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Ontario municipalities to receive $500M in new provincial funding to help COVID-related costs

Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic The province says the new funding comes in addition to nearly $1.4 billion received from the federal government and given to communities earlier in the pandemic.[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]Clark says the new funding will be split between 444 municipalities in the province.

Ontario ski, snowboard hills struggle amid COVID-19 lockdown Ontario municipalities are not allowed to run deficits by law, so they have laid off thousands of staff and contemplated deep service cuts to offset pandemic-related costs.Local leaders have said that without continued financial aid from the federal and provincial governments they will

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COVID-19 vaccine appointments after the family was plagued with dozens of misdials from those seeking a shot.John Tennant says the misplaced calls began earlier this week when the Middlesex-London Health Unit launched an over-the-phone booking system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.Health officials say the booking system received roughly 120,000 calls within 20 minutes of phone lines opening up.Soon after, Tennant and his wife heard his son’s phone ringing off the hook. When Tennant asked his son why he wasn’t answering his phone, his son replied, “I’m getting COVID calls.”“I brought his phone upstairs… and sure enough, it rang and it’s a little old lady saying, ‘Can I please book my COVID appointment?'” Tennant said.
COVID-19 response framework, Aylmer residents are hoping to shed misconceptions and see a return in customers for the small town southeast of London.Despite the easing of restrictions brought on earlier this week, local business owners say they remain concerned that Aylmer is suffering from a false reputation driven by anti-masking rallies and church services that garnered police attention.

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