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What we know so far about Ontario's changes to its pandemic response

What we know so far about Ontario's changes to its pandemic response

Ontario announced a slew of changes to testing and isolation guidelines in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Omicron variant continues to rip through the province.

Alligator, large exotic snakes found dead in Caledon, Ont., ditch: police

CALEDON, Ont. — Ontario provincial police are investigating after an alligator and roughly five large exotic snakes were found dead in a ditch northwest of Toronto. OPP say the grim discovery was made on Christmas Eve in Caledon, Ont.
COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 40 long-term care homes in span of one day

COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 40 long-term care homes in span of one day

TORONTO — COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared in 40 long-term care homes across Ontario in the past day as positive cases continue to break daily records. There are now 98 homes in outbreak across the province, provincial data show.

Some changes the Ontario government is making to its COVID-19 response

TORONTO — Here are some of the changes the Ontario government announced Thursday to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic: _ On Dec.
Ontario delays start of school, shortens isolation time, limits PCRs as cases climb

Ontario delays start of school, shortens isolation time, limits PCRs as cases climb

TORONTO — The resumption of schools will be delayed by two days and testing and isolation rules have been revamped, Ontario's top doctor said Thursday as daily COVID-19 cases continue to break records.

Ontario police investigating alleged theft of two truckloads of butter

Ontario police are investigating the alleged theft of two truckloads of butter worth an estimated $200,000. The Ontario Provincial Police say the trucks were reported stolen from a trucking facility in Trenton, Ont., on Dec. 26.
Ontarians waiting on back-to-school plan amid unprecedented Omicron spread

Ontarians waiting on back-to-school plan amid unprecedented Omicron spread

Classes are set to resume in much of Ontario next week, but families still don't know if kids will be learning in school or at home as the government mulls whether to reopen amid unprecedented levels of COVID-19 spread.
Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care homes won’t accept general visitors or allow residents to leave for social reasons starting this week.
Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care homes will halt general visits as COVID-19 outbreaks spike, fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Mississauga cancels New Year's Eve fireworks in light of Omicron spread

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mississauga city officials are cancelling their New Year's Eve fireworks amid concerns about a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.