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Ontario's chief medical officer of health planning for round of boosters in the fall

Ontario's chief medical officer of health planning for round of boosters in the fall

TORONTO — Ontario's COVID-19 indicators are currently heading in the right direction but the province's top doctor is preparing for the fall, when trends will likely worsen, with plans including a new round of booster doses.

Body of man discovered floating in river near golf course in Milton

A body found in a river running through a golf course northwest of Toronto had been exposed to the elements for “some time,” police said Friday as they investigated the discovery.
Ontario COVID adviser wanted masking extension, Moore says time to shift to guidance

Ontario COVID adviser wanted masking extension, Moore says time to shift to guidance

TORONTO — The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 advisory group and the Ontario Hospital Association say provincial mask mandates for hospitals should have been extended beyond their weekend expiry date, but the province's top doctor says it's
More public education needed on intimate partner violence, Borutski inquest hears

More public education needed on intimate partner violence, Borutski inquest hears

More education on intimate partner violence – starting in Ontario schools – and allowing police to disclose whether someone's partner has a history of abuse would go a long way toward protecting potential victims in the future, an expert on research

Toronto police officer criminally charged for allegedly releasing confidential info

TORONTO — The Toronto Police Service has arrested and criminally charged one of its veteran officers. Police allege that an officer with 20 years of service provided confidential police information about other individuals to a member of the public.
Passport application backlog leads to lineups, scrambles summer travel plans

Passport application backlog leads to lineups, scrambles summer travel plans

TORONTO — Kelly Potter Scott has been looking forward to taking her 10-year-old daughter across the Canadian border for the first time for a girls' getaway in Upstate New York in a couple of weeks.

Man facing terrorism charges in Mississauga, Ont., mosque attack: police

A man who allegedly attacked worshipers at a Mississauga, Ont., mosque earlier this year is now facing terrorism charges, Peel Region police said on Wednesday.
Ontario to let masking rules for public transit and many health-care settings expire

Ontario to let masking rules for public transit and many health-care settings expire

TORONTO — Most remaining mandatory mask rules in Ontario, including those requiring that people wear masks when riding public transit or visiting hospitals, will expire on Saturday. Dr.
Inquest hears about challenges for victims of partner violence in rural communities

Inquest hears about challenges for victims of partner violence in rural communities

Women in rural communities are at a particularly high risk of intimate partner violence and face several barriers when trying to get help, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday, as experts called for a national action plan to address the issue.

Police arrest, charge two teenagers after carjacking spree Toronto and Durham

TORONTO — A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy have been arrested and charged with several criminal offences after they allegedly carjacked multiple vehicles and robbed a retail store in Toronto and Durham Region.