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The Ford government is facing criticism over its stay-at-home order. Many people in Ontario say the directives aren’t clear and even some health care professionals say they’re disappointed.

Ontario plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in all nursing homes and high-risk retirement homes by Feb. 15.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a stay-at-home order to people in the province and declared a state of emergency. They are the latest measures to curb the increasing number of cases of COVID-19.

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New modeling for the coronavirus in Ontario is expected to be unveiled early this week. It comes as the province is averaging well over 3,000 new cases a day and officials expect the numbers to continue to rise.

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The Ontario government is taking criticism for the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. It comes as the province surpasses 200,000 total cases of the coronavirus.

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Earlier this year, a man from Tanzania tried to seek asylum in Canada by crossing the border at Roxham Road, north of Champlain, NY. However, unlike thousands of others who had crossed in previous years, he was turned back to the U.S. under new pandemic-related border restrictions.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Ontario continues to climb, reaching a new record over the past two days of nearly 4,500. There’s also been criticism of the slowness of the vaccine rollout.

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The Ontario Hospital Association is calling on the province to move all regions in the so-called "red zone" of the coronavirus into an enforced shutdown. The call comes as Ontario logs more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

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The first vaccine shots have been administered for COVID-19 in Ontario. The shots came a day ahead of schedule, but the province’s top doctor is warning the fight is far from over.

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Ontario’s health minister says vaccines in Ontario won’t be mandatory, but those who refuse to be immunized will face some restrictions.

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions come into effect Monday in three regions of Ontario. They come as the province broke through another record over the weekend for the number of daily cases.

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People in part of Ontario’s most populous region are waking up Monday with a new reality due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the City of Toronto and Region of Peel, just to its west, would go into lockdown for 28 days.

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Once again, Canada and the United States have agreed to another month-long extension of restrictions on travel across the country's shared border.

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Ontario’s healthcare community is raising concerns about the soaring number of COVID-19 cases across the province. This comes as a key threshold is nearing, that will make it more difficult for hospitals to provide surgeries.

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The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A Canadian source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed the 30-day rollover of the closure that was set to expire on Friday.

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Ontario has again shattered its record for the number of daily new cases of the coronavirus, posting 1,575 cases on Thursday. New modeling suggests the province could see explosive growth as it continues into the second wave of the pandemic.

Canada mourns its home-grown international icon

Nov 9, 2020
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Tributes continue to pour in for popular "Jeopardy" Host Alex Trebek, who died over the weekend at the age of 80. Fans, celebrities and politicians across the continent are mourning the Canadian-born broadcaster from Sudbury, in northern Ontario.

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Many Ontario communities now have a safe place to exchange goods bought and sold online through sites like kijiji, ebay, Facebook Marketplace, and even good old newspaper classifieds.

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With the U.S. presidential election only days away, the entire world is watching the campaign closely. Canada is no exception. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being tight-lipped about his preference for the White House, but said he is preparing for any outcome.

Public health authorities in eastern Ontario and local governments are advising trick-or-treaters to find other ways to enjoy Halloween this year.

A grim milestone for Ontario in the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, the province has surpassed more than 1,000 cases in a day.

For the first few months of the COVID19 pandemic, Spenser Murray was afraid to leave his house.

"I was literally scared to leave the house, like even just ordering groceries was like freaking me out," Murray says. "And I turned 30 during the pandemic and that was the point where I was still kind of really freaked out about going outside."

Ontario recommends against treat-or-treating this year

Oct 20, 2020
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It appears there will be no trick-or-treating for millions of children in Ontario. The premier says it is a necessary measure to protect Christmas and the upcoming holiday season.

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The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel for at least another month.

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Some Southern Ontario restaurants are making the tough financial choice to bar out-of-town customers from indoor dining as COVID-19 cases surge in nearby hot spots.

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The Peace Bridge Authority said it will be offering substantial discounts for E-ZPass users, in the wake of a toll increase announced Friday.

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New modeling for the coronavirus in Ontario suggests that new infections could reach 1,000 a day by mid-October. But the provincial government said it is not time to roll Ontario back to Stage 2.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is coming. On Wednesday, Ford unveiled the first steps in his plan to prepare for it.

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A spike in the number of coronavirus cases in Ontario is leading some experts to say the province is close to a second wave of the pandemic. The upward trend began more than a week ago and the Ontario government is scrambling to introduce measures to combat the spread, including hefty fines for people who refuse to follow the health guidelines.

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It appears the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travelers will be extended again.

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