This article was last updated on Monday at 4:29 p.m.
- The OPP will be policing Ontario’s border with Quebec, following Friday’s order to restrict interprovincial travel, the Ottawa Citizen reports. “The OPP will have a presence and will be stopping vehicles at all of the land crossings in our jurisdiction, including Highways 401 and 417,” Bill Dickson, assistant manager of OPP media relations, told the Citizen. “Those not travelling for essential reasons will be refused entry,” he said. (Checkpoints began at 12:01am on Monday, according to CTV News).
- Nili Kaplan-Myrth, a family doctor in Ottawa, says that she’s worked hard to get doses of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to patients, but now with 200 doses of AstraZeneca at the ready, she’s had a hard time booking patients, the Ottawa Citizen reports. “Literally, people are shopping for vaccine. It makes doctors feel like we’re used car salesmen. I have never encountered anything like this before,” the doctor told the Citizen.
- Ottawa’s Capital ward Councillor Shawn Menard says that the city needs a more rational approach to COVID-19 than the stay-at-home order issued Friday, according to the Ottawa Citizen. He called for an approach that prioritizes frontline workers for vaccines, including daycare workers, and recognizes the importance of keeping parks and amenities open to the public.
- Mapping from a University of Windsor data analyst indicates COVID-19 vaccination clinic gaps in Windsor-Essex County region low-income communities where residents are at greater risk of exposure to the virus because they are more likely unable to work from home, CBC Windsor reports.
- A Windsor nurse is singing out about her pandemic experiences, CTV Windsor reports.
- The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has suspended the liquor licence of a Leamington restaurant for non-compliance after it defied provincial COVID-19 lockdown orders and remained open to in-restaurant diners, CTV London reports.
- Strathroy-Caradoc Police have charged four people with violations under the Reopening Ontario and Emergency Management and Civil Protection acts. The charges follow anti-mask and anti-lockdown protests in Strathroy on Thursday and Saturday, Blackburn News reports.
- About 40 people gathered for an anti-lockdown protest in Hanover on Saturday, Blackburn News reports. Hanover Police tells the Owen Sound Sun Times that charges are pending.
- Staff at area public health units report a rise in the number of abusive phone calls as the pandemic wears on, the Stratford Beacon Herald reports.
- Hundreds of people gathered at an anti-lockdown rally held in uptown Waterloo on Sunday, CTV Kitchener reports.