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Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

Officers will no longer have the right to stop pedestrians or drivers to ask why they are out or request their home address, Solicitor General says
'One of those special kids who care about others': JesseStrong Foundation helps kids learn to swim

'One of those special kids who care about others': JesseStrong Foundation helps kids learn to swim

Now, just two months after Jesse Benudiz's passing at the age of 22, his family – including brothers Jamie and Justin – have come together to further his legacy
York Region urges province to 'equitably' provide vaccine for COVID-19 hotspots

York Region urges province to 'equitably' provide vaccine for COVID-19 hotspots

'The issue is that everybody seems to want more vaccines... Our hotspots are no different than the hotspots in Peel or Toronto,' medical officer of health says
If you need energy, be wary of energy drinks, nutritionist advises

If you need energy, be wary of energy drinks, nutritionist advises

In this week's Ask the Nutritionist column, Nonie De Long says more young people and children are drinking the sugary, caffeinated-loaded beverages that can have adverse health impacts
Stay-at-home enforcement won't include random traffic stops in York Region: police chief

Stay-at-home enforcement won't include random traffic stops in York Region: police chief

'Enforcement will continue to be complaint driven and proactive, with the goal of gaining compliance,' says York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween
One in 10 Canadians hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine: CAMH survey

One in 10 Canadians hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine: CAMH survey

Experts say the results are mostly encouraging, as they show a majority of Canadians are willing to get inoculated
Ward 2 street names honour Pickering College, farmers, merchants, politicians

Ward 2 street names honour Pickering College, farmers, merchants, politicians

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his series exploring the origins of Newmarket's street names
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

25 more cases in Newmarket, 2 more deaths, 3 cases at Alexander Muir P.S.; York Region confirms 426 more cases, 3 more variant case deaths, new hospitalizations rise; Ontario reports 4,362 new cases, 34 more deaths, as hospitalizations surpass 2,000 for first time
COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases in Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases in Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

New cases at Alexander Muir in Newmarket; 6 new school outbreaks in York Region, 37 more school cases; Ontario reports 82 new child care cases
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How to cope with pandemic fatigue by imagining metaphors

BEYOND LOCAL: How to cope with pandemic fatigue by imagining metaphors

Metaphors are figures of speech that imply likeness; they can be useful tools in dealing with pandemic fatigue