COVID-19

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show returns with in-person experience in 2022

Woodstock, Ont., March 22, 2022 – Discovery Farm Woodstock is pleased to announce the in-person return of its flagship event, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show on Sept 13, 14 and 15, 2022. “We’re delighted to be back in person with a large show where farmers can connect with others, see new technology, get their hands on new …

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Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health

TORONTO — Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health issued the following statement: “With the peak of Omicron behind us, Ontario has been able to cautiously and gradually move through its reopening milestones. The majority of public health and workplace safety measures have now been lifted, and key public health indicators continue to …

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Ontario Moving to Next Phase of Reopening on February 17

Improvements in key indicators allowing province to safely ease public health measures sooner February 14, 2022 Office of the Premier TORONTO — With key public health and health system indicators continuing to improve, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously and gradually easing public health measures sooner, with …

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Ontario Announces New COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for Businesses Required to Close Due to Omicron

The Ontario government announced a new Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that have been subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. The program will provide a $10,000 grant to eligible businesses. Eligible small businesses include: Restaurants and bars; Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including …

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New Public Health Restrictions Announced in SWPH Region

Effective December 2, 2021 at 12:01 am Today, Southwestern Public Health announced that it has issued a Letter of Instruction requiring the reinstatement of capacity limits to promote physical distancing in certain indoor settings. These restrictions are directed specifically at municipalities with a weekly incidence rate of 80 cases per 100,000 people or greater and/or …

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Ontario Helping More People Train for New Careers and Opportunities

Government working for workers by providing funding to help them learn new skills November 22, 2021 Premier’s Office   ORILLIA — The Ontario government is providing financial support to workers by expanding the Second Career Program and proposing to extend the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit. The training program would be expanded to serve more people …

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Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

Gradual, cautious approach to manage COVID-19 now and moving forward October 22, 2021 Premier’s Office TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and …

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Governments Advancing Career Choice in Ontario’s Agri-food Sector

New Funding to Address Labour Challenges in the Sector October 21, 2021 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs MISSISSAUGA – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to address agri-food labour challenges and build a strong and resilient labour force to keep grocery store …

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Ontario Investing $100 Million to Help Tourism Sector Rebound From COVID-19

Tourism Recovery Program will help protect jobs in communities across the province September 27, 2021 Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries  TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $100 million through the new Tourism Recovery Program to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will help …

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Details on Ontario’s Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings Province to launch enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app to stop the spread of COVID-19 September 01, 2021 Office of the Premier TORONTO — To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with …

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Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30

News Release Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30 Continuing Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Ease Additional Public Health Measures June 24, 2021 Office of the Premier  TORONTO — With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve, the province-wide vaccination rate now surpassing the targets …

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