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Shorter isolation allowed in Ontario if two rapid tests come back negative

Shorter isolation allowed in Ontario if two rapid tests come back negative

Officials said Thursday that people who develop symptoms can resume their regular activities sooner than the required five days — the new isolation period for fully vaccinated people and kids under 12 — if two rapid tests taken at least 24 hours apart come back negative, and if their symptoms improve for 24 hours
Key sectors facing staffing struggles amid escalating pandemic

Key sectors facing staffing struggles amid escalating pandemic

In Ontario where the number of COVID patients in hospital has ballooned by a factor of five in just two weeks to 2,279, numerous hospitals are reporting massive staff absences due to COVID-19 diagnoses
Ontario student athletes shut out from indoor play face more disruptions

Ontario student athletes shut out from indoor play face more disruptions

The Ontario government announced this week new COVID-19 restrictions, which included a ban on indoor sports activities until Jan. 27, with the exception of certain professional and 'elite amateur' sports leagues
BEYOND LOCAL: Why it’s grim, but unsurprising, that the U.S. Capitol attack looked like something out of a zombie movie

BEYOND LOCAL: Why it’s grim, but unsurprising, that the U.S. Capitol attack looked like something out of a zombie movie

In the 20 years that zombie apocalypse narratives have grown and reached critical mass in popular media, such comparisons at an insurrection at the seat of American democracy are disturbing, but unsurprising
OHL plans to continue through provincial orders

OHL plans to continue through provincial orders

'The league has reaffirmed its commitment to continue the 2021-22 OHL season'
Gaps in U.S. social fabric wider than ever 12 months after Trump-fuelled Capitol riot

Gaps in U.S. social fabric wider than ever 12 months after Trump-fuelled Capitol riot

Thursday marks one year since frenzied supporters of Donald Trump, spurred on by the outgoing president's bogus claims of a stolen election, laid siege to the U.S. Capitol in what's now widely seen as an organized effort to prevent Joe Biden from taking over as commander-in-chief
Omicron could boost waning immunity, shown in blood: Gov't COVID-19 advisers

Omicron could boost waning immunity, shown in blood: Gov't COVID-19 advisers

Tests on around 9,000 donated blood samples from across Canada show that antibodies in the blood which fight the virus declined in October among all age groups, with experts saying the waning immunity is likely to have continued in November and December
<b>U.S. POLITICS:</b> Reject false narratives, political violence, Biden urges on Capitol riot anniversary

U.S. POLITICS: Reject false narratives, political violence, Biden urges on Capitol riot anniversary

'Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth, but in the shadow of lies?'
Rapid test kits in big demand, short supply as Omicron cases soar; feds say 140 million kits on the way

Rapid test kits in big demand, short supply as Omicron cases soar; feds say 140 million kits on the way

Sault Chamber hopes to have more free kits for businesses by end of January
Ontario hospitals urge pregnant people to get vaccine, cite infant COVID admissions

Ontario hospitals urge pregnant people to get vaccine, cite infant COVID admissions

Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, McMaster Children’s Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Kingston Health Sciences Centre made a joint statement on the issue Wednesday