Ontario's 34 local public health units will be able to vaccinate elderly residents ahead of the province's timeline, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, but will have to use their own appointment booking system until the provincial portal is ready.
Proposed changes to Ontario's election laws introduced Thursday by the Progressive Conservatives were slammed by the Opposition as an attempt to silence critics amid mounting failures in the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississauga city council has unanimously passed a motion opposing the construction of a new 400-series highway with Mayor Bonnie Crombie warning that the project "will have a disastrous impact on the environment."
The dates for when members of the general population can be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ontario will be significantly accelerated if additional vaccine candidates are approved for use in Canada, a member of the province's vaccine distribution task force said on Thursday.
A Vaughan elementary school will move to remote-only instruction for this week and next week after nearly a quarter of its teachers were ordered to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 case at the school.
Ontario’s online portal where people from the general population can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment will be launched on March 15, and will start by allowing people 80 and over to register first.
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca says that York Region should have remained under the provincial shut down and stay-at-home orders for another two weeks, after malls and businesses in the region were swarmed with shoppers on the first day of the economic re-opening.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his government’s decision to invest $2.5 million in wearable contact tracing technology that will beep or buzz to notify users if they are too close to another person, saying that the deal should yield a “good return on investment.”
Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan is being splintered off into 34 different sets of delivery models, as the province tasks each local public health unit with creating their own strategy for administering the vaccine to residents of their regions.