Category: Local News

Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in “hot spot” communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions in April 2021. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Ministry of Health to Hold Technical Media Briefing

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force members Dr. Dirk Huyer, Coordinator, Provincial Outbreak Response will be joined by Alison Blair, Associate Deputy Minister, Pandemic Response and Recovery, and Patrick Dicerni, Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer, Drugs and Devices and Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager, Ontario Health Insurance Plan to hold a technical media briefing via […]

Canada and Ontario invest in improved community and culture infrastructure in Ottawa

Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support three community and culture infrastructure projects in the City of Ottawa. The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.1 million toward these projects, with the Government of Ontario providing over $2.6 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream […]

Ontario Strengthens the Protection of Water Resources

TORONTO — The Ontario government is strengthening the protection of vital water resources with changes to the province’s water taking program. The changes include new rules that give municipalities more direct input on allowing bottled water companies to withdraw new or increased amounts of groundwater in their communities. To support the new changes, the province […]

Ontario Supporting Construction Training in Hamilton

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $592,000 to help prepare 150 people in Hamilton for well-paying jobs in the construction sector, such as environmental engineers, surveyors, civil engineers and general managers to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19.  Additionally, this support will help employers reduce obstacles to hiring, training and retaining workers and […]

Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

The $10-million Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) was launched in September 2019 and partners with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers to invest in projects that support technology adoption and/or training in lean manufacturing. Following two intake rounds, over 100 projects are now either underway or in the pipeline that will help firms get better, […]

Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy Supporting New Hospital in Brampton

BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is delivering a long-awaited new hospital for the people of Brampton. The 2021 Budget includes an additional $3 billion investment in health care infrastructure over 10 years, which will support the transformation of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (“Peel Memorial”) in Brampton from a day facility […]

Ontario Supports New Greek-Canadian Heritage Museum

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $325,000 to support the planning and development of a new Greek-Canadian heritage museum to house a collection of artifacts in Toronto. The museum will serve as a new community hub and central repository of photos, historic newspapers, books and an archive of recorded histories. Additionally, it will provide professionally designed […]

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