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Expired samples, slow results hinder COVID-19 fight, public health doctor says

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A medical officer of health in eastern Ontario says the slow lab turnaround time for COVID-19 tests is hampering the ability of local public health officials...

Suspicious activity found on 48,000 CRA accounts after cyberattacks: treasury board

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OTTAWA — The Treasury Board of Canada says it has uncovered suspicious activities on more than 48,000 Canada Revenue Agency accounts following cyberattacks in...

Doctors, patient advocates say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

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The arrival of COVID-19 has taken the concept of telemedicine from a pipe dream to a fixture across Ontario, with many doctors expressing the...
COVID-19

Ontario reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths in past 24 hours

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 251 new cases of COVID-19 today, and four new deaths from the virus. There were also 117 cases newly marked as resolved...
Doug Ford

Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities for Doug Ford’s Government

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The Ontario government is releasing its priorities for the Fall session of the Legislature. The Ford Conservatives will be focusing on job creation, skills training,...
employment rate rose

Canada’s employment rate rose in August, but it’s still short of pre-pandemic levels

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Canada’s economy added more jobs in August, but employment numbers are still 1.1 million fewer than they were before the onset of the COVID-19...
Justin Trudeau

Trudeau cabinet meets to discuss rebuilding amid rising number of COVID-19 cases

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will convene his cabinet ministers for two days of closed-door meetings starting Monday as a rising number of...
Queen's Park

Ontario legislature resumes today as pandemic dominates the agenda

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TORONTO — Ontario's legislature returns for its fall session today, but with the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting daily life, the Progressive Conservative government's house...
Rural Employment

COVID-19: Rural Ontario employment nearly back to pre-pandemic levels: Rural Ontario Institute

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Employment numbers in rural Ontario are almost back to pre-pandemic levels, new data show. From July to August, rural employment increased by 1.5 percent, according...

Cabinet retreat to confront challenge of limiting damage from ongoing pandemic

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OTTAWA — Bold plans to rebuild Canada's shattered economy will take a back seat during a two-day cabinet retreat as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...