Several southern Ontario school boards that straddle public health units are gearing up to reopen only a portion of their schools to in-person learning next week, adding another layer of complexity to an academic year that's been defined by quick pivots.
A group of medical experts that have been advising the Ford government on the safe operation of schools say that the suspension of in-person learning should be a “a last resort for pandemic control” given the “significant negative impact” that last year’s prolonged closure had on children.
A Durham Region doctor and her husband have been charged for allegedly misleading contact tracers about how they were exposed to the contagious coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom.
The Halton police board will meet behind closed doors again today to discuss a decision by Chief Steve Tanner to go to Florida over the holidays despite public health officials warning against non-essential travel.
A worker who had close contact with someone who travelled abroad was one of the first to be suspected of carrying a highly contagious coronavirus variant into Barrie’s Roberta Place long-term care home, health officials said Thursday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla by phone Thursday, the same day the company informed Canada delays to its shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are going to be even worse than previously thought.
Farmers who employ migrant workers are urging the federal government to waive the negative COVID-19 test result required before the employees can fly to Canada, saying the cost of the tests in certain countries are proving to be a barrier for some.