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Five things to know about aconite, the toxin suspected of sickening diners in Markham

Twelve people were sick enough to visit local hospitals after eating the same chicken dish from a Markham, Ont., restaurant over the weekend. Dr.
Spice containing toxin suspected of sickening Markham diners: doc

Spice containing toxin suspected of sickening Markham diners: doc

A spice contaminated with a plant-based toxin was used in a chicken dish at a Markham, Ont., restaurant over the weekend and is believed to be responsible for sending a dozen people to hospital, the region's top doctor said Tuesday. Dr.
Ontario's Ford says Trudeau agrees 'status quo is not working' amid health crisis

Ontario's Ford says Trudeau agrees 'status quo is not working' amid health crisis

TORONTO — Health care was the top priority in an hour-long discussion between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, the province's leader said Tuesday.
Funeral cost donations pour in for families of six Barrie, Ont., crash victims

Funeral cost donations pour in for families of six Barrie, Ont., crash victims

Donations have been pouring in from across the country and abroad to support the families of six young adults killed in a weekend car crash in Barrie, Ont., with the fundraiser fast approaching its $60,000 goal after just one day online.
Ontario must consult public, groups before expanding 'strong mayor' powers: AMO

Ontario must consult public, groups before expanding 'strong mayor' powers: AMO

A group representing Ontario municipalities says the province must conduct broad consultations as it considers expanding so-called "strong mayor" powers to communities other than Toronto and Ottawa.
'Had so much life ahead of them': Barrie mourns six young adults killed in crash

'Had so much life ahead of them': Barrie mourns six young adults killed in crash

Holding on to one another for support, grieving family members tossed flowers into a deep concrete pit on a rural road at the edge of Barrie, Ont., on Monday evening as they mourned six young adults who died in a crash over the weekend.
Ontario passes motion to skip public hearings on long-term care legislation

Ontario passes motion to skip public hearings on long-term care legislation

TORONTO — Ontario will skip public hearings for legislation that would allow hospital patients awaiting long-term care to be transferred to a nursing home without their consent, despite concerns from seniors and advocates.
Ontario's police watchdog investigating death of man in Oshawa

Ontario's police watchdog investigating death of man in Oshawa

OSHAWA, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says it's investigating the circumstances around a man's death Sunday in Oshawa. The Special Investigations Unit says a male contacted the Durham Regional Police Service at about 5:30 a.m.
Six people reported missing believed dead in vehicle crash: Barrie police

Six people reported missing believed dead in vehicle crash: Barrie police

BARRIE, Ont. — The mayor of Barrie, Ont., called on the city to rally around the families of six people who were reported missing and then found dead in a car crash on Sunday morning.

Woman dead in skydiving incident in Innisfil, Ont., police investigating

INNISFIL, Ont. — Police in Innisfil, Ont., are investigating after a woman died in a skydiving incident. The South Simcoe Police Service says a woman was critically injured on Saturday after jumping from a plane operated by a local skydiving club.