TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor says students aged 12 to 17 who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 will be subject to stricter isolation rules in the event of virus outbreaks this fall. Dr. Kieran Moore says students who are fully vaccinated against the virus will have to take COVID-19 tests if they’re in contact with a […]
A pitch from city staff that aims to place a curfew on weekday concerts in London, Ont., has failed to garner an endorsement from local politicians. City staff recommend limiting amplified concerts on weekdays to only operating between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. If approved, the new rule would go into place after Labour Day […]
A council committee has endorsed giving back to London, Ont., neighbourhoods surrounding the city’s two COVID-19 assessment centres, which are located at Oakridge Arena and Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. The act of gratitude was first proposed in a letter to the committee from Mayor Ed Holder, Ward 4 Coun. Jesse Helmer and Ward 8 […]
The latest on Ontario’s back-to-school plan as the deadline looms to get students fully immunized before the return to the classroom. The great debate over vaccination passports continues as the Province has not legislated whether or not unvaccinated people can eat inside restaurants. Plus, a recap of Canada’s medal count following Day 5 of the…
It is still only July, but many parents are casting a nervous eye towards the end of summer and back to school. There is still no concrete plan from the province on what a return to class will look like, but on Tuesday one key policy was revealed. Matthew Bingley reports.
TORONTO — Ontario health units are ramping up youth vaccination efforts, using prizes and social media, as the window quickly closes for students to be fully immunized by the time school starts. Youth aged 12 to 17 have the lowest overall vaccination rate of any eligible age cohort in the province. Just over 64 per […]
The provincial government is taking another step towards its goal of ensuring that all rural residents have access to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. Flamborough-Glanbrook Conservative MPP Donna Skelly confirms that the latest investment includes close to $2 million to bring connectivity to 2,860 households in the Mineral Springs and Sulphur Springs areas […]
Tuesday is the deadline for Hamilton youth aged 12 to 17 to get their first COVID-19 vaccine in order to be fully inoculated by the time school starts. Public health says getting their first dose by July 27 — and their second by Aug. 24 — will ensure students are fully vaccinated two weeks before […]
Londoners are sharing moments of pride and excitement after local swimmer Maggie Mac Neil earned Canada’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in dramatic fashion. The London Aquatic Club, where Mac Neil used to swim, says roughly 200 people gathered at the Oxford Drive In in Woodstock, Ont., on Sunday night to watch her […]
The Ford government is facing mounting pressure to detail its plans for schools and what comes beyond Step Three. But so far, the province says the details are still coming. Matthew Bingley reports.
Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-Health London Unit (MLHU) reported a total of 15 new COVID-19 cases since its last update on Friday. This includes seven cases on Saturday, five on Sunday and three on Monday. […]
Health experts warn that a shift in mindset and new solutions are needed as exposure to smoke from bigger wildfires becomes a regular occurrence. While the longer-term health effects of exposure to wildfire smoke have yet to be thoroughly studied, linkages between disease, death and air pollution in general offer hints, said Dr. Courtney Howard, […]