City/Local News Round-Up ~ Oct. 17-23

EXCITING NEW CRA BOARD POSITION 

The CRA is looking for someone to join the board to head up a brand new ‘environmental and social’ portfolio. If this interests you, and you’re able to commit to a few hours to the CRA every month, we’d love to hear from you. Please Email us at info@cabbagetowner.com.

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TORONTO RECOMMENDS NO TRICK-OR-TREATING

Halloween may be different in Toronto this year, as traditional door-to-door trick or treating is officially being discouraged by Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, reports Raneem Alozzi at BlogTO.

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TPH LAUNCHES ONLINE BOOKING FOR FLU VACCINE CLINICS

 In response to local COVID-19 circumstances, Toronto Public Health TPH flu vaccine clinics will only be available through online appointments to ensure that appropriate physical distancing and infection prevention.

However, getting a flu shot is already a challenge in itself, according to CBC News.

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TORONTO POSITIVITY RATE 2x HIGH ALERT RANGE

Toronto’s positivity rate on COVID-19 tests hit 4.4 per cent last week and is now nearly double the “high alert” threshold previously cited by the province, reports Chris Fox, CP24.

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CRIME UPTICK IN CABBAGETOWN?

We’ve received a few more emails about crimes in Cabbagetown recently. So be vigilant about your safety and security when you’re out and about in the neighbourhood. 

Here’s how you should report any crimes you see or experience.

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HELP US GROW THE CABBAGTOWNER AUDIENCE

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COVID-19 TRANSMISSION WILL CHANGE OVER THE WINTER

Winter is coming and it is expected to have an impact on how people transmit COVID-19. York University microbiology associate professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra said a big reason for the change in transmission is colder and drier air, reports Beth Macdonnell, CTV News.

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ActiveTO CONTINUES THIS W/E

River Street from Gerrard to Bayview and Bayview from Rosedale Valley Road to Front will be closed over the weekend (From 6 am on Saturday October 24 to 11 pm on Monday October 25).   
Thanks to Doug Fisher for this article.

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COVID-19 VACCINE APPROVAL WON’T BE AN OVERNIGHT SOLUTION

There’s going to be a significant amount of time required to distribute the vaccine and then have enough doses prepared to administer to the population, reports Lauren Pelley, CBC News.

 

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