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Swift response to fourth COVID ICU surge in Ontario may be challenging: report

Swift response to fourth COVID ICU surge in Ontario may be challenging: report

TORONTO — It may be harder for Ontario's health system to quickly respond to a surge in critically ill COVID-19 patients as non-virus care ramps up and workers contend with burnout, according to a new report that recommends sustained public health me
More than 100 Toronto police officers unvaccinated, now on unpaid leave, force says

More than 100 Toronto police officers unvaccinated, now on unpaid leave, force says

Toronto police say more than 100 police officers have been placed on unpaid leave for being unvaccinated against COVID-19 or for not disclosing their vaccination status.

Quality and quality of education for detained Ontario youth varies: report

TORONTO — The quantity and quality of education offered to youth in Ontario's detention centres varies greatly by facility, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened those discrepancies, according to new report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Ass

Police probe protester incidents at kids' vaccine clinic in North Bay, Ont.

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Police in North Bay, Ont., say they are investigating reports of people being accosted by protesters at a children's COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Ontario marks grim milestone of 10,000 COVID deaths

Ontario marks grim milestone of 10,000 COVID deaths

TORONTO — The only times Sylvia Grady was allowed to see her partner of 22 years as he battled COVID-19 in intensive care was when doctors believed he was on the brink of death – she made that trip three times.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Ontario reaches 10,000 COVID deaths

TORONTO — Ontario has now recorded 10,000 COVID-19 deaths. Three virus fatalities were reported today, pushing the death toll to the 10,000 mark. The grim figure was reported along with 687 new cases.
Nearly 600,000 people accessed Ontario food banks last year: report

Nearly 600,000 people accessed Ontario food banks last year: report

TORONTO — Food bank usage in Ontario rose 10 per cent during the first year of the pandemic to the highest levels since the recession, a new report has found. Nearly 600,000 people made more than 3.
Toronto's top doctor recommends decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs

Toronto's top doctor recommends decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs

Toronto's medical officer of health wants to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illegal drugs in the city in an effort to combat the opioid overdose crisis — and she's got support from the local police chief. A report from Dr.

Toronto man faces 138 charges in child luring investigation

TORONTO — A Toronto man is facing more than 100 charges after police say he lured children into sending him sexually exploitative photos and videos through social media.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Ontario detects first two cases of Omicron variant

TORONTO — Ontario has detected Canada's first two known cases of Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant of concern. Health Minister Christine Elliott says both cases were found in the Ottawa area in people who had recently returned from Nigeria.