UPDATE: Man, 51, killed in accident at Hamilton’s National Steel Car

A man is dead after a workplace accident in Hamilton’s industrial east end. Hamilton police were called to National Steel Car, located at Kenilworth Avenue North and Nikola Tesla Boulevard, shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say a 51-year-old employee “was struck by a large metal item that he was working on.” When paramedics arrived on scene they found a man with “traumatic injuries” and without vital signs, Supt. Dave Thompson said. The man was pronounced dead...

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Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools

Plan Prevents and Minimizes Outbreaks to Keep Students and Staff Safe August 26, 2020 1:45 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — As part of Ontario’s plan for students to safely return to the classroom in September, the government has released the Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools document. This guide was developed in consultation with public health experts, including Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and aims to help schools...

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Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres

Province Also Investing $8 Million to Ensure the Safe Return of Amateur Sports August 14, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO ― The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is supporting the safe reopening of many sport, fitness and recreation facilities by applying a capacity limit on a per room basis to help more businesses reopen their doors, get more people back to work and promote the return to a healthy and active lifestyle for all...

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Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3

More Businesses and Services Across the Province Can Safely Reopen on Friday July 20, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower or low...

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Here’s what you need to know about the mandatory face mask policy in Toronto

Masks are now mandatory in Toronto as everyone is required to wear face masks in any indoor public space. Recently, Toronto released further details for anyone who has questions about the new bylaw, which has now been enacted as of July 7. Where do you need to wear a mask? The onus of the new guideline will be placed on business owners, who must implement and aptly communicate a policy of “no mask, no entry” if they fall...

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

Proposed Bill Would Provide Flexibility to Address the Ongoing Threat of COVID-19 July 7, 2020 2:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation is part of the government’s plan for the continued safe and gradual reopening of the province once the declaration of...

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Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces

Real-Time Courses Make It Easier for People to Get Essential Qualifications July 3, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO ― As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time. These virtual courses will make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications, while practising physical distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19. The...

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Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens

New and Amended Emergency Orders Will Help Establishments Expand Patios Faster July 3, 2020 7:00 A.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario government is helping restaurant and bar owners reopen and safely serve more customers by issuing a new emergency order and amending another under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which willallowmunicipalities to quickly pass temporary bylaws for the creation and extension of patios and allow...

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Ontario Reviews Elevator Laws

Government Seeks Input to Help Improve Elevator Safety and Availability July 2, 2020 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Government and Consumer Services TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching consultations in an effort to improve elevator safety, performance, and availability in multi-storey buildings. The province is seeking input on proposed regulatory changes under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. These new rules would help to ensure that elevators are well-maintained...

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Premier Ford Praises Ontario Spirit on Canada Day

July 1, 2020 9:00 A.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Canada Day: “As we celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday, I want to reflect on a year that has been unlike any other, one of the darkest periods in Ontario’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone in the province, creating personal and financial hardship and resulting in losses far greater than anyone could have imagined. As a country, as a...

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