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Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

The City of Toronto says it has been ordered to “immediately” pause its COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to a lack of vaccines. The clinic, which began inoculations on Monday, was originally supposed to operate as a pilot project for six to eight weeks with doses, at least initially, being given to a select group of health-care workers. On Monday, officials announced that the proof-of-concept clinic was only going to operate until the end of day Friday due to a lack of vaccines, and that has now been shortened further to just two days. […]

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How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

The Thorncliffe Park community says it’s pushing back against COVID-19 and the “unfair” designation that they’re a coronavirus hotspot, after three schools were forced to temporarily shut down due to an outbreak. “We are worried and anxious,” said Ahmed Hussein with community group The Neighbourhood Organization. “We are worried people will think we are irresponsible, we are not taking precautions that need to be taken — but I can guarantee you, the community is working very hard to take every precaution and follow all the public health guidelines.” Read more: 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at an elementary school in East York […]

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City of Toronto adds more public park washrooms for the winter season

City of Toronto adds more public park washrooms for the winter season

The City of Toronto says it has more than doubled the number of winter park washrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for access to washrooms across the city. The 79 additional washrooms are on top of the 64 that are usually available throughout the winter months, totalling 143 public washrooms, the city said. The move comes as access to washrooms has been limited for residents since indoor dining remains shuttered and many other businesses have closed their washrooms to the public. Officials said most of the city park washrooms are not winterized as they were not […]

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CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

TORONTO — At least two prominent fundraising organizations in Canada have notified their donors that their personal information may have been compromised in a May ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of software designed to lock an information server and prevent it from being used by the host organization unless a payment is made, often in the form of a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. In this case, an unspecified amount was paid by a U.S. company that says it successfully prevented the information from being transmitted beyond the hacker. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and […]

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