According to the province, newly eligible groups include First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals; anyone 50 and over; people with high-risk health conditions and a number of people who aren't able to work from home.
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The province has split "workers who cannot work from home" into two groups; only the first group is eligible as of Thursday (the second group becomes eligible next week), and Group 1 includes the following:
Education staff (teachers, bus drivers, custodians and administrators)
Emergency service workers
By-law enforcement officers and food/workplace/health inspectors
Ontario is currently in the middle of Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, and the province is targeting adults living in hot spots, individuals with health issues, people who can't work from home and seniors 50 years old and over.
According to the Weather Network, areas like Fort Hope and Neskantaga will be hit by scattered flurries on Friday with the latter spot expected to receive up to 3 centimetres of snow.
The snow is expected to carry on into Saturday and Sunday, with Neskantaga receiving around 7 centimetres in total across all three days.
However, the wintry conditions won't last long as temperatures will warm up significantly by next week. In fact, both regions are expected to see daytime temperatures soar to highs of 17-18 degrees by Wednesday.