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        Internationally educated nurses to                                                                    Jagmeet Singh, wife

        be deployed to Ontario hospitals                                                                  blessed with a daughter

          Ontario will be relying on
        internationally  educated
        nurses to help fill staff                                                  MORE THAN 1,200
        shortages in hospitals and                                                CANDIDATES WILL
        other health care settings.
        Health Minister Christine                                                 BE MATCHED WITH
        Elliott   made      the
        announcement at a press                                                   HOSPITALS AND
        briefing on health capacity                                                LONG-TERM CARE
        Tuesday afternoon.
          According  to  Elliott,                                                 HOMES starting
        international nurses who have                                             THIS WEEK
        applied to practice in Ontario                                                                    THE BABY WAS BORN A DAY AFTER THE NDP LEADER’S 43rd BIRTHDAY
        will have the opportunity to
        meet   their  application                                                home and community care  VANCOUVER               some paternity leave.
        requirements by working in                                               settings that help to preserve                     "He's planning to take
        health-care settings "under                                              hospital capacity.        NDP leader Jagmeet Singh  some time off to spend time
        the supervision of a regulated                                             The Ford government says  and his wife Gurkiran Kaur  with his wife and new baby,"
        health-care    provider".  part of a team under the  protect capacity across the  these programs will also  Sidhu welcomed their first  said an NDP spokesperson.
        Matching with health-care  supervision of a regulated  system."          provide hospitals with the  child on January 3. Their  Prime Minister Justin
        providers is expected to begin  health care provider, such as a  The health minister noted  capacity to add another 6,000  baby girl was born a day after  Trudeau was among a host of
        later  this  week,  with  registered nurse or doctor.   the length of intensive care  additional providers to high-  Singh’s 43rd birthday.  public figures including
        onboarding new staff in the  The highly transmissible  stays are decreasing when  need hospitals to support  “Our powerful little baby  Conservative Leader Erin
        weeks ahead.             Omicron   variant  has  compared to previous waves.  staffing pressures due to  girl is basically my birthday  O'Toole, Bloc Québécois
          "More   than    1,200  impacted all sectors including  Elliott said on Tuesday, the  COVID-19 by March 31,  present for life lol,” Singh  Leader  Yves-François
        applicants  have  already  hospitals which are now  average stay for a COVID-19  including the deployment of  posted  on  Instagram  Blanchet  and  British
        expressed interest and will be  seeing an increase in COVID-  patient was at seven days,  nursing students and other  alongside the photo he  Columbia NDP Premier
        matched with hospitals and  19 patients while struggling to  down from 20 during the  health care providers-in-  shared announcing the good  John Horgan, to offer
        long-term care homes starting  maintain their staffing levels.  peak of the Delta wave.   training.  news.                 congratulations. The couple
        this week," Elliott told  "More than ever, this wave  Ontario is looking to  Elliott said, approximately  “Momma bear and baby  also received hundreds of
        reporters.               of the pandemic will require  internationally  educated  600 ICU beds remain  are healthy and our hearts  congratulatory  messages
          The    province    is  us to work as a system,  nurses to help increase the  available on Tuesday, with the  are filled with gratitude,” he  posted on Twitter from
        collaborating with Ontario  ensuring we utilize all of our  health care workforce. Since  ability to add nearly 500  added.  around the world.
        Health (OH) and the College  provincial resources to meet  March 2020, the government  additional beds if required.  Singh,  who  has  The  NDP  leader
        of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)  the needs of patients," said  has launched emergency  Hospital admissions have  campaigned in the past for  announced he and Sidhu
        on initiatives to deploy  Matthew Anderson, President  programs that have already  gone up significantly since  better  paternity  and  were expecting a baby last
        internationally  educated  and CEO of Ontario Health.  added over 6,700 health care  then. As of Thursday, 3,630  maternity benefits for new  August. The couple got
        nurses to hospitals and other  "We are working closely with  professionals to the system,  COVID-19 patients were  parents, is planning to take  married in February 2018.
        health care settings in need of  hospital and health care  including acute care settings,  hospitalized, 500 of which
        staffing support to work as  partners to maintain and  long-term care homes and  were in the ICU.
                                                                                                          Electricity rate relief

        Ontario relying on tests and                                                                           from January 18

                                                                                                          TORONTO                   For 21 days starting at 12:01
        vaccinations to keep schools open                                                                  Ontario is bringing back  am on Tuesday, January 18,
                                                                                                                                  2022, electricity prices will be
                                                                                                          off-peak electricity rates for a  set 24 hours a day at the
        TORONTO                                                                  who is said to fully support  three week period. This  current off-peak rate of 8.2
                                                                                 the province’s back-to-school  electricity rate relief applies to  cents per kilowatt-hour,
          With  elementary  and                                                  plan.                    residential properties, small  which is less than half the cost
        secondary schools returning                                               The province is relying on  businesses and farms.  of the current on-peak rate.
        to in-person learning on                                                 masking,  testing  and    “We know that spending   The off-peak rate will apply
        January  17,  Education                                                  vaccinations to keep schools  more time at home means  automatically to residential,
        Minister  Stephen  Lecce                                                 open.                    using more electricity during  small businesses and farms
        announced the province’s                                                  In addition to N95 masks  the day when prices are  who pay regulated rates set by
        plan to keep staff and                                                   for staff and 3-ply masks for  higher, that’s why we are  the Ontario Energy Board
        students safe on Wednesday                                               students, schools will also  moving to off-peak electricity  and get a bill from a utility
        afternoon. He was joined by                                                                       rates 24 hours per day, seven  and will benefit customers on
        Ontario’s  Chief  Medical                                                                         days a week,” said Energy  both Time-of-Use and Tiered
        Officer Dr. Kieran Moore                                                    SEE IN-PERSON LEARNING, P.3  Minister Todd Smith.  rate plans.

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                                  Omicron   variant  are  ●  Restaurants and bars  similar attractions   for the Ontario Small      10 Weeks  -  $15.00
          Ontario  announced  a   impacting the lives and  ●  Facilities for indoor  ●  Meeting or event spaces  Business Support Grant  50 Weeks  -  $75.00
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