Month: March 2021

Western University students grapple with COVID-19 outbreaks and final exams – London

If fast-approaching final exams weren’t stressful enough, students at Western University are now grappling with a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, staff and the rest of the London, Ont., community. Three student residence outbreaks remain active at Elgin Hall, Ontario Hall and Saugeen-Maitland Hall, with the latest outbreak, at Elgin, declared on Tuesday. That […]

Tam says pandemic now at ‘most challenging’ stage, calls on Canadians to give vaccines time to work

Canada has entered a “challenging” stage of the pandemic and Canadians must do all they can to follow public health measures and give vaccines time to work, said Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam. Taking part in a question-and-answer session on Facebook today, Tam said that now is not the time for Canadians to have mass gatherings — with the country […]

Ontario Strengthens the Protection of Water Resources

TORONTO — The Ontario government is strengthening the protection of vital water resources with changes to the province’s water taking program. The changes include new rules that give municipalities more direct input on allowing bottled water companies to withdraw new or increased amounts of groundwater in their communities. To support the new changes, the province […]

Ford says ‘stay tuned’ for announcement Thursday as Ontario’s COVID-19 ICU admissions hit new high

Admissions of COVID-19 patients to Ontario’s intensive care units (ICUs) have surpassed the previous pandemic high, a government agency that tracks hospitalizations said Wednesday, as the province reported another 2,333 cases of the virus. There are now 421 patients with the virus in ICUs across the province, according to Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO), which […]

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