Year: 2021

Doctor who caught COVID-19 variant vows to ‘vigorously defend’ against charge she obstructed contact tracing

An Ontario physician and her husband — the first people in Canada known to have caught the coronavirus variant originally detected in the U.K. — are vowing to fight public health charges alleging they hindered contact tracing efforts.  Dr. Martina Weir and her husband, Brian Weir, who works for Toronto’s paramedic service, both said in […]

Coronavirus: Guelph, Wellington County students will not return to school next week – Guelph

Students in Guelph and Wellington County will not be returning to school next week. Both Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health made that announcement on Wednesday. Read more: First-dose COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workers paused in Guelph “I know everyone wants schools open for in-person learning as soon as it is safe,” said […]

Schools in just 7 southern Ontario regions to open in-person Monday, rest stay online

TORONTO — Schools in only seven public health units in southern Ontario can reopen to in-person learning on Monday while the rest will continue teaching students online. Those seven public health units are Grey Bruce; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge; Hastings and Prince Edward Counties; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark; Peterborough; […]

Director out at Orangeville, Ont. hospital after vaccine queue jumped

A director at the Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) in Orangeville, Ont. has retired after having a family member vaccinated during a clinic intended for hospital staff, physicians and local healthcare workers. The “unfortunate incident” happened during a vaccination clinic held by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health on Jan. 14, according to a statement from the hospital’s president. […]

Coronavirus: 4 deaths, 86 cases in London-Middlesex; 2 deaths in Huron-Perth, 1 in Elgin-Oxford – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Four people have died and 86 others have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported on Wednesday. The update brings the region’s pandemic case tally […]

TC Energy suspends work on $8B Keystone XL pipeline as Biden plans to scrap permit today

TC Energy says it’s suspending work on the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline — backed by Alberta taxpayers to the tune of at least $1.5 billion — in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its presidential permit on Wednesday. Biden is expected to revoke the permit for Calgary-based TC Energy’s pipeline in a flurry of executive orders after […]

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