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Toronto, Peel to close businesses with 5 or more COVID-19 cases linked to the...

Toronto and Peel Region are issuing orders to force businesses with five or more cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks to close. Peel's top doctor said closures will last 10 days if it is found that those infected "could have reasonably acquired their infection at work" or if "no obvious source" for transmission is identified outside of the ..

What you can and cannot do now that Ontario has tightened its stay-at-home order

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced new public health measures on Friday that tighten the stay-at-home order already in place and include new restrictions on travel between provinces. The stay-at-home order, first imposed on April 8 for four weeks, will now be extended until May 20. According to the provincial government, the new measures are inte..

Airline deal means taxpayers once again take a risk on corporate Canada

Once again taxpayers have stepped in to throw a multibillion-dollar lifeline to corporate Canada, but this time it looks as though Canadians may actually make money on the deal. After a long and contentious negotiation, the federal government announced this week that it had struck a bargain to bail out Air Canada, imposing a strict series of condit..

How parts of Canada are going about vaccinating teachers against COVID-19

This weekend, teachers and school staff in Ontario's Niagara region are getting their first chance at a COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to the recommendation of the area's vaccination co-ordination task force. The group had previously flagged education workers as a priority and now the timing just made sense, said task force chair Dr. David Dec..

It’s not just Toronto and Vancouver — Canada’s housing bubble has gone national

When people picture red-hot real estate markets, they most likely think of soaring prices for the condos dotting Vancouver's skyline. They might also conjure up the bidding wars for massive mega-mansions in and around Toronto. But they're likely not thinking about properties Barb Armstrong's quiet bungalow in picturesque Perth Ont.,..

Record-high lumber prices add as much as $30K to the cost of building a...

As if Canada's housing sector wasn't already irrational enough, a pandemic-induced lumber shortage is pushing the price of building a home even higher. The cost of basic lumber like two-by-fours has doubled since 2018. "[That adds] tens of thousands of dollars depending on the size of your home," said Kevin Lee, CEO of the Canadian Home B..

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The latest: British Columbia is imposing a three-week "circuit breaker" lockdown in the province that includes restrictions on indoor gatherings and dining. "We have seen the start of exponential growth," Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said. "Gathering indoors is what is the greatest risk to all of us right now." The new public health..

Doctor charged with murder after multiple deaths at Hawkesbury, Ont., hospital

A doctor has been charged with first-degree murder as police investigate multiple suspicious deaths at the eastern Ontario hospital where he works, CBC News has learned. Ontario Provincial Police were called to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, which is between Ottawa and Montreal, on Thursday evening, police said in a news release. At..

Liberal government to unveil first budget in 2 years on April 19

The federal government will unveil its first budget in more than two years on April 19, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said in the House of Commons today. "We will continue to do whatever it takes to support Canadians and Canadian businesses. And we have a plan for jobs and robust growth," Freeland said. The federal g..

George Weston Ltd. seeking to sell Weston Foods to focus on other businesses

George Weston Ltd. (GWL) is putting its Weston Foods bakery business up for sale and doubling down on its core retail and real estate operations, the company said Tuesday. The move comes after efforts to grow the Toronto-based bakery business through acquisitions came up short. "We spent last year exploring opportunities to create a step change i..

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