Day: April 15, 2021

Mother files human rights complaint following death of Indigenous teen in B.C. group home

The mother of a Cree teenager who died in a B.C. group home last year has filed a human rights complaint alleging discrimination by multiple public agencies and the police. Samantha Chalifoux’s complaint includes concerns about how she was treated after her son, 17-year-old Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais, was found dead in an Abbotsford home on Sept. 14. […]

Montreal public health officials opposed to holding 2021 Canadian Grand Prix

Montreal public health authorities say they are categorically opposed to holding the Canadian Grand Prix in the city this summer, Radio-Canada reported Thursday. The annual event is scheduled for June 13. Local public health officials are concerned about the arrival of 2,500 expected participants and the potential they will come into contact with volunteers and local staff. […]

COVID-19: 151 new cases in London-Middlesex; record 65 people in hospital with 29 in ICU: LHSC – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Health officials in London-Middlesex reported 151 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the number of people with the disease being cared for in local hospitals and intensive care wards hit […]

Workplace Inspectors to Visit 1,300 Construction Sites Beginning This Week

TORONTO – The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites this Friday, dispatching 200 workplace inspectors, supported by provincial offenses officers, to visit 1,300 constructions sites to enforce safety requirements. Officers will also be visiting over 500 workplaces, including big box stores, food processors, manufacturers and warehouses, in Ottawa, Toronto and York […]

Canadian Grand Prix cancelled for 2nd straight year

The Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled for June 13 in Montreal, has been cancelled, Radio-Canada has learned. Montreal public health authorities concluded that even behind closed doors without spectators, the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the Formula One event is too high. Earlier this week, Radio-Canada reported Quebec public health would allow the Formula One event to take place […]

Ontario offers eligible front-line workers free child care for elementary-aged children

The Ontario government announced it is providing eligible health-care and other front-line workers with free emergency child care for elementary school-aged children starting April 19 amid surging COVID-19 cases. The announcement comes amid extended school closures as elementary and secondary students wrap up the April break week. Students will move to remote learning starting Monday, […]

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