Toronto Makes Mask Mandatory, Other Municipalities to Follow?

In Toronto, starting next week, if you’re in a public building, you’re going to have to wear a mask. With more and more medical professionals recommending the wearing of masks as one of the best ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Canada’s biggest city has now made it the law of the land to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces for the foreseeable future. Continue reading “Toronto Makes Mask Mandatory, Other Municipalities to Follow?”

Students in Guelph and Waterloo Mostly Heed Advice on St. Patty’s Parties

Guelph Police Service took an unusual step for a post-St. Patrick’s Day report and thanked the public for being dedicated enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 by not holding big outdoor gatherings. According to the daily report from Guelph Police, they answered 40 per cent fewer calls yesterday over St. Patrick’s Day 2019. Continue reading “Students in Guelph and Waterloo Mostly Heed Advice on St. Patty’s Parties”

First Case of COVID-19 Reported in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region Public Health has announced that they have their first local case of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. A woman in her 50s went to Grand River Hospital with symptoms Tuesday after returning from a trip to Italy, which makes her and a Toronto man the latest of three dozen patients in Canada to be diagnosed with the highly contagious virus. Continue reading “First Case of COVID-19 Reported in Waterloo Region”

Kitchener Post Moving to All-Digital at the End of the Month

If you’re concerned about the erosion of the local media landscape, then this probably won’t be the best news you’ll hear this week. The Kitchener Post, a weekly newspaper that has been publishing in Kitchener since 2011, will be eliminating its print publication at the end of the month and will be going all digital. Continue reading “Kitchener Post Moving to All-Digital at the End of the Month”

Ford Decision on Regional Chairs Doesn’t Let Waterloo Off the Hook

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the Ontario government was cancelling the elections for regional chair in York, Peel, Niagara, and Muskoka. But wait a minute, there are already regional chairs established in Halton, Durham, and one more… Where was that regional chair, again? Oh yeah, Waterloo! Continue reading “Ford Decision on Regional Chairs Doesn’t Let Waterloo Off the Hook”