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Ontario reports 854 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Ontario reports 854 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Saturday's report includes 580 recoveries and two deaths
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Wiarton Willie dies, to be replaced by brown groundhog February 2022

ONTARIO: Wiarton Willie dies, to be replaced by brown groundhog February 2022

Willie died of an abscessed tooth more than nine months ago
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Bank of Canada governor says central bank's role includes reducing inequality

BEYOND LOCAL: Bank of Canada governor says central bank's role includes reducing inequality

Its program to purchase government bonds, known as quantitative easing, encouraged low rates on things such as mortgages and business loans while keeping borrowing costs low for a federal government spending historical amounts on emergency aid
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province boosts health spending, plans to phase out COVID-19 supports

ONTARIO: Province boosts health spending, plans to phase out COVID-19 supports

Fall economic statement projects a deficit this fiscal year of $21.5 billion, lower than the budget's $33.1-billion projection – largely due to higher-than-expected tax revenues and stronger economic growth
<b>ONTARIO:</b> University researchers develop new plant-based mask material

ONTARIO: University researchers develop new plant-based mask material

New biodegradable material provides better filtration and breathability than traditional disposable masks
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ford says he understands parents hesitant to get their kids vaccinated

COVID-19: Ford says he understands parents hesitant to get their kids vaccinated

Health Canada is currently reviewing data from Pfizer-BioNtech, which submitted an approval request for its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 this month
<b>COVID-19:</b> Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

COVID-19: Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

Being fully vaccinated, assessing the level of the pandemic in any potential destination both key when travelling, government says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Hospitals seeing low rates of staff losses to mandatory vaccine policies

ONTARIO: Hospitals seeing low rates of staff losses to mandatory vaccine policies

Nearly 97 per cent of staff are either fully or partially vaccinated and have attested they will have both doses by Nov. 9
<b>COVID-19:</b> Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave, Tam says

COVID-19: Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave, Tam says

'The curve is just bending,' Tam said Friday, emphasizing how basic measures, like masking, should remain in place to avoid another surge in the winter 
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

BEYOND LOCAL: Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

Pfizer Canada says it is preparing to ask Health Canada to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as five by mid-October