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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.

Contract Metrolinx worker killed east of Toronto during GO Transit construction

TORONTO — Police and the operator of a prominent regional commuter service say a worker was killed east of Toronto after being pinned under a rail car on Saturday evening.

Police say one killed, one hurt in alleged drunk driving hit-and-run in Ajax, Ont.

AJAX, Ont. — A 29-year-old man is facing numerous charges following an alleged hit-and-run that left a 73-year-old woman dead and sent another person to hospital on Saturday.
Ontario records 854 new COVID-19 infections aand two more deaths

Ontario records 854 new COVID-19 infections aand two more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 854 new COVID-19 cases today and two more deaths from the virus.

Opioid deaths doubled among First Nations people in Ontario amid pandemic: report

The number of First Nations people who died from opioid-related deaths in Ontario more than doubled during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford asks Ontario to ramp up COVID surveillance due to new variant

Ford asks Ontario to ramp up COVID surveillance due to new variant

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has asked public health officials to ramp up surveillance and plan for "all outcomes" in light of a new COVID-19 variant that's feared to be more transmissible.

Ontario reports 927 new COVID-19 cases, some health units reintroduce restrictions

Two public health units reintroduced restrictions Friday as Ontario reported its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the beginning of September.