Day: November 25, 2021

COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says

At first, some businesses used shower curtains or a makeshift plastic tarp to divide customers from staff members. Twenty months after the pandemic began, it is practically impossible to go into a restaurant, retail store, medical office, or other business without seeing protective plastic shields separating people. Now, one of Ontario’s top advisors guiding the […]

Quebec legislators vote unanimously to create special court for victims of domestic, sexual violence

A Quebec bill aimed at creating a court that specializes in crimes involving victims of domestic and sexual violence has been unanimously passed.  Bill 92, tabled in September, was adopted at the National Assembly on Thursday and is the “first ever” of its kind in the world, according to Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette at an official announcement Thursday. […]

Amid capacity crunch, TVDSB to limit enrolment at Sir Arthur Currie until new school is built – London

Future enrolment at Sir Arthur Currie Public School in London’s northwest will be limited to the siblings of current students only for the foreseeable future, trustees with the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) voted Tuesday. The move comes as the board looks to alleviate enrolment pressures at the school, and the city’s Fox Field […]

Yet another Wiarton Willie is dead. Here’s a look at the strange history behind the beloved groundhog

Wiarton Willie, the groundhog who fictitiously predicts the weather in the Ontario town that relies on him as a major tourist draw, is dead — and has been for some time. The latest iteration of the famous rodent died more than nine months ago, but local officials only publicly acknowledged it this week. Rumours of Willie’s death had […]

COVID-19 vaccine for babies and toddlers could be approved early 2022, chief public health officer says

Canada’s chief public health officer says COVID-19 vaccines for babies and toddlers could be approved early in the new year, depending on how clinical trials play out. In an interview with CBC Radio-Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam said a vaccine for some of Canada’s youngest people could be a turning point in the fight against COVID-19. […]

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