We didn’t get things right following the COVID pandemic, and the proof of it is everywhere – troubling employment figures, stubborn inflation rates, out-of-reach accommodation costs, infuriating grocery prices, and a political world lost in the confusion of it all. Getting back to normal didn’t work, and neither did the hope of “building back better.” Read More
It was a duel of provincial laws in court Monday as five students argued a privacy statute should bar Western University from enforcing a COVID-19 booster mandate, and Western saying it has the authority under its own provincial legislation. The students’ request for a permanent injunction against Western’s third-dose requirement, heard by Ontario Superior Court […]
The new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was discovered last week by scientists in South Africa and Botswana, the only countries in southern Africa that have the skills and resources to detect a new variant. On Nov. 23, scientists in Botswana uploaded 99 Sars-CoV-2 genome sequences to the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the United […]
We know all about the cost of the government’s decisions during this pandemic. We’re paying the cost right now, yet again, of its decision not to act faster.
Regular daily COVID-19 updates from the Grey Bruce Health Unit will end Monday. There were 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday and 27 new cases Saturday, on par with the 26-case seven-day average. The cases reflect known new cases up to midnight the day before. Monday’s report will have Sunday’s data and will bring […]
COVID cases have peaked in Grey-Bruce, the local medical officer of health said Sunday. Dr. Ian Arra made the observation when asked about the number of health-care workers infected with COVID-19, which reached 401 Sunday and has soared from from 128 on Jan. 1. “It reflects the significant increases in cases in the community,” Arra […]
A challenge of Western University’s COVID-19 booster dose mandate by five students has been dismissed in court. The written decision, delivered by Ontario Superior Court Justice Kelly Tranquilli, found Western officials are within their power to enact the COVID-19 booster mandate and collecting personal health data from students and staff is necessary to administer the […]