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Before COVID, every day an Amtrak passenger train went through Niagara Falls, N.Y. on the way to Toronto and another Amtrak train came from Toronto on the way to New York City. Falls Mayor Robert Restaino wants that service to return as soon as possible, and with more trains eventually added.

Sinai Health

Hospitals across Ontario will begin to ramp down all elective, non-emergency surgeries beginning Monday. The instruction, given Friday, was to preserve critical care capacity because of the soaring numbers of COVID-19 in the third wave of the pandemic.

Doug Ford / Twitter

As expected, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has brought down new tough restrictions, less than a week after imposing a shutdown. Ford sent his province back into lockdown, in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic’s third wave.

Doug Ford / Twitter

Less than a week since announcing a province-wide shutdown, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says tougher restrictions are on the way. The change comes as Ford faces calls from the medical community for stronger measures in the face of surging cases of the coronavirus.

Doug Ford / Twitter

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing growing criticism over the latest shutdown. Some political opponents say it’s too little to late and many in the healthcare sector say his latest measures don’t go far enough.

Doug Ford / Twitter

As expected, Ontario is again about to go under a province-wide shutdown. It will take effect at midnight.

Doug Ford / Twitter

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is warning people in his province to be prepared for another possible lockdown, as the coronavirus surges. Ford’s warning comes after a key scienitific adviser says the pandemic in Ontario is completely out of control.

Associated Press

With Albany slated to legalize marijuana this week, Canadians are watching with some interest. They are also apparently shipping large quantities south, judging by some major busts at the Peace Bridge in recent weeks.

LinkedIn

A medical doctor is facing a murder charge and the community is in shock in Hawkesbury, ON, located on the Ontario-Quebec boundary between Montreal and Ottawa.

Stephen Lecce / Twitter

Ontario’s education minister is calling on Ottawa to provide COVID-19 vaccines for children. His call comes as the province records more than 2,000 new cases a day for the fourth straight day.

Matthias Schrader / AP

In the U.S. and Canada, COVID-19 vaccines have been rolling out for more than 100 days with different results. The U.S. has vaccinated more than 20% of its population, while Canada is at less than 6%. Health authorities are in race to vaccinate as many people as possible before variants take a firm hold. Those variants are deadlier and more transmissible. Disrupting that effort, however, are questions about AstraZeneca's vaccine.

Doug Ford / Twitter

The Ontario government is providing $1.2 billion in new money to help the province’s hospitals. The announcement comes as the rolling 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases hits 1,600.

Wikipedia

Several health experts and organizations say Ontario is now in a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, leading some researchers to call for a strick three-week lockdown.

Canada behind other countries on vaccination efforts

Mar 15, 2021
James Morgan

While New York residents of all ages have been receiving COVID-19 vaccinations for several weeks now, the progress of vaccination has been much slower in Canada.

Ontario Science Advisory Table

Health experts in Ontario are sounding the alarm over COVID-19 variants. At least one expert has described them as a pandemic within a pandemic.

City of Toronto

On this Monday morning, Ontario’s two COVID-19 hotspots will move into a new phase of reopening, as the province recorded fewer than 1,000 cases for more than a week. A surge in cases on Sunday could disrupt long-term plans, however.

African Lion Safari

An animal rights groups has branded a zoo in southern Ontario the worst in North America for its practices. The organization said African Lion Safari's elephants especially are being mistreated.

Twenty-eight-year old Alek Minassian was found guilty on 26 charges that include murder and attempted murder Wednesday for purposefully driving a van through a crowd in Toronto nearly three years ago.

Frank Augstein | AP

Ontario is considering accelerating the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by extending the time between doses. That comes as new virus cases in the province have dropped below 1,000 for the first time in a week.

Oxford University

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use.

There's something off about the butter in Canada that's left many flustered residents looking for answers.

For weeks, Canadians have increasingly churned up debate on social media with anecdotes about "hard" butter that fails to spread as easily as it once did.

President Biden plans to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian officials to the White House on Tuesday – a virtual session due to COVID-19 constraints that will try to recreate some of the ceremonial flourishes of an in-person visit to Washington.

Biden and Trudeau plan to discuss the public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic, as well as shared goals on addressing climate change, addressing racism and discrimination, and other issues, a senior U.S. administration official told reporters ahead of the meeting.

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As the province of Ontario moves to ease COVID-19 restrictions in some regions, the City of Toronto is saying no. Senior health and political leaders want the tough restrictions to remain in place longer than planned.

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Canada's government designated the Proud Boys and 12 other extremist groups as terrorist entities on Wednesday, placing the groups on the same list as the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

Toronto Pearson Airport

The Canadian government has announced tougher measures aimed at international travelers to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Those measures come into effect this week. However, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he won’t wait and is implementing measures Monday.

Science Table

Health officials in Ontario have issued a new warning about the coronavirus. They say recent modeling suggests the highly contagious UK variant will be the dominant strain in the province in about a month and new variants are possible.

Doug Ford / Twitter

Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited Toronto's Pearson Airport Monday, as he urged the federal government to bolster travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants.

Guinness World Records Museum memorabilia being auctioned

Jan 26, 2021
Guinness World Records Museum / Ripley Auctions

The museum was known for its lavish events featuring decorated world record holders and those aspiring to join that exclusive group. The Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls, ON is now permanently closed, but bidders can grab a piece of the history that was preserved within its walls.

Doug Ford / Twitter

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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