School dismissal in North York recommended due to COVID-19 investigation

Toronto Public Health is recommending a North York elementary school called Eitz Chaim – Viewmount Branch to temporarily fire students over a COVID-19 investigation, the agency said Friday. “We recommend a full school dismissal as a precautionary measure to protect staff, students and the community from further transmission of COVID-19 within the school,” the agency … Read more

Toronto Public Health warns patrons of downtown cafe of potential exposure to Omicron variant of COVID-19

The GTA’s latest suspected and confirmed Omicron cases include an employee of a cafe in downtown Toronto, prompting public health authorities to warn customers of potential exposure to the COVID-19 strain. The warning applies to anyone who visited Piccolo Caffe E Vino at 111 John St., last weekend between 9pm on November 26 and 2am … Read more

Ontario reports 761 schools with COVID cases, 7 LTC ​​homes now in outbreak

Ontario reports a further 959 COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths, according to the latest report released Thursday morning. The province has not updated the number of vaccine doses administered and the total number of vaccines given at the time of publication. Vaccination data as of November 30 is the most recent information from the … Read more

‘Not 100 percent accurate’: Doug Ford fires back at accountant’s report

Prime Minister Doug Ford has hit back at the auditor general after she criticized his government’s disbursement of nearly $1 billion in COVID-19 aid to ineligible companies, claiming her findings were “not 100 percent accurate.” . Ford was questioned in the legislature on Thursday by NDP leader Andrea Horwath over a “boondoggle of $1 billion … Read more

Ontario expands COVID-19 booster shots for over-50s

Ontario is opening COVID-19 booster shots to the over-50s, in time for Christmas socializing — and to stave off the new Omicron variety that seems to be spreading faster than the dominant Delta strain. Those 50 and older can start booking and getting their boosters from Dec. 13, provided they are 168 days past their … Read more

A fight over a box led to a man being pushed in front of a train at Bloor-Yonge station: Toronto Police

Toronto police have released an image of a suspect wanted for allegedly pushing a man onto the track of an incoming train at the Bloor-Yonge subway station last Friday. On Nov. 26, a 36-year-old man carrying a large box on the platform “made contact” with another man, Toronto police said. The incident sparked an argument … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Biden launches winter COVID-19 booster, test campaign; India confirms cases of Omicron variants

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 7:25 am India on Thursday confirmed the first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in two people traveling abroad, and a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated. India’s … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: United Nations raises humanitarian aid request from $29 billion to $41 billion amid ongoing pandemic

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 6:02 am: Public Health Sudbury and districts reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the catchment area on Wednesday. According to the health unit’s website, 22 of the new cases … Read more

coronavirus covid 19 updates toronto canada december 2

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 6:02 am: Public Health Sudbury and districts reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the catchment area on Wednesday. According to the health unit’s website, 22 of the new cases … Read more

Ford government sent nearly $1 billion to companies that didn’t qualify for COVID-19 aid or lost less money than they got, auditor general notes

Haste and urgency are rarely good. In a rush to get COVID-19 aid out the door, Prime Minister Doug Ford’s administration sent nearly $1 billion to thousands of companies that either didn’t qualify or got more than their losses were justified, accusing auditor-general Bonnie Lysyk. Lysyk found a “disturbing” absence of controls that resulted in … Read more