Toronto Public Health says that there has been a sudden spike in suspected overdose calls over the last week, raising concerns about the presence of “highly potent opioids” in the city’s unregulated drug supply.
The head of Ontario’s science table is urging the Ford government to accelerate its rollout of booster shots, arguing that it doesn’t help anybody to have millions of doses just “sitting in the freezer.”
The main trucking lobbies in Canada and the United States are warning that vaccine and testing requirements for workers will further disrupt supply chains because there is already a dire shortage of drivers.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is advising Ontarians to start their holiday alcohol shopping early as ongoing global supply chain issues may cause shelves to be emptier than usual this year.
Canada's labour market shook off more of the shock from COVID-19 by adding 153,700 jobs in November, pushing the unemployment rate to a pandemic-era low and sending the share of the core working population with a job to an all-time high.
Ontario will lower the eligibility for third COVID-19 vaccine shots down to anyone age 50 later this month and include a wider group of immunocompromised people as new cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant continue to pop up in the province.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Toronto East Detention Centre after five people tested positive for COVID-19, including at least one who is believed to have contracted the Omricon variant.