Day: January 13, 2022

Ontario school boards call on government to report and track COVID once again

School boards in Ontario are calling on the provincial government to reinstate COVID-19 reporting and tracking when schools reopen next week, with some saying they will release available data to families. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees sent a letter to Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Wednesday expressing “grave concern, disappointment, and frustration” over […]

3 Canadian military regiments without royal patron after Prince Andrew stripped of titles

Three Canadian regiments have been left without a patron after the Queen on Thursday stripped Prince Andrew of all his military titles and royal patronages. The Duke of York was the honorary colonel-in-chief of: the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada headquartered in London, Ont.; the Princess Louise Fusiliers based in Halifax; and the Queen’s York Rangers, which has armouries in Toronto […]

COVID-19: MLHU clarifies new rules on reporting absenteeism in schools – London

Regional health officials are shedding light on how a number of Ontario’s recently announced return to in-person learning preparations will play out in London and Middlesex County. On Wednesday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce unveiled the province’s latest plans for getting kids back in classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them were new rules for reporting […]

Zara owner Amancio Ortega to buy Toronto skyscraper Royal Bank Plaza for $1.2B

Spanish billionaire and Zara founder Amancio Ortega has agreed to buy a landmark Canadian skyscraper for the equivalent of roughly $1.2 billion, according to his private office. Pontegadea, the family office of the main shareholder of fashion group Inditex, on Thursday confirmed the deal to buy Toronto’s Royal Bank Plaza. The deal was first reported by Bloomberg News […]

Canada joins Mexico’s official complaint arguing U.S. violating new trade pact over auto parts provision

Canada is joining Mexico’s official complaint today requesting a dispute settlement panel over claims the U.S. is violating the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement on trade, the new NAFTA, by insisting on a stricter way of interpreting a key provision around auto parts.  Motor vehicles are the top manufactured trade product between the three countries. Canada argues that […]

COVID-19: Vaccine campaign passes 1M mark in London and Middlesex County – London

Just over a year into its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has announced a new milestone for the region after it administered its 1,000,000th dose on Wednesday. The MLHU’s vaccination efforts in London, Ont., and Middlesex County officially began on Dec. 23, 2020 when the first dose was administered to Karen Dann […]

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