TORONTO – After voting down a paid sick day program nearly two dozen times over the past year, the Ontario government has changed its tune. On April 28, the provincial government announced its plan to introduce a paid leave program for workers impacted by COVID-19.
Credible vaccine information critical
There is both encouraging and unsettling news in a recent statement from our local health unit.
Drayton pharmacy joins the ranks of vaccination locations
DRAYTON - Drayton Pharmasave is now on the list of pharmacies able to provide the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
OFA Viewpoint: Report highlights gaps, vulnerabilities in agri-food workforce due to COVID-19; industry stakeholders play important role in effort to attract workers
A truth that is deemed to be universal, is the fact that the most valuable resource of any business is the people. Regardless of technology, automation or other means, human capital remains essential in ensuring the continued production of high-quality food, fibre and fuel.
Confidence in AstraZeneca jumps amid increase in eligible recipients
VANCOUVER – An extraordinary period in which Xennials and Generation-Xers became eligible for…
Ontarians most likely to blame their provincial government for “preventable” third wave
VANCOUVER – It was Ontario’s lost weekend.
Study: majority favour drug decriminalization
VANCOUVER – It is unlikely that Canadians were ever as galvanized by public health data as they have been over the last 12 months.
WDGPH hopes to vaccinate 50% of eligible population by end of May
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local public health officials say the expected arrival of over 51,000 does of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine means more than half the region's eligible population should be vaccinated by the end of May.
WDGPH reports 200 new COVID-19 cases in region over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region reported 200 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (April 23 to 25), including 45 in Wellington County. The weekend case count brings active cases in the region to 588, down from the record-high 679 set last week.
Local business offering treatment for COVID long-haulers
ELORA – Recently, Eramosa Physiotherapy has developed a “long-hauler” COVID-19 rehabilitation program at its locations in Elora, Acton, Burlington, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph and Orangeville.
Lennox encouraged by ‘slow, steady progress’ on rollout of vaccinations
WELLINGTON NORTH – Though active cases of COVID-19 in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region recently hit a record high, Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox is encouraged by local progress on vaccinations.
More Wellington County pharmacies now offering AstraZeneca vaccinations
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The list of pharmacies in Wellington County offering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations continues to grow. As of April 20, there are nine pharmacies in the county offering the AstraZeneca shots.
Guelph/Eramosa’s outdoor amenities closed in response to provincial order
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Township officials here updated council on April 19 about new COVID-19 measures in the municipality as a result of the province’s current stay-at-home order and emergency declaration.
Study: most Canadians want border closed until at least fall
VANCOUVER – ‘No time soon’ was the message from Canada’s Prime Minister when recently asked about the Canada-U.S. border potentially reopening.
GRCA parks opening early to ‘support mental health, well-being’ of residents
WELLINGTON COUNTY – This week the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will open its parks early for limited day use. Effective April 23, all GRCA parks, with the exception of Elora Quarry, will open – about one week ahead of the previously-scheduled May 1 opening date.