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Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

TORONTO — Families should ensure everyone in their household gets vaccinated against the flu, a pediatrician group urged Friday as a triple-whammy of respiratory viruses continued to slam children's hospitals.
GO Transit employees ratify agreement with Metrolinx after four-day strike

GO Transit employees ratify agreement with Metrolinx after four-day strike

TORONTO — A union representing 2,200 GO Transit employees says its members have voted to ratify a tentative agreement with Metrolinx.
Ontario parents worried about another disruption to learning as possible strike looms

Ontario parents worried about another disruption to learning as possible strike looms

MISSISSAUGA — Some parents in Ontario voiced concerns Friday about further learning disruptions for students as a possible strike by education workers loomed.
Masking a 'personal choice,' Ford says of video appearing to show maskless top doctor

Masking a 'personal choice,' Ford says of video appearing to show maskless top doctor

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford downplayed the significance Friday of footage posted online that appeared to show the province's top doctor attending an indoor party maskless, days after he recommended masking in all indoor spaces.
TTC to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers, reinstate terminated employees

TTC to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers, reinstate terminated employees

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission will be ending its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers and offering to reinstate employees who were terminated as a result of the policy without back pay.

Environment Canada warns of heavy snow, near-zero visibility in parts of Ontario

TORONTO — Environment Canada is warning of a prolonged period of snow squalls expected to hit parts of Ontario this weekend that could bring up to 80 centimetres of snow to some regions.
Toronto Public Health issues alert amid spike in suspected overdose deaths

Toronto Public Health issues alert amid spike in suspected overdose deaths

TORONTO — A spike in suspected fatal opioid overdoses in Toronto prompted the city to issue a warning to drug users this week, with harm reduction advocates saying the "heart-wrenching" situation highlighted the need for decriminalization and a wides
Pediatric ICUs remain above capacity, Ontario data shows

Pediatric ICUs remain above capacity, Ontario data shows

TORONTO — Ontario had more children in ICU than the system is built to handle for five of the past eight days, and the province only added three new beds in the last three months, newly released data shows.
Ontario housing bill to short municipalities by $5 billion: AMO

Ontario housing bill to short municipalities by $5 billion: AMO

TORONTO — Ontario housing legislation could leave communities short $5 billion and see taxpayers footing the bill, either in the form of higher property taxes or service cuts, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario said Thursday.
Environment Canada issues snow squall alerts for parts of southern, northern Ontario

Environment Canada issues snow squall alerts for parts of southern, northern Ontario

TORONTO — Environment Canada is warning of snow squalls set to hit parts of southern and northern Ontario that could bring up to 60 centimetres of snow to some regions.