Toronto - May. 30, 2020: The Ontario government is gradually reintroducing camping in Ontario Parks and recreational camping on Crown land, starting June 1, 2020, to give people more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, while staying safe and practicing physical distancing.
As of June 1, backcountry camping will be available at Ontario Parks, including access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails. Ontario Parks will also be expanding day-use activities to include picnicking and off-leash pet areas. FULL STORY
Lakeshore - May. 30, 2020: Lakeshore has made the difficult decision to cancel the Town’s summer day camps, instructional and aquatic programming for the summer season.
“We understand how popular and beneficial Lakeshore’s summer day camps are and many children will be disappointed, however this difficult decision was made with the health and safety of our children in mind,” stated Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 30, 2020: The following quote can be attributed to Gary McNamara, Chair of the Board of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):
“The Windsor-Essex County Board of Health members stand behind the strong and unwavering leadership of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, Theresa Marentette and Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Wajid Ahmed. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 29, 2020: As the province carefully and gradually reopens the economy, the Ontario government is implementing the next phase of its COVID-19 testing strategy to detect and quickly stop the spread of the virus. Testing will now be available to more people in more locations across the province.
Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the next phase of the province's COVID-19 testing plan, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 28, 2020: Now that the Ontario government has lifted its directive issued in March which restricted elective and non-urgent surgical and clinical procedures, programs and clinics, the hospitals of Erie-St. Clair West region are moving forward with a regional plan to safely reopen and reschedule various appointments. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 28, 2020: Suze Morrison, Ontario NDP Tenant Rights critic, said it’s simply wrong for Doug Ford to capitalize on a pandemic to quietly ram through legislation that will make it easier for landlords to evict tenants.
Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, which passed second reading today, does the opposite of what its name suggests. The bill prevents tenants from bringing up issues like their landlord failing to make repairs to their unit during hearings for non-payment of rent, and skips straight from repayment agreement for back rent to eviction order without any hearing for the tenant if they miss a payment. FULL STORY
Lakeshore - May. 28, 2020: Lakeshore is safely and gradually reopening a number of services and amenities in municipal parks for residents to enjoy. Following Provincial orders, dog parks, skateboard parks and tennis courts will be open effective Wednesday May 27. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 26, 2020: Statement from Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario NDP:
“The conditions and treatment of seniors revealed in this report are outrageous, horrifying and saddening. The horror seniors in these homes are being forced to live is inhumane. It breaks my heart to think about what these people are living through even today, and how scared and outraged their families must be feeling right now. I can only imagine their anguish. FULL STORY
Comber - May. 26, 2020: The Comber Agricultural Society has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 161st Comber Fair, originally scheduled for August 7,8,9, 2020. This decision was made in consultation with our municipality, our public health department and in accordance with recommendations from the province. Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and volunteers. FULL STORY
Ottawa - May. 25, 2020: Canadian families and small businesses across the country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to protect jobs and businesses, and give property owners support so they can help small business tenants make it through these difficult times.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that applications are now being accepted for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. FULL STORY
- May. 25, 2020: High daytime temperatures near 30 are expected this afternoon and temperatures are forecast to be slightly higher Tuesday and Wednesday. Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties are also expected. There may be some relief near the lakeshores. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 25, 2020: I want to apologize for my personal behaviour yesterday. I visited Trinity Bellwoods Park to try to determine why things were the way they were.
I fully intended to properly physically distance but it was very difficult to do. I wore a mask into the park but I failed to use it properly, another thing I'm disappointed about. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 24, 2020: Windsor Regional Hospital is encouraging ANYONE who needs or wants to be tested for COVID-19 to come to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Ouellette Campus next to the Emergency Department. FULL STORY
Kamloops - May. 23, 2020: Join the Snowbirds in honouring Captain Jennifer Casey, Public Affairs Officer for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Captain Casey’s homecoming to Halifax will be streamed LIVE on the CF Snowbirds Facebook page on Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time. FULL STORY
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