News – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/news/index.rss Toronto’s best source for alternative news, entertainment, events and food. Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:09:06 +0000 Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:09:06 +0000 en-US NOW Staff COVID-19: Ford reverses ban on playgrounds; Ontario reports 4,362 cases, 34 deaths There are now 2,065 people in hospitals, including 726 intensive care unit patients

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Kevin Ritchie Toronto police say they won’t use new powers to randomly stop people Police forces across Ontario are refusing to heed Premier Doug Ford’s call to step-up street checks during the stay-at-home order

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NOW Staff Updated: Here’s the rules for Ontario’s new stay-at-home order Non-essential retailers must close, box stores have new restrictions and eviction enforcement is suspended

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Tory “very concerned” about new police powers; Ontario modelling predicts 30,000 daily cases by May Toronto reports a record single-day increase in a cases as hospitalizations hit a new high

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Kevin Ritchie Ontario puts restrictions on inter-provincial travel, boosts police powers During the stay-at-home order, police officers will now be able to stop people and ask why they are outside

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Julia Mastroianni COVID-19: Ontario public health officials mulling more restrictions; Province reports a record-high 4,736 new cases The province has surpassed the 400,000 total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

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NOW Staff Vaccine Hunters Canada is keeping people up-to-date on availability As confusion grows, volunteers help people navigate public information and stay on top vaccine availability across Canada

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Toronto to fence off High Park cherry blossoms; Ontario reports 4,156 new cases The seven-day average crosses 4,000 for the first time during the pandemic

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David Suzuki David Suzuki: It’s time to stop logging old-growth forests The BC government has received a failing grade for not protecting old-growth forests

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Norman Wilner Why Ontario’s COVID vaccination program is confusing to navigate Politicians and community workers explain how the fast-changing vaccination strategy impacts work on the ground

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Canada reports first case of blood clots following AstraZeneca shot; Ontario confirms 3,670 new cases The province completed less than 43,000 tests, marking for a positivity rate of an 8.7 per cent

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Charlie Smith Mo Dhaliwal on India’s “psychological warfare” in response to #AskIndiaWhy The branding expert and activist toolkit creator shares his thoughts about Indian democracy, Khalistan, and social activism

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Ford moves all schools to remote learning; Toronto to see 2,500 daily cases in April: de Villa The latest coronavirus news for April 12

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Kevin Ritchie Toronto city councillor wants to allow beer and wine drinking in parks Josh Matlow is proposing a pilot program that would allow public drinking in parks and on beaches from May to October

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NOW Staff Ontario records the highest single-day number of new COVID cases But the number does not reflect actual cases – it’s based on 56,378 tests with another 31,836 tests still pending

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John Cartwright Op-ed: Labour unions will be key to forging the post-pandemic recovery If we want to “build back better” Canadians need to look at the lessons of the past when the labour movement lobbied for public health, unemployment benefits and education for all

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Enzo DiMatteo Hidden Toronto: The Unknown Student statue in the Annex Derek Heinzerling’s homage to Rodin and 60s student radicalism was at the epicentre of the city’s counter culture

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NOW news Province plays catch-up on vaccine rollout Plus, Doug Ford’s pandemic sop to realtors, why corporate cannabis can’t compete and pranked by another Trudeau conspiracy in reader mail this week

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Enzo DiMatteo COVID and vaccine conspiracies on the rise in Ontario A study commissioned by the Ontario Medical Association suggests the spread of COVID hoaxes online is highest in Toronto and Eastern Ontario

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Ontario reports more than 3,800 cases; Ford halts non-emergency surgeries Intensive care unit admissions hit another high as the province issues orders to preserve hospital capacity

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Ontario reports second-highest daily case count on record Five pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics will run in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park this weekend

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Enzo DiMatteo Doug Ford gets AstraZeneca vaccine shot But it’s too late to undo the damage already done to public confidence over the premier’s epic mishandling of the third wave of the coronavirus

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Julia Mastroianni COVID-19: Ontario reports 3,265 cases, 19 deaths Intensive care unit admissions hit a new high as the seven-day average for new cases passes 3,000

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NOW Staff Updated: Here’s the list of people in Ontario eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Phase 2 People aged 18 and older in hot spot areas will be eligible for vaccinations

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NOW Staff COVID-19: People age 18+ will be eligible for vaccines in hot spots; Ontario issues new stay-at-home order The new stay-at-home order will last four weeks and require non-essential retail to close

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David Suzuki How protecting the planet can prevent pandemics A coalition of health organizations will propose and finance new measures, such as cutting-edge behaviour change approaches

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Enzo DiMatteo Doug Ford’s vaccine rollout a dangerous race against time Some 70,000 doses are being administered daily by the province – at the current rate it won’t be until late November that we reach herd immunity

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Toronto orders schools to close to in-person learning; Ford to announce more restrictions tomorrow The latest coronavirus news in Ontario for April 6

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Lisa Campbell The second coming of cannabis legalization in Canada More than two years after legalization, we’re on the cusp of another cannabis revolution in Canada with craft producers entering the legal market

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Peel closes schools for two weeks; Ontario reports 2,938 cases on Monday, 3,041 on Sunday Intensive care unit admissions approach the 500 mark as the province enters the first week of a four-week shutdown

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https://nowtoronto.com/news/covid-19-ontario-reports-2938-cases-on-monday-3041-on-sunday https://nowtoronto.com/news/covid-19-ontario-reports-2938-cases-on-monday-3041-on-sunday Mon, 05 Apr 2021 15:35:01 -0400 COVID-19 Ontario reports 2,938 cases on Monday, 3,041 on Sunday