Ontario Drops COVID-19 Vaccine Proof Requirement, Protests Persist
Ontario’s premier announced Monday that Canada’s most populous province will lift its COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination requirements in two weeks — not because of the protests that have blocked the border and paralyzed Ottawa, he said, but...detroit.cbslocal.com
Rand Paul urges truckers to disrupt Super Bowl and come to D.C.: ‘I hope they clog up cities’
When the senator was asked about his thoughts on the “Freedom Convoy” and the potential for it to spill over into Los Angeles, home of Sunday’s Super Bowl, or Washington, he said he's "all for it."washingtonpost.com
Canadian police move in to clear Ambassador Bridge blockade
WINDSOR, ONTARIO – Canadian police started act on a court order Saturday morning to remove protesters who have blocked the Ambassador Bridge for six days. Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Windsor Police Service said they started to enforce the injunction to clear out the remaining demonstrators. “The Windsor Police & its policing partners have commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday urged Canada to “take all necessary and appropriate steps” to clear the economic blockade and offered support to Windsor police. More on MLive:Canadian judge grants injunction against protesters, signaling end of Ambassador Bridge blockadeAuto plants pause production as Ambassador Bridge blockade continuesCanadian officials seek injunction to clear Ambassador Bridge blockademlive.com
Defiant protesters remain at key US Canada border crossing
Protesters remain at the busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada despite new warnings to end the blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back productionwashingtonpost.com
Ontario allows for golf and announces a staged reopening
Ontario’s premier announced plans Thursday to again allow golf, tennis and other outdoor recreational activities beginning this weekend and said there will be a staged reopening of Canada’s largest province starting next month. Premier Doug Ford said Ontario is able to loosen pandemic restrictions because coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are in decline while vaccinations increase. New coronavirus cases have fallen in recent days in Ontario, with more than 2,400 cases reported Thursday, while Canada’s government expects to have 65% of the country's eligible adults vaccinated with at least one dose by the end of May.news.yahoo.com
Biden plans to send COVID shots to Mexico, Canada
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON – The U.S. is planning to send a combined 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada in its first export of shots, the White House said Thursday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is in the process of finalizing efforts to distribute 2.5 million doses to Mexico and 1.5 million to Canada as a “loan.” The details are still being worked out. AdAstraZeneca is among the vaccines that have received emergency approval in Mexico, and Mexico already has 870,000 doses of that vaccine. It also has Pfizer, SinoVac and Sputnik V for a total of more than 8 million doses. One million doses of SinoVac arrived from Hong Kong on Thursday.
Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26
(Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)TORONTO, ONT – Ontario on Monday announced a province-wide shutdown because of a second wave of COVID-19 in Canada’s most populous province. The lockdown will be put in place for southern Ontario from Dec. 26 until Jan. 23, but will lift for northern Ontario on Jan. 9. All high schools in Ontario will now be closed for in-person learning until Jan. 25. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, said Ontario is in a very challenging and precarious situation. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the delay until Dec. 26 will allow businesses outside the current lockdown zones to get ready for it.
Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO
TORONTO, ONT The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ford said he was in talks with Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro all weekend. The Blue Jays are hopeful to stage training camp and play regular-season home games in Toronto and will continue to work through this possibility." Anna Maddison, a spokesman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, said the federal government continues to be in discussion with the Blue Jays. Maddison said Toronto Public Health and Ontario Ministry of Health are also actively engaged with the Blue Jays.
Canada's Ontario shuts down most public venues, declares state of emergency
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canadas most populous province, banned gatherings of more than 50 people and ordered the closure of bars and restaurants on Tuesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We must act decisively, we must not delay, Premier Doug Ford said at a news conference. Right now we need to do everything possible to stop the spread of COVID-19 ...to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system.feeds.reuters.com