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BREAKING: Ontario Just Recorded The Lowest COVID-19 Cases In A Day Since Last September With 296 Infections Reported

Ontario truly didn’t come to play with anyone. That’s because the province reported 296 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, marking the lowest infection rates seen since September of last year. According to the CBC, Ontario has just over 5,000 active infections right now. To put this into perspective, the report explains that during the worst moment of the third wave, the province saw almost 43,000 active cases. However, according to the report, the province stops counting a case as “active” after 14 days, which means that it’s still possible that people are experiencing COVID-related symptoms but are no longer being tracked. What’s more, the provinces counted 382 people with the disease being looked after in intensive care units. Additionally, 244 were in need o...

Ontario Is Lifting Restrictions On Interprovincial Travel Between These 2 Major Provinces

On June 16th, Ontario intends on reopening provincial borders for non-essential travel; as such, free travel between Manitoba to Quebec will be permitted.  The need for a trip to be essential is no longer mandatory, for interprovincial borders and waters will allow travelers to enter Ontario.  According to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams had approved non-essential interprovincial travel on Monday.  With current restrictions in place, authorities have set up checkpoints at the borders between Manitoba to Quebec to ensure that only essential travel is occurring. This means that only individuals that sought to travel for medical care, work, transportation of economic goods, Indigenous community support, or tending to sick f...

Trudeau Just Announced That Canada Will Donate 100 Million COVID-19 Vaccines To Developing Countries

On Sunday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will share 100 million COVID-19 vaccines with the world. At a press conference at the end of the G7 leader’s summit in England, Trudeau said Canada will provide funding to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to help 87 million doses be provided to developing countries. In addition, the country is donating 13 million surplus shots to other countries through the global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX, Trudeau said. The sharing of doses will happen once Canada’s domestic vaccine rollout is complete. To date, Trudeau said Canada has spent $2.5 billion to “help address this crisis globally.” “We are one of only four countries that has already paid our fair share to the ACT-Accelerator, which supports global...

After Her Elderly Patient Died From COVID-19, This Nurse Stole Their Credit Card To Buy Herself Snacks At A Vending Machine

A nurse in the U.K. found herself facing some big charges after it was discovered that she was using the credit card of a recently-passed patient to get herself some treats. On Jan. 24, an 83-year-old woman passed away after complications from COVID. Ayesha Basharat, worked as a healthcare assistant in a the hospital’s COVID-19 ward. Less than 20 minutes after the woman’s passing, Basharat took her credit card and went to a vending machine to make several purchases. She was caught on camera. Four days later, on Jan. 28, police came and arrested her at her workplace. Basharat originally claimed that she was innocent and that she used the woman’s card by accident, intending to use her own. However courts deemed this unlikely as the cards are different colours. On June 9, Ba...

BREAKING: Ontario Is Moving Up Second Dose Appointments For Hotspots In These Regions

In Thursday’s press conferece, Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliot announced changes to second dose rebooking priority. Before this announcement, only people, 70 and up or people who got their vaccine before April 18 were able to rebook their second dose appointment. Now anyone living in one of seven selected hotspots who got their vaccine before or on May 9 will be able to rebook their second dose appointment starting Monday, June 14 at 8 a.m. The seven Public Health Units that will be opening up rebooking are the following: Toronto York Region Peel Region Halton Region Porcupine Waterloo Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph READ MORE: The Ford Government Just Announced That We’re Entering Stage 1 Reopening Super Early These areas have been identified as Delta Hot Spot Regions. T...

This Canadian Province Is Giving Away Almost $2 Million In Cash And Scholarships To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations

One Canadian province is following in the same footsteps as some U.S. States to increase their COVID-19 vaccination numbers, by way of bribery via cash! The province of Manitoba is offering Canada’s first ever vaccine lottery. READ MORE: This U.S. State Is Giving Away Guns, Trucks & Cash If You Get Vaccinated Manitoba’s Premier Brian Pallister and Manitoba’s Liquor & Lotteries CEO Manny Atwal announced the news during a press conference Wednesday. The stakes are looking pretty sweet with almost $2 million in cash and scholarships up for grabs. Manitobans will receive an automatic entry into the lottery draw once they’ve receive the jab. Residents have 2 chances to win During the press conference, Pallister stressed the importance for Manitobans to receive th...

Canadians Won’t Have To Quarantine For 2 Weeks When Returning Home From Travels On 1 Condition

The federal government is preparing to remove quarantine requirements for Canadians returning home from abroad. The catch is you have to be fully vaccinated. According to Health Minister Patty Hajdu, under the new rules fully vaccinated citizens will still have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival to Canada. They must also have somewhere to isolate until their test returns negative. Since February, air travelers returning from non-essential trips abroad have been required to isolate in a federally mandated facility for up to 72 hours while they waited for test results. Those crossing at land borders must take a test upon entry and again during their 14 day isolation period. READ MORE: You Can Now Be Fined $5K For Refusing To Quarantine In A Hotel When Returning From Travel The plan is depend...

2 Hamilton Paramedics’ Were Found Guilty For Negligence In The Death Of A Teen

Two Hamilton paramedics have been found guilty for failing to provide 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi with the necessities of life before he died. Criminal charges were brought against the paramedics over allegations that they provided inadequate care to Al-Hasnawi after he suffered gunshot wounds. The decision was made by the Superior Court Justice earlier today after 32 days of testimonies were delivered by witnesses, medical experts, first responders, firefighters and Al-Hasnawi’s family and friends. On Dec. 2nd, 2017, around 9 p.m., Al-Hasnawi left the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre when he saw two men accosting another man. Acting as a “good samaritan,” Al-Hasnawi intervened to end the altercation before he was shot. Paramedics Steve Snively, 55, and Christopher Marchant, 32...

The Ford Government Just Announced That We’re Entering Stage 1 Reopening Super Early

Looks like uncle Doug is letting the province out to play a little early. Thanks to better than expected vaccination rates and COVID-19 case numbers dropping steadily, the province of Ontario will officially be entering stage one of its reopening plan this Friday. READ MORE: The Ford Government Just Revealed Ontario’s Reopening Game Plan And We Might Actually Have A Summer Ontario has already met all the requirements for the first stage of reopening and even most of the requirements for stage two. Originally, stage one reopening was set to start on the week of June 14. This means the following: Outdoor gatherings for up to 10 people allowed Outdoor dining for up to 4 people a table Non-essential retail can open at15 percent Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies with capacity lim...

Body Of An 8-Year-Old Boy Found After He Went Missing Swimming At Lake Erie Yesterday

A family’s summer day outing at Lake Erie turned into a tragedy after their 8-year-old son went missing while swimming. The body of the 8-year-old boy, has since been recovered. Sgt. Ed Sanchuk posted an update on the Ontario Provincial Police West Region Twitter, saying, “At approximately 2:15 this afternoon, members of the OPP underwater search and recovery unit and OPP marine unit located the eight-year-old missing child deceased.” According to Sanchuk, the OPP was called to the scene on Cedar Drive at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The 8-year-old boy was reported to be swimming at Turkey Point in Lake Erie at the time he went missing. “The child abandoned the floating raft that they were on and attempted to swim back to shore,” Sanchuk said. When the family failed to locate his w...

You Can Now Be Fined $5K For Refusing To Quarantine In A Hotel When Returning From Travel

Have an extra $5000 to spare? If not, you better cancel your travel plans. The federal government has decided to raise the fine for travellers if they refuse to quarantine in a hotel. In fact, instead of paying $2,000, the fine has increased to $5,000. READ MORE: Ontario Students Will Not Be Returning To In-Class Learning Anytime Soon However, even with the substantial increase, some travellers are deciding to take the fines instead of staying at the quarantine hotels for three nights. Travellers have also complained about the government-approved quarantine hotels because in some cases, the cost can range well above $2,000. The federal government implemented the quarantine hotel mandate in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 as a result of people returning from overseas. However, ...

Ontario Students Will Not Be Returning To In-Class Learning Anytime Soon

Premier Doug Ford announced at a press conference that students in Ontario will not be returning to in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year. This comes after weeks of pressure from teachers and paediatricians, who believe that reopening schools is essential for educational purposes and mental health. Read More: Here’s What You Can And Can’t Do Now That Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order Is Officially Over However, Ontario’s pandemic prognosticator, Dr. Steini Brown, has stated that reopening schools could lead to an 11 per cent rise in cases. During the press conference, Ford declared that “as your premier, these [risks of transmission] aren’t risks I’m willing to take. So today, I have to announce that schools will not be returning for in-class learning until th...