Ontario will need $1.3 billion and 3.5 years just to clear its massive backlog in elective surgeries and diagnostic procedures, the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) estimates in a new report released Monday.
For families in Greater Toronto or Hamilton, the answer is likely no. But for other communities where COVID-19 numbers are low, experts say it is possible students could return in person next month.
At Hawthorne Place Care Centre, 51 residents died of COVID-19 in the 269-bed facility. The military says it suspects those fatalities pale in comparison to deaths from other causes. “Residents are dying from non-COVID-19 causes more than they should be.”
An arm of the provincial government representing the two children of late Toronto mayor Rob Ford has raised objections to Premier Doug Ford’s handling of his brother’s estate, according to documents filed in court.
Thousands of Ontarians will experience delayed diagnoses due to a backlog in screenings, leading to an increase in advanced cases that are more complex to treat.
One of two new polls shows that more than half of those surveyed said they were coping ‘poorly’ or ‘extremely poorly’ at work over the past year of the pandemic. And 86 per cent said they believe the potential for medical errors has increased over the past 12 months.
A COVID-19 vaccine likely won’t be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students.
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 years and up. We could realistically offer our youth the chance of a normal high school year, and help them begin to recover from the psychological and academic damage of disrupted learning and social isolation.
Neighbours who live near two houses on Chandler Road and Meldrum Road are fed up with the mess in the yards. The city has taken the homeowner to court.
In an effort to get stronger internet in rural eastern Ontario, a group of nearly 60 elected officials in the region are calling on the federal and provincial governments to speed up their financial commitments.