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Ontario Expanding Fourth-Dose Eligibility

Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 09:38 AM

Additional booster dose will provide an extra layer of protection against severe illness and hospitalization

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over starting on April 7, 2022. Expanding booster eligibility will provide an extra layer of protection...

Ontario Working for Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage

Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 09:36 AM

Third increase in one year will be effective October 1, 2022

Ontario is working for workers by raising the general minimum wage to $15.50 per hour, starting October 1, 2022. This eight per cent increase over one year will help workers keep up with rising costs and inflation.

“For many Ontarians, wages haven’t kept up with the increasing cost of living, making it harder than ever to make ends meet,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Ontario’s workers are the best anywhere, and they will be at the forefront...

Drinking Water Information

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 09:59 PM

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Municipality of Wawa is advising users of an incident that had occurred at the water treatment plant which resulted in elevated chlorine levels throughout the distribution system. The Municipality through collaboration with Algoma Public Health is advising users that due to the elevated chlorine levels, the water may smell or taste different but, at this time, a health hazard does not exist and the water is still safe for drinking and bathing....

Ontario Cutting Gas and Fuel Taxes For Six Months To Provide Relief For Businesses and Families

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2022 08:46 AM

Government to introduce legislation to cut gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre

As part of its plan to keep costs down for Ontario families and businesses, the Ontario government is introducing legislation that would, if passed, cut the gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre for six months beginning July 1, 2022.

Vehicle owners in Ontario would see significant direct savings from this proposed gas tax cut and the recently announced elimination...

Ontario Training More Doctors in Northern Ontario as it Builds a More Resilient Health Care System

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2022 02:11 PM

Province Launching Largest Expansion of Medical School Education in Over 10 Years

The Ontario government is increasing the number of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education positions at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) University as part of its plan to train and retain more doctors across Ontario and to build a stronger, more resilient health care system. This will ensure there are enough doctors to meet future health care needs in the North.

Details were announced today...