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<b>COVID-19:</b> Rapid tests will be sent to remote communities first, Ontario health officials say

COVID-19: Rapid tests will be sent to remote communities first, Ontario health officials say

Provincial health officials say Ontario is set to receive and roll out roughly 100,000 rapid tests next month
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

ONTARIO: Province should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

In a letter to the government, the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission said the province must spend more money, on a permanent basis, so the homes can hire more personal support workers and nurses
<b>CANADA:</b> Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

CANADA: Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

Under the refugee agreement, which took effect in 2004, Canada and the United States recognize each other as safe places to seek protection
<b>COVID-19:</b> Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

COVID-19: Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

Despite available space, staffing is lacking, pushing many hospitals to cancel elective surgeries once again to free up more beds, staff
<b>CANADA:</b> Evolving science reason for inconsistent messaging on COVID-19, Tam says

CANADA: Evolving science reason for inconsistent messaging on COVID-19, Tam says

Advice regarding wearing non-medical masks has changed, while advice such as practising physical distancing, washing hands, staying home when you're sick has stayed the same
<b>COVID-19:</b> For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19: For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19 precautions mean opportunities to greet the big man in person are dwindling this year
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Colleges offer free personal support worker courses to address shortage

ONTARIO: Colleges offer free personal support worker courses to address shortage

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which has personal support workers among its members, said more qualified personal support workers are urgently needed.
<b>COVID-19:</b> WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights have been cancelled

COVID-19: WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights have been cancelled

The Calgary-based company said it will begin to contact eligible passengers on Nov. 2, starting with those whose flights were cancelled at the onset of the pandemic last spring
<b>CANADA:</b> Tim Hortons to test deposit program for returnable coffee cups and packaging

CANADA: Tim Hortons to test deposit program for returnable coffee cups and packaging

The test program is expected to start next year at select Toronto restaurants
<b>ONTARIO:</b> New liability law would not protect negligent long-term care providers, Ford says

ONTARIO: New liability law would not protect negligent long-term care providers, Ford says

Bill designed to 'protect front-line workers and small businesses who are following public health rules,' won't prevent lawsuits for 'gross negligence,' government says