Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Back-to-school plan will be released early next week, Ford says

Ontario's back-to-school plan will be announced early next week, Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday. Ford shared the news during a visit to Thunder Bay, Ont., where he met with local leaders to discuss the ongoing wildfires that have forced thousand...

Quebec reports rise in new COVID-19 cases but no deaths and drop in hospitalizations

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister urged residents on Wednesday to quickly get a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after officials reported a jump in new infections. Officials reported 133 new cases and a test-positivity rate of one per cent, compared w...

Ontario putting money to making more autism services available

TORONTO — Ontario is putting more than $62 million in its autism budget this year to make services more available, as the province works to shore up its delayed revamp of the program. The government announced that the money will go

Ontario to soon regularly report how many COVID-19 cases are in unvaccinated people

TORONTO — Ontario is planning to soon provide more regular updates on how many COVID-19 cases are in vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as the province's top doctor said Tuesday the risk of getting the disease is 6.4 times higher for

Quebec offers extra dose to travellers whose vaccination status isn’t recognized

MONTREAL — Quebec is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status. A third dose is being made available because some countries don't consider people fully vaccinated if

Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad

TORONTO — Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be recognized for international travel as border measures lift. Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones wrote ...

Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 172 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths. There are 48 new cases in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, 11 in Durham Region and 11 in Hamilton. Those cases were found among 13,900 tests completed in

Some parents, child cares, call for updates to COVID rules

TORONTO — The staff at Kim Yeaman's child care centre spend time filling, emptying into the garbage, and cleaning 15 small bins for sensory materials like sand to comply with COVID-19 policies, and recently she has been wondering why. Pandemic-era guid...

Councillors call on Mayor Tory to end ‘extreme show of force’ in encampment clearings

TORONTO — Five Toronto councillors are urging the city's mayor to end what they call an "extreme show of force" during the clearing of homeless encampments.  In a letter to Mayor John Tory, the councillors say there's no need for batons,

Councillors call on Mayor Tory to end ‘extreme show of force’ in encampment clearings

TORONTO — Five Toronto councillors urged the city's mayor on Friday to end what they called an "extreme show of force" during the clearing of homeless encampments.  In a letter to John Tory, the councillors said there's no need for batons,