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Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca pledges ranked ballots or he'll quit

Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca pledges ranked ballots or he'll quit

TORONTO — Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is unveiling an all-or-nothing pledge to introduce a ranked ballot system for provincial elections, pitching it as a way to reduce partisanship and staking his leadership on it.
Ford asks health-care organizations for input on potential hospital vaccine mandate

Ford asks health-care organizations for input on potential hospital vaccine mandate

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is asking hospital CEOs, local medical officers of health and other health-care organizations for input on implementing vaccine mandates for staff at hospitals.
Ontarians can download new enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes this week

Ontarians can download new enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes this week

TORONTO — Ontarians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can start downloading new QR codes this week, which officials say will allow for faster entry into settings that require proof of vaccination.
'We are stretched to our limits': Advocates push for extension of Ontario rent freeze

'We are stretched to our limits': Advocates push for extension of Ontario rent freeze

Monique Gordon is worried about her rent increasing next year as the pandemic wears on.

Four suspects charged in daylight attacks that killed two teens in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Four suspects have been charged in connection with two daylight attacks that killed two teens and injured others in Hamilton. Police say the first incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, at the back of a business.

Government urges doctors to provide in-person visits over virtual

TORONTO — Ontario doctors should be providing in-person care now instead of virtual visits, say their regulatory college, the Ministry of Health and the province's top doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Dr.
Ontario to unveil new reopening plan, including ending capacity limits: source

Ontario to unveil new reopening plan, including ending capacity limits: source

TORONTO — Ontario will soon announce a plan for further reopening, including ending capacity limits in restaurants and gyms, a senior government source said Thursday, but the province's top doctor suggested the rules themselves won't be loosened quic

Man, 24, charged with mischief after statue of Harriet Tubman damaged

A 24-year-old man in St. Catharines, Ont., is facing charges after police allege he deliberately damaged a statue of Harriet Tubman.

Teen girl charged with murder in fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy in Toronto

Toronto police say a 15-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of another teen. Police say the shooting took place in the city's northeast around 6 p.m. on July 3.

Several Ontario hospitals enact mandatory vaccination policies for visitors

TORONTO — More than a dozen hospitals across Ontario are implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for visitors, in addition to mandates for their staff.