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Ontario health minister says health-care access through OHIP won't change

Ontario health minister says health-care access through OHIP won't change

TORONTO — Ontarians will not have to pay out of pocket for health-care services, the province's health minister said Thursday, a day after she came under fire for refusing to rule out further privatization in the system.

Ontario education union planning strike votes, says doesn't mean strike will happen

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario education workers is planning to talk about organizing strike votes at a meeting later this month, a move the education minister calls "needless escalation.

London cops to look into why officers called trans activist by wrong name, gender

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont. say they will look into why officers addressed a popular online streamer and transgender activist by the wrong name and gender while she was in police custody.
Hospital in southwestern Ontario cancels surgeries due to ongoing staff shortages

Hospital in southwestern Ontario cancels surgeries due to ongoing staff shortages

A hospital in southwestern Ontario says it has been forced to cancel several surgeries this week to create capacity as it deals with ongoing staff and bed shortages.
Five things experts say could ease pressures on Ontario's health-care system

Five things experts say could ease pressures on Ontario's health-care system

Temporary emergency room closures and increased wait times have become increasingly common in Ontario as the province's health-care system grapples with staffing shortages.
Ontario introduces 'strong mayor' legislation to speed up housing development

Ontario introduces 'strong mayor' legislation to speed up housing development

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to give the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa veto powers over bylaws that conflict with provincial priorities, such as building housing.
Ontario hospitals preparing for possible shortage of epidural catheters

Ontario hospitals preparing for possible shortage of epidural catheters

TORONTO — Several Ontario hospitals say they are preparing for potential shortage of epidural catheters as the province takes steps to track the inventory of the devices used to provide anesthesia during childbirth and some surgeries.

Public Health Ontario reports 478 confirmed monkeypox cases, up from 449 last week

Public Health Ontario says there are now 478 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province. The agency's latest report on the illness says 75 per cent of cases were reported in Toronto. Most cases are reported in men but three are among females.
Ontario health units taking different approaches to student immunization catch up

Ontario health units taking different approaches to student immunization catch up

TORONTO — Thousands of students in Windsor, Ont.
Ontario health minister won't rule out privatization as option to help ER crisis

Ontario health minister won't rule out privatization as option to help ER crisis

TORONTO — Ontario's health minister is not ruling out privatization as the government looks at ways to deal with a major staff shortage straining hospitals across the province.