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Green doesn't mean go ahead and gather, says Grey Bruce top doc

Green doesn't mean go ahead and gather, says Grey Bruce top doc

Grey and Bruce Counties are in the green-prevent zone for the province's colour-coded COVID restrictions, but the health unit is urging residents to continue restricting interactions
Health coalition wants formal inquiry into poor health care treatment of the elderly

Health coalition wants formal inquiry into poor health care treatment of the elderly

OHC charges that elderly do not get adequate access to hospitals or long-term care treatment
Wasaga woman among 44 new COVID cases reported in region

Wasaga woman among 44 new COVID cases reported in region

Error correction led to 34 previously-reported cases being removed as they were confirmed negative, three were from Clearview Township
Vaccine passport talks ongoing, says Hajdu

Vaccine passport talks ongoing, says Hajdu

Health minister says proof of vaccination may be required for Canadian travelers looking to visit other countries, though she's not sure if Canada will require that same proof to enter the country
COVID vaccines in a race against variants, says OMA official

COVID vaccines in a race against variants, says OMA official

'Over the course of the next three to six months I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re talking about other variants that pop up,' says doctor
Ontario reports 1,508 new COVID cases Wednesday

Ontario reports 1,508 new COVID cases Wednesday

The province has also reported 14 deaths, 59 new hospitalizations, and 1,488 recoveries in today's update
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader praises online portal to book his 'COVID jab'

LETTER: Reader praises online portal to book his 'COVID jab'

'I’m certain there are many people with complaints about the booking system, but I am impressed with the system and in particular the assistance I received,' says Simcoe County resident
COVID variants now dominating local case counts, says medical officer of health

COVID variants now dominating local case counts, says medical officer of health

'When we’re talking about COVID, we’re essentially talking about variants of concern in Simcoe-Muskoka,' says Gardner
Ontario has entered third wave of COVID-19, say province's science advisers

Ontario has entered third wave of COVID-19, say province's science advisers

The group says new data shows variants of concern are driving pandemic growth, accounting for 733 of 1,489 total cases
Health unit confirms 71 new COVID cases in region today

Health unit confirms 71 new COVID cases in region today

There are three new cases reported in Clearview Township