Infrastructure Ontario Loan Program Supports Community-Based Infrastructure Projects

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Weekly infrastructure bulletin charts Ontario’s ongoing investments Ontario – Ontario continues to support its municipalities and other eligible public-sector partners through Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO’s) Loan Program by providing affordable, long-term financing for infrastructure development and renewal. The Loan Program is just one way Ontario is working with its partners to improve the quality of life in communities across the province. …

Microsoft’s Office app now supports Apple iPadOS

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San Francisco – Microsoft upgraded its unified Office mobile app with support for iPadOS, bringing the experience of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Apple’s tablet platform. New app combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single application, and was originally launched for iOS and Android back in 2019, The Verge reported. Microsoft always made improvements but always ran in a …

Whoopi Goldberg will next be seen in Amazon series ‘Harlem’

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Los Angeles – According to Deadline, Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg will be part of Amazon’s upcoming comedy series “Harlem”. The show is created by Tracy Oliver of “Girls Trip” fame. It also features actor Jasmine Guy, known for her roles in “A Different World” and “The Vampire Diaries” series. The single-camera comedy show follows the lives of four black women, …

Snapping on long-term health benefits

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New York – A study, published in the journal Harvard Review of Psychiatry, shows paid maternity leave has long-term health benefits such as increasing likelihood of breast feeding initiation and duration among mothers who choose to breast feed. Researcher Christina Mangurian from the University of California – San Francisco, said: “Available data now also shows that paid maternity leave is …

J&J’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective: FDA

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New Brunswick – The Food and Drug Administration has said Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine data indicate that it is overall safe and highly effective — 86 percent — against the most severe outcomes of the illness. It comes two days before a panel of independent FDA advisers are scheduled to discuss the company’s application for emergency use. It is …

Introducing legislations for EI benefits, global travellers from qualifying for recovery benefits

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Gatineau – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has strongly urged Canadians to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. As Canadians continue to make difficult but important sacrifices for their health and their communities, the Government of Canada has been there to support them every step of the way, including through the creation of …

Gurmit Chahil Charged By Police As 2 Firearms Seized During Search Warrant

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Region of Peel – Investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have laid charges against a 44-year-old man from Brampton for firearm-related offences. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 1:17 p.m., officers executed a criminal code search warrant at a residence in the area of Chinguacousy Road and Charolais Boulevard in Brampton. As a result of the search warrant, …

Working with schools to respond to variants of concern linked to their settings

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) is currently working with schools in Toronto in which at least one individual linked to the school has screened positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC). To date eight local schools have at least one case linked to a screened positive or probable VOC. The schools impacted are the following: Beverley School Danforth …

Ontario Announces Successful Applicants from the Rural Economic Development Program

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Program will support business attraction, expansion and retention WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is helping communities diversify their economies, retain skilled workers and create jobs by investing nearly $800,000 through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, today announced the 16 local projects that were selected. “This new targeted funding is just …

Toronto extends cancellation of in-person major events to July 1

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Toronto – To slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Toronto is extending the cancellation of in-person City-led and City-permitted major outdoor events to July 1, including Canada Day parades, festivals and fireworks. Today’s announcement includes festivals and other large, in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and …