowed under its newly issued stay-at-home order that takes effect on Thursday.Residents, the province said Wednesday, are required to stay at home except for the following reasons: Work, school and child care. Obtaining goods and services...

Ontario issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 models show province is at ‘dangerous point’

The Ontario government has announced a provincial stay-at-home order and new restrictions, as new COVID-19 modelling revealed Tuesday shows the health-care system is on the verge of being overwhelmed.The province says it is issuing the stay-at-home order effective Thursday at 12:01 a.m.,...

Ontario urged to declare state of emergency with new modelling, COVID-19 measures coming tomorrow

Ontario's cabinet is being urged to declare another state of emergency as it seeks to address surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province, sources say.Health officials have recommended the following restrictions to cabinet, sources told CBC Toronto Monday: Gathering...

Ontario will now allow pregnant, breastfeeding people to access COVID-19 vaccine

Ontario will allow pregnant or breastfeeding people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new recommendations obtained by CBC News on Friday.The recommendations mark a shift from the province's previous policy that hindered access to those individuals. A Ministry of...

Ford promises more restrictions as Ontario reports record 4,249 new COVID-19 cases

Premier Doug Ford is promising further restrictions coming for Ontario, as the province reported a record 4,249 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.That number comes with the caveat — about 450 were attributable to a data upload delay from Toronto Public Health. Even so,...
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