Its great to see that there are other people here from Ontario. I currently live in Kingston, though I moved here for university purposes about five years ago. Once my fi is done her schooling, we plan to move.
With regards to SARS, I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. While I think this mass hysteria is unfounded, it is proving to be helpful in certain ways. I had to go to emergency at the hospital in my parents town the other day. Normally you would have to wait at least 3 hours before you would be looked after (assuming your problem wasnt life threatening). Despite the fact that there have been no cases, or even suspected cases of SARS in that town, the emerge was empty. Quite literally empty. I was the only one there. I was seen right away, and was out of the hospital about 40 minutes after I entered. That included waiting for test results and speaking to the doctor.
Last week I went to the walk-in clinic that I usually visit. The wait there is usually 40+ minutes, but when I got in, the place was empty, and the only doctor there was at the front desk with nothing to do.
SARS has also been personal for me. One of my relatives is a nurse who was looking after the very first person in Canada who died from SARS. She ended up contracting SARS herself, though I am happy to say that she is recovering quite well.