Skip to content

National News

At least 77 Canadians on board cruise ship with COVID-19 cases: Global Affairs

At least 77 Canadians on board cruise ship with COVID-19 cases: Global Affairs

OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says at least 77 Canadians are on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship that has several COVID-19 cases among its passengers.
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 18, 2020

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 18, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 10:25 p.m. ET on March 18, 2020: There are 727 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Health Canada acts to boost supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectants, swabs, masks

Health Canada acts to boost supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectants, swabs, masks

OTTAWA — Health Canada is waiving some of its usual regulatory requirements to increase supplies of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, swabs and personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns used to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 9:30 Health Canada is waiving some of its usual regulatory requirements to increase supplies of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, swabs and personal protective equipment such as masks

TBM using grant money to find municipal service efficiencies

Byway of a provincial grant, the Town of The Blue Mountains (TBM) will be hiring a third-party consultant to assess the current efficiency of its municipal services.

Residents oppose and support downtown cannabis facility

A number of Markdale residents say they have no issue with cannabis operations being established in Canada, just not in their downtown.

Radon, mould keep museum doors shuttered

The Town of Blue Mountains Public Library (BMPL) and Museum staff have been working to make the necessary repairs to the historic Craigleith Heritage Depot in order to reopen its doors to the public.

Blue Mountains closes all municipal facilities

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve locally, the town of the Blue Mountains council decided to close all municipal facilities.

Grey Highlands launches emergency management plan for COVID-19

UPDATE: 3:04 p.m. The Municipality of Grey Highlands has now decided to close all offices, facilities, and non-essential services.

Communication with county, neighbours is key in COVID-19 pandemic, says TBM lead staffer

The Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) CAO says increased communication with its county counterparts has been vital as the region copes with reducing resident exposure to COVID-19.