Ontario's New Rules Allow Amazon, Costco, Walmart To 'Rule Retail': CFIB  HuffPost CanadaView Full coverage on Google News
The province is defending "the convenience and relative affordability" of big-box stores.The province is defending "the convenience and relative affordability" of big-box stores.

Ontario's New Lockdown Rules Allow Amazon, Costco, Walmart To ‘Rule The Retail Roost’: CFIB | HuffPost Canada

Ontario premier issues stay-at-home order effective Thursday.

COVID-19: Ford declares new state of emergency | Ottawa Citizen

COVID-19: Ford declares new state of emergency

COVID-19: Ford declares new state of emergency, issues stay-at-home order effective Thursday | Ottawa Citizen

Premier Ford said “bad actors who are caught, they will get fined” — but the finer details of how police will be expected to enforce the new rules wer...Premier Ford said “bad actors who are caught, they will get fined” — but the finer details of how police will be expected to enforce the new rules wer...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said a lot of theatrical things on Tuesday as he further locked down the more than 14 million people in his province. But instead of…

FUREY: Ford ignores harms of lockdown while imposing severe COVID measures | Toronto Sun

FUREY: Ford ignores harms of lockdown while imposing severe COVID measures | Toronto Sun

Along with announcing a spate of additional lockdown measures for the provice of Ontario on Tuesday, including an official stay-at-home order, Prem...Along with announcing a spate of additional lockdown measures for the provice of Ontario on Tuesday, including an official stay-at-home order, Prem...

Ontario will conduct inspection blitzes in big box stores to enforce lockdown rules

The Ontario government’s stay-at-home order that begins Thursday needs to  have stricter guidelines, says Selwyn Township Coun. Gerry Herron. “What’s changed? It’s status quo. They haven’t done anything different,”  Herron said.  Premier Doug Ford announced on Tuesday afternoon, that as of Thursday,  non-essential retail stores including hardware and alcohol stores, as well as  stores that offer curbside pickup and delivery, can’t open until 7 a.m. and must  be closed by 8 p.m. Employees that must work from home and Ontarians need to stay home and only  go out when it’s essential, for example, to pick up groceries or go to a  doctor’s appointment.  If the government’s going to implement a lockdown, big-box stores such as  Costco and Walmart should be shut down too, Herron said.  “Costco’s allowed to run at 50 per cent capacity, so they have, say, 200  people there, but we can’t have one person in a local, small store? Really?  Costco’s closing at eight right now and they don’t open until eight. They’ve  given them an extra hour now because they can open at seven if they want. I  don’t see the logic in it,” Herron said. “If they want to keep Costco open, close off everything else except the  grocery section. Same applies to Walmart. It’s not fair. They’re killing small  business.” During his announcement, Ford said he’s not going to mess around with big-box  stores. “I’m going to come down on them like an 800-pound gorilla. If they aren’t  following the protocols, if they aren’t following the guidelines, if they don’t  have 50 per cent only in the stores, there’s going to be consequences for them,”  he said.  Ford made it clear that he thinks the lockdown is a lot stricter than the  rules prior to and during the holidays.  “When we have a stay-at-home order, that’s pretty serious. That took us five  hours last night on cabinet to run through everything. And believe me, we had a  pretty healthy debate on it,” he said. However, Herron said he believes the guidelines attached to the stay-at-home  order are sending mixed message. “They’ve asked you to stay home, but you can go and gather in groups of five.  You can go and get curbside pickup, you can go to work … that’s enough to give a  man an ice cream headache. This is so confusing,” he said. “What’s the  difference between this lockdown now and what happened on Boxing Day? Not much.  It’s just a joke.”Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Peterborough ExaminerThe Ontario government’s stay-at-home order that begins Thursday needs to  have stricter guidelines, says Selwyn Township Coun. Gerry Herron. “What’s changed? It’s status quo. They haven’t done anything different,”  Herron said.  Premier Doug Ford announced on Tuesday afternoon, that as of Thursday,  non-essential retail stores including hardware and alcohol stores, as well as  stores that offer curbside pickup and delivery, can’t open until 7 a.m. and must  be closed by 8 p.m. Employees that must work from home and Ontarians need to stay home and only  go out when it’s essential, for example, to pick up groceries or go to a  doctor’s appointment.  If the government’s going to implement a lockdown, big-box stores such as  Costco and Walmart should be shut down too, Herron said.  “Costco’s allowed to run at 50 per cent capacity, so they have, say, 200  people there, but we can’t have one person in a local, small store? Really?  Costco’s closing at eight right now and they don’t open until eight. They’ve  given them an extra hour now because they can open at seven if they want. I  don’t see the logic in it,” Herron said. “If they want to keep Costco open, close off everything else except the  grocery section. Same applies to Walmart. It’s not fair. They’re killing small  business.” During his announcement, Ford said he’s not going to mess around with big-box  stores. “I’m going to come down on them like an 800-pound gorilla. If they aren’t  following the protocols, if they aren’t following the guidelines, if they don’t  have 50 per cent only in the stores, there’s going to be consequences for them,”  he said.  Ford made it clear that he thinks the lockdown is a lot stricter than the  rules prior to and during the holidays.  “When we have a stay-at-home order, that’s pretty serious. That took us five  hours last night on cabinet to run through everything. And believe me, we had a  pretty healthy debate on it,” he said. However, Herron said he believes the guidelines attached to the stay-at-home  order are sending mixed message. “They’ve asked you to stay home, but you can go and gather in groups of five.  You can go and get curbside pickup, you can go to work … that’s enough to give a  man an ice cream headache. This is so confusing,” he said. “What’s the  difference between this lockdown now and what happened on Boxing Day? Not much.  It’s just a joke.”Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner

Stay-at-home order needs to be stricter: Herron

Ontario has decided to leave Hollywood film and TV shoots on local soundstages permissable as the province declares a state of emergency amid a resurgent coronavirus outbreak.Ontario has decided to leave Hollywood film and TV shoots on local soundstages permissable as the province declares a state of emergency amid a resurgent coronavirus outbreak.

Film, TV Production in Ontario to Keep Up Amid Pandemic Surge | Hollywood Reporter

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New COVID modelling data forecasts around 100 deaths a day if more don't abide by health measures – Barrie 360Barrie 360

The Durham Region couple who became Ontario’s first confirmed cases of a new COVID-19 variant are now under ‘active investigation.’

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Short on time? Here’s what you need to know:-The Ontario Government has declared a second […]Short on time? Here’s what you need to know:-The Ontario Government has declared a second […]

Queen's Park issues stay-at-home order, effective Thursday, restricting non-essential travel in the province – Barrie 360Barrie 360

Ontario's health care system in dire circumstances because of pandemic, dean of U of T School of Public Health saysRead the full story and comment on TimminsToday.

WATCH: ‘There will be choices’: Data suggests hospitals might have to decide who gets care and who doesn’t - TimminsToday.com

The Ontario government has issued a stay at home…

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TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  January 12, 2021  (LSN)  “Under this order, everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips to pick up...TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  January 12, 2021  (LSN)  “Under this order, everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips to pick up groceries, or go to...

2nd lockdown for 28 days - Lake Superior News

TORONTO - In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system and alarming risks posed to...TORONTO - In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system and alarming risks posed to...

CISC Canadian Institute of Steel Construction : Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

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