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Local inspection blitz finds over half of businesses not in compliance of COVID safety protocols

Local inspection blitz finds over half of businesses not in compliance of COVID safety protocols

Common violations included failing to comply with capacity limits, not actively screening workers before entering a business and not having safety plans
Dr. Mercer concerned about aggressive and negative comments toward Public Health staff

Dr. Mercer concerned about aggressive and negative comments toward Public Health staff

'There is never an excuse to bully or abuse anyone – including Public Health staff:' Dr. Nicola Mercer
<updated>WATCH:</updated> Ontario spending more money on mental health solutions in Northern Ontario

WATCH: Ontario spending more money on mental health solutions in Northern Ontario

Extra funding to be targeted at First Nations in remote areas
Some eligible long-term care staff are declining vaccine

Some eligible long-term care staff are declining vaccine

Dr. Nicola Mercer said on Wednesday some staff at long-term care homes in the area are opting to not be vaccinated and the health unit is finding it challenging to vaccinate staff at some area hospitals
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

WATCH: Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

Leaders call on the federal government to increase Canada Health Transfer by 13% a year
<b>(UPDATE):</b> 13 new cases in Guelph Thursday, three in Wellington County

(UPDATE): 13 new cases in Guelph Thursday, three in Wellington County

Currently 107 active cases in Guelph
<b>(UPDATE):</b> 11 new cases in Guelph Wednesday, none in Wellington County

(UPDATE): 11 new cases in Guelph Wednesday, none in Wellington County

Currently 103 active cases in Guelph, 18 in Wellington County
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Wage, rent subsidies to remain in place to June 5, feds announce

WATCH: Wage, rent subsidies to remain in place to June 5, feds announce

Feds also announce $518M research investment through Canada Foundation for Innovation
Opposition to proposed Highway 413 growing, says Schreiner

Opposition to proposed Highway 413 growing, says Schreiner

The proposed highway would parallel parts of the existing 407 toll highway and would be built on parts of the protected Green Belt
Devastating COVID outbreak at Arthur nursing home finally declared over

Devastating COVID outbreak at Arthur nursing home finally declared over

The outbreak was the second deadliest in the region so far during the pandemic