The local pushback and eventual rollback of new provincial pandemic restrictions, lowering the age on COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration, and a look at life after the lockdown round out the top stories of the week.
A breakdown of the COVID-19 cases from Region of Waterloo Public Health, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Brant County Health Unit, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and Huron Perth Public Health.
A day after the Ford government enacted a number of new stay-at-home order restrictions for Ontario, and before they reversed course, Waterloo Region residents joined many across the province pushing back.
In the wake of new COVID-19 pandemic restrictions announced by the province, Guelph police are joining many other police forces across Ontario who don’t plan on conducting random vehicle or person stops.
The Ontario government has reversed its decision to close playgrounds after the ban was widely criticized, with one Toronto infectious diseases doctor calling the closure of outdoor spaces the wrong move in the fight against COVID-19.
Queen Elizabeth II and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday that celebrated his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he helped guide the queen through repeated crises.
The third COVID-19 wave will continue into the summer if the current stay-at-home-order does not last six weeks and if Ontario does not support high-risk communities, as well as increase vaccinations, new modelling data released by the Ontario government shows.