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Restaurants, gyms, churches: Manitoba opts to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions
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Restaurants, gyms, churches: Manitoba opts to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government on Tuesday announced plans to reopen restaurants, museums, gyms and many other establishments — the same day the province reported its first COVID-19 case involving a variant that emerged in the United Kingdom. “These changes, once again, are cautious changes to ensure we continue to protect and safeguard Manitobans’ lives,”...

Quebec, Nova Scotia and Alberta begin relaxing COVID-19 restrictions
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Quebec, Nova Scotia and Alberta begin relaxing COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that his province’s state of emergency will not be extended, while authorities in Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia began lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Ford told reporters that while he’s concerned about new coronavirus variants, he was ready to “gradually and safely” return to the colour-coded system of regional restrictions that...

Building industry supports Ontario government’s direction on re-opening the economy
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Building industry supports Ontario government’s direction on re-opening the economy

Toronto, Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) applaud the Ontario government’s decision to remove the construction permitting restrictions and the prohibition on starting new renovations that were part of the emergency orders that came into effect on January 13. The changes...

Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule
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Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

To qualify as a “listed hotel,” lodgings must be near one of the four airports currently accepting international flights — in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. They must also provide contactless meal delivery to rooms and free wireless internet access, set up a process for brief outdoor breaks and report daily check-in and checkout numbers as well as non-compliant guests to the public health agency.

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Enhanced Safety Measures in Place as In-Person Learning Resumes Across Ontario

TORONTO – Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the dates for the return of in-person learning in all remaining Ontario public health units (PHUs). The government’s decision was based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the unanimous recommendation of the Council of Medical Officers of Health, and with the support of local...

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Ontario Continues to Support Business Owners, Job Creators and Workers during COVID-19

Financial Assistance Critical to Help Combat Economic Impacts of COVID-19   TORONTO – Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario decreased by 153,500 in January. In the last eight months, Ontario’s employment has increased by...