Third Quarter Finances Demonstrate Ontario's Unwavering Commitment to Protect Individuals, Families and Businesses

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released the province’s 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances, which demonstrates an unwavering commitment to support individuals, families and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shows that the government is projecting to spend $25 billion more than last year, including an additional $2.6 billion since the 2020 Budget. These […]

Quebec mulls COVID-19 checkpoints at Ontario border as March break looms

Quebec is mulling the implementation of stricter rules and police checkpoints to limit non-essential travel and curb the spread of COVID-19 as the upcoming March break hangs over the province. Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said Wednesday that the government will announce measures soon, adding that discussions are underway to determine what kind of restrictions […]

Trudeau pledges $14.9 Billion for public transit projects across the country

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans Wednesday for the federal government to spend $14.9 billion over the next eight years on public transportation projects across the country. Part of that funding will go toward a permanent transit fund of $3 billion per year starting in 2026 and meant to provide stable and predictable funding so municipalities can plan […]

Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms

TORONTO – The Ontario government is once again extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home while the province maintains the Stay-at-Home Order in the majority of public health regions. The government will continue to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents […]

Why did a Halifax professor disciplined for sex abuse keep teaching for decades?

A recently reported allegation of sexual assault against a Halifax professor is raising questions about why he was permitted to continue teaching for decades after he was disciplined in the early 1990s by his university in a separate sexual abuse case. Wayne John Hankey, 76, was charged with sexual assault on Feb. 1 for an incident that occurred […]

Std 5 students in school next

News Rachael Espinet 35 Minutes Ago Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly speaks with, from left, principal of St James Secondary School Rae-Ann Chase-Jackman, Minister in the Ministry of Education Lisa Morris-Julian and vice principal Carolyn Byer on Monday. – Ayanna Kinsale If the in-person classroom experience goes well for forms five and six students, then […]

Few resources for COVID-19 long-haulers suffering symptoms for months, new app offers hope

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical fraternity still has no objective measures to help differentiate coronavirus long-haulers from those that have fully recovered from the virus. Recent research has found that one in three of those who contract COVID-19 can go on to develop persistent symptoms, with studies citing heart, lung and cognitive […]

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