Toronto - Jul. 4, 2020: The average net saving for Canadian households, in 2018, was a mere $852. A separate report showed that 32% of Canadians have less than $10,000 in savings. Whilst these figures are actually better than most major economies in the world, it’s never been more important to have a large emergency fund. FULL STORY
Kingsville - Jun. 25, 2020: A Statement from Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos.
"The Town of Kingsville is deeply disappointed to discover Kingsville and Leamington will be held back from entering Stage 2 alongside Windsor and our rural neighbours in Essex County. We regard the decision to leave us in Stage 1 and separating our communities from the rest of the region as divisive and problematic. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 24, 2020: The following statement can be attributed to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):
In light of Premier Ford’s announcement moments ago, the region of Windsor-Essex with the exception of Leamington and Kingsville are recommended to move to Stage 2. If approved, this reopening will take effect Thursday June 25th at 12:01 a.m. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 24, 2020: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local public health officials, the Ontario government is implementing a three-point plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on farms and throughout the community. Recent outbreaks, especially those in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, pose unique challenges that require a targeted response. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 23, 2020: Today we heard the disappointing news from the Ontario Government that Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 1. These are decisions that the Province of Ontario is making based on medical advice and case counts in our area.
In another week, our region will be evaluated once again. But we cannot face another week of delay on the part of local public health officials
Windsor - Jun. 23, 2020: The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce along with several local trade and business organizations is calling on the Province to provide urgent support to businesses in the Windsor-Essex region.
Windsor-Essex region is the only region in all of Ontario that has not been allowed to proceed to Stage-2 of re-opening.
Toronto - Jun. 22, 2020: The Ontario government is allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health. It is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to do rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.
Toronto - Jun. 19, 2020: Today, the Ontario government released its safety plan for the resumption of class for the 2020-21 school year, outlining scenarios for how students, teachers and staff can safely return to classrooms in September. The plan also provides choice to parents, enhanced online learning, and additional funding.
Windsor - Jun. 18, 2020: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority.