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Ontario's big city mayors call for proof of vaccination system in the province

TORONTO — Mayors representing the majority of Ontarians are pushing the province to establish a vaccine certification system as a top science adviser says that without one, the Delta variant may overwhelm the health-care system.

Most Ontario wildfire evacuees headed home, one First Nation still evacuating

DRYDEN, Ont. — Most residents of First Nations in northwestern Ontario who were evacuated due to the threat of nearby wildfires are heading home.

Ontario father charged with second-degree murder after death of baby

OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they've charged a 22-year-old father with murder for the death of a two-month old infant. Durham regional police say the baby was taken to hospital with brain injuries on Nov. 21, 2020.

Driver dead after crash on Highway 401 in Toronto, road closed for part of day

TORONTO — Police say a driver has died after a crash on a highway in Toronto early Friday. Ontario Provincial Police report a car collided with the back of a transport truck that was stopped in a live lane of traffic on Highway 401 around 3:30 a.m.

Father intentionally drove car into lake, killing his children: Timmins police

A father in a northern Ontario city intentionally drove a car carrying his two children into a lake, killing everyone in the vehicle, police said Thursday as the man's family tried to explain what may have prompted his actions.
Ontario puts additional $2.2B toward COVID-19 fund, preparing for effects of variants

Ontario puts additional $2.2B toward COVID-19 fund, preparing for effects of variants

TORONTO — Ontario is putting $2.2 billion more toward COVID-19 spending, bracing for the impacts of the Delta variant as the province sees a rising number of cases, largely in unvaccinated people.

More Ontario universities make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory on campus

More universities in Ontario are making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those who will be on campus this fall. Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., the University of Guelph, and Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ont.

Toronto police officers cleared of wrongdoing after shooting man in crisis

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog has cleared two Toronto police officers of wrongdoing after they shot a man in a mental health crisis.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation elects Derek Fox as new grand chief

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 First Nations in northern Ontario, has elected a new grand chief.
Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Isolation rules for Ontarians considered close contacts of someone who has COVID-19 now vary depending on vaccination status, including in schools, where cases are expected to pop up this fall.