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Ontario Schools Are Being Asked To Teach Students Outside For New Stay-At-Home Order

"Outdoor learning opportunities should be considered by boards and schools."
Ontario Schools Are Being Asked To Teach Students Outside

Ontario schools are now being asked to teach their students outdoors while they remain open throughout the stay-at-home order.

The province announced on Thursday that it would be implementing several new tactics to help further protect educators from COVID-19 variants.

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The safety measures will include on-site screening, refresher training, outdoor instruction when possible, and enhanced cleaning.

"As the weather becomes warmer across much of the province, the possibility of outdoor learning opportunities should be considered by boards and schools," stated the Deputy Director of Communication for Stephen Lecce. 

"The province is aware that many boards facilitated outdoor learning arrangements during the fall, and it is the hope of the province that this experience can be expanded in situations where it is safe and weather-permitting to do so."

Toronto is getting its first outdoor music festival post lockdown, and festival-goers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief.

Together Again, put on by INK Entertainment, will take place on August 15 at the CityView Drive-In.

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Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the Ford government to remove restrictions on outdoor activities in Ontario.

The province's latest stay-at-home order prohibits residents from participating in recreational sports and using some park amenities, like picnic areas. 

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BC Is Clamping Down Hard On Non-Essential Travel & Adding 'Random' Checks With Fines

"There will be a fine if you are travelling outside of your area without a legitimate reason."

On Monday, April 19, Premier John Horgan announced that B.C. travel restrictions will now be increased to eliminate non-essential travel within the province. 

Horgan said that starting on Friday there will be new orders in place to "restrict people’s ability to leave their health authority. This will be conducted through random audits, not unlike roadside stops.”

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