City/Local News Round-Up ~ Oct. 10-16

TORONTO CENTRE BY-ELECTION

Election day is approaching.  Voters who are self-isolating, or quarantining are strongly encouraged to apply to vote by mail.

Advanced voting dates are 16, 17, 18 & 19 October.

Need information on: Where to vote? What ID do I need? Registering to vote? Who are my candidates? Visit elections.ca.

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LANEWAY PARK-ING IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT

The Laneway Project would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming improvement project in Central Hospital Lane. (Between Carlton and Gerrard, East of Sherbourne)

Project Kickoff E-Meeting
October 20, 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Site Analysis Meeting
October 27, 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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COVID-19 ANTIBODY DERIVED IMMUNITY HAS LIMITS

Antibodies may feel like an extra shield of protection for recovered COVID-19 patients, but experts warn against relying on them to stop the spread, reports Jonathan Forani, CTV News

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WILL COVID-19 BECOME ENDEMIC?

No one knows when the pandemic will end, but one possibility is that COVID-19 never really goes away but becomes another endemic infectious disease that scientists learn to anticipate and control, reports Graham Slaughter at CTVNews.

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ONE CLEAR PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE NEEDED FOR HALLOWE’EN

The mayors and chairs from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) asked for provincial guidance this week to help communities prepare for the day, reports CBC News.

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FLU SHOT REQUESTS OVERWHELM TORONTO PHARMACIES 

The flu shot is now available across the province and pharmacies are dealing with a huge demand for the vaccine as Ontario copes with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and enters flu season, reports Kerrisa Wilson at CP24

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MAKING CENTS – WITH KRISTYN WONG-TAM

In advance of Council budget season, our Councillor will be hosting a series of five virtual panel events, discussing critical issues facing Torontonians.  Subject matter experts, will help unpack the budget process and explain how investing in community supports sustains healthy neighbourhoods.

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ENOUGH WITH COVID-19 – LET’S GET CREATIVE!

Too much COVID-19 doom and gloom in this newsletter I curate got me looking for ways to raise some spirits, which brought me to this article in Toronto Life. If you love to eat and drink, this one’s for you.

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