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Ontario Implementing Enhanced Measures to Protect Ontarians from COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve globally, Ontario is taking further action to ensure the province’s health care system is positioned to continue to safeguard the health and well-being of Ontarians. Since being formally constituted, Ontario’s new Command Table has been refining and finalizing plans for the implementation of enhanced measures to ensure the province is prepared to respond quickly and ...

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First Positive Case of COVID-19 in Sudbury

Today, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health with Public Health Sudbury & Districts confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. The male in his 50s presented himself to the emergency department at Health Sciences North on March 7, 2020. The hospital took all necessary precautions and followed standard operating procedures, including infection control, ...

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Horwath calls on Ford to publish a comprehensive COVID-19 emergency response plan

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath has issued the following statement on the urgent need for an Ontario-wide COVID-19 emergency response plan:   “Ontario’s public health units and frontline medical teams are doing an exceptional job containing the COVID-19 virus, and I’m grateful for their tireless work. I am hopeful this outbreak is not going to get worse, and patients with the ...

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Province to update COVID-19 website twice daily

The Province of Ontario has a dedicated web page displaying current information on the status of COVID-19. Updates have been occuring every weekday at 10:30 a.m. showing the number of cases currently under investigation; and the number of confirmed positive, negative and resolved cases. The website will now be updated twice a day; 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., seven days a ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Cases of COVID-19

Sunday, March 8th, in the afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that there are two more positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. There are now 31 confirmed cases, with four of them resolved –  with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. A female in her 60s returned from ...

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FedNor invest in multi-use mountain bike trails around SSM

  Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie announced a FedNor investment of $500,000 to support the Sault Ste. Marie EDC’s efforts to construct up to 75 kilometres of high quality, multi-use mountain bike trails, benefitting not only tourists but also the local economy. This investment is being made through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), ...

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Ontario to Release 2020 Budget on March 25

Today, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced that the government will release its 2020 Ontario Budget on March 25. The Minister will share the next steps in the government’s plan to ensure every person in Ontario has the opportunity to grow and prosper. This year’s Budget will demonstrate progress on the government’s plan to put the province back on sound ...

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NDP calls for emergency bill for paid sick days to help prevent coronavirus spread

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on Doug Ford to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, by immediately introducing and passing an emergency bill to ensure employees can stay home from work when they’re sick.   Horwath is asking the provincial government to take two specific measures: prevent employers from requiring people to go ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Cases of COVID-19

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 on March 3, 2020. These two new cases are in addition to the three cases Dr. Williams announced at yesterday’s regular media technical briefing, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ontario to 20. Of these, the first three cases in the province are ...

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Conservative Party’s Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election

The Conservative Party has confirmed the final list of Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election. Those that have met at least the first requirement of the Leadership race are: Gladu, Marilyn Husny, Rudy Karahalios, Jim Lewis, Leslyn MacKay, Peter (also a Verified Candidate) O’Toole, Erin (also an Authorized Contestant) Peterson, Rick Sloan, Derek Approved Applicants have submitted $25,000 of ...

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Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

Today, the Government of Ontario and 3M Canada restated their commitment to work in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the current Ontario licence plates. A solution is being implemented which includes a replacement plan for impacted licence plate holders. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson explained in a media release, “The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Case of COVID-19

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto, the seventh case in Ontario. After arriving in Toronto on February 25, 2020, a man in his 50s presented himself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on February 26, 2020 with a travel history to Iran. The established infection prevention and control ...

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Restaurant Canada Show will get a taste of northern Ontario

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and supported by FedNor, will be leading a delegation of six businesses from across northern Ontario at the Restaurant Canada Show 2020 in Toronto from March 1st-3rd. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Mountain Maple Products, Penokean Hill Farm, Purvis Fisheries, and Quinta Quinoa will ...

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Ontario Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. The sample is awaiting confirmation and it has been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. On February 24, 2020, a woman in her 60s presented herself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department with a travel history to Iran. As per ...

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Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population. “We’re taking a smarter approach to moose harvest management to deliver on our commitment to make moose hunting fairer and more accessible while ensuring the sustainability of our moose population,” said Minister Yakabuski. ...

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