The Council of Ontario Universities says more than 13-thousand people applied to a university nursing program in 2022 _ up around 8 per cent compared to 2021, and 25 per cent compared to 2018 and 2019.
Ontario's top doctor says people who test positive for COVID-19 no longer have to isolate for five days but should stay home until their fever clears and their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours.
Niagara Tourism President Janice Thomson says the summer has been busy but it has been "a different makeup of tourists, we are seeing a big void of course from the international markets that have not returned and of course the Americans have not come back in numbers yet."
The policy, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, mandates that masks be worn in all instructional spaces, including classrooms, lecture halls, seminars, teaching labs and other spaces when teaching by instructors is taking place.
In the latest update on Monday, Niagara Public Health is reporting 602 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and 32 this month which is on pace to be the deadliest since February of 2021.