Saturday, December 4, 2021

Queen's Park News

On Tuesday, November 9, MPP Bill Walker returned to the newly re-opened Meaford Public Library to meet again with Library Board Chair Mike Poetker, and the Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) local Grant Review Team, Sonja Glass. In 2019, the Municipality of Meaford received a $150,000 Capital grant from OTF to help with the library’s updated and fully accessible building at 11 Sykes Street. “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to celebrate the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s...
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the lifting of capacity limits in remaining higher-risk settings as outlined in A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. This is being done out of an abundance of caution as the province monitors public health trends. The phased and cautious approach to Ontario’s safe reopening includes ongoing monitoring and assessment of key public health and health care indicators. While Ontario’s hospital...

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