Category: Education

Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctors ask government to reopen schools before other sectors

Ontario’s regional public health officials are asking the government to prioritize opening schools before lifting other public health restrictions aimed at reducing high levels COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations across the province. The chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health wrote to the provincial health and education ministers asking for deployment of extra […]

Coronavirus: 30 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London; 1 death and 12 cases in Elgin Oxford – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Thirty more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported on Saturday. The region’s pandemic case tally now stands at 5,642, of which 3,787 […]

Coronavirus: Rapid tests key to reopening remaining southern Ontario schools, top doctor says

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor says the province is working to implement rapid COVID-19 testing in schools. Dr. David Williams says the tests will allow for greater surveillance of the virus and will help students return to in-person learning across the province. Schools in several regions of southern Ontario — including the Greater Toronto Area […]

Coronavirus: 2 deaths, 44 cases in London-Middlesex; 1 death, 10 cases in Sarnia-Lambton – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Two people have died and 44 others have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported on Friday. The region’s pandemic case tally now stands at […]

Trial date set for McMaster University prof accused of sexual assault – Hamilton

A 46-year-old professor from McMaster University accused of sexual assault is set to stand trial in the summer, according to the ministry of the attorney general. Scott Watter, a staffer in the psychology, neuroscience and behaviour (PNB) department, was one of several faculty members disciplined by McMaster in 2020 during a probe into inappropriate behaviours […]

‘A humanitarian crisis’: Long-term care advocates push for change following Roberta Place outbreak

Following a deadly COVID-19 outbreak that ravaged a Barrie, Ont., nursing home, advocates are pushing for change in Ontario’s long-term care sector. At a town hall and virtual protest on Thursday, advocates spoke about what could be done to address the gaps in Ontario’s long-term care system, which one described as a “humanitarian crisis.” Read […]

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