Ontario issues warning over crypto trading platform Binance

Ontario issues warning over crypto trading platform Binance

The Ontario Securities Commission says unregistered platforms operating in Ontario may be subject to action to ensure compliance, which could affect the platforms’ continuing local business operations.Melissa TaitThe Ontario Securities Commission is warning investors that cryptocurrency platform Binance – one of the world’s largest – is unregistered in Ontario, meaning it’s not authorized to sell … Read more

Ontario securities regulator slams Binance after crypto exchange claims it can continue operating there

Ontario securities regulator slams Binance after crypto exchange claims it can continue operating there

Binance users in Canada are getting mixed signals on whether the exchange can or cannot operate in the country. On December 29, Binance users in the province of Ontario began flagging updates they had been receiving from the exchange. The updates, which representatives for Binance have confirmed as authentic to The Block, say that they no … Read more

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. However, the news conference has been postponed until  2 p.m. Friday, the Ministry of Health says. Ontario’s group of expert advisers on COVID-19 is recommending health officials implement voluntary rapid testing … Read more

Rising COVID hospitalizations will strain health-care system, even without omicron: Ontario science table

Rising COVID hospitalizations will strain health-care system, even without omicron: Ontario science table

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a 1:30 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. You’ll be able to watch it live in the player above. Ontario could see between 250 and 400 COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care in January, putting more strain on an … Read more

Ontario COVID-19 cases, ICUs will rise even without Omicron variant: new modelling

Ontario COVID-19 cases, ICUs will rise even without Omicron variant: new modelling

Ontario’s COVID-19 science advisory table has released new projections that indicate cases are rising substantially, even without Omicron, and that vaccinating young children and increased public health measures are key to flattening the curve. “COVID-19 cases are rising in most Public Health Units due to the Delta variant. Testing has not increased, but positivity … Read more

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since May with nearly 1,200 new infections. Health officials recorded 1,184 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Sunday, which is the highest number in a single day since May 28 when 1,273 infections were added. Ontario did not report any new COVID-19-related deaths in the … Read more

COVID-19 cases in Ontario rise above 1,000 for second day straight

COVID-19 cases in Ontario rise above 1,000 for second day straight

Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day as the number of infections in the province continues to rise. Health officials confirmed 1,053 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario today, which is up slight from the 1,031 infections on Friday. This past week, officials reported 788 new cases on Monday, … Read more

Ontario sees 927 new COVID-19 cases as Ford calls for travel ban in response to new variant

Ontario sees 927 new COVID-19 cases as Ford calls for travel ban in response to new variant

Ontario reported 927 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the most on a single day in the province in nearly 10 weeks — while Premier Doug Ford called on the federal government to ban flights from countries where a new variant of concern has been found. In a statement, Ford said he was briefed this morning by Dr. … Read more

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario reported 613 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as vaccination appointments opened for children aged five to 11 in the province.  The provincial booking portal was initially scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but people reported on social media that they were able to access it even earlier. More than 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

Ontario investigating potential security breach associated with COVID-19 vaccine portal

Ontario investigating potential security breach associated with COVID-19 vaccine portal

TORONTO — Ontario authorities are investigating reports of a possible security breach associated with the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking portal. A spokesperson for the Solicitor General confirmed the government has received multiple reports of spam text messages received by individuals who scheduled appointments or accessed vaccine certificates through the COVID-9 immunization system. “Ontarians should be … Read more

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Minister of Health Christine Elliott is scheduled to hold a 2 p.m. ET news conference in Toronto. According to her office, Elliott will be joined by Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. You’ll be able to watch that news conference live in this story. Ontario says it … Read more

Doctor among 3 Sask. COVID-19 ICU patients who died after transfer to Ontario

Doctor among 3 Sask. COVID-19 ICU patients who died after transfer to Ontario

Friends are mourning the loss this past weekend of Youssef Al-Begamy, a Saskatchewan doctor with COVID-19 who died after being transferred to an intensive care unit in Ontario. “He was a special person. Smiling, welcoming and happy,” friend Fauzi Ramadan said of Al-Begamy on Monday. “He was a hard worker.” Al-Begamy was among the 27 former Saskatchewan COVID-19 … Read more

Ford won’t impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Ford won't impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday Ontario won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those working in health care, suggesting doing so could jeopardize patient care in the province.  “The impact of the potential departure of tens of thousands of health care workers is weighed against the small number of outbreaks that are currently active in Ontario’s hospitals,” Ford said … Read more

Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Ontario reported 340 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The province logged two more deaths, pushing the death toll to 9,871. Of the new cases, 223 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status while 117 are in fully vaccinated individuals. The seven-day average of new daily cases in the province … Read more

Ontario won’t include COVID-19 on list of mandatory immunizations, top doctor confirms

Ontario won't include COVID-19 on list of mandatory immunizations, top doctor confirms

Ontario will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school and will not add the vaccine to its list of mandatory immunizations, which includes illnesses like polio and measles, the province’s top doctor says.  The vaccine will not be integrated into the Immunization of School Pupils Act “at present,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. … Read more

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reported 370 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,515. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 247 involve people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, while 123 are fully vaccinated individuals.For comparison, last Sunday 443 cases were reported, … Read more

COVID-19 cases will keep falling in Ontario with basic health measures in place, new models suggest

COVID-19 cases will keep falling in Ontario with basic health measures in place, new models suggest

The fourth wave of the pandemic in Ontario is receding, and keeping some health measures in place while vaccinating children will keep it under control, the province’s COVID-19 science advisory table said Friday. New data and modelling from the group shows that cases are declining in 26 of Ontario’s 34 public health units and that the … Read more

Ontario reports under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 7th straight day

Ontario reports under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 7th straight day

Ontario reported 443 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 594,862. It also marks a full week where cases were below 500.Of the 443 new cases recorded, the data showed 231 were unvaccinated people, 20 were partially vaccinated people, 155 were fully vaccinated people and for 37 … Read more

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people with the illness on Thursday. The number of people being … Read more