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Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate and Verification App Available October 15

Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate with QR Code and Verify Ontario App Available for Download Starting October 15 Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination TORONTO — In advance of October 22, the Ontario government is making the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code […]

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Forests Ontario Plants 2.8 Million Trees This Planting Season

34 million trees planted across Ontario through the 50 Million Tree Program since 2008 Not-for-profit charity Forests Ontario facilitated the planting of 2.8 million trees through its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) this planting season. These efforts created approximately 1,400 ha of new forest, contributing to the total 17,100 […]

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Celebrating Stories of Ontarians: Barbara Reid, Member of the Order of Ontario

You don’t need the name on the cover to identify a book by Barbara Reid. It isn’t just that the children’s author and illustrator has such a distinctively vibrant visual style; it’s also the wonderfully unusual medium she uses: plasticine. A competition Reid entered in the late 1970s, while she […]

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Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings

Public Health and Health Care Indicators Stable or Improving as Vaccination Rates Increase TORONTO — With public health and health care indicators remaining stable or improving, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously lifting capacity limits in select indoor and outdoor settings where proof […]

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Ontario Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 18-24

TORONTO — Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on COVID-19 vaccines for individuals aged 18-24 years old: “Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and significantly reduce the risk of infection and serious illness, including hospitalization. Out of an abundance of caution, […]

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Ontario Cautiously Easing Capacity Limits in Select Settings September 25

Effective September 25, with public health and health care indicators stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, Ontario is cautiously easing capacity limits for select indoor settings where proof of vaccination is required and certain outdoor settings, including: – meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention […]

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Celebrating stories of Ontarians: Adeena Niazi, Member of the Order of Ontario

Nine years after she had moved to Canada as a refugee, Adeena Niazi had herself smuggled back into Afghanistan. It was 1997, and the Taliban had banned girls’ education; the former lecturer at Kabul University was determined to help. She set up underground home-based schools for girls, funding them with […]