I downloaded the ‘COVID Alert’ app: Here’s how it went on the first day
Tracking whether you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 in Canada became a lot easier on Friday. Well, only if you’re in Ontario. On Friday, the federal and Ontario governments launched COVID Alert, the app which notifies users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days….
Virtual theatre and online cooking class: How hands-on college programs are adjusting
The closure of schools in March and the pandemic’s lasting impact are forcing colleges to adjust their programs. But some of the most hands-on college programs are finding new ways to help students learn.
Climate change creating unpredictable future of ‘extremes’ for people living in Ontario floodplains
Climate change is fuelling extreme weather events such as flooding and governments are acting slowly in helping people adapt to this new reality.
Back To School? Alberta government releases three scenarios for sending students to class in September
When classes resume in September, the Alberta government will make its final decision on which plan will be most effective.
Waiting for Stage 2: Toronto and Peel to move on, Windsor-Essex fails to meet reopening criteria
With Ottawa and other Ontario regions wrapping up their first week in Stage 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan, three regions in the province — as of Monday, June 22 — remained stuck in Stage 1 because of concerns about continued transmissions of the virus. The regions initially left out…
Circle Concerns: Some Ontarians are wary of expansions to social gatherings
With Ontario allowing residents to form social circles without social distancing with up to 10 people, some Ontarians are wary of a potential COVID-19 spread.
Ontario dental offices reopen, but ‘it’s not like flipping the switch’
An Ottawa dental clinic is ready for regular procedures during COVID-19, but an Albertan hygienist says returning to normal work isn’t simple.
Altered state: Places of worship cope with reopening during COVID-19
VAUGHAN, Ont. — As Ontario allows places of worship to reopen at 30-per-cent capacity across the province Friday, religious communities in the Greater Toronto Area are coping with the challenging and changing realities posed by COVID-19. Premier Doug Ford has outlined plans to permit social gatherings of up to 10…
On lockdown: A state of emergency in one Ontario town
Ontario towns, including Orangeville, are shut down amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and state of emergency declaration.