Author Archives: Ontario Government

L’Ontario confirme qu’il y a des premiers cas en Ontario du variant de la COVID-19 détecté au R.-U.

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La Dre Barbara Yaffe, médecin hygiéniste en chef adjointe de l’Ontario, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il y a deux cas confirmés en Ontario du variant de la COVID-19 qui a été détecté pour la première fois au Royaume-Uni. Ce variant a été depuis signalé dans de nombreux pays, dont le Danemark, la Belgique, l’Australie et les Pays-Bas. Avec l’arrivée de vols ...

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Ontario Confirms First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant in Ontario

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Today, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the UK, including Denmark, Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands. With inbound international travel, it is not unexpected to have identified the new ...

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Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from ...

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Merry Christmas from St. Monica’s Parish

Merry Christmas from St. Monica’s Parish! Due to current strict COVID-19 guidelines, our Christmas Eve masses will be restricted to parishioners and guests who have pre-registered for the services. We pray that by this time next year, the COVID-19 Pandemic will have been controlled, and once again we can welcome everyone to our Christmas Eve services. Enjoy the Christmas season ...

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Ontario Declares Santa Claus an Essential Service

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Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Santa Claus’ annual delivery of gifts: “As children across Ontario count down the days to Christmas with excitement, I want to reassure all the boys and girls out there that Santa is still coming this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.   As Premier, I have requested that the Lieutenant Governor issue a ...

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Ontario Government Investing over $1.86 million to help Northern College in Timmins

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The Ontario government is investing over $1.86 million in capital funding to help Northern College this year. This funding is part of the province’s $466 million total investment in capital funding to help colleges and universities across Ontario address their deferred maintenance backlog. Work will include critical repairs and updates, while supporting the renewal of infrastructure campus projects. These improvements ...

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Ontario Unveils New Comprehensive Plan to Combat Poverty

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The Ontario government released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy today which will help more people get back to work and participate in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The five-year strategy outlines key initiatives that will help connect people experiencing poverty with education, skills training, health and other supports, while helping people keep more of their hard-earned money. “While COVID-19 ...

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Les régions de santé publique changent de couleur à mesure que les cas de COVID-19 augmentent – dimanche de minuit

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, les médecins hygiénistes locaux et d’autres experts en santé, place sept régions sanitaires dans de nouveaux paliers avec des mesures de santé publique plus sévères, y compris la Circonscription sanitaire du comté de Windsor-Essex et la Santé publique de la région de York qui se retrouvent dans le ...

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Public Health Regions Change Colour as COVID-19 cases increase – Sunday at Midnight

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The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving seven public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures, including Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and York Region Public Health moving into Grey-Lockdown. These steps are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in ...

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Province Expanding Online Renewal Options for Drivers

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The Ontario government is temporarily waiving multiple driver’s licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can now safely renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca. To ensure continued access to critical services, these changes will also help people travelling outside Ontario for essential travel to renew their licences. “The unfortunate reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made ...

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Ontario Permanently Allowing Alcohol with Food Takeout and Delivery

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The Ontario government is supporting jobs at local restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries and distilleries during the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding opportunities in alcohol sales, including making the sale of alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders permanent. “Ontario’s vibrant hospitality sector and its workers have been hard hit by COVID-19 in every community across our province,” said Attorney General Doug ...

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L’Ontario protège les travailleurs et les employeurs pendant la COVID-19

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a déposé la Loi de 2020 modifiant la Loi sur la sécurité professionnelle et l’assurance contre les accidents du travail qui, si elle est adoptée, protégera les employeurs contre toute hausse inattendue des primes de la Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail (WSIB), tout en maintenant une augmentation du ...

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Ontario Protecting Workers and Employers during COVID-19

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The Ontario government introduced the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2020 that would, if passed, protect employers from an unexpected increase in Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums, while maintaining an increase to the maximum earnings cap for worker benefits. The loss of jobs among lower wage workers, including those in the retail, hospitality and service sector, during ...

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