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Toronto Has Just Officially Declared A State Of Emergency Over COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 in the city continue to rise, Mayor John Tory just announced a state of emergency in Toronto. This news comes after cases across Ontario almost doubled in the past few days. This move will essentially allow decisions to be made without a council vote needed to approve, …

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Ontario is shutting down all non-essential services

The Ontario government has officially ordered all non-essential services in the province to shut down for at least a two-week period amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement at a press conference Monday afternoon and said the order would come into effect Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. The news …

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Ford Says Ontario Students Aren’t Going Back To School On April 6 Anymore

Put those back-to-school plans on hold. Premier Doug Ford has officially announced on March 23 that Ontario school closureswill remain in force beyond the anticipated date of April 5. Classes were cancelled for two weeks after March Break but provincial students won’t be heading back to class anytime soon. Ford announced …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Orders Non-Essential Businesses To Shut Down In Canada

The Provinces: Ontario,Newfoundland and Labrador,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia,Manitoba,Nunavut, announced that all non-essential businesses will be closing in Canada, effective March 24. It will be mandated for 14 days and the province will release a list of businesses allowed to stay open on Tuesday. “We will …

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13 healthcare workers in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19

Cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus continue to rise at an alarming rate across Ontario, causing problems far beyond the obvious and tragic — such as a widespread shortage of protective gear for medical professionals. Toronto Public Health confirmed in a statement Sunday evening that “approximately 13” health care workers have tested positive for the 2019 …

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“Enough is enough, go home and stay home,” scolds Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is investing $192 million for the development and production of vaccines. Trudeau said this “would be a long term solution to the coronavirus.” During his daily update from Rideau Cottage, the prime minister said that Canada needs to provide mass treatment where possible. He …

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There are now 1,430 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Canada

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rip through Canada, with nearly 1,500 patients now confirmed to have been infected just one week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closed the border to international visitors. As of Monday morning at 9 a.m., the Public Health Agency of Canada was reporting 1,470 cases of COVID-19 across the country …

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77-year old man is the first in Toronto to die from COVID-19 and his family has a message

The COVID-19 pandemic officially claimed its first Toronto victim over the weekend with the death of a 77- year-old man. News about the unnamed patients’s death came from son-in-law Rick Singh Mann after he posted to Facebook a note indicating that the man had passed away on Saturday at Trillium Health Partners hospital in Mississauga. Dear Friends,Yesterday my father-in-law passed away. He had COVID-19. He …

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Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to risks of COVID-19

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees call for 1-year postponement The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee say they will not send athletes to compete in Tokyo if the Games go ahead as scheduled, set to begin on July 24th. Backed by the Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of …

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Labatt is shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer at breweries across Canada

Labatt Breweries of Canada has stepped up to the plate and announced they’ll be shifting production efforts to hand sanitizer. This follows in the footsteps of some much smaller distilleries in the country that have also shifted production efforts. On March 22, Labatt Breweries announced on social media they’d be producing 50,000 bottles of hand …

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