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COVID-19 cases confirmed in employees at Shoppers, Longo's in Aurora

COVID-19 cases confirmed in employees at Shoppers, Longo's in Aurora

Employees last worked March 31, April 5
'Playing politics': Premier reiterates sick pay is available to frontline workers

'Playing politics': Premier reiterates sick pay is available to frontline workers

Employees who need sick benefits can to go online to the federal government website that has several options, Doug Ford said in response to CUPE demand 
Vaughan restaurants among 11 businesses charged with COVID-19 violations

Vaughan restaurants among 11 businesses charged with COVID-19 violations

While Newmarket enforcement officers didn't lay any charges, they conducted the most inspections in York Region at nearly 300 and issued 13 education notices
Mental health care straining under pressure of pandemic at Southlake

Mental health care straining under pressure of pandemic at Southlake

The Newmarket hospital is now seeing as many as 17 people per day coming to the emergency in a mental health crisis
Charges for COVID-19 violations plummet in York Region

Charges for COVID-19 violations plummet in York Region

Only eight charges were laid against York Region businesses for breaking public health directives, none of which were in Newmarket
Newmarket Tim Hortons thanking frontline workers at vaccine clinic, shelters, food banks

Newmarket Tim Hortons thanking frontline workers at vaccine clinic, shelters, food banks

'It's a small gesture on our part, but it seems to go along way,' says local franchise owner Jim Alexander
'People have turned on us a bit': Abusive behaviour toward York Region's public health workers has spiked

'People have turned on us a bit': Abusive behaviour toward York Region's public health workers has spiked

Employees who have been working day and night throughout the pandemic are increasingly subject to disrespectful and inappropriate behaviour toward them on the phones, in clinics and on the streets
York Region to vaccinate ages 45 to 60 in COVID-19 hotspots to win 'war' against variants, says top doc

York Region to vaccinate ages 45 to 60 in COVID-19 hotspots to win 'war' against variants, says top doc

"Most experts think the variants will win, but we think otherwise that the vaccines can win. But that requires a lot of speed and nimbleness," Dr. Karim Kurji
York Region targeting manufacturing plants, gyms, hookah bars to avoid new lockdown

York Region targeting manufacturing plants, gyms, hookah bars to avoid new lockdown

'I don't think ... lockdowns necessarily bring down case numbers,' says medical officer of health. 'We have excellent case management, and we know where the outbreaks are arising from.'
Newmarket's Inn Team seeking community's feedback

Newmarket's Inn Team seeking community's feedback

The brief survey will help the social enterprise company determine market demand for its services