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Ontario reports 378 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths on Saturday

Ontario reports 378 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths on Saturday

Ontario reported 378 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths from the virus on Saturday, the most since mid-June. The province says one of the deaths happened more than two months ago and was reported for the first time as part of data cleaning work.

One person dead another missing in Lake Erie boating mishap

CHATHAM, Ont. — Provincial police say one person is dead and another is missing following an apparent boating mishap in Lake Erie.
Man runs from British Columbia to Ontario to raise funds for young cancer patients

Man runs from British Columbia to Ontario to raise funds for young cancer patients

Rick Fall spent every day of the last three and a half months running roughly the equivalent of a full marathon as he trekked from British Columbia to Ontario.
Final vaccination hurdles remain before Ontario further lifts pandemic restrictions

Final vaccination hurdles remain before Ontario further lifts pandemic restrictions

TORONTO — Ontario marked three weeks on Friday since entering the third step of its pandemic reopening plan but it has yet to hit the vaccination targets set for restrictions to roll back further.

Police shoot and kill knife-wielding woman in Burk's Falls, Ont., SIU says

BURK'S FALLS, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says officers shot and killed a woman in Burk's Falls, Ont., on Thursday evening. The Special Investigations Unit says police were called about an unwanted person at a home at about 8:20 p.m.

Toronto interim police chief has term extended through to end of 2022

Toronto's interim chief of police is staying in his role until the end of next year. The Toronto Police Services Board says it has extended James Ramer's term.
Baa Baa Black Sheep is back: Ontario allowing singing, visitors in child care centres

Baa Baa Black Sheep is back: Ontario allowing singing, visitors in child care centres

TORONTO — Baa Baa Black Sheep is back in Ontario child-care centres as new provincial COVID-19 guidance for the sector allows the return of singing indoors, eases cleaning rules and lets visitors inside.
Horwath walks back comments opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers

Horwath walks back comments opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers

TORONTO — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath reversed her position opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers in the face of heavy criticism on Thursday.

Sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario evacuating due to forest fires

TORONTO — Members of a sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being evacuated due to the threat posed by wildfires.

Ontario to open temporary drive test centres to clear backlog caused by COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is opening temporary road test centres to help address a large testing backlog that built up due to pandemic lockdowns.