Ontarians should be encouraged to see friends and relatives outdoors in the coming months, some health experts said Tuesday in stressing the need for realistic pandemic guidance following a winter of isolation.
As Canada prepares to receive thousands of doses of the newly-approved AstraZeneca vaccine, Ontario has yet to determine how the vaccine will be used, citing the need for guidance from a federal advisory committee.
Ontario's long-term care minister said she didn't go public early last year with concerns about COVID-19 spreading in nursing homes because she didn't consider herself an authority on the emerging threat.
Ontario's website for booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments will begin a "soft launch" in six public health units this week, two weeks before it becomes available across the province, The Canadian Press has learned.
Ontario officials are welcoming the approval of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, saying it will speed up the timeline for rolling out vaccinations in the province, even though it might not be distributed to people over 65.
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."