Month: October 2021

136 lives have been saved in Waterloo Region by COVID-19 vaccines: Waterloo Public Health

Waterloo Public Health added a new page to its dashboard on Friday that it says shows the effects of COVID-19 vaccinations in Waterloo Region. One of the charts shows that COVID-19 vaccines have prevented 785 severe outcomes in Waterloo Region, a number that includes 136 lives saved. Read more: Waterloo Region re-opening COVID-19 vaccine online […]

Hamilton bus drivers being warned to watch out for possible anti-mask protests on city buses – Hamilton

The Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is warning its drivers of possible anti-mask protests on public transit scheduled for this weekend. Maureen Cosyn Heath, the city’s director of transit, said they’ve heard about the possibility of protests against masking and COVID-19 protocols on buses on Saturday. While nothing has indicated that there will be specific action […]

Waterloo Regional Police holding weapon amnesty program in November

Waterloo Regional Police say they are holding a firearms and prohibited weapons amnesty program throughout the month of November. The program allows area residents to turn unwanted or unlicensed firearms and other weapons that are potentially illegal over to police while escaping prosecution for illegal possession. Read more: 4 Waterloo Region schools placed under hold […]

COVID-19 vaccinations won’t be added to list of Ontario student immunizations: Moore

TORONTO — Ontario won’t be adding COVID-19 vaccinations to the list of immunizations for students to attend school, but the province’s top doctor says he’ll be exercising caution when it comes to lifting public health measures in schools. Dr. Kieran Moore said Thursday it would be an additional burden to public health agencies, parents and […]

Woman, 18, identified as victim of fatal crash with transport truck north of Aylmer, Ont. – London

Ontario Provincial Police in Elgin County have identified the victim of a fatal head-on collision early Wednesday morning. Emergency crews responded to the scene along Imperial Road in Malahide Township around 5:19 a.m. Wednesday for a collision involving a motor vehicle and a transport truck, police said. Investigators have determined the truck had been travelling […]

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