Ontario to institute vaccine passport system, sources say
Ontario will announce a form of proof-of-vaccine certification — commonly known as a “vaccine passport” — for the province, sources tell CBC News. The plan is expected to be revealed early this week.
Sources with knowledge of the plan spoke on condition of confidentiality because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.
The implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine passport will be discussed at a cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Sources say that while some cabinet members are opposed to a vaccine passport, the program will go ahead.
Transport Canada suspends all direct flights from Morocco
Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada is issuing a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco from August 29, 2021, at 00:01 EDT until September 29, 2021, at 00:00 EDT. All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco are subject to the NOTAM. Cargo-only operations, medical transfers or military flights are not included.
The Election Section
|Niagara Centre||Niagara Falls||Niagara West||St. Catharines||Canada (338canada)||Canada (CBC)|
|Bloc Quebecois||6.1% (25 seats)||5.8% (26 seats)|
|Conservative Party||32%||41%||49%||35%||34.4% (143 seats)||33.7% (133 seats)|
|Green Party||3%||3.8%||3.9%||3.5%||3.4% (2 seats)||3.1% (1 seat)|
|Liberal Party||32%||30%||28%||35%||31.5% (135 seats)||31.2% (140 seats)|
|New Democratic Party||30%||21%||13%||23%||19.5% (33 seats)||20.4% (38 seats)|
|People's Party||4.1%||4.5%||4.8%||4.3%||3.8% (0 seats)||4.9% (0 seats)|
Data are provided by 338canada.com using an aggregate of polls. Projections are updated daily. Click here for more information and margins of error.
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The sizzling pace of house price rises in most major world housing markets since the pandemic began has likely peaked, but affordability is set to remain stretched or worsen in the next few years, according to Reuters polls of experts.
The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, a measure of sentiment based on household polling, fell 1.6 points to 62.6 last week. That’s the biggest weekly decline since April 2020. The index is down almost four points since hitting a record high in July. The weakening sentiment among households could undermine what has been a big advantage for Trudeau heading into the Sept. 20 election. For much of this year until now, Canadians have been been feeling good about the economy and their finances.
Niagara COVID-19 statistics tracker
These data show the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Niagara. The Province of Ontario is now using a provincewide approach to reopening, and these data no longer have any influence on Niagara’s restrictions. Lower numbers are better in all metrics.
|August 28||September 4||September 11||September 18|
|New cases per 100,000||24.4||44.2||44.7||38.4|
|New cases per day (not including outbreaks)||13.1||25||23.9||22.6|
|Percent of hospital beds occupied||81.7%||83.4%||88.5%||86.9%|
|Percent of intensive care beds occupied||68.2%||80.3%||83.3%||77.3%|
|Percentage of positive tests||3.6%||5.2%||5.5%||3.7%|
Last updated: August 21, 2021
There are currently 4 patients admitted to Niagara Health with COVID-19. There is currently 1 patient with COVID-19 in a Niagara Health Intensive Care Unit.
Niagara COVID vaccination tracker
Niagara’s most up-to-date vaccination numbers are presented below, along with comparison data from Ontario, Canada, and G7 countries.
|Percentage of population with one dose||Percentage of population fully vaccinated|
Total doses administered in Niagara: 659,684
New daily doses administered to Niagara residents: 685
Last updated: August 30, 2021
Free rapid COVID-19 testing kits are now available to businesses. Visit gncc.ca/workplace-self-screening-kits to learn more and reserve kits for your organization.
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