The anniversary of the attack that cut short the lives of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique has become a day to reflect and call for action to end gender-based violence, but this year those moments will largely take place alone rather than in groups.
Parents must now keep their child home from school and seek a COVID-19 test if they’re showing even one new symptom in common with COVID-19, officials in Peel and Toronto say, breaking with provincial guidance that said kids with runny noses or headaches could return to school when symptoms improved.
The Ford government has unveiled the members of its COVID-19 vaccine task force, a list that includes former police chief Mark Saunders, the CEO of a large manufacturing company and a bioethicist who will help decide who will receive the vaccine first.
Surging COVID-19 infections pushed Canada over 400,000 cases Friday, as federal officials announced a bigger order of prospective vaccines and released refined guidelines on who should be first for those doses.
The Ontario government must conduct more proactive inspections of its long-term care homes and follow up with harsher enforcement measures when homes fail to address concerns, the province’s commission on COVID-19 in long-term care said Friday.